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Did you know?
Did you know Concord Parks and Rec has classes for the young and young at heart? There is something for everyone, from ages 1 to 101. Find an opportunity today at concordparksandrec.org.

Highlights of the February 9 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed Planning and Zoning Commission member Jean King.

Presented 2016 Public Power Awards of Excellence as awarded by
ElectriCities.

Recognized Master Police Officer Vance McGee for receiving a Lifesaving Award.

Presented retirement plaques to Master Police Officer Larry Rucker (30 years) and Police Major Douglas Wilhelm (22 years).

Continued a public hearing pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1 to consider offering contracts for Economic Development Incentive Grants to Project G2 (the company is requested another continuance).

Received information from the
Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County on their 2017 Capital Campaign.

Conducted a public hearing and approved a rezoning from Residential Medium Density (RM-1), General Commercial (C-2), and Light Industrial (I-1) to Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the development of multifamily, townhomes, and commercial space (
Case Z-CD-28-16).

Conducted a public hearing and amended
Concord Development Ordinance Article 5, Subdivision Plats, Site Plans, and Construction Plans and Article 12, Sign Standards.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance for
annexation of one parcel of land located at 5840 Flowes Store Rd.

Conducted a public hearing to consider amending the
Concord Technical Standards Manual, Article II, to add minimum design standards for bus stops.

Adopted the
Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

Adopted 2017 Federal and State Legislative Priorities.

Authorized Fire Department staff to submit an application for the
Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER).

Adopted a resolution authorizing the sale of
755 Shasta Street, NW.

Concord in the Headlines
Concord firefighter returns to work after battling cancer

Concord police to get lifesaving drug for people overdosing on opioids

Just one more week until ClearWater's live action spectator painting event
ClearWater Artist Studios invites you to the Third Annual Sun Drop Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off: Saturday, February 18 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. Painters are given the challenge of live painting in a spectator-sport setting, nudging them with a short time limit and an audience, to shift how they work. The public is given the thrill of watching blank canvases brought to life before their eyes, by some of the most talented portrait-painters in the region! This free, live-painting event also includes demonstrations by the Southern Piedmont Woodturners, and scrumptious locally-baked cake. Please note—this event on February 18 (third Saturday of the month) will take the place of the monthly Second Saturday Open Studio for February. Find out more on the Facebook Event Page and sign up on the Eventbrite page, or call 704-784-9535.

Cabarrus County administers program for one-time heat bill assistance
Cabarrus County residents have until March 31 to apply for assistance with heating bills through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), provided program funds are not exhausted before the deadline. The program offers one-time annual vendor payment toward heat expenses for winter months in the form of a $200, $300 or $400 credit, depending on income and number of people in the household. Visit cabarruscounty.us for additional details.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2017 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

We’re hiring, join the Concord Parks and Rec team!
The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a new team member to instruct ongoing and future programs for youth and adults, and coordinate special recreation opportunities. Knowledge of activity planning, event coordination, and previous instructor experience is recommended. For more information on this position and to apply visit the Concord Jobs Portal.

Messy Art
Ages 4-8. Bring your creativity and some old clothes because we are going to be getting messy! The next Messy Art is Tuesday, February 14 where we will be doing SMELLY PAINT using spices found in your kitchen cabinet, we will create paintings that smell as pretty as they look! Messy ART meets every Tuesday thru March 14 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Academy Recreation Center, 147 Academy Avenue NW. The fee for each session is $5 Concord residents; $8 non-residents. Register now.

Calling future Youth Council members!!
The Concord Youth Council is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year through April 28. All rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who attend a public, private, or home school within the Cabarrus County School district or live in Concord City limits are encouraged to apply. The Youth Council seeks students dedicated to bettering the community and serving as the official youth voice to City government. The Youth Council has regular meetings and members participate in service projects throughout the year. To find out more and receive an application, visit
concordnc.gov/YouthCouncil or contact Taylor Morris at 704-920-5616 or morrist@concordnc.gov.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

February
21 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

March
7 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
9 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates at concordnc.gov. Check out our page on Facebook and our other interactive features!

Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

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