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Did you know?
Did you know the Concord Police Code Enforcement Division handles a wide range of issues across the City? Since January, Code Enforcement Officers have responded to over 4,000 complaints, ranging from minimum housing code violations to overgrown vacant lots. Code Enforcement Manager David Barnhardt leads a team of 6 officers focused on keeping Concord a clean and safe place to live. Learn more at concordnc.gov.
 
Labor Day holiday schedule for week of September 1
In observance of Labor Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, September 1. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a one day delay next week, with Monday’s items collected on Tuesday, and Friday’s items collected on Saturday. However, customers are asked to place all yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Backyard composting made easy
In the latest episode of Successful Gardener, Concord’s Environmental Educator, Mandy Smith-Thompson joins Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Agent David Goforth to discuss backyard composting. By composting you can recycle some kitchen and yard waste items in your backyard, and produce a great nutrient-rich supplement for your garden soil. Check out the episode on Cabarrus County’s Channel 22 or anytime on the YouTube channel. You can also get tips for taking care of our environment at facebook.com/ConcordEnvironmentalEd.
 
Night work planned along Church Street
Beginning Tuesday, September 2, utility crews will be rehabilitating sewer lines under the full length of Church Street. This work will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tuesday through Friday evenings. No streets will be closed, but crews will close lanes around their work areas. Motorists traveling through the area should exercise caution. The work is part of the Water Resources Department's annual sewer lining contract. Slip lining is a process of rehabilitating existing sewer lines with minimal public disruption. Since 2004, the City has saved over a million dollars using this process. For more information, contact Mark Colangelo in the Water Resources Department at 704-920-5339 or colangem@concordnc.gov.
 
How to recycle CFL bulbs
Solid Waste Services would like to remind you that while compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) are recyclable, they are not allowed in residential recycle carts due to special handling required to process them. These bulbs are accepted at area home improvement stores as well as many Cabarrus County government facilities. Visit cabarruscounty.us for a full list of CFL recycling locations.
 
Rider Transit hosting second workshop for proposed service changes
Rider Transit is hosting its second public workshops to gather feedback on proposed service changes on Thursday, September 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rider Transit Center located at 3600 South Ridge Avenue in Concord. The public is invited to attend and share thoughts and provide feedback on the changes that will impact all seven routes this fall. Some routes have small but key changes. Others have been modified significantly. Rider Transit staff will be available to answer any questions.  For additional information and a preview of the proposed service changes, visit ckrider.com.
 
Free program available for teen drivers
Concord Police will be present at the Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience, September 6 and 7 at zMax Dragway. The free, half-day workshops teach new drivers the skills needed to better handle accident avoidance situations, ways to eliminate distracted driving behaviors, and basic vehicle maintenance tips to keep cars running newer, longer. Each session includes group discussion that reinforces smart decision making on the road, as well as hands-on driving exercises— staged on a safe, closed course— that show the dangers of multitasking behind the wheel as well as ways to respond in less-than-ideal driving situations. It's fun. It's free. But most of all, It's an important first step for a lifetime of smart driving decisions. Register at teensdrivesmarttour.com.
 
Community ceremony planned for Thursday, September 11
The Concord Fire Department invites the public to a community-wide Patriots’ Day remembrance ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 11. The brief memorial service will be held at Concord Fire Station 8, located at 1485 Old Charlotte Road.
 
Become a Wildlife Habitat Steward
Are you a nature lover, wildlife enthusiast, or gardener? The Concord Wildlife Alliance invites you to attend Habitat Steward Training in September. This National Wildlife Federation program educates people about environmental concerns, conservation issues, and teaches attendees how to create certified wildlife habitats at their homes, schools, businesses, and places of worship. Training will take place September 12, 13, 26, and 27 at Fire Station 9 (located at 1020 Ivey Cline Drive). The Friday evening sessions begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m., and the Saturday sessions last most of the day from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The $50 registration fee covers attendance at all four required sessions, and class size is limited to 40 people. To request an application, contact Debbie Foster at fostdebbie@gmail.com or 704-841-1372. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2014 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
 
Ongoing Zumba fitness classes available
Tone and sculpt your body with Zumba, the popular dance fitness program that combines fast and slow rhythms. Classes are taught by several instructors five days a week at varied times and locations. The fee is only $3 per class, visit concordparksandrec.org for a schedule and more information.
 
2014-2015 Youth Basketball Registration begins
Registration for youth basketball (ages 3-15) will be available for the month of September, with the playing season running from November until March. In addition to registering online at concordparksandrec.org or in-person at one of the recreation centers, Parks and Recreation staff will also be at Academy Sports + Outdoors two Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Visit us at the Concord Mills location September 20, and the Northlite shopping center location September 27.
 
The Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking coaches and assistant coaches for all age divisions. It’s only through volunteer coaches that we can offer the best program possible. If you are interested, please contact Sheila Lowry at lowrys@concordnc.gov or 704-920-5618.
 
Third annual United Way Adult Kickball Tournament
It’s that time again to revisit your youth and register for the Third annual United Way Kickball Tournament, scheduled for November 8 and 9 at WW Flowe Park. Registration will be available September 1 through October 31, at just $110 per team with a minimum guarantee of two games. All teams will be Coed, for ages 16 and older. Teams can register 24/7 at concordparksandrec.org, or in-person at the Academy Recreation Center weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5618.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
September
9 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session at Moss Creek Clubhouse, 9505 Moss Plantation Drive
 
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.
 

 

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Did you know?
Did you know City residents can recycle up to eight auto or light-duty truck tires twice per calendar year curbside, free of charge? Remember to place these items at the curb, with rims removed, at least two feet away from your carts, and they will be collected on (or the day following) your regular collection day. Learn more at concordnc.gov.
 
Become a Wildlife Habitat Steward
Are you a nature lover, wildlife enthusiast, or gardener? The Concord Wildlife Alliance invites you to attend Habitat Steward Training in September. This National Wildlife Federation program educates people about environmental concerns, conservation issues, and teaches attendees how to create certified wildlife habitats at their homes, schools, businesses, and places of worship. Training will take place September 12, 13, 26, and 27 at Fire Station 9 (located at 1020 Ivey Cline Drive). The Friday evening sessions begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m., and the Saturday sessions last most of the day from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The $50 registration fee covers attendance at all four required sessions, and class size is limited to 40 people. To request an application, contact Debbie Foster at fostdebbie@gmail.com or 704-841-1372. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Commercial service expands at Concord Regional Airport
On Tuesday, Allegiant Air announced that nonstop service from Concord Regional Airport to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport will begin November 13. The airline also announced that the current twice a week service to Orlando Sanford International Airport will increase to four times a week. Allegiant is showing commitment to the service and Concord by bringing on local staff to provide ticketing and ground service for their flights. The Aviation Department will continue to provide fueling and other facility services as our partnership continues. Visit concordairportnc.com for more information about this service.
 
Check out the Fall 2014 City Circular and Leisure Times
The Fall 2014 issue of the City Circular digital edition is available now, where you can read all the articles on your screen of choice. Looking for something from a recent issue? It’s in the digital archives, too – every story, every photo, and every page. The Fall 2014 issue of the Leisure Times, is also available online. See new listings of classes, activities, and events from Concord Parks and Recreation. Both publications will be in your mailbox soon if you have not received them already.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2014 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
 
2014-2015 Youth Basketball Registration coming soon, coaches wanted
Registration for youth basketball (ages 3-15) will be available for the month of September, with the playing season running from November until March. In addition to registering online at concordparksandrec.org or in-person at one of the recreation centers, Parks and Recreation staff will also be at Academy Sports + Outdoors two Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Visit us at the Concord Mills location September 20, and the Northlite shopping center location September 27.
 
The Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking coaches and assistant coaches for all age divisions. It’s only through volunteer coaches that we can offer the best program possible. If you are interested, please contact Sheila Lowry at lowrys@concordnc.gov or 704-920-5618.
 
Third annual United Way Adult Kickball Tournament
It’s that time again to revisit your youth and register for the Third annual United Way Kickball Tournament, scheduled for November 8 and 9 at WW Flowe Park. Registration will be available September 1 through October 31, at just $110 per team with a minimum guarantee of two games. All teams will be Coed, for ages 16 and older. Teams can register 24/7 at concordparksandrec.org, or in-person at the Academy Recreation Center weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5618.
 
Couch to 5K Challenge
This group training and exercise program is designed to encourage, motivate, and challenge the individual to compete with his/her peers.  No running experience is necessary.  The final goal is to run the 5 Alarm 5K on November 1. Meets at Dorton Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 26-October 1 at 6:30 p.m. Registration fee: $15. Learn more and register at concordparksandrec.org.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
September
9 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work 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.
 

 

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Did you know?
Did you know Concord Regional Airport is home to MedCenter Air’s Charlotte area base? The flight crew is approaching their fourth year stationed at Concord Regional. MedCenter Air helicopters serve a 150-mile radius from each base and are equipped to make scene and inter-facility responses. Each helicopter is equipped to maintain radio contact throughout the flight with an Emergency Department physician. Learn more about Concord Regional Airport at concordairportnc.com.
 
Highlights of the August 14 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.
 
Presented the Quarterly Shining STAR Award to Police Officer Mark Hansen. In April, Officer Hansen and his training officer responded when a couple called to report the theft of their eight-year-old son's bicycle. After taking the report, the officers felt bad for the boy. When Officer Hansen came back to work a few days later, he brought with him a brand new bicycle for the boy. Officer Hansen spent his time off searching several stores for a replacement bicycle. He first checked many pawn shops and the internet for a good replacement, but ended up buying the boy a brand new bicycle from a retail store with his own money. When Officer Hansen and his training officer presented the new bicycle to the family, the boy was thrilled and his parents were brought to tears. The STAR program is an opportunity for City of Concord coworkers to recognize each other for excellent customer service. STAR stands for Special Thanks and Recognition. The City of Concord would like to congratulate Mark for his commitment to our community.
 
Presented a retirement plaque to Roger Griffin for over 15 years of service with the Aviation Department.
 
Presented the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for period ending June 30, 2013 to the Finance Department. This is the twenty-fifth consecutive year the City of Concord has earned this achievement.
 
Received a Resolution of Appreciation from the City of High Point, recognizing Concord Electric Systems’ mutual aid provided after High Point experienced heavy damage from an ice storm in early March.
 
Administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed Historic Preservation Commission Member Casey Killough. 
 
Conducted a public hearing pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1 and offered a contract for a three year/85 percent Economic Development Grant to JQF Properties, LLC and AC Controls Company.
 
Conducted a public hearing and adopting an ordinance amending Article 7 (Base Zoning Districts) and Article 8 (Use Regulations) of the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) to permit photography studios, live-work units, and single family homes in the O-I (Office Institutional) District, and to clarify Outdoor Recreational Instruction in the non-residential districts.    
 
Received a presentation from the Concord Wildlife Alliance board and adopted a resolution in support of Concord Wildlife Alliance's efforts in certifying Concord as a Community Wildlife Habitat.
 
Scheduled a public hearing to be held at the September 11, 2014 City Council meeting to consider entering into an installment financing agreement to finance the construction of the new City Hall.   
 
Adopted the 2014 Rider Transit Development Plan, which has been approved by the Concord Kannapolis Area Transit Commission.
 
Adopted an ordinance amending the FY14-15 Fees, Rates, and Charges Schedule to add a new 1-day unlimited ride pass option for Rider Transit passengers at $4 full fare, $2 reduced fare.
 
Received a voluntary annexation petition, and adopted a resolution setting a public hearing for September 11, 2014 on the question of annexation of a parcel of land owned by Carl M. and Linda Swett
 
City Hall Construction update – Cabarrus Ave closure extended
Last week’s rainy weather delayed progress on the utility work around the new City Hall construction site, causing the closure on Cabarrus Avenue W between Union and Spring Streets to remain until August 26. The Cabarrus Avenue parking deck is accessible from Union Street using the library driveway. Those approaching from the west/roundabout should turn left on Spring Street NW, right on Grove Avenue NW, and right back on to Union Street to access the parking deck behind the library. Leaving the parking deck, traffic will be directed left onto Cabarrus Avenue W. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Wilshire Avenue bridge replacement to begin
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced that it is ready to move forward with the Wilshire Avenue bridge replacement project. NCDOT will temporarily close a section of Wilshire Avenue at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 18, weather permitting. Crews will replace the bridge over Irish Buffalo Creek, requiring the road to remain closed through April, 2015.The City of Concord is partnering with NCDOT to replace the aging bridge, with the completed product better accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians. Traffic will be detoured from Wilshire Avenue to Union Street to Branchview Drive (N.C. 3) to Warren Coleman Boulevard (U.S. 601) back to Wilshire Avenue. Visit ncdot.gov for more information.
 
Concord Downtown Annual Party is open to the public
The Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) is having their Annual Party on Monday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Carolina Courts located at 24 Spring Street SW. Open to the public, tickets are just $15 each and may be purchased via concorddowntown.com or by calling 704-784-4208. Known as the Annual Meeting in years past, this year’s gathering is a party to celebrate the close of an extremely successful fiscal year for the Downtown Concord community. In the last few months Downtown Concord has received a lot of attention due to the flurry of diverse restaurants that have opened or are soon to open, offering a wide variety of cuisine choices. Most of the Downtown Concord restaurants will be offering a tasting at the Annual Party to let attendees sample the diversity of the district’s restaurants, along with craft beer.
 
Union Street Live, featuring Lakeside Drive
Historic Downtown Concord welcomes Lakeside Drive, an exciting group of master musicians who are making a big splash in the Carolina Beach Music scene, to Union Street Live next Thursday, August 21. In just three years of existence, Lakeside Drive has released five charted beach music hit songs, and their repertoire is varied and entertaining, consisting of a variety of beach music, rock classics, good ole boogie tunes, country, and jazz. Come watch the show on Means Avenue between Union and Church Streets. The series continues through September on the third Thursday of each month from 6-9 p.m. Visit concorddowntown.com for this summer’s concert schedule and more.
 
Rider Transit hosting workshops for proposed service changes
Rider Transit is hosting two public workshops to gather feedback on proposed service changes scheduled to take place this fall. Workshops will be held on Thursday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday, September 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rider Transit Center located at 3600 South Ridge Avenue in Concord. The public is invited to attend and share thoughts and provide feedback on the changes that will impact all seven routes. Some routes have small but key changes. Others have been modified significantly. Rider Transit staff will be available to answer any questions.  For additional information and a preview of the proposed service changes, visit ckrider.com.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2014 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
 
Boot camp in the park
This outdoor extreme fitness class incorporates cardio drills, body weight resistance training, and core workouts. Bring bottled water, mat or towel, and a pair of hand weights. Must be 18 years of age; medical clearance required for those over 40 years of age. Meets 5:00-6:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from August 18-September 4 at Les Myers Park. Learn more and register at concordparksandrec.org.
 
Couch to 5K Challenge
This group training and exercise program is designed to encourage, motivate, and challenge the individual to compete with his/her peers.  No running experience is necessary.  The final goal is to run the 5 Alarm 5K on November 1. Meets at Dorton Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 26-October 1 at 6:30 p.m. Registration fee: $15. Learn more and register at concordparksandrec.org.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
August
September
9 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work 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.
 

 

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Did you know?
Did you know that North Carolina law requires each city and county to have a Clerk? The City Clerk is the official keeper of City records, and has many other roles described in Chapter 160A of the NC General Statutes, in addition to many additional responsibilities that vary from city to city. Learn more about the history of the municipal clerk at iimc.com.
 
NCDOT begins transitioning Poplar Tent Road to superstreet design
The N.C. Department of Transportation has placed traffic into a new pattern on Poplar Tent Road near I-85 in Concord as construction winds down on the $125.2 million I-85 widening project. The “superstreet” design stretches from west of Derita Road/Odell School Road to east of Shelton Road. A similar pattern will be implemented on N.C. 73 from Biscayne Drive to Branson Road. NCDOT plans to eventually improve traffic flow along a 4.4 mile stretch of Poplar Tent Road in a similar way.
 
The “superstreet” is beneficial in mitigating congestion on urban roadways by redirecting side-street traffic. Motorists approaching from side streets can turn right and continue to the first available U-turn, reducing the potential for accidents while maintaining traffic flow. Learn more at ncdot.gov.
 
Take a trip down the Rocky River
You may have read about the Rocky River Blueway and its two new launch points last month in the CityLink Newsletter. Now, you can check out what it looks like courtesy of Cabarrus County's Channel 22, as Cabarrus This Week is out in the wild, experiencing nature's beauty on the Riverbend Farm Trail. Learn more about the Rocky River Blueway at carolinathreadtrail.org and watch this week's episode of CTW to see this popular place to paddle.

 

 

You're invited to the Concord Downtown Annual Party!
The Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) is having their Annual Party on Monday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Carolina Courts located at 24 Spring Street SW. Open to the public, tickets are just $15 each and may be purchased via concorddowntown.com or by calling 704-784-4208. Known as the Annual Meeting in years past, this year’s gathering is a party to celebrate the close of an extremely successful fiscal year for the Downtown Concord community. In the last few months Downtown Concord has received a lot of attention due to the flurry of diverse restaurants that have opened or are soon to open, offering a wide variety of cuisine choices. Most of the Downtown Concord restaurants will be offering a tasting at the Annual Party to let attendees sample the diversity of the district’s restaurants, along with craft beer.
 
Rider Transit hosting workshops for proposed service changes
Rider Transit is hosting two public workshops to gather feedback on proposed service changes scheduled to take place this fall. Workshops will be held on Thursday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday, September 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rider Transit Center located at 3600 South Ridge Avenue in Concord. The public is invited to attend and share thoughts and provide feedback on the changes that will impact all seven routes. Some routes have small but key changes. Others have been modified significantly. Rider Transit staff will be available to answer any questions.  For additional information and a preview of the proposed service changes, visit ckrider.com.

Upcoming events at Concord Housing
The Concord Housing Department hosts a variety of events and classes for residents, which are open to the community as well. Upcoming offerings include the "Watch Me Soar" girls book club, Diabetes Management, craft classes, and more. Call the Housing Department at 704-920-6100 to for schedules and more information.

 

 

Save the date for the Safety Palooza
Safe Kids Cabarrus is planning its third annual Safety Palooza at Super K-Mart in Concord (545 Concord Parkway N) on Saturday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event will offer a variety of free activities for both children and adults, as well as a chance to interact with Concord Fire and Police personnel. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
 
Family fun at the Fair
The Ferris wheel and cotton candy may be weeks away, but plan today for the Cabarrus County fair September 5-13. Now is the time to avoid long lines by purchasing your tickets in advance, online, at a reduced rate through September 4. Find tickets and more at cabarruscounty.us or call 704-786-7221
  
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
August
12 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work 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.
 

 

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Did you know?
Did you know the City provides the e-Care customer service web portal for utility customers? Electric and Water customers can view usage information, pay their bill, or report a problem through the e-Care system. Sign up today to get online access to your electric utility information at concordnc.gov.
 
City Hall construction update
This week, CM Black began site work for the City Hall construction project. Cabarrus Avenue W is closed to through traffic between Union and Spring Streets until August 15, for utility work associated with the City Hall construction project. The Cabarrus Avenue parking deck entrance is accessible from Union Street using the library driveway. Those approaching from the west/roundabout should turn left on Spring Street NW, right on Grove Avenue NW, and right back on to Union Street to access the parking deck behind the library. Leaving the parking deck, traffic will be directed left onto Cabarrus Avenue W. Visit concordnc.gov/newcityhall for photos and more information.
 
Attend the first public meeting of the Concord Wildlife Alliance August 5
The Concord Wildlife Alliance is the newest chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation and is seeking new members. Approximately one year ago, the Concord City Council established a goal to certify Concord as a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation. A citizen committee that includes local NCWF members was formed to achieve this goal, with establishing CWA as their first step towards Community Wildlife Habitat certification. CWA invites everyone who is interested in wildlife and natural resource conservation to attend its first public meeting on Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. at McGill Baptist Church located at the intersection of Poplar Tent Road and George W. Liles Parkway. A speaker from the NCWF will talk and answer questions about gardening for wildlife and back yard certification. CWA plans to hold public meetings at this time and location the first Tuesday of every month. Learn more and how to join at concordnc.gov.
 
Take a stand against crime on National Night Out
National Night Out (NNO) occurs annually on the first Tuesday in August, and is celebrated in every city, town, and village in the United States. Across the nation, residents get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention.  In addition to increasing awareness of crime, NNO also strengthens neighborhood spirit and community-police partnerships, while sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime! On Tuesday, August 5, be sure to get out and know your neighbors, and keep your porch light on as a sign of vigilance against crime.
 
Are you ready to go back to school?
Believe it or not, back to school time for Cabarrus County School (CCS) students is coming soon. The first day of school for CCS students is Monday, August 25.  CCS recently launched its annual Back-to-School website for parents and students. The site includes school bell schedules, report card and progress report dates, calendars, and lots of other important information to help our parents and students prepare for the new school year. For more info, visit cabarrus.k12.nc.us/backtoschool.
 
Save the date for the Safety Palooza
Safe Kids Cabarrus is planning its third annual Safety Palooza at Super K-Mart in Concord (545 Concord Parkway N) on Saturday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event will offer a variety of free activities for both children and adults, as well as a chance to interact with Concord Fire and Police personnel. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
  
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
August
12 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work 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.