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Did you know you are now able to start, stop, or move City of Concord utility service through our website? Visit custcare.concordnc.gov/application to get started.

Highlights of the June 8 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Presented the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for period ending June 30, 2016 to the Finance Department.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance rezoning approximately 60.2 acres on the west side of Flowe's Store Road from Residential Low (RL) to Residential Village-Conditional District (RV-CD) for the development of a 144 home single-family subdivision.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance for annexation of a parcel owned by Bonds Real Estate Limited Partnership, RLLLP.

Conducted a public hearing pursuant to N.C. General Statute 159-12 to consider public comments relative to the proposed FY 2017-2018 budget for the City of Concord, and adopted the budget as recommended (details follow).

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a professional services contract with Mobility Solutions Unlimited, LLC to provide CRMPO administration and transportation planning services.

Adopted an ordinance amending City Code Section 60-37 to modify the membership of the Stormwater Management Advisory Committee.

Adopted a resolution authorizing an interlocal tax collection agreement between the City of Concord and Cabarrus County.

Made the following reappointments to various City of Concord Boards and Commissions:

  • ABC Board: Wanda White
  • Planning and Zoning Commission: Hector Henry, III
  • Board of Adjustment: Tim Andexler, Ford Craven, Ginger Moore
  • Historic Preservation Commission: Casey Killough, appointment of Pete Cayado from alternate to regular member
  • Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County: Dave Phillips
  • Stormwater Management Advisory Committee: Viola Mason

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute an addendum to the contract with STV for engineering services relating to the Brookwood Avenue Enhancements.

City Council unanimously adopts FY18 budget as recommended
The FY18 City of Concord budget was unanimously adopted by the City Council after holding a public hearing at the June 8 regular City Council meeting. City Manager Brian Hiatt presented his fiscal year 2017-18 budget recommendation to the Concord Mayor and City Council at a special meeting on Tuesday, May 30. The City-wide budget totals $246,574,923. The plan prioritizes investments with a focus on the future, including infrastructure, parks and recreation capital needs, and maintenance of City assets. The FY18 budget allows for service and infrastructure expansions where necessary to meet the demands of growth. In the General Fund, 52 percent of expenditures will go to public safety. Other budget highlights include:

  • Addressing public parking needs by contributing approximately $3 million to Cabarrus County's construction of a parking deck in the downtown area.
  • Aligning City staffing with growth and service needs, to include 38.47 FTE in additional positions across the City to focus on public services, recreation, expanded airport operations, public safety, and economic growth.
  • Investing in the City’s parks and recreation facilities and programs, including completing the Burrage Road house renovation, McEachern and Henry greenway expansions and connectivity, ramping up outdoor programming, and preparing for the implementation of other needs identified in the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
  • No increase in Water or Sewer rates, despite a five percent increase in WSAAC treatment costs and other challenges created by residential growth.
  • Modest increases to Stormwater fees for the first time in program history, in order to accelerate master plan project completion from 21 to 14 years.

"On behalf of the City Council, I am extremely proud of the City staff members who worked so hard to translate our annual goals and priorities into an aggressive yet fiscally conservative budget that will continue to enhance service to customers while building a quality of place," said Mayor Padgett. "We have a long tradition of excellent elected leadership and professional management in Concord, and this budget continues that legacy." The budget is available on concordnc.gov and also in print at the City Clerk's office.

Hear from State Senator Paul Newton in the latest Out & About
Ever wonder what it is like to take on the responsibility of serving in the General Assembly? Cabarrus County takes you Out & About to Rick's Cafe in Mt. Pleasant as Board of County Commissioners Chairman Steve Morris talks with NC Senator Paul Newton on his first year serving District 36. Watch now on CabCoTV.

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

Princesses and Knights
For ages 2-5. Travel back in time to the medieval ages of kingdoms filled with princesses and knights! Along this magical adventure, we’ll read stories, play games, dress up, and make royal crowns, wands, shields, and masks. One day, we may even hunt down the big, green dragon! All participants must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required (open through the weekend online or at 704-920-5600). Meets at Fire Station 7, 250 International drive, June 12-14 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. City residents $15; non-residents $20 for the three day mini-camp.

Little Discers
For ages 8-12. DISCover the fun of disc golf, Ultimate Frisbee, and other awesome disc games. Practice techniques of tossing, catching, and even a few tricks. Meets at the tennis court shelter in Dorton Park, 5790 Poplar Tent Road on Friday mornings, June 16 – July 21 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. City residents $10; non-residents $15 for this six week session. Register now.

Flying Families
Play with your family, a group of your friends or join others in a game of best ball on the 9-hole disc golf course. Bring your own discs. No fee or registration, just play! Instructor Seth Lewallen will be onsite June 16 and 23 at the Dorton Park tennis court shelter to offer instruction and other frisbee activities. Flying Families will meet at Friday, June 16-August 18 starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Dorton Park disc golf course, 5790 Poplar Tent Road.

Bikes and Trikes Rodeo
Little cyclists ages 6-12: bring your bike or borrow one of ours as we learn the rules of the road and basic skills with Concord Police bicycle patrol officers. Free helmets will be provided by the Concord Fire Department. Family activities and bike crafts also available with the Concord Youth Council. Meets Friday, June 16 at W.W. Flowe Park, 99 Central Heights Drive. Course times have been set for ages 6-8 9:00-10:30 a.m., and ages 9-12 10:30-12:00 noon. Find out more in the Leisure Times or call 704-920-5600.

SOL! Summer Celebration
Come celebrate the start of our playful summer! Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at McGee Park, 219 Corban Avenue E, children and adults can explore the many cool activities Parks and Recreation is offering during this summer’s hot months. Get creative with an art activity, beat on a drum made from an exercise ball, and experience hands-on activities such as disc golf, spin casting, yoga, Zumba and much more!

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

June
14 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
20 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission

July
11 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
13 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session

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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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