Did you know?
Did you know Concord Police host regular community meetings to ensure all residents are in tune with the department? The next Police quarterly crime and safety meetings will be April 25 (for Adam and Baker District neighborhoods) and 27 (for Charlie and David District neighborhoods), starting at 6:00 p.m. each day. Locations and details on guest speakers will be available soon. Learn more about the Police Department at

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

Presented the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Received a Haulers on Union update from the 600 Festival Association.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance amending Article 7 (Base Zoning Districts), Article 8 (Use Regulations), Article 9, and Article 14 (Definitions) of the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO).

Approved Bullex as the sole source provider for a Fire Safety Training Trailer.

Approved requests from Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) to co-sponsor Spring into Arts and Music on Means (formerly Union Street Live).

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a construction contract with Liles Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $514,400 with a $20,000 contingency allocation, to complete a portion of the third phase renovations at ClearWater Artist Studios.

Adopted resolutions authorizing the sale of real property located at 22 Hawthorne Street SW, 393 Broad Drive SW, and 362 Fox Street SW

Rejected a bid to purchase 4.14 acres of real property located off Weddington Road so the property may be held for potential future public use.

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract extension with World Fuel Services for fuel delivery at Concord Regional Airport.

Adopted City Council goals for FY 2017-2018.

Concord in the Headlines
Aviation Director leaving for South Carolina

Are you ready, Concord? Severe Weather Prevention Week
Each year, local and state agencies, in collaboration with the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) and other organizations, sponsor Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina. The week is designed to refresh, remind and educate everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. It's also a great time to make and practice your emergency plan and build or refresh your emergency preparedness kit. The Concord Public Safety Facebook Page was full of severe weather preparedness content this week, get ready at

Speaking of preparedness, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. this Sunday, which is a good time to TEST the batteries in smoke alarms as you TURN clocks ahead an hour. Learn more about smoke alarms at

Annual Street Resurfacing
The City of Concord has awarded a $2.9 million biennial street preservation contract to Ferebee Corporation, to rehabilitate a total of 30.4 lane miles of roadway in Concord. Over the next four months, motorists in Concord will notice a steady pattern of resurfacing work taking place weekdays during daylight hours. Motorists are asked to remain alert and exercise caution, as well as refrain from parking on the street during the process to avoid conflict with the construction equipment. For more information, go to or call the Transportation Department at 704-920-5365.

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.

Messy Art is back on March 14
Ages 4-8. Bring your creativity and some old clothes because we are going to be getting messy! The next Messy Art is Tuesday, March 14 where we will be doing EXPLODING ART! We’ll create a scientific mixture with paint and alka seltzer and watch it rocket high into the air! Messy Art Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Academy Recreation Center, 147 Academy Avenue NW. The fee for this program 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 or contact Taylor Morris at 704-920-5616 or

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

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

11 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
12 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
13 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates at 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 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

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