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Water Restrictions Reminder
Concord and Kannapolis are committed to environmentally sustainable water use practices 365 days a year during normal conditions and periods of drought.   Irrigation creates the single largest demand for water during spring and summer months.
 Lawn irrigation is allowed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
.Those who violate the specified lawn irrigation days watering rule will receive written notice of the violation and the appropriate fee will be assessed.
 .All customers are allowed to use pressure washing devices.

 The following activities are permitted at anytime:
.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.
In order to continue protecting our natural resources, the cities and the communities they serve are maintaining restrictions on days of irrigation and also use water pricing to promote further conservation.
 
Research shows that properly maintained lawns only need 1 inch of water per week to thrive, and it is best to water during evening and early morning hours.
 
We thank our customers for reducing their demand and assisting us with water conservation efforts. Our businesses and residents continue to demonstrate leadership in water conservation and environmental protection.  
 
The aforementioned water use restrictions do not apply to those customers using wells or ponds for irrigation purposes. However, all users are encouraged to remain diligent in their conservation efforts regardless of the water source.
 

The N.C. Department of Transportation will Temporarily Detour Traffic on Poplar Tent Road
The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily detour traffic on Poplar Tent Road (State Road 1394) in Concord from Friday, April 30, at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Monday, May 3, weather permitting.
This detour is necessary to allow crews to tie in the roadway from the existing bridge to the newly constructed bridge spanning Coddle Creek.

 Motorists traveling on Poplar Tent Road should use the following signed detour:
Poplar Tent Road to Pitts School Road to Weddington Road to George Liles Parkway back to Poplar Tent Road.
Motorists need to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. 
For more information on this project, please contact the NCDOT resident engineer at (704) 455-2958.
 
 Booker Drive Street Realignment Project Starting in April, 2010
The City of Concord will be proceeding with the Booker Drive realignment project at the intersection with Salem Street.  The project  involves improvements to the intersection along with adjustments to other infrastructure.
 
There will be a traffic detour and limited access during the construction period, and efforts will be made to minimize inconveniences to the extent possible. It is anticipated that the construction start date will be April 26, 2010 and the project will take up to 120 days to complete. The contractor is Piedmont Asphalt Paving Co. of Concord. 
This project is partially funded with Federal stimulus funds received through the Community Development Block Grant program and is designed to improve the safety and functionality of this intersection.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Engineering Construction Inspection Division at 704.920.5404 during regular working hours.
 
City of Concord Department of Fire & Life Safety Testing Fire Hydrants
 The City of Concord Department of Fire & Life Safety will begin systematically testing fire hydrants throughout the City beginning the third week of April and lasting through the last week of May.
The Fire Department will be following the guidelines established by the Catawba Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group Low Inflow Protocol and will monitor water supply, rainfall and stream flow levels during the testing. All testing will be stopped if rainfall conditions and/or water levels necessitate termination.
Tests will be performed to ensure that the hydrants are accessible and working properly. Citizens may temporarily experience discoloration of the water in the areas where hydrant testing is taking place.
City staff will attempt to keep discoloration to a minimum by allowing hydrants to flow until the water is clear.  Please note testing will not impact the water quality.  Citizens who experience temporary discoloration should allow their faucets to run continuously until the water becomes clear.
For more information on hydrant testing, please contact the Concord Fire & Life Safety at 704-920-5535. For discolored water, please contact Water Resources at 704-920-5342.
 
 

 

Copyright 2009 City of Concord
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Join us for Viva Verde Earth Festival

This year the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis - along with Cabarrus County - will be holding a joint Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Rd. in Kannapolis.

We have some very interesting exhibitors on the roster!  The Carolina Raptor Center will be there with live birds.  Beholdance, a local service group for young people, will be providing all the children's activities including games, crafts, face painting and more.  Northeast Medical Center will team  up with the Catawba College Center for the Environment to share information on air quality and asthma. 

Visitors certainly don't want to miss the music!  What will participants get out of the event? Entertainment, education, fun, and unique opportunities for recycling (paper shredding, prescription medication, photo film & disposable cameras, eyeglasses, cell phones, all batteries, athletic shoes, electronics, plastic pill bottles, compact fluorescent bulbs)!  There will be something for everyone at the Viva Verde Earth Fest!
Should visitors bring anything to the event? Visitors should bring plants and books to swap, as well as all the items listed above to recycle. 
Those with large quantities of paper (8 boxes or more) to be shredded should arrive early.  They should also bring lawn chairs or towels to sit on while they enjoy the music.

For more information, please contact:

Concord: Mandy Smith-Thompson
smithal@concordnc.gov or 704-920-5379

Kannapolis: Elizabeth Cox
ecox@cityofkannapolis.com or 704-920-4314

Cabarrus County: Pete Pasterz
papsterz@cabarruscounty.us or 704-920-3280

 

Water Restrictions Reminder

Concord and Kannapolis are committed to environmentally sustainable water use practices 365 days a year during normal conditions and periods of drought.   Irrigation creates the single largest demand for water during spring and summer months.

 Lawn irrigation is allowed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

.Those who violate the specified lawn irrigation days watering rule will receive written notice of the violation and the appropriate fee will be assessed.

  The following activities are permitted at anytime:

.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.


In order to continue protecting our natural resources, the cities and the communities they serve are maintaining restrictions on days of irrigation and also use water pricing to promote further conservation.
 
Research shows that properly maintained lawns only need 1 inch of water per week to thrive, and it is best to water during evening and early morning hours.
 
We thank our customers for reducing their demand and assisting us with water conservation efforts. Our businesses and residents continue to demonstrate leadership in water conservation and environmental protection.  
 
The aforementioned water use restrictions do not apply to those customers using wells or ponds for irrigation purposes. However, all users are encouraged to remain diligent in their conservation efforts regardless of the water source.

 

Booker Drive Street Realignment Project Starting in April, 2010
 
The City of Concord will be proceeding with the Booker Drive realignment project at the intersection with Salem Street.  The project  involves improvements to the intersection along with adjustments to other infrastructure.
 
There will be a traffic detour and limited access during the construction period, and efforts will be made to minimize inconveniences to the extent possible. It is anticipated that the construction start date will be April 26, 2010 and the project will take up to 120 days to complete. The contractor is Piedmont Asphalt Paving Co. of Concord. 
 
This project is partially funded with Federal stimulus funds received through the Community Development Block Grant program and is designed to improve the safety and functionality of this intersection.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Engineering Construction Inspection Division at 704.920.5404 during regular working hours.
 
 
City of Concord Department of Fire & Life Safety Testing Fire Hydrants

The City of Concord Department of Fire & Life Safety will begin systematically testing fire hydrants throughout the City beginning the third week of April and lasting through the last week of May.
 
The Fire Department will be following the guidelines established by the Catawba Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group Low Inflow Protocol and will monitor water supply, rainfall and stream flow levels during the testing. All testing will be stopped if rainfall conditions and/or water levels necessitate termination.
 
Tests will be performed to ensure that the hydrants are accessible and working properly. Citizens may temporarily experience discoloration of the water in the areas where hydrant testing is taking place.
 
City staff will attempt to keep discoloration to a minimum by allowing hydrants to flow until the water is clear.  Please note testing will not impact the water quality.  Citizens who experience temporary discoloration should allow their faucets to run continuously until the water becomes clear.
 
For more information on hydrant testing, please contact the Concord Fire & Life Safety at 704-920-5535. For discolored water, please contact Water Resources at 704-920-5342.
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Join us for Viva Verde Earth Festival
 

This year the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis - along with Cabarrus County - will be holding a joint Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Rd. in Kannapolis.


We have some very interesting exhibitors on the roster!  The Carolina Raptor Center will be there with live birds.  Beholdance, a local service group for young people, will be providing all the children's activities including games, crafts, face painting and more.  Northeast Medical Center will team  up with the Catawba College Center for the Environment to share information on air quality and asthma. 
We will also have the following classes going on during the event, for which participation is FREE:
-Composting 101, 10 am
-Weatherize Your Home, 11 am
-Yards Are More Than Grass, 12 am
-Local Food, 1 pm


Visitors certainly don't want to miss the music!  We've got the bluesy Jo Gore and the Alternative from Durham, southern rockers The Joe Davis Band from Kannapolis, funk pop rocker Zach Fowler from Charlotte, folk rockers Old Rusty Mandolin from Concord, and our MC, Jeff Whittington will team up with John Culbreath for some bluegrass, too!


What will participants get out of the event? Entertainment, education, fun, and unique opportunities for recycling (paper shredding, prescription medication, photo film & disposable cameras, eyeglasses, cell phones, all batteries, athletic shoes, electronics, plastic pill bottles, compact fluorescent bulbs)!  There will be something for everyone at the Viva Verde Earth Fest!
Should visitors bring anything to the event? Visitors should bring plants and books to swap, as well as all the items listed above to recycle. 
 
Those with large quantities of paper (8 boxes or more) to be shredded should arrive early.  They should also bring lawn chairs or towels to sit on while they enjoy the music.

 
For more information, please contact:
Concord: Mandy Smith-Thompson
smithal@concordnc.gov  
or 704-920-5379

Kannapolis: Elizabeth Cox
ecox@cityofkannapolis.com
or 704-920-4314


Cabarrus County: Pete Pasterz
papsterz@cabarruscounty.us
or 704-920-3280
 
 

Booker Drive Street Realignment Project Starting in April, 2010
The City of Concord will be proceeding with the Booker Drive realignment project at the intersection with Salem Street.  The project  involves improvements to the intersection along with adjustments to other infrastructure.
 
There will be a traffic detour and limited access during the construction period, and efforts will be made to minimize inconveniences to the extent possible. It is anticipated that the construction start date will be April 26, 2010 and the project will take up to 120 days to complete. The contractor is Piedmont Asphalt Paving Co. of Concord. 


This project is partially funded with Federal stimulus funds received through the Community Development Block Grant program and is designed to improve the safety and functionality of this intersection.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Engineering Construction Inspection Division at 704.920.5404 during regular working hours.
 
 
City of Concord Department of Fire & Life Safety Testing Fire Hydrants
The City of Concord Department of Fire & Life Safety will begin systematically testing fire hydrants throughout the City beginning the third week of April and lasting through the last week of May.
 
The Fire Department will be following the guidelines established by the Catawba Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group Low Inflow Protocol and will monitor water supply, rainfall and stream flow levels during the testing. All testing will be stopped if rainfall conditions and/or water levels necessitate termination.
 
Tests will be performed to ensure that the hydrants are accessible and working properly. Citizens may temporarily experience discoloration of the water in the areas where hydrant testing is taking place.
 
City staff will attempt to keep discoloration to a minimum by allowing hydrants to flow until the water is clear.  Please note testing will not impact the water quality.  Citizens who experience temporary discoloration should allow their faucets to run continuously until the water becomes clear.
 
For more information on hydrant testing, please contact the Concord Fire & Life Safety at 704-920-5535. For discolored water, please contact Water Resources at 704-920-5342.
 
 
Youth Council Applications Available

The City of Concord is currently accepting applications for the Youth Council for the school year 2010-11. All rising 9th to 11th graders are encouraged to apply. Deadline is May 14, 2010.
 
The City of Concord seeks students dedicated to bettering the community and to give youth an official voice within city government. All Youth Council projects are selected and conducted by the Youth Council. Once a project is selected, the members of the Youth Council coordinate the efforts of the project. Projects include both local and statewide events.
 
For an application, contact Debbie Littlefield at 704-920-5615
littlefd@concordnc.gov
or on line at
www.concordnc.gov  under the community tab at the top left side of the web page.
 

09
1. Conducted a public hearing and offered an Economic Development Incentive to Celgard, LLC. Celgard LLC plans to build a battery separator research and manufacturing facility on 22 acres in the International Business Park. The City offer included a two-phase economic development incentive contract. The first phase is a cash grant of $350,000 for site preparation work to be paid after Celgard purchases the property. The second phase is grants adding up to no more than $819,672 to be paid over four year segments, provided that Celgard make at least $57,100,000 in taxable improvements (including the installation of personal property) in the property. The second phase grants are to be paid annually, after investment thresholds are reached.
 
2. Conducted public hearings and  amended the Highway 29/601 Small Area/Land Use Plan and adopted an ordinance to rezone approximately 38.45 acres of property located off of Warren C. Coleman Blvd. and Cabarrus Avenue from O-I (Office Institutional) and RC (Residential Compact) to CD-RV (Conditional District Residential Village). The applicant is Cabarrus County and the developer is Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity proposes to construct 63 single-family residential homes. Council adopted the Zoning Map Amendment to rezone the subject properties.
 
3. Conducted a public hearing and adopted the Preliminary Assessment Roll for a Sanitary Sewer Collection System Extension into the Rocky River and Reedy Creek Watershed Drainage Basin ROC 2100 SW/REE 0100 N (AKA The Mills Subdivision) This institutes a Special Assessment for a sewer extension to the Rocky River and Reedy Creek Watershed Drainage. The sewer line and pumps station were completed and the final costs were determined in March, 2010. A copy of the Preliminary Assessment Roll and Notice of Hearing was mailed to all affected property owners at both their addresses for tax purposes and on their City utility accounts.  The affected properties are all assessed according to their size, or, in the words of the statute, "the area of land served." The assessments are calculated on recovering 100% of its costs, based on each parcel's share of the total. Credits were given for payment of the sewer availability fee(s).
 
4. Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance for the annexation of a parcel of land owned by Gregory P. and Laura N. Guerriero, located at 650 Bainbridge Drive, NE. The parcel proposed for voluntary annexation is approximately 5.0 acres and is contiguous to the City of Concord.
 
5. Conducted a public hearing and amended Articles 4 and 6 of the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) relative to the local Erosion Control Program. Included in the budget cuts by Cabarrus County was the elimination of the Local Erosion Control Program. If a local jurisdiction does not enact a program that is equivalent or more restrictive than the State requirements it is administered by the State of North Carolina and enforcement is limited by State staffing levels. Cabarrus County’s elimination of this program places the administration responsibility back on the State. This ordinance amendment recognizes the State of NC as the entity responsible for local Erosion Control Program.
 
6. Conducted a public hearing and adopted the Annual Agency Plan for the Concord Housing Department. The Housing Department Staff is required to submit an agency plan to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) annually. This plan was available for public review for 45 days prior to adoption and submission.
 
7. Conducted a public hearing and adopted a resolution closing the right-of-way of a portion of Woburn Abbey Drive, NW, south of Heritage Farm Avenue, NW. The proposal includes closure of Woburn Abbey Drive NW south of Heritage Farm Avenue, NW, in the Christenbury Village Subdivision, Phase II. This phase was initially for townhomes, but now plans are for single-family detached homes. This street is no longer needed for this development.
 
8. Considered and endorsed City of Concord participation in the Action Communities for Health, Innovation and Environmental Change (ACHIEVE) project to be administered by the Cabarrus Health Alliance.
The Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) has received funding for an ACHIEVE project to be implemented within Concord from the National Association of County and City Health Officials. The project is only one of ten in the nation. The overall goals of ACHIEVE are to:
 
  • Enhance collaboration between local leaders and stakeholders to prevent chronic diseases and related risk factors;
  • Build healthier communities by promoting health policy, systems and environmental change strategies at the local level;
  • Improve public health partnerships between the State Department of Health, the local health department, community based organizations, parks, and recreation departments, and local YMCAs;
  • Increase usage and establishment of health policy, systems and environmental change strategies focusing on tobacco cessation, physical activity, nutrition, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes; and
  • Transform the patterns of a healthy community into practice.
 
The CHA has asked for City of Concord representatives to participate.
 
9. Received an update from the City of Concord Youth CouncilYouth
Council President Hunter Horton provided Council an update on various activities completed and planned.
 
10. Named the former Electric Operations Site and individual buildings on Kerr Street and commissioned Patrick Glover to paint a mural commemorating the former Water Works building. The former Electric operations site on Kerr Street is being developed for artist studios. Establishing a name for the site is very important in developing an identity and for promotions. The name is also required to create a domain for a website. One name that has risen to the top is "Clearwater Artist Studios" at Gibson Village. This name pays tribute to the original use of the site as the City's first water treatment plant as well as linking the name to the surrounding neighborhood. It is also recommended to name the three separate buildings to assist with marketing and building Staff has worked with Patrick Glover, one of the resident artists, on ideas for the building. Patrick is both a painter and muralist. The artist will create a mural depicting the architecture of the building as it originally appeared and mount it to the outside wall.
 
 
 
 
11. Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a construction contract for the McGill Avenue Watermain Rehabilitation. Bids were received on March 11, 2010 for the rehabilitation of the waterline on McGill Avenue. This project will remove the existing aerial stream crossing and support trestle and replace with a pipe suspended from the bridge east of Hwy 29. State Utilities Contractors, Inc. was the low bidder at $122,650
 
12. Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Stantec, Inc. for engineering services for engineering services relating to the intersection improvement of US 29 and Poplar Tent Road. City Council approved on November 19, 2008 to enter into a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation for intersection improvements at US 29 and Poplar Tent Road. Stantec, Inc. was selected by a review committee as the top firm to complete the work.
 
13. Awarded the Street Repaving and Rehabilitation Contract to Ferebee Corporation of Charlotte, North Carolina.
One of Council's continuing goals is to increase the percentage of City streets having a condition rating of 85% or better and to achieve a 15 to 20-year street resurfacing program cycle. To help improve these numbers, City Council allocated an additional $500,000 for street repaving beyond normal allocations in the FY 10 Streets Division Budget which was utilized during last fall’s repaving season. The contract is for the patching, leveling, milling, resurfacing, re-striping, remarking, and incidental concrete work as specified on approximately 5.96 more miles of designated streets in the City of Concord and 0.46 of driveways in Oakwood Cemetery.  Ferebee Corporation of Charlotte, North Carolina was the certified low Bidder in the Total Bid amount of $934,785.50 including a 5% contingency for the work.
 
 
14. Received a presentation from the Cabarrus Soil & Water Conservation District Chairman, Bob Ritchie, regarding the annual Stewardship Week observance and consider proclaiming April 25 - May 2, 2010 as Habitat Stewardship Week.  Council voted to recognize Habitat Stewardship Week (April 25 to May 2, 2010) by adopting a proclamation.
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Yard sales and Yard Sale Signs
The City of Concord has an ordinance regulating yard, garage, yard, attic, porch, room, backyard, patio, flea market and rummage sales. There can be no more than three sales per year and no single sale can be longer than two consecutive days or more than 16 hours in a single week. Yard sales can only occur during the daylight hours and only on the property of the person holding the sale.

Yard sale signs should not be attached to utility poles, telephone poles, trees, bridges and overpasses, rocks, other signs, benches and refuse container in the City limits. If you place a sign on the public-right-of way, it may be confiscated by City of Concord Code Enforcement.

Scheduled sales events such as rummage and bake sales can only have signs in place for no more than 72 hours. There is also only one sign per yard or street frontage allowed for these events


Join us for Viva Verde Earth Festival
This year the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis - along with Cabarrus County - will be holding a joint Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Rd. in Kannapolis.

We have some very interesting exhibitors on the roster!  The Carolina Raptor Center will be there with live birds.  Beholdance, a local service group for young people, will be providing all the children's activities including games, crafts, face painting and more.  Northeast Medical Center will team  up with the Catawba College Center for the Environment to share information on air quality and asthma. 

We will also have the following classes going on during the event, for which participation is FREE:
-Composting 101, 10 am
-Weatherize Your Home, 11 am
-Yards Are More Than Grass, 12 am
-Local Food, 1 pm

Visitors certainly don't want to miss the music!  We've got the bluesy Jo Gore and the Alternative from Durham, southern rockers The Joe Davis Band from Kannapolis, funk pop rocker Zach Fowler from Charlotte, folk rockers Old Rusty Mandolin from Concord, and our MC, Jeff Whittington will team up with John Culbreath for some bluegrass, too!

What will participants get out of the event? Entertainment, education, fun, and unique opportunities for recycling (paper shredding, prescription medication, photo film & disposable cameras, eyeglasses, cell phones, all batteries, athletic shoes, electronics, plastic pill bottles, compact fluorescent bulbs)!  There will be something for everyone at the Viva Verde Earth Fest!

Should visitors bring anything to the event? Visitors should bring plants and books to swap, as well as all the items listed above to recycle. 
Those with large quantities of paper (8 boxes or more) to be shredded should arrive early.  They should also bring lawn chairs or towels to sit on while they enjoy the music.

For more information, please contact:

Concord: Mandy Smith-Thompson
smithal@concordnc.gov or 704-920-5379

Kannapolis: Elizabeth Cox
ecox@cityofkannapolis.com or 704-920-4314

Cabarrus County: Pete Pasterz
papsterz@cabarruscounty.us or 704-920-3280

 

Call before you dig - keeps you and your neighbors safe
Digging in the dirt is a pleasure for some and work for others. But did you know that North Carolina law requires you to notify your area utilities at least 48 hours (two working days) in advance of an excavation project? By simply dialing "811," you can talk toll-free to the North Carolina One Call Center who will handle everything for you - except the digging part!

 At no charge, North Carolina One Call will notify all your local utilities. The utility company will then locate and mark its company-owned underground facilities in the area of your dig.  That way you or your contractor can be sure to avoid them when installing the new swimming pool, sprinkler system or even trees and shrubs.

Remember calling before you dig doesn't cost a thing, but not calling could result in property damage or serious injury. North Carolina One Call Center, 811 www.ncocc.org

Yard Waste- What you Need to Know About Disposal
Yard waste includes all the plant material generated from your lawn area such as grass clippings, leaves, trees and shrubbery trimmings less than 12-inches in length - all of which must be placed into clear plastic or biodegradable paper bags.

When placing limbs by the curb they must be less than 12 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet long and stacked neatly at the curb so as not to obstruct the sidewalk or the roadway, nor create an unsafe condition to the traveling public. No yard waste should ever be placed in your roll out cart.

Place all yard waste 6 feet away from parked vehicles, utility poles, and other structures, and away from low overhead lines or low hanging tree limbs. This helps the truck by allowing vertical clearance for the knuckle boom to safely operate when picking up limbs.

Youth Council Applications Available
The City of Concord is currently accepting applications for the Youth Council for the school year 2010-11. All rising 9th to 11th graders are encouraged to apply. Deadline is May 14, 2010.

The City of Concord seeks students dedicated to bettering the community and to give youth an official voice within city government. All Youth Council projects are selected and conducted by the Youth Council. Once a project is selected, the members of the Youth Council coordinate the efforts of the project. Projects include both local and statewide events.

For an application, contact Debbie Littlefield at 704-920-5615 littlefd@concordnc.gov or on line at www.concordnc.gov under the community tab at the top left side of the web page.