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Did you know?
Did you know that the City of Concord participates in an annual Performance Measurement Benchmarking Project through the School of Government at UNC Chapel Hill? Fourteen major NC cities participate in this project, which compares performance of eleven key service/program areas within City government. The budget office coordinates submissions of data and costs. Year after year, Concord’s City departments continue to shine, with many indicators in Police, Emergency Communications, and Fleet consistently among the best in the state.
 
City of Concord to observe Good Friday on April 6
In observance of Good Friday, City of Concord offices will be closed on Friday, April 6. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a normal schedule for Monday through Thursday customers, while Friday customers will have a one day delay, with Friday’s items collected on Saturday. However, all customers are asked to place yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday, April 2. All yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Thursday, April 5. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Community reuse and recycling event planned for April 14
Spring cleaners are in luck with a major event in the works for Saturday, April 14 in Cabarrus County. Those who have unwanted but reusable items, or unusual items that are not collected in most curbside recycling programs will be able to bring them to the Church of God Children’s Home (located at 3485 Orphanage Circle, Concord, NC 28027) from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Visit concordnc.gov for details.
 
Now seeking volunteers and vendors for Viva Verde Earth Fest!
Save the date! The third annual Viva Verde Earth Fest (a partnership between Concord, Kannapolis, and Cabarrus County) is coming from 10:00-3:00 on Saturday, April 14 at North Cabarrus Park. VVEF is a festival in honor of Earth Day that celebrates nature and environmental stewardship, providing opportunities for environmental education in a fun, family-friendly way! There will be information booths, live music, recycling opportunities, games, and more. Be sure to check out the event’s Facebook page; information is also available on the concordnc.gov.
 
Several volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups. Visit concordnc.gov for details, or contact Taylor Morris at morrist@concordnc.gov or 704-920-5616.
 
Interested in participating as a vendor? Just download a vendor registration form and submit by April 3! For more information visit concordnc.gov.
 
Sewer project planned for Bell Street
Beginning Monday, April 2, City of Concord Wastewater Resources crews will install a new gravity sewer main on Bell Street. This project is the final phase of the downtown sewer system upgrade. To accommodate the project, Bell Street will be closed between 79 Bell Street and the intersection with Corban Avenue. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and to follow posted detour routes. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2012 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
Register now for the 2012 Bunny Run
Registration is open for the 2012 Bunny Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, April 7. The 1-mile Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K Bunny Run begins at 8:30 a.m. The course has changed this year to accommodate the increasing amount of runners, with the race starting and finishing in Historic Downtown Concord. Online registration and a special pre-registration price of $15 are available until March 30. Registration is $20 from March 31 through April 7. A registration brochure, map of the new course, and more information is available at concordnc.gov.
 
Bunny Bash
Saturday, April 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
W. W. Flowe Park, 99 Central Heights Drive
Egg hunts begin at 12:00 noon. Festival includes egg hunts, inflatable amusements, climbing wall, arts & crafts, face painting and DJ with games and prizes. The Bunny Trail includes games and activities offered by Concord Youth Council members dressed as popular fairy-tale and cartoon characters. Remote parking at Central Cabarrus High School with a shuttle to and from the park.
 
Concord Youth Council new member application available
The City of Concord Youth Council is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. All rising ninth through eleventh graders residing in Cabarrus County and attending a public, private, or home school are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is May 11, 2012. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Concord Museum Highlights
Concord History Walk
Saturday, April 14
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Concord
Costumed interpreters, uniformed reenactors, walking tours of historic buildings, and live music bring our past to life. Includes grand opening of new Concord museum inside Historic Courthouse. Concludes at 4:00 p.m. with free outdoor jazz concert by Rowan Big Band All-Stars. Free admission. Family-friendly event co-sponsored by Cabarrus County Community Foundation, Shoe Show, Inc., and Historic Cabarrus Association. www.historiccabarrus.org
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
April
4/10/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
4/12/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
4/17/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
4/19/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
4/24/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
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!
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Did you know?
Did you know a 911 communicator enters your request into a computer system and broadcasts it on the radio usually while you are still on the telephone? Communicators continue to ask information so the responding units are updated by radio and mobile computers. The computers provide address history, mapping, call records, and access to many other systems to cross check for wanted persons or stolen property.
 
Cabarrus Meals on Wheels gets a helping hand
Ten special volunteers helped deliver food and drinks to homebound clients of Cabarrus Meals on Wheels on Wednesday. About 400 people receive food from Meals on Wheels, and approximately 20 people are on the waiting list to receive food. Those who are on the waiting list live on routes that are full, but with more volunteers, those people could become clients. Visit independenttribune.com for more information.
 
Now seeking volunteers and vendors for Viva Verde Earth Fest!
Save the date! The third annual Viva Verde Earth Fest (a partnership between Concord, Kannapolis, and Cabarrus County) is coming from 10:00-3:00 on Saturday, April 14 at North Cabarrus Park. VVEF is a festival in honor of Earth Day that celebrates nature and environmental stewardship, providing opportunities for environmental education in a fun, family-friendly way! There will be information booths, live music, recycling opportunities, games, and more. Be sure to check out the event’s Facebook page; information is also available on the City’s website.
 
Several volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups. Visit concordnc.gov for details, or contact Taylor Morris at morrist@concordnc.gov or 704-920-5616.
 
Interested in participating as a vendor? Just download a vendor registration form and submit by April 3! For more information visit concordnc.gov.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2012 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
Register now for the 2012 Bunny Run
Registration is open for the 2012 Bunny Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, April 7. The 1-mile Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K Bunny Run begins at 8:30 a.m. The course has changed this year to accommodate the increasing amount of runners, with the race starting and finishing in Historic Downtown Concord. Online registration and a special pre-registration price of $15 is available until March 30. Registration is $20 from March 31 through April 7. A registration brochure, map of the new course, and more information is available at concordnc.gov.
 
Bunny Bash
Saturday, April 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
W. W. Flowe Park, 99 Central Heights Drive
Egg hunts begin at 12:00 noon. Festival includes egg hunts, inflatable amusements, climbing wall, arts & crafts, face painting and DJ with games and prizes. The Bunny Trail includes games and activities offered by Concord Youth Council members dressed as popular fairy-tale and cartoon characters. Remote parking at Central Cabarrus High School with a shuttle to and from the park.
 
Concord Youth Council new member application available
The City of Concord Youth Council is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. All rising ninth through eleventh graders residing in Cabarrus County and attending a public, private, or home school are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is May 11, 2012. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Concord Museum Highlights
Concord History Walk
Saturday, April 14
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Concord
Costumed interpreters, uniformed reenactors, walking tours of historic buildings, and live music bring our past to life. Includes grand opening of new Concord museum inside Historic Courthouse. Concludes at 4:00 p.m. with free outdoor jazz concert by Rowan Big Band All-Stars. Free admission. Family-friendly event co-sponsored by Cabarrus County Community Foundation, Shoe Show, Inc., and Historic Cabarrus Association. www.historiccabarrus.org
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
March
3/27/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
April
4/10/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
4/12/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
4/19/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
4/24/2012 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!
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Did you know?
Did you know the City of Concord is now offers credits of $50 per toilet to qualified water users for replacing their existing toilets in houses built before 1994 with WaterSense® labeled high-efficiency toilet models? For more information on the Toilet Credit Program, please visit concordnc.gov or contact Kevin Plemmons at plemmons@concordnc.gov.
 
Operation Medicine Drop – dispose of your unused, expired prescriptions
Operation Medicine Drop is will take place next week to coincide with National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24). The event will be Monday March 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Fire Station 3 in Concord (100 Warren C. Coleman Blvd). Since 1999, nearly 4,500 people have died in North Carolina from prescription poisoning. Operation Medicine Drop offers the public a free and convenient option for disposing of prescription and over-the-counter medications to protect their families and the environment. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Tune in to Metrolina Forum to learn about the widening of Derita Road
Did you miss Thursday’s Citizens’ Informational Workshop for the Derita Road widening project? Wake up early for (or set your DVR to record) Metrolina Forum on TV64 (TWC ch. 2/150/1150) Sunday, March 18 at 5:30 a.m. The show features interviews with Concord’s Engineering Director Sue Hyde and Transportation Director Joe Wilson, who will provide details about the upcoming project.
 
Concord City Manager Brian Hiatt named Rotarian of the Year
The Concord Rotary Club selected Concord City Manager W. Brian Hiatt as the club’s Rotarian of the Year for 2012. Hiatt was presented with the award at the club’s March 14 meeting, after being selected by his peers within the organization for the collective work he does both in the community and with the club. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Spring 2012 City Circular is on the way
The new Spring 2012 City Circular will arrive in your mailbox soon, but the digital edition is available now. You can click links, zoom, download a PDF, share via social media or email, and more!
 
Updates from Water Resources
As the weather turns warmer, residents are once again getting busy in their lawns and gardens. The City of Concord reminds all City water customers that lawn irrigation is only permitted on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.   More information is available at concordnc.gov.
 
The City has learned that American Water Resources (AWR) intends to solicit City of Concord customers concerning the maintenance of private water and sewer lines. The City has no affiliation with this company and does not endorse it or its services. The City maintains water services to the meter and sewer services from the clean out. Maintenance beyond these points is the responsibility of the homeowner. If you have questions regarding services provided by the City please contact the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555. We look forward to continuing to provide you reliable water and sewer services.
 
Flood Awareness Week
March 12 - 16 is National Flood Awareness Week. Flooding is the number one hazardous weather-related killer in the United States, and North Carolina is no stranger to flooding. In September of 1999, Tropical Storm Dennis and Hurricane Floyd delivered a one-two punch to North Carolina resulting in catastrophic flooding that killed more than 25 people, and left thousands homeless. In August 2008, flooding resulted in over $2 million of damage as the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay passed through our area. Our community can be affected by flash flooding, river flooding, and urban flooding. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Cabarrus Avenue bridge over Southern Railway to be replaced
On March 9, NCDOT announced that a $4.5 million contract was awarded to Blythe Development Co. to replace the Cabarrus Avenue West bridge over Southern Railway tracks. The current bridge was built in 1917. Work on the project can start as early as April 2, with the structural work to be finished by Sept. 14, 2014, and final vegetation work by March 11, 2015.
 
Now seeking volunteers and vendors for Viva Verde Earth Fest!
Save the date! The third annual Viva Verde Earth Fest (a partnership between Concord, Kannapolis, and Cabarrus County) is coming from 10:00-3:00 on Saturday, April 14 at North Cabarrus Park. VVEF is a festival in honor of Earth Day that celebrates nature and environmental stewardship, providing opportunities for environmental education in a fun, family-friendly way! There will be information booths, live music, recycling opportunities, games, and more. Be sure to check out the event’s Facebook page; information is also available on the City’s website.
 
Several volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups. Visit concordnc.gov for details, or contact Taylor Morris at morrist@concordnc.gov or 704-920-5616.
 
Interested in participating as a vendor? Just download a vendor registration form and submit by April 3! For more information visit concordnc.gov.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2012 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
Register now for the 2012 Bunny Run
Registration is open for the 2012 Bunny Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, April 7. The 1-mile Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K Bunny Run begins at 8:30 a.m. The course has changed this year to accommodate the increasing amount of runners, with the race starting and finishing in Historic Downtown Concord. Online registration and a special pre-registration price of $15 is available until March 30. Registration is $20 from March 31 through April 7. A registration brochure, map of the new course, and more information is available at concordnc.gov.
 
Bunny Bash
Saturday, April 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
W. W. Flowe Park, 99 Central Heights Drive
Egg hunts begin at 12:00 noon. Festival includes egg hunts, inflatable amusements, climbing wall, arts & crafts, face painting and DJ with games and prizes. The Bunny Trail includes games and activities offered by Concord Youth Council members dressed as popular fairy-tale and cartoon characters. Remote parking at Central Cabarrus High School with a shuttle to and from the park.
 
Concord Youth Council new member application now available
The City of Concord Youth Council is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. All rising ninth through eleventh graders residing in Cabarrus County and attending a public, private, or home school are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is May 11, 2012. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Concord Museum Highlights
Concord History Walk
Saturday, April 14
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Concord
Costumed interpreters, uniformed reenactors, walking tours of historic buildings, and live music bring our past to life. Includes grand opening of new Concord museum inside Historic Courthouse. Concludes at 4:00 p.m. with free outdoor jazz concert by Rowan Big Band All-Stars. Free admission. Family-friendly event co-sponsored by Cabarrus County Community Foundation, Shoe Show, Inc., and Historic Cabarrus Association. www.historiccabarrus.org
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
March
3/20/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
3/27/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
April
4/10/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
4/12/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
4/19/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation 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!

 

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Did you know?
Did you know that you should not just change your clocks, but also your batteries this weekend? As the return to daylight savings times approaches this weekend, the City of Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety reminds residents to change the batteries in smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors while moving clocks ahead one hour. This is the simplest, most effective way to reduce tragic deaths and injuries due to home fires. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Highlights of the March 8 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.
 
Special presentation to Mayor Padgett from the Independent Tribune.
 
Approved neighborhood matching grant applications submitted by Recognized Neighborhoods
 
Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Turner Asphalt Seal Coating Concrete for the parking improvements to the Clearwater Artist Studios on Kerr Street NW.
 
Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a construction contract with Carolina Siteworks, Inc. for construction services relating to the CMAQ C-4919 McCachern Boulevard Streetscape Improvements and adopted ordinances amending the Transportation Improvement Fund, General Projects Fund, and the Recreation Reserve Fund.
 
Adopted the High Efficiency Heat Pump Rebate Program.
 
Appointed Kia Scott Andrews to the Concord ABC Board and Barbara J. Walker to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
 
City of Concord to rehabilitate existing sewer lines
The award-winning City of Concord Wastewater Resources Department will begin work on the fiscal year 2011-2012 slip lining contract next week. Slip lining is a process of rehabilitating existing sewer lines with minimal public disruption. Since 2004, the City has saved $945,000 using this process. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Try Transit and let us do the driving
Have you tried transit? More and more people in our community are. In September, Rider Transit reported record ridership after several months of passenger growth following the November 2010 launch of the Rider Transit Center facility. This has continued as more passengers Try Transit to get around Concord and Kannapolis. Visit the City Hall Blog to read more.
 
Informational workshop planned for Derita Road widening project
NCDOT and the City of Concord are planning the widening of Derita Road in Concord from Popular Tent Road to Concord Mills Boulevard. The City and NCDOT will hold a Citizens’ Informational Workshop for this project on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Fire Station 9 Community Room located at 1020 Ivey Cline Road. The purpose of this workshop is for Concord and NCDOT representatives to provide information, answer questions, and accept written comments regarding this proposed project. Maps presenting the detailed designs will be on display. For more information, visit ncdot.gov.
 
Now seeking volunteers and vendors for Viva Verde Earth Fest!
Save the date! The third annual Viva Verde Earth Fest (a partnership between Concord, Kannapolis, and Cabarrus County) is coming from 10:00-3:00 on Saturday, April 14 at North Cabarrus Park. VVEF is a festival in honor of Earth Day that celebrates nature and environmental stewardship, providing opportunities for environmental education in a fun, family-friendly way! There will be information booths, live music, recycling opportunities, games, and more. Be sure to check out the event’s Facebook page; information is also available on the City’s website.
 
Several volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups. Visit concordnc.gov for details, or contact Taylor Morris at morrist@concordnc.gov or 704-920-5616.
 
Interested in participating as a vendor? Just download a vendor registration form and submit by April 3! For more information visit concordnc.gov.
 
Register now for the 2012 Bunny Run
Registration is open for the 2012 Bunny Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, April 7. The 1-mile Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K Bunny Run begins at 8:30 a.m. The course has changed this year to accommodate the increasing amount of runners, with the race starting and finishing in Historic Downtown Concord.  Online registration and a special pre-registration price of $15 is available until March 30. Registration is $20 from March 31 through April 7. A registration brochure, map of the new course, and more information is available at concordnc.gov
 
City of Concord cemetery cleanup planned for March 12-16
On March 12-16, 2012 the cemetery grounds at Oakwood and West Concord Cemeteries and Rutherford Memorial Park will be cleaned in preparation of spring mowing and grounds work. The City of Concord asks for the public’s cooperation in removing all items placed on or near gravesites prior to March 12, 2012. Please do not replace flowers until after March 16. For more information call 704-786-8212.
 
Concord Youth Council new member application available
The City of Concord Youth Council is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. All rising ninth through eleventh graders residing in Cabarrus County and attending a public, private, or home school are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is May 11, 2012. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Concord Museum Highlights
Concord History Walk
Saturday, April 14
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Concord
Costumed interpreters, uniformed reenactors, walking tours of historic buildings, and live music bring our past to life. Includes grand opening of new Concord museum inside Historic Courthouse. Concludes at 4:00 p.m. with free outdoor jazz concert by Rowan Big Band All-Stars. Free admission. Family-friendly event co-sponsored by Cabarrus County Community Foundation, Shoe Show, Inc., and Historic Cabarrus Association. www.historiccabarrus.org
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
March
3/15/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
3/20/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
3/27/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
April
4/10/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
4/12/2012 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!
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Did you know?
Did you know that the City offers a variety of online resources that are very informative and useful to its residents? Among these resources is the Concord Code of Ordinances (CCO). The CCO serves as the City’s book of rules and regulations, and is readily available online at no cost.
 
City of Concord budget recognized for tenth consecutive year
The City of Concord was recently announced as one of the 1,250 entities to receive the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year 2011-12 budget. It is the tenth consecutive year that the City has earned the honor. The GFOA’s program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Severe Weather Awareness Week 2012: March 4-10
Governor Perdue has declared March 4 - 10 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in an effort to spread the educational messages about how to prepare for various types of severe weather from tornadoes to flooding and lightning. Municipal emergency preparedness officials urge families to have safety plans for home, work, or school and practice these regularly. Visit the City Hall Blog to learn about how you can be ready for severe weather.
 
Informational workshop planned for Derita Road widening project
NCDOT and the City of Concord are planning the widening of Derita Road in Concord from Popular Tent Road to Concord Mills Boulevard. The City and NCDOT will hold a Citizens’ Informational Workshop for this project on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Fire Station 9 Community Room located at 1020 Ivey Cline Road. The purpose of this workshop is for Concord and NCDOT representatives to provide information, answer questions, and accept written comments regarding this proposed project. Maps presenting the detailed designs will be on display. For more information, visit ncdot.gov.
 
Now seeking volunteers and vendors for Viva Verde Earth Fest!
Save the date! The third annual Viva Verde Earth Fest (a partnership between Concord, Kannapolis, and Cabarrus County) is coming from 10:00-3:00 on Saturday, April 14 at North Cabarrus Park. VVEF is a festival in honor of Earth Day that celebrates nature and environmental stewardship, providing opportunities for environmental education in a fun, family-friendly way! There will be information booths, live music, recycling opportunities, games, and more. Be sure to check out the event’s Facebook page; information is also available on the City’s website.
 
Several volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups. Visit concordnc.gov for details, or contact Taylor Morris at morrist@concordnc.gov or 704-920-5616.
 
Interested in participating as a vendor? Just download a vendor registration form and submit by April 3! For more information visit concordnc.gov.
 
Fire hydrant maintenance to begin Monday, March 5
Over the next three months, Concord Fire and Life Safety will check and test fire hydrants throughout the City.   As a result, from time to time customers may notice short periods of lower water pressure, and a slight discoloration in water is possible. Customers who notice discolored water should simply allow water to run from a faucet until it clears up. Please contact the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555 with any questions or concerns.
 
FAA to increase efficiency and reduce emissions in local airspace
This week, the FAA unveiled the Metroplex initiative, new procedures for air traffic control in the Charlotte and Atlanta areas that will allow aircraft to save fuel and get into and out of the airport more efficiently. While the biggest impacts will be at the major commercial airports (CLT and ATL), there will also be savings for those aircraft using Concord Regional Airport. More details at faa.gov.
 
Register now for the 2012 Bunny Run
Registration is open for the 2012 Bunny Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, April 7. The 1-mile Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K Bunny Run begins at 8:30 a.m. The course has changed this year to accommodate the increasing amount of runners, with the race starting and finishing in Historic Downtown Concord.  Online registration and a special pre-registration price of $15 is available until March 30. Registration is $20 from March 31 through April 7. A registration brochure, map of the new course, and more information is available at concordnc.gov
 
City of Concord cemetery cleanup planned for March 12-16
On March 12-16, 2012 the cemetery grounds at Oakwood and West Concord Cemeteries and Rutherford Memorial Park will be cleaned in preparation of spring mowing and grounds work. The City of Concord asks for the public’s cooperation in removing all items placed on or near gravesites prior to March 12, 2012. Please do not replace flowers until after March 16. For more information call 704-786-8212.
 
Concord Youth Council new member application available
The City of Concord Youth Council is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. All rising ninth through eleventh graders residing in Cabarrus County and attending a public, private, or home school are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is May 11, 2012. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
March
3/6/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
3/8/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
3/15/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
3/20/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
3/27/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
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!