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Did you know?
Did you know that National Night Out is celebrated the first Tuesday in August? On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 neighborhoods across the nation will join together to take a stand against crime. To learn more visit www.nno.org or www.natw.org. Click here for information on NNO events in Concord and how to register.
 
City of Concord to observe Independence Day on July 4
In observance of Independence Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a normal schedule for Monday and Tuesday customers, and a one day delay for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday customers, with Wednesday’s items collected on Thursday, and Friday’s items collected on Saturday. However, all customers are asked to place yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday, July 2. All yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Friday, July 6.  For information about other City service schedules, visit concordnc.gov.
 
Don’t fall victim to a phony utility bill payment scam
The City of Concord joins Duke Energy, the Better Business Bureau, and others in alerting customers to a nationwide phony bill payment program that promises to credit or pay utility bills in exchange for personal information, including social security numbers. The scam, which has been reported in a number of states, falsely claims that the Obama Administration is providing credits or applying payments to utility bills. Find out more at concordnc.gov.
 
Stay safe as the temperature rises
Summer is heating up, with North Carolina bracing for excessive temperatures and poor air quality this weekend. The City of Concord would like you remind you of the dangers of high heat, especially for those in poor health, the elderly, and those without air conditioning. Visit the City Hall Blog for heat-related illness warning signs, safety tips, and more.
 
Padgett, Council Members recognize Airman from Concord
Concord native Marquita L. Allen, daughter of Darlene and Everette Andrews and a 2002 graduate of Concord High School, has been recognized for her service in the United States Air Force and her community involvement. Recently chosen as Command Airman of the Year for her unit and nominated for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year award, Allen and her parents met with Concord officials on Friday, June 22. More information and photos are available at concordnc.gov.
 
Carolina Courts opens to the public this weekend
The new Carolina Courts premier basketball and volleyball training facility will hold its Grand Opening in Historic Downtown Concord this weekend. The free event is Saturday, June 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event will feature free pizza, demonstrations, vendors, and open gym! The company, which currently operates a facility in Indian Trail, North Carolina, built a second facility on land acquired from the City of Concord at 24 Spring Street SW, adjacent to Concord’s Memorial Gardens. The site was home to the City’s former public works operations base. More details about the project are available at concordnc.gov.
 
Register for Safety Town 2012
It’s time to register rising kindergarten students in Cabarrus County for Safety Town 2012, a project of The Junior Charity League of Concord. This free program helps children to learn age appropriate safety rules in classes taught by local professionals. Students will attend sessions on bus safety, fire safety, animal safety, bike safety, gun safety, stranger danger, finger printing, ambulance awareness, dental hygiene and personal hygiene. Safety Town will be held Aug. 7 and 8 (depending on student school assignment) at Coltrane-Webb Elementary School, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register online at jclofconcord.com. Questions? Call The Junior Charity League office at 704-652-0669.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2012 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
Firefly Frolic and Streetlight 5K on July 13
Come to a new street festival this year in conjunction with the annual Streetlight 5K on Friday, July 13. Families will fill the streets of Historic Downtown Concord for some hot summer fun, playing, and an outdoor concert. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Union Street.
 
The Streetlight 5K begins at 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is available until July 6 for $15. Race-day registration is $20. The 5K starts and finishes on Means Avenue and the course follows the McEachern Greenway and Downtown Connector. More information and online registration is available at concordparksandrec.org. During and after the Streetlight 5K, children ages 4-12 can compete on obstacle courses and relays or just have fun on the amusements.
 
At 8:00, we’ll crank up the volume with Watts Left, who delivers classic rock with a Southern flair (what they call Southern Fried Classic Rock).   Watts Left delivers a huge selection of songs you know with a few you forgot that you love! We'll have you singing and dancing and coming back for more.
 
Historic Downtown Concord events
If you want the latest information on Historic Downtown Concord news and events please sign up for the CDDC's weekly e-newsletter. Call the CDDC office at 704-784-4208 or email this request to info@concorddowntown.com.
 
Union Street Live!
Third Thursday of each month, May - September
6:00pm - 9:00pm on the Historic Courthouse Lawn
 
2012 Schedule
Tim Clark Band - July 19
Craig Woolard Band - August 16
Balsam Range - September 20
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
July
7/10/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
7/12/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
7/17/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
7/19/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
7/24/2012 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!
 
Visit concordnc.gov to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.
 
Tune into Concord’s new local radio station, 1410-AM WTIX for CityLink Radio each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
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Did you know?
Did you know the City of Concord has reduced the amount of water and chemicals used in floor maintenance by 70 and 85 percent, respectively? This achievement has been driven by the City's core value of continuous improvement, with special attention paid to water consumption. The City now uses a dry process for carpet cleaning, and a low-water tile floor wax stripping process that also requires less chemicals and labor. Visit concordnc.gov to learn more about the Buildings and Grounds Department and the services it provides.
 
Save on your summer electric bill with these energy-savings tips
Do you regularly replace air conditioning filters or have a programmable thermostat? With little effort and a few dollars, you can conserve energy this summer, saving dollars on your utility bill. It may surprise you to see how much you can reduce your energy consumption and costs by following a few simple tips, offered by Concord Electric Systems - your hometown NC Public Power utility. Visit the City Hall Blog for these tips and more.
 
Workshop planned for Union Street/W. C. Coleman Boulevard intersection improvements
The City of Concord, in coordination with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), has initiated a preliminary design for a proposed roadway improvement project to address the traffic congestion at the intersection of US 601 and NC 3. A public workshop has been scheduled for Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Center United Methodist Church (1119 Union Street South, Concord, NC 28025) between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.   At this informal open house meeting, a preliminary roadway design will be available for public viewing and discussion. For more information, please visit concordnc.gov or contact Sherri Moore in the Engineering Department at 704-920-5415.
 
City Manager names new Aviation Director at Concord Regional Airport
Following a nationwide search, City Manager Brian Hiatt named Richard “Rick” Cloutier as Concord’s new Aviation Director on Thursday. Cloutier will oversee the safe, efficient, and fiscally sound business operation at Concord Regional Airport (CRA). He will begin work by early August. CRA is one of the busiest solely general aviation airports in the Carolinas with approximately 65,000 annual operations and 180 based aircraft. Concord’s previous Aviation Director, Richard Lewis, retired last month. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
A new look and better fuel efficiency on patrol
You’ll soon notice a new look on some of the Concord Police patrol vehicles. In March, the department received replacement cruisers for 27 of the nearly 200 Police vehicles in the fleet. The new vehicles replace 2000-2003 model vehicles with over 100,000 miles each. Check out the City Hall Blog for details and more photos.
 
Temporary closure underway for Zion Church Road
Sewer infrastructure improvements are underway that have closed a popular road to through-traffic for approximately two weeks. Motorists who use Zion Church Road to travel between Warren C. Coleman Boulevard (US 601) and NC Highway 49 in Cabarrus County are being redirected from this route beginning Monday, June 18. The closure, near the intersection of Zion Church Road and Litaker Lane, will allow crews to upsize a sewer outfall, and double the capacity for over 1,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the area. Details are available at concordnc.gov.
 
Register for Safety Town 2012
It’s time to register rising kindergarten students in Cabarrus County for Safety Town 2012, a project of The Junior Charity League of Concord. This free program helps children to learn age appropriate safety rules in classes taught by local professionals. Students will attend sessions on bus safety, fire safety, animal safety, bike safety, gun safety, stranger danger, finger printing, ambulance awareness, dental hygiene and personal hygiene. Safety Town will be held Aug. 7 and 8 (depending on student school assignment) at Coltrane-Webb Elementary School, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register online at jclofconcord.com. Questions? Call The Junior Charity League office at 704-652-0669.
 
Historic Downtown Concord events
If you want the latest information on Historic Downtown Concord news and events please sign up for the CDDC's weekly e-newsletter. Call the CDDC office at 704-784-4208 or email this request to info@concorddowntown.com.
 
Union Street Live!
Third Thursday of each month, May - September
6:00pm - 9:00pm on the Historic Courthouse Lawn
 
2012 Schedule
Tim Clark Band - July 19
Craig Woolard Band - August 16
Balsam Range - September 20
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
June
6/26/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
July
7/10/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
7/12/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
7/17/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
7/19/2012 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!
 
Visit concordnc.gov to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.
 
Tune into Concord’s new local radio station, 1410-AM WTIX for CityLink Radio each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
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Highlights of the June 14 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.
 
Presentation of retirement plaque to Richard K. Lewis for 12 years of service to the City of Concord, serving 10 as director of Concord Regional Airport.
 
Conducted a public hearing pursuant to N.C. General Statute 159-12 to consider public comments relative to the proposed FY 2012-2013 budget for the City of Concord, and adopted the budget.
 
Conducted a public hearing and adopted a text amendment to Article 8 of the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) to clarify spacing requirements for Electronic Gaming Operations.        
 
Conducted a public hearing to receive and review comments regarding leasing Lot CB-3 at the Concord Regional Airport to Classic Aviation, LLC and adopted a resolution authorizing such lease.
 
Approved an agreement to provide sewer and water utility services to a portion of the Hallstead Subdivision, received a voluntary annexation petition, and adopted a resolution setting a public hearing on July 12 for annexation of land owned by NW Southeast Holdings LLC and Regent Homes.  
 
Adopted a resolution approving the sale of City of Concord property to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for the Cabarrus Ave., W. Bridge Replacement Project
 
Awarded a professional services contract to Mobility Solutions Unlimited, LLC to provide CRMPO administration and transportation planning services.
 
Authorized the City Manager to sign a contract renewal addendum with CCTS for the operation of federally required complimentary ADA paratransit service for the Rider system.
 
Authorized the City Manager to sign a contract amendment with CATS for the operations of the Concord Express.
 
Authorized the City Manager to sign a contract amendment with CATS for the operations of the Concord Mills Express.
 
Made several appointments and reappointments to various Boards and Commissions.
 
Temporary closure scheduled for Zion Church Road
The City of Concord is planning sewer infrastructure improvements that will close a popular road to through-traffic for approximately two weeks. Motorists who use Zion Church Road to travel between Warren C. Coleman Boulevard (US 601) and NC Highway 49 in Cabarrus County will be redirected from this route beginning Monday, June 18. The closure, near the intersection of Zion Church Road and Litaker Lane, will allow crews to upsize a sewer outfall, and doubling the capacity for over 1,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the area. Details are available at concordnc.gov.
 
Fire and Life Safety Career Day scheduled for Satuday, June 16
Are you or someone you know interested in a challenging career with excellent potential and great benefits? The Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety is hosting its annual Career Day open house at Fire Station 3 (100 Warren C. Coleman Boulevard), on Saturday, June 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event kicks off the 2012-13 Firefighter Recruitment process. Career Day provides the opportunity for interested applicants to learn more about the department, meet firefighters, tour facilities, see equipment, and find out what it is like to be a firefighter. More information about Career Day and the firefighter recruitment process is available at concordnc.gov.
 
Learn how your government works in Concord 101
The City of Concord is now accepting applications for Concord 101, a course designed for citizens to learn about their local government. The free 10-week course begins August 28 and culminates with a graduation ceremony in November. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Register for Safety Town 2012
It’s time to register rising kindergarten students in Cabarrus County for Safety Town 2012, a project of The Junior Charity League of Concord. This free program helps children to learn age appropriate safety rules in classes taught by local professionals. Students will attend sessions on bus safety, fire safety, animal safety, bike safety, gun safety, stranger danger, finger printing, ambulance awareness, dental hygiene and personal hygiene. Safety Town will be held Aug. 7 and 8 (depending on student school assignment) at Coltrane-Webb Elementary School, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register online at jclofconcord.com. Questions? Call The Junior Charity League office at 704-652-0669.
 
Historic Downtown Concord events
If you want the latest information on Historic Downtown Concord news and events please sign up for the CDDC's weekly e-newsletter. Call the CDDC office at 704-784-4208 or email this request to info@concorddowntown.com.
 
Art Walk tonight!
The Galleries are hosting an Art Walk on Friday, June 15 from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Concord. The Art Walk coincides with the latest exhibit, The Animal House, which is local artists' depiction of animals through art of all forms. Stroll through local galleries and downtown Concord businesses to check out displayed pieces of art and speak with the artists. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided. Art walk maps are available a week before the event. For more information, call 704-920-2787 or visit cabarrusartscouncil.org.
 
Union Street Live!
Third Thursday of each month, May - September
6:00pm - 9:00pm on the Historic Courthouse Lawn
 
2012 Schedule
Tams - June 21
Tim Clark Band - July 19
Craig Woolard Band - August 16
Balsam Range - September 20
 
Tune into Metrolina Forum
This Sunday, Metrolina Forum includes interviews with Diane Young of the Concord Downtown Development Corporation and Noelle Scott of the Cabarrus Arts Council. Diane discusses entertainment and dining options in Historic Downtown Concord, while Noelle previews the upcoming series at the Davis Theatre. Wake up early for (or set your DVR to record) Metrolina Forum on TV64 (TWC ch. 2/150/1150) Sunday, December 18 at 5:30 a.m.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
June
6/19/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
6/21/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
6/26/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
July
7/10/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
7/12/2012 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!
 
Visit concordnc.gov to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.
 
Tune into Concord’s new local radio station, 1410-AM WTIX for CityLink Radio each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Did you know?
Did you know that Concord Kannapolis Area Transit has seen all time record ridership 8 of the last 9 months, and that nationally transit ridership is at its highest level in nearly 60 years? Now is a great time to learn about our local transit system. Go to ckrider.com for information on where we go, when we go, and how Rider Transit helps Connect Communities and People in Concord and Kannapolis. You can also like Rider Transit on Facebook at facebook.com/ridertransit.
 
Manhole rehabilitation project planned for June 12-21
The City of Concord plans to rehabilitate 25 manholes over the next two weeks as part of its proactive, long-term plan to significantly reduce inflow and infiltration in the municipal wastewater collection system. The project is expected to begin June 12 and end June 21. The 25 manholes scheduled for rehabilitation are located in older sections of the City’s collection system, and the work will minimally impact the public. Traffic delays may be expected in the work areas, as single-lane closures will be implemented to provide for the safety of crews and motorists. For work locations and more details, visit concordnc.gov.
 
Concord Electric Systems team earns additional safety recognition
The accolades continue for Concord Electric Systems, as they recently has earned the ElectriCities Electric Utility Safety Award for safe operating practices in 2011. Michael Byrd, ElectriCities Supervisor of Safety and Training presented the award on May 23, during the North Carolina Association of Municipal Electric Systems (NCAMES) Annual Engineering and Operations Conference, held in Boone. In April the department earned significant awards at the national level from the American Public Power Association. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Fire and Life Safety Career Day scheduled for Satuday, June 16
Are you or someone you know interested in a challenging career with excellent potential and great benefits? The Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety is hosting its annual Career Day open house at Fire Station 3 (100 Warren C. Coleman Boulevard), on Saturday, June 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event kicks off the 2012-13 Firefighter Recruitment process. Career Day provides the opportunity for interested applicants to learn more about the department, meet firefighters, tour facilities, see equipment, and find out what it is like to be a firefighter. More information about Career Day and the firefighter recruitment process is available at concordnc.gov.
 
Learn how your government works in Concord 101
The City of Concord is now accepting applications for Concord 101, a course designed for citizens to learn about their local government. The free 10-week course begins August 28 and culminates with a graduation ceremony in November. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Save the Drops!
Do you save the drops? Do your neighbors? The Cities of Concord and Kannapolis adopted responsible water use guidelines 2009 that restrict water use for the municipalities of Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Landis, and Mount Pleasant. Under normal, responsible water use, lawn irrigation is ONLY 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. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Register for Safety Town 2012
It’s time to register rising kindergarten students in Cabarrus County for Safety Town 2012, a project of The Junior Charity League of Concord. This free program helps children to learn age appropriate safety rules in classes taught by local professionals. Students will attend sessions on bus safety, fire safety, animal safety, bike safety, gun safety, stranger danger, finger printing, ambulance awareness, dental hygiene and personal hygiene. Safety Town will be held Aug. 7 and 8 (depending on student school assignment) at Coltrane-Webb Elementary School, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register online at jclofconcord.com. Questions? Call The Junior Charity League office at 704-652-0669.
 
Historic Downtown Concord events
If you want the latest information on Historic Downtown Concord news and events please sign up for the CDDC's weekly e-newsletter. Call the CDDC office at 704-784-4208 or email this request to info@concorddowntown.com.
 
Union Street Live!
Third Thursday of each month, May - September
6:00pm - 9:00pm on the Historic Courthouse Lawn
 
2012 Schedule
Tams - June 21
Tim Clark Band - July 19
Craig Woolard Band - August 16
Balsam Range - September 20
 
At the Concord Museum
Two new special exhibits opened June 4 at the Concord Museum: “Go Fly a Kite,” featuring vintage kites hand-made by the late S. Kay Patterson of Concord, and “The Sidney Lanier Book Club 75th Anniversary.” They join the museum’s ongoing exhibit, “The Concord Camera,” which views the city’s history through vintage photography. The Concord Museum is located inside the Historic Courthouse at 65 Union St. South in downtown Concord. Museum hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is free.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
June
6/12/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
6/14/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
6/19/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
6/21/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
6/26/2012 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!
 
Visit concordnc.gov to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.
 
Tune into Concord’s new local radio station, 1410-AM WTIX for CityLink Radio each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Did you know?
Did you know you can register for Concord Parks and Recreation’s hundreds of programs and activities online? Visit concordparksandrec.org to learn more.
 
City Manager recommends FY 2012-13 budget
City Manager Brian Hiatt presented his fiscal year 2012-13 budget recommendation to City Council on May 29. The City Council will hold at least one budget workshop on June 12, 2012 and a public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2012 during the regular City Council meeting. Interested individuals can view the City Manager’s recommended budget on concordnc.gov and also in print at the City Clerk’s office. Read the full story on concordnc.gov.
 
1,000 Concord utility customers take advantage of eBilling
In just over a year since launching eBilling, 1,000 Concord utility customers have opted-in to the free program to receive utility bills without paper. With eBilling, customers view an exact image of their utility bill online.  Each month, customers will receive an email with a link to their utility eCare account. Once the customer views his or her bill, he or she has the option to pay online using a credit or debit card, mail a check, or pay in person. Sign up for this eco-friendly, free service today! Visit the concordnc.gov to learn more about eBilling and to sign up for this convenient service.
 
Take to the skies at Concord Regional Airport
The 1929 EAA Ford Tri-Motor will be at Concord Regional Airport June 1-4. The Tri-Motor is a unique experience for the whole family to fly in the world’s first airliner. More information is at eaa309.blogspot.com.
 
Learn how your government works in Concord 101
The City of Concord is now accepting applications for Concord 101, a course designed for citizens to learn about their local government. The free 10-week course begins August 28 and culminates with a graduation ceremony in November. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Are you being notified when it counts?
For several years, the City of Concord used its Blackboard Connect™ service to provide enhanced communications options to residents. However, if you have an unpublished number or no landline, you may not be receiving important messages from the City. Visit concordnc.gov to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2012 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
The McInnis Aquatics Center will opens for the summer this weekend. Pool hours this summer will be Monday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit concordparksandrec.org for more information regarding admission and to see a full list of group swim lessons. Bring your entire family and cool off this summer with Concord Parks and Recreation!
 
Volunteers needed for Park Watch program at Dorton Park
The City of Concord is expanding its Park Watch Program to James Dorton Park. Parks and Recreation and Police Officer Mike Drake invite interested volunteers to an orientation meeting on Monday, June 4 at 6:00pm at Dorton Park.
 
The Park Watch Program is similar to a typical Neighborhood Watch Program, with the idea of volunteers keeping their eyes open for suspicious activity in the parks and greenway trail. If any suspicious activity is seen, the volunteers will be instructed to call 911. They will also be instructed to stay uninvolved and to not confront anyone before or after calling 911. The Park Watch Program has already been implemented at McGee Park, Myers Park, and McEachern Greenway.
 
A volunteer description will be distributed by Officer Drake at the orientation meeting along with a Park Watch t-shirt for volunteers. Participants are encouraged but not required to wear the t-shirt while walking in the park.
 
Those interested in volunteering for the Park Watch program are invited to the meeting on Monday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dorton Park picnic shelter. The park is located at 5790 Poplar Tent Rd. in Concord. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served.
 
Sign up for upcoming trips and tours - enjoy traveling and leave the driving to us!
Join us as we travel to the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte. The New South means people, places, and a period of time — from 1865 to today. Levine Museum of the New South is an interactive history museum that provides the nation with the most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War southern society featuring men, women and children, black and white, rich and poor, long-time residents and newcomers who have shaped the South since the Civil War. This trip departs from Logan Recreation Center on Friday, June 1 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Fee is $10, with $5 City resident discount available.
 
For more details on this and other trips and to sign up, visit concordparksandrec.org.
 
Register for Safety Town 2012
It’s time to register rising kindergarten students in Cabarrus County for Safety Town 2012, a project of The Junior Charity League of Concord. This free program helps children to learn age appropriate safety rules in classes taught by local professionals. Students will attend sessions on bus safety, fire safety, animal safety, bike safety, gun safety, stranger danger, finger printing, ambulance awareness, dental hygiene and personal hygiene. Safety Town will be held Aug. 7 and 8 (depending on student school assignment) at Coltrane-Webb Elementary School, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register online at jclofconcord.com. Questions? Call The Junior Charity League office at 704-652-0669.
 
Historic Downtown Concord events
If you want the latest information on Historic Downtown Concord news and events please sign up for the CDDC's weekly e-newsletter. Call the CDDC office at 704-784-4208 or email this request to info@concorddowntown.com.
 
Concord on Canvas
Be sure to take a stroll down Union Street, where original works of art are on display on nine two-sided banners until Saturday June 2. The artwork will be auctioned off at a silent auction on Friday, June 8, at the Paramount Room, 9 Union Street, North in Historic Downtown Concord. More details at concorddowntown.com.
 
Union Street Live!
Third Thursday of each month, May - September
6:00pm - 9:00pm on the Historic Courthouse Lawn
 
2012 Schedule
Tams - June 21
Tim Clark Band - July 19
Craig Woolard Band - August 16
Balsam Range - September 20
 
At the Concord Museum
Two new special exhibits open June 4 at the Concord Museum: “Go Fly a Kite,” featuring vintage kites hand-made by the late S. Kay Patterson of Concord, and “The Sidney Lanier Book Club 75th Anniversary.” They join the museum’s ongoing exhibit, “The Concord Camera,” which views the city’s history through vintage photography. The Concord Museum is located inside the Historic Courthouse at 65 Union St. South in downtown Concord. Museum hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is free.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
June
6/12/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
6/14/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
6/19/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
6/21/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
6/26/2012 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!
 
Visit concordnc.gov to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.
 
Tune into Concord’s new local radio station, 1410-AM WTIX for CityLink Radio each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.