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Did you know?

Did you know that over 2,000 people have subscribed to receive updates from the City of Concord on Facebook? You can join them by visiting facebook.com/concordnc and clicking "Like."
 
Community ceremony planned for Sunday, September 11
The Cities of Concord and Kannapolis, the Town of Harrisburg, and Cabarrus County invite the public to a community-wide Patriots’ Day remembrance ceremony to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The event will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 at Concord Fire Station 8, located at 1485 Old Charlotte Road.
 
Public safety personnel from several agencies are working together to coordinate the event, that will include music, ringing of the memorial bell, laying of the memorial wreath, a twenty-one gun salute, and unveiling of a piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York. Click here for more information.
 
Inaugural Celebration of Flight at Concord Regional Airport
Concord Regional Airport is proud to announce the inaugural Celebration of Flight Open House to be held on October 29 - 30, 2011. The weekend will feature a 5k Runway Run, fly-in breakfast, aircraft in flybys and static displays, an EAA Young Eagles event, and more!
 
The Runway Run begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29. Registration is $25 until October 6, and $30 after October 6.
 
Interested in sponsoring the event? Visit celebrationofflight.aero for information on sponsorship opportunities.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2011 issue of Leisure Times (click here) for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
 
Concord Downtown Development Corporation highlights
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
Historic Courthouse Lawn
 
September 15 SuperGlide
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
August
8/31/2011 at 6:00 p.m. City Council special public hearing
 
September
9/6/2011 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
9/8/2011 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
9/20/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
9/22/2011 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
9/27/2011 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 the City of Concord 911 Center answered over 107,000 calls for Concord Fire and Concord Police last year? That figure includes several thousand medical responder calls, where the Fire Department assists ambulances responding within the City.
 
Concord residents increase recycling tonnage following improvements
Following the first month of collecting recyclables every-other-week in 96-gallon roll-out carts, the City of Concord reports a significant increase in recycling tonnage. Sonoco Recycling, the company that processes Concord’s recyclable materials, received 414.2 tons of residential mixed recyclables in July from the City’s service provider, Waste Pro. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Concord Police Department offers back to school safety tips
The first day of the 2011-2012 school year for Cabarrus County Schools will be Thursday August 25, with some private schools starting sooner. The Concord Police Department welcomes all faculty, staff, students, and parents back to school, and looks forward to a successful and safe year for everyone.
 
Police will enforce traffic safety all school year in school zones throughout the City. Officers will strictly enforce school zone speed limits and other traffic laws.
 
A citation for speeding in a school zone or failing to buckle up your child can be costly. The NC General Assembly recently raised the fines and costs of court for traffic offenses, and a citation for speeding in a school zone will now result in a $250 fine plus $188 cost of court, for a total cost of $438. A citation for a child seat violation will result in a $25 fine plus $188 cost of court, for a total cost of $213.
 
Visit concordnc.gov to read safety tips for motorists, parents, and students.
 
Inaugural Celebration of Flight at Concord Regional Airport
Concord Regional Airport is proud to announce the inaugural Celebration of Flight Open House to be held on October 29 - 30, 2011. The weekend will feature a 5k Runway Run, pancake breakfast, aircraft in flybys and static display, an EAA Young Eagles event, and more!
 
The Runway Run begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29. Registration is $25 until October 6, and $30 after October 6.
 
Interested in sponsoring the event? Visit celebrationofflight.aero for information on sponsorship opportunities.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2011 issue of Leisure Times (click here) for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
The McInnis Aquatics Center is open for the summer! Pool hours are 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 our website at concordparks andrec.org for more information regarding admission and to see a full list of our group swim lessons. Bring your entire family and cool off this summer with Concord Parks and Recreation!
 
Concord Downtown Development Corporation highlights
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
Historic Courthouse Lawn
 
TONIGHT! August 18 Craig Woolard Band
September 15 SuperGlide
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
August
8/18/2011 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
8/23/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
September
9/6/2011 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
9/8/2011 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
9/20/2011 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 that historical tax records are available in the Charles A. Cannon Library’s Local History Room? Old tax records provide an invaluable source of information when researching real estate titles. The City of Concord Legal Department uses this type of information while performing due diligence to uncover the complete title history of property located in Concord and Cabarrus County.
 
Transportation update part 3: several bridge upgrades planned
Visit the City Hall Blog to read the final entry of three-part series on transportation improvements, which outlines several planned bridge upgrades around the City of Concord over the next five years. Other entries included information on the I-85 widening and major thoroughfare projects
 
Villas at Logan Gardens opens
The Villas at Logan Gardens, a brand new apartment home community for senior citizens, is completed and open for residents to move in. The community was created by a public-private partnership between Douglas Development, LLC, Halcon Development, LLC, the City of Concord, and the NC Housing Finance Agency. The partners held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new community on Thursday, August 11.
 
The 44-unit apartment home community was built for seniors 62 and older with incomes less than 50 percent of the median area income. The apartments are located at 210 Booker Drive, in Concord, near the Logan Multi-Purpose Center. The one-bedroom units will rent for $645 and the two-bedroom units will rent for $726. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Highlights of August 11 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.
 
Administered the Oath of Office to Historic Preservation Commission alternate member Christie Yoder and Board of Adjustment alternate member Tim Andexler.
 
Recognized Mandy Smith-Thompson for becoming a Certified Environmental Educator.
 
Presented the Quarterly Shining Star Award to Dana Hood in Finance
 
Presented the third annual Customer Service "Super Star" Award to Police Officer Ryan Corl.
 
Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance for the annexation of a parcel of land owned by Piney Church, LLC.
 
Conducted a public hearing and granted U.S. Tire an additional five-year franchise.
 
Scheduled a public hearing to consider offering a contract for City of Concord Economic Development Grant, pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1, and a One North Carolina Fund Grant to Celgard LLC.
 
Accepted a Bid From Argand Energy Solutions to Lease City Property and voted to advertise for upset bids.
 
Adopted a resolution to amend the Purchasing Policy by adding an addendum addressing sustainable procurement.
 
Authorized the Housing Department to apply to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a ROSS Service Coordinator Grant.
 
Entering into a Municipal Agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to provide inspection, analysis, load ratings, and reports of all public bridges on the City of Concord's Municipal Street System under the Federal Highway Bridge Program.  
 
Entered into a Utility Agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) with a 50 percent local match for the relocation of water and sewer lines that are in conflict with the proposed I-85 widening.
 
Authorized the City Manager to execute a construction contract with Richard Burrage Inc. in the amount of $160,524 for site improvements at 69 and 80 City Place (former City Public Works Complex) and 24 Spring Street. 
 
Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Landsdown Earth and Pipe, Inc. for the upsizing of the Glen Laurel to Zion Church Sewer outfall.
 
Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a construction contract with Dellinger, Inc. for the Rock Hill Church Road 24" water main project. 
 
Awarded a bid to Hilbish Ford for the purchase of 27 police cars.
 
Awarded a bid to Charlotte Truck Center for the purchase of a Rear-loading Refuse Truck at $139,940.00.
 
Inaugural Celebration of Flight at Concord Regional Airport
Concord Regional Airport is proud to announce the inaugural Celebration of Flight Open House to be held on October 29 - 30, 2011. The weekend will feature a 5k Runway Run, pancake breakfast, aircraft in flybys and static display, an EAA Young Eagles event, and more!
 
The Runway Run begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29. Registration is $25 until October 6, and $30 after October 6.
 
Interested in sponsoring the event? Visit celebrationofflight.aero for information on sponsorship opportunities.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2011 issue of Leisure Times (click here) for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
Register now for the Mayor’s Junior Golf Tournament
Wednesday, August 17
Open to all Junior golfers ages 9-17 who are Cabarrus County residents. Limited to the first 100 entries. No entry fee, but registration required. Click here for the entry form, or pick one up at Rocky River Golf Club. Tee times starting at 8:30 a.m. in three divisions: 9-holes only for tournament play ages 9 to 11; 18-holes tournament play ages 12 to 14; 18-holes tournament play ages 15 to 17.
 
The McInnis Aquatics Center is open for the summer! Pool hours are 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 our website at concordparksandrec.org for more information regarding admission and to see a full list of our group swim lessons. Bring your entire family and cool off this summer with Concord Parks and Recreation!
 
Concord Downtown Development Corporation highlights
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
Historic Courthouse Lawn
 
August 18 Craig Woolard Band
September 15 SuperGlide
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
August
8/16/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
8/18/2011 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
8/23/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
September
9/6/2011 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
9/8/2011 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 Earth will never run out of water, and that there is actually enough water on the Earth to supply every single human with all the water they could use in a lifetime? BUT, did you know it's very possible for a reservoir or water supply lake to run out of water? That's why it's important to do your part to eliminate unnecessary water use and always follow City of Concord water use guidelines. Save the drops!
 
Tranportation update part 2: key thoroughfares to be improved
The I-85 widening and associated interchange projects are perhaps the most visible construction projects planned by the City and NCDOT, but there are other key improvements that will make Concord’s transportation system safer and more efficient.  Visit the City Hall Blog to read part two in a three part series, describing improvements to four key roads over the next four years.
 
Brown-Dorton Scholarship supports future public servant leaders
The City of Concord established the Alfred M. Brown - James L. Dorton Scholarship in 2004, in honor of the memory of two of its longstanding public officials, Alfred M. Brown and James L. Dorton, who combined to provide the City with over 66 years of public service. The Brown-Dorton Scholarship is awarded to fully enrolled UNC Charlotte Master of Public Administration students with at least one semester completed in the program. As revenue from the state has decreased, private support makes a critical difference to UNC Charlotte’s ability to provide the best educational opportunities for our future public service leaders. Visit concordnc.gov for more information on how you make a difference.
 
Customers are reminded to conserve water
Concord utility customers are reminded that under normal, responsible water use guidelines, lawn irrigation is only allowed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. These restrictions are for the municipalities of Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Landis, and Mount Pleasant. 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 water conservation tips to help you be water wise both indoors and outside.
 
Register for Safety Town 2011
It’s time to register rising kindergarten students in Cabarrus County for Safety Town 2011, 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. 9 and 10 at Coltrane-Webb Elementary School, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Classes begin at 9 a.m. (Students will attend either the Aug. 9 or 10 session, according to their school assignment.) Register online at www.jclofconcord.com. Questions? Call The Junior Charity League office at 704-652-0669.
 
Inaugural Celebration of Flight at Concord Regional Airport
Concord Regional Airport is proud to announce the inaugural Celebration of Flight Open House to be held on October 29 - 30, 2011. The weekend will feature a 5k Runway Run, pancake breakfast, aircraft in flybys and static display, an EAA Young Eagles event, and more!
 
The Runway Run begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29. Registration is $25 until October 6, and $30 after October 6.
 
Interested in sponsoring the event? Visit celebrationofflight.aero for information on sponsorship opportunities.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2011 issue of Leisure Times (click here) for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
Register now for the Mayor’s Junior Golf Tournament
Wednesday, August 17
Open to all Junior golfers ages 9-17 who are Cabarrus County residents. Limited to the first 100 entries. No entry fee, but registration required. Click here for the entry form, or pick one up at Rocky River Golf Club. Tee times starting at 8:30 a.m. in three divisions: 9-holes only for tournament play ages 9 to 11; 18-holes tournament play ages 12 to 14; 18-holes tournament play ages 15 to 17.
 
The McInnis Aquatics Center is open for the summer! Pool hours are 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 our website at concordparksandrec.org for more information regarding admission and to see a full list of our group swim lessons. Bring your entire family and cool off this summer with Concord Parks and Recreation!
 
Concord Downtown Development Corporation highlights
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
Historic Courthouse Lawn
 
August 18 Craig Woolard Band
September 15 SuperGlide
 
Concord Museum highlights
Beyond Sandy Ridge book signing - Friday, August 5
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, Concord Museum
Author Nancy B. Brewer will discuss and sign copies of her new novel of historical fiction, Beyond Sandy Ridge, a sequel to her book, Carolina Rain. $2.00 from each book sold will be donated to museum.
 
"35 Years of the Old Courthouse Theatre,” a special exhibit celebrating nearly four decades of quality community theater, will be on display from June 14 through September 2 at the Concord Museum. Featured are costumes, props, playbills, posters, photographs, and other items. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Group tours by appointment. 
 
Union Street Square
11 Union Street S, Suite 104, downtown Concord
704-782-3688
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
August
8/9/2011 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8/11/2011 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
8/16/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
8/18/2011 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
8/23/2011 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!