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Did you know?
Did you know the City has property for sale? The Legal Department has established a process for the City to divest of extraneous property and to dispose of property acquired through tax foreclosure. Visit concordnc.gov/property4sale to see what's available.

Concord in the Headlines
Public input sought for 2030 land use plan; interactive meetings Feb. 28 and March 1

Concord approves incentives package: Alevo considers expansion

Next week: lend your voice to the 2030 Land Use Plan process
The City of Concord kicked off the Land Use Plan update process in late January, and the first public involvement opportunities of the process are scheduled for February 28 and March 1. Public involvement is an essential component to this process. All members of the public are invited to attend the open house (3-5 p.m.) and interactive workshop (6-8 p.m.) sessions planned for each these dates. On Tuesday, February 28, come to Fire Station 9 (1020 Ivey Cline Rd), or meet the project team at Cabarrus Brewing Company (329 McGill Ave NW) on Wednesday, March 1. For more information, please visit concordnc.gov/2030 or call the Planning and Neighborhood Development Department at 704-920-5127.

Believe it or not: voluntary water conservation still requested
In November, the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the Town of Harrisburg announced that customers of the municipalities’ water systems should follow Level 1 (voluntary) water use restrictions, due to regional drought conditions. Although many perceive 2017 to have started with plenty of rain, the reality is the amount of water making it into local reservoirs is not enough to improve storage levels after one of the driest years on record.

This deficit, combined with an unusually warm winter and little precipitation in long-range forecasts, requires us to strengthen our resolve. We cannot control the weather, but we can control our behavior. Being conservation-minded now can go a long way when it comes to helping keep our area out of mandatory water restrictions this summer.

Level 1 voluntary restrictions means the following activities are permitted, but users are encouraged to limit:

  • Lawn Irrigation
  • The filling, operation or topping off of ornamental fountains.
  • Residential car washing will be allowed using a hand-held hose or pressure washer, both equipped with a spring-loaded nozzle.
  • Residential use of water for wash down of outside areas using a hand-held hose or pressure washer, both equipped with a spring-loaded nozzle.
  • Watering of trees, flowers, shrubs, ornamental plants and vegetable gardens for plant preservation.
  • Automated irrigation services may be installed and activated.
  • Filling of swimming pools by permit. Topping off of previously filled pools is still acceptable at any time.
  • All customers are allowed to use pressure washing devices.

Concord, Kannapolis, and Harrisburg are committed to environmentally sustainable water use practices 365 days a year during normal conditions and periods of drought. Visit concordnc.gov/water for more information.

ElectriCities awards Concord for excellence in Public Power
ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., has announced that Concord is among the recipients of the 2016 Public Power Awards of Excellence. The awards honor public power communities across the state for outstanding performance in five key areas: business environment, energy efficiency, financial stability, legislative involvement and customer service. Concord received awards in all five areas. "This award recognizes the teamwork it takes beyond the Electric Department to make a public power utility successful," said Concord Electric Systems Director Bob Pate. "I thank the coworkers throughout the City organization for their dedication in serving customers and City Council for their commitment to Concord's Public Power team." Learn more at electricities.com.

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.

Spring adult softball registration coming soon
The Parks and Recreation Department will open registration for the Spring Adult Softball Leagues March 1-31. The registration fee is $375 per team, including Men’s Gold, Men’s Blue, Women’s, and Co-ed divisions. The Men’s Gold and Women’s divisions play on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Men’s Blue and Co-ed divisions play on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The league season will include 10 regular season games and a post season single elimination tournament. For more information or to register, visit concordparksandrec.org.

Visit us on March 6 to learn about Parks and Rec job opportunities
Need a head start in your career? The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking seasonal and part-time team members. Learn about available opportunities and meet staff at the first annual Summer Job Social: 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6 at Fire Station 9 (1020 Ivey Cline Road). You can also learn more and apply through the Concord Jobs Portal.

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

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

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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