Entries for September 2009


Click on this link for theConcord News Update featuring the following information.

 2009-2010 Leaf Collection Dates Announced


United Way Run for Life Fun Run, 5K and 10K
October 10, 2009
Online Registration is available.
The City of Concord will host a fun and safe Big Sweep Cleanup on Saturday, October 10, 2009.

Click on this link for the Concord News Update featuring the following information.

 2009-2010 Leaf Collection Dates Announced


United Way Run for Life Fun Run, 5K and 10K
October 10, 2009
Online Registration is available.
The City of Concord will host a fun and safe Big Sweep Cleanup on Saturday, October 10, 2009.


Good afternoon,
The following is a short excerpt of the information contained in this week's Concord Weekly Update. For more information, please see the attached document.
Marking the Thread" Celebration Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
City of Concord will host this event to celebrate the Carolina Thread Trail.
Rocky River Greenway Phase One Public Workshop The second Public Workshop for Rocky River Greenway Phase One will be held on Thursday, September 17 at Fire Station #9 Community Room (located on Ivey Cline Road and Poplar Tent Road). 
The City of Concord is conducting a 2009 Solid Waste Survey to measure how well our service is doing, what you think, and how we can better provide recycling, garbage, and other related services.
The survey is available on our website at
The following meetings are held at the Municipal Building at 26 Union St. South, in Council Chambers on the 2nd Floor.
9/15/2009 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
9/17/2009 at 7:000 p.m. Historic Commission
Highlights of the September 10, 2009 Concord City Council Meeting
1. Administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed Board and Commission members Terry Austin, Kathy Nelson, Keith Dacus, and Abigail Claar.
2. Conducted a public hearing and did not amend Article 8 of the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO).   Earlier this year, Ms. Tanya Koenig submitted a letter requesting a change to the City's Development Ordinance as well as the City's Code of Ordinances that would permit residents to maintain chickens on their property. The proposed changes automatically came to Council after a Planning and Zoning Commission vote resulted in a 2 to 2 tie. Council voted to keep the ordinance as it currently exists and not allow chickens in the City.
3. Continued the public hearing to the October meeting to consider an ordinance for the annexation of a parcel of land owned by Christenbury Farms Inc., and CUE Development, LLC on the north side of Christenbury Parkway.  Only the portion not current in the City Limits that is north of Christenbury Parkway is being requested for annexation.
4. Received a presentation from the City of Concord Youth Council. Hunter Horton, President of the Youth Council for 2009-2010 gave the council an update on their projects for the fall. 
5. Adopted a resolution approving the exchange of property at Lake Fisher. The City will exchange 18 acres of City property for 51 acres of property currently owned by DPE Investments.  This will result in a much larger buffer area to protect the quality of water in the Lake.
6. Adopted a resolution approving a long term lease of property to the Douglas Group LLC for housing in the Logan Community. The Douglas Group is leasing 4.13 acres at the old Logan High School grounds to build a new apartment and amenity complex for senior citizens. At least 20% of the units must be used for persons of low-to-moderate incomes. Council also authorized the acquisition of two vacant lots on Booker Street using Community Development Block Grant funds to realign the street so the intersections approaching the new facility will be safer.. 
7 Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with AMEC Earth and Environmental Incorporated (AMEC) for the implementation of the Brownfield Assessment Grant received by the City in 2009. A "Brownfield" by definition is an abandoned, idled or underused industrial and/or commercial site where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. The City has been awarded its third grant from the Environmental Protection Agency  to help property owners identify and evaluate Brownfield sites within the City.
8. Entered into a Municipal Agreement for Transportation Improvement  with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to provide for the City's share of the costs associated with projects impacting Cabarrus Avenue, Powder Street and Corban Avenue.  NCDOT is preparing to implement two projects in the same vicinity.  The first is the replacement of the Cabarrus Avenue bridge over the railroad.  This agreement provides for the City to assist with the upgrade of the railing on the new bridge, prepare for related street lighting, relocate utilities and to provide for sidewalk construction.  The other project is for NCDOT to improve Cabarrus Avenue and Powder Street in order to close the Corban Avenue at-grade railroad crossing to enhance safety and prepare for high speed rail.  NCDOT is starting the right-of-way acquisition process.
9.  Awarded a 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. Again this year the City has supplemented its share of funds coming from the State gasoline tax to increase street resurfacing with local dollars. In order to take advantage of the current lower resurfacing costs, the City's contribution will be used for resurfacing this Fall and another contract will be bid this Spring after the State money is received.  Ferebee Corporation was the low bidder for the Fall contract.
10.  Approved the modification of the operating hours of recreation centers. Parks and Recreation continues to evaluate center use vs. operating costs in light of the current economic conditions. Studies show much lower "free play" use during the  8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m hour and on Sundays.  Council approved closing the centers for "free play" during these times. The Department will continue to provide staffing for formal programs scheduled during these hours.
11.  Amended Chapter 46 of the Concord City Code, entitled "Solid Waste." to provide for the handling of excessive amounts of bulk waste. Customers disposing of an excessive amount of bulk waste of 10 cubic yards or greater are required to rent a roll-off container with a minimum capacity of 20 cubic yards at their expense. Failure to follow this requirement will result in the waste on the property being declared a public nuisance.  Enforcement will result in charging the violator for cleanup costs if they fail to correct the violation within a 5 day time limit.

The attached document has all the current news, meeting dates, and upcoming events. Below is a short example of what it contains.

The City of Concord offices will be closed September 7th in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Garbage and recycling  will be collected during the holiday week on a one day delay.
For example, Monday will be collected on Tuesday and then Friday on Saturday.

Monday and Tuesday yard waste customers please have your yard waste on the curb by 7am on Tuesday. Wednesday through Friday yard waste will be collected on the regular days.

For more information, call 704-920-5555.

12th Annual Mayor's Golf Tournament for Programs benefiting the City of Concord and Cabarrus County Youth Programs will be held on September 25th or first 132 entered. Deadline to enter is September 20th. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

Entry fee is $85 per person and includes food, beverage, prizes and golf! Sign up forms are available on the City of Concord Website at

Please make checks payable to :
City of Concord
Mayor’s Tournament
6900 Bruton Smith Blvd.
Concord, NC 28027

Call 704.455.1200 for more information!