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Did you know?
Did you know if a child dials 911 and hangs up the telephone, the Emergency Communications Center will try to call back? If no one answers, a law enforcement officer will be dispatched to the address to check on them if the address can be verified. Contrary to what you might have heard before, a child will not be in trouble if someone calls them back or a Law Enforcement Officer comes to check on them because the first concern is the safety of the child.

Council Member Parsley elected to second term on NC League board of directors
Concord City Council Member Jennifer Parsley has been elected for a second two-year term on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina League of Municipalities. In that role, Council Member Parsley will help oversee the advocacy and membership service efforts of the League, which represents more than 540 cities, towns and villages across North Carolina. The selection was made by League members during the organization’s annual conference, CityVision 2017, held last week in Greenville. Visit concordnc.gov or nclm.org for more information.

Nature impacts each of us in a unique way. Join the conversation.
The Concord Wildlife Alliance is hosting a FREE screening of Nature Matters, a 40-minute documentary that follows a group of Charlotte teens fully experiencing nature for the first time. The Cabarrus County Board of Education Chairman Barry Shoemaker will emcee the event and moderate an after-film discussion with Nicole Driscoll, who was featured in the film, Concord Environmental Educator Mandy Smith-Thompson, Cabarrus County Active Living and Parks program manager Alex Beck, North Carolina Wildlife Federation Great Outdoors University Program Director Mary Bures, and Cabarrus County Schools teacher Lenora Barron. The screening begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5 at the Davis Theatre (65 Union Street S). Learn more and see the trailer at naturemattersfilm.com.

New solo exhibit coming soon to ClearWater Artist Studios
The team at ClearWater Artist Studios is gearing up for a new exhibition that will run October 7 through December 1. The solo show features ClearWater tenant artist Barbara Ellis' abstract expressionist works, which have evolved over the year 2016-17. For the first time, the Opening Reception will take place in the evening, from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, October 7. Ellis will give an Artist talk from 7-8 p.m. during the reception, and light refreshments will be served. Parking is free and plentiful on-site in three well-lot parking lots. ClearWater Artist Studios are located at 223 Crowell Drive NW in Gibson Village. Visit the all-new clearwaterartists.com or call 704-784-9535 details.

D. G. Martin to speak in Concord: reserve your seat by October 12
D. G. Martin, author, columnist, and host of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the guest speaker at the Deana Irvin Author's Symposium luncheon, sponsored by the Concord Friends of the Library. The event will be Thursday, October 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at City Club at Gibson Mill (325 McGill Avenue NW). Book signing for Martin's "North Carolina's Roadside Eateries" book to follow program. Open to the public. Tickets are $27 (includes lunch buffet). Registration form available at the Concord branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library, or via the Concord Friends of the Library’s Facebook Page. Registration deadline is October 12. Call 704-920-2050 for additional information.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2017 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Final Call for Youth Basketball registration
Registration for Youth Basketball ends this weekend! Online registration ends at 11:59 pm Saturday night. Additionally, Parks and Recreation staff will be at the Northlite Academy Sports + Outdoors tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. register in-person (cash or check only). Find out more about the youth basketball league at concordparksandrec.org.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

October
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
11 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
12 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
16 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!

Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

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Did you know?
Did you know Concord Police will be increasing the visible police presence, traffic enforcement citations, bike patrols, and foot patrols in the Concord Mills Boulevard area beginning October 1? It’s all part of a federally supported operational model called DDACTS. Find out more about this new program on the new @ConcordNCPolice Twitter feed.

Electric crews on their way home after restoring power in Georgia and Florida
For the last ten days, 14 Concord Electric Systems coworkers have been working as part of a 42-person team deployed by ElectriCities to restore power in Georgia and Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Concord’s team joined crews from Kings Mountain, Gastonia, Huntersville/Cornelius, Maiden, Morganton, and Statesville first going to East Point and Covington, Georgia, and then to Jacksonville, Sarasota/Bradenton, and Fort Myers, Florida. The team was released this afternoon after helping restore power to thousands of customers and is expected back in Concord tomorrow.   to assist in power restoration efforts, including Justin Pepper, Marino Perez, Jackie Rushing, Jason Sartain, Larry Barbee, Chandler Rice, Daniel Scott, Robert McClure, Jonathan Sheilds, Chris Aldridge, Darrell Allman, Lannie Cruse, Billy Deese, and Blaine Long. Visit the Concord Public Safety Facebook Page or ready.gov/september to find out how you can be involved and part of something larger when disaster strikes.

Updated water sampling shows compliance with all standards
The City of Concord is pleased to announce that as of August 2017, drinking water supplied to our customers has returned to compliance with all federal and state regulations. In June of this year, customers were notified of the exceedance of haloacetic acids, in violation of a drinking water standard. Haloacetic acids (HAAs) are a type of by-product formed when the chlorine used to disinfect drinking water reacts with naturally occurring organic matter (NOM) in water. Although water remained safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, swimming, and other activities, the City prioritized keeping customers aware of what happened, actions they could consider, and what the City would do to correct the situation. August's sampling results show that Concord's water has returned to compliance with haloacetic acid levels and all other regulations at all sampling locations. To achieve compliance, Water Resources professionals immediately started new efforts to correct the HAA issue, including adjusting the pH of the treated water to be less favorable for HAA formation, and using carbon in raw water to adsorb as much of the organics as possible prior to chlorination. Additional information is available at concordnc.gov.

NCDOT to shift traffic on Concord Parkway near NC 73 tonight
The N.C. Department of Transportation is preparing to shift traffic on U.S. 29 North near N.C. 73 in Concord as part of a $13 million project to replace two bridges over Norfolk Southern Railroad. Weather permitting, work will start at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, when northbound traffic will be shifted from its current pattern to the existing southbound lanes. The new pattern will leave two lanes available for both northbound and southbound traffic, and will be in place up to a year. Future traffic shifts will be scheduled as work progresses. The project is scheduled to wrap up in the spring of 2020. For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

C-54 that participated in Berlin Airlift coming to Concord Regional Airport
The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation's WWII era C-54 Spirit of Freedom aircraft will visit Concord Regional Airport and be open to the public on September 27 and 28, with tours available 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. each day. This four engine cargo aircraft was a Berlin Airlift participant; it’s now a flying museum to the airlift, owned and flown by a volunteer crew of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation. There is free parking available and no charge tour the aircraft on the ground. Find out more at concordnc.gov.

D. G. Martin to speak in Concord reserve your seat by October 12
D. G. Martin, author, columnist, and host of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the guest speaker at the Deana Irvin Author's Symposium luncheon, sponsored by the Concord Friends of the Library. The event will be Thursday, October 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at City Club at Gibson Mill (325 McGill Avenue NW). Book signing for Martin's "North Carolina's Roadside Eateries" book to follow program. Open to the public. Tickets are $27 (includes lunch buffet). Registration form available at the Concord branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library, or via the Concord Friends of the Library’s Facebook Page. Registration deadline is October 12. Call 704-920-2050 for additional information.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2017 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Take a Child Outside week: Park Passport and Wilderness Hunt
Each year,
Take a Child Outside week is September 24-30. Playing outside connects children to the natural world, helping them focus in school and reducing the chance of childhood obesity. Join us for a week-long BINGO scavenger hunt, where participating children will receive passport stamps at each location they visit. Visit two or more programs and receive a special wilderness adventure prize! No registration required. Drop in 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday of next week (September 25-29)! Visit concordparksandrec.org for locations.

Pardon our dust: upgrades coming to Caldwell Parks' Dan Pharr Building
The Dan Pharr Building at Caldwell Park is currently under renovation and is scheduled to reopen in early 2018 with more program/meeting space (increase from 2,219 to 2,667 square feet), an improved kitchen, and upgraded flooring (existing floors are concrete). The Dan Pharr Building is used often by the community and these renovations will enhance its use for family gatherings and other community events. Parks and Rec staff anticipate reopening the reservation process for this facility in January. If you have questions, please call 704-920-5600. Construction photos are available at facebook.com/ConcordNC.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

October
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
11 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
12 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
16 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!

Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

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Did you know?
Did you know that the Housing Department hosts programs designed to help promote more self-sufficiency and economic homeownership opportunities for local residents?  The Department will host a career fair at the Neighborhood Networks Technology Center (265 Salem Street SW) on Thursday, September 28 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  For more information call 704-920-6110.

As part of national preparedness month, plan to help your neighbors and community
As National Preparedness Month continues, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, communities in nine impacted states have begun their recovery. Before sunrise on Wednesday, Concord Electric Systems sent its first crew to East Point and Covington, Georgia to assist in power restoration efforts, including Justin Pepper, Marino Perez, Jackie Rushing, Jason Sartain, Larry Barbee, Chandler Rice, Daniel Scott, Robert McClure, Jonathan Sheilds, Chris Aldridge, Darrell Allman, Lannie Cruse, Billy Deese, and Blaine Long.  The crew is now heading to Jacksonville, FL. The City of Concord asks you to consider how you can prepare to help your community and neighbors if needed. Visit the Concord Public Safety Facebook Page to learn more and visit ready.gov/september.

Highlights of the September 15 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.

Received a presentation from Concord Youth Council President Allyson Finley.

Conducted a public hearing pursuant to NC General Statutes Sec. 158-7.1 offered a contract for a one year/85 percent tax-based
Economic Development Incentive Grant to JJ Haines to locate at 1000 Derita Road NW in Concord.

Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance amending Article 9, Section 9.1.5, Special Purpose and Overlay Districts, of the
Concord Development Ordinance (CDO).

Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with the Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) for the receipt of the
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant funds to the Parks and Recreation Department.

Approved the
Rider Express regional transit route proposal and authorized City staff to work with CATS staff and the Charlotte Metropolitan Transit Commission to reach and finalize an agreement and project execution plan.

Authorized the City Manager to finalize and sign a contract with
Odonnell Company to provide marketing and public relations services for the Rider Transit system.

Entered into a Municipal Agreement with the
North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for the extension of Dickens Place NE to connect with Vinehaven Drive NE at Copperfield Boulevard.

Adopted a resolution endorsing and
requesting NCDOT funding for roadway improvements along US 29 (Concord Parkway S) from the intersection of Concord Commons Place to Rock Hill Church Road.

Accepted a
grant from the FAA for the Concord Regional Airport Runway Strengthening project and adopted a related budget amendment.

Adopting resolutions authorizing the City Manager and other appropriate staff to take all appropriate actions to sell City owned property located at 30 Hawthorne Street SW and authorizing the sale of real property located at 95 Kirkwood Drive and 34 Hawthorne Street SW.

Appointed Cesar Correa and Steve Bradley as alternate members to the Board of Adjustment; Kim Greer as an at-large member to the Stormwater Management Advisory Committee; and Assistant City Manager Lloyd Payne as a member of the Concord Downtown Development Corporation Board of Directors.

Tweet with the Chief
Concord Police are expanding their social media reach with a new presence on Twitter. Follow @ConcordNCPolice for news, information, and updates from Chief Gary Gacek and his team. In the first official tweet, Chief Gacek said the department is “looking forward to connecting with community and keeping public updated on news and events via Twitter.” You can also find the Police Department on Nextdoor.com and on a shared Concord Public Safety Facebook page jointly managed along with Fire, Communications, and Emergency Management staff.

 

Be your Child's Hero at Safety Palooza 2017 TOMORROW!
Safe Kids Cabarrus and the Concord Fire Department are hosting this year's Safety Palooza from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. The event will once again be at Concord Fire Station 3, located at 100 Warren C. Coleman Boulevard N and features the Junior Firefighter Challenge for youth ages 6-17. The event will also feature local public safety agencies and a variety of activities to help keep kids safe, such as car seat checks, free CPR training, and safe disposal of expired and unused medications. Enjoy free food, inflatable amusements for kids, and community vendors! Visit safekidscabarrus.org or call 704-920-5529 for more information.

Flying history museum at Concord Regional Airport this weekend
The “Madras Maiden” WWII Era B-17 Flying Fortress is at Concord Regional Airport this weekend. As part of the 2017 Salute to Veterans Tour, the Liberty Foundation of Claremore, Oklahoma is bringing the historic aircraft to Concord for flights and ground tours on September 16 and 17. Madras Maiden is one of just a handful of airworthy B-17s in the United States. For more information, visit
libertyfoundation.org or call 918-340-0243.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2017 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Youth Basketball Registration continues the entire month of September
Youth Basketball (ages 3 – 15) registration is underway through September 30.  Registration is $35 for City of Concord residents and $55 for non-city residents, and is available at any of our 3 Recreation Centers (Academy, Hartsell, and Logan) or online at
concordparksandrec.org. Visit our website or call 704-920-5600 for details.

Greenway Adventures – FREE!
We are back on the greenways with our special tools in search of nature’s supplies and awesome habitats. Are you ready to get down and dirty? This week we are making Muddy Masterpieces. Using soils from along our trail we will sculpt, draw and paint with the mud. Bring a towel for this filthy activity. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun. We will meet on Monday, 9/18 at the McGee Park Shelter and Wednesday, 9/20 at the Moss Creek HHH II Greenway trailhead beginning at 5:00 p.m. These activities are created for ages 4 and up and there is no fee to participate.

Big Books and Little Picassos
Our story this week “Ten Apples Up On Top” will lead us into wonderfully creative activities. Instead of apples on our head like the book, we’re going to paint “apples” on the “tree” using fingers and found objects. We are using water-based paints so make sure your child is wearing old clothing! For children ages 2-5; children must be accompanied by an adult. We will meet at Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Road from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 9/19.
Pre-register by 9/18. Each Big Books and Little Picassos class is $5 for City residents; $10 non-residents.

Big Books and Little Cooks
Children ages 2-5 are welcomed to join us for a story and fun in the kitchen! We’ll play games and make themed snacks with our story, “Marshmallows for Martians”. Blast into space with us as we join George on his quest to find out what sort of sweets aliens like to eat. We’ll make marshmallow goodies fit for a Martian!! We will meet at Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Road from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, 9/21.
Pre-register by 9/19. Each Big Books and Little Cooks class is $5 for City residents; $10 non-residents.

Ultimate Game Days – FREE!
Think you can play dodgeball? Youth ages 8-17, we challenge you to the ultimate game of Gaga Dodgeball! Join us Thursday, 9/21 at McGee Park in the circle between the parking lot and the playground from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
There is no fee, but do signup; no registrations may result in cancellation.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

September
19 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

October
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
11 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
12 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!

Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

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Did you know?
Did you know the City has property for sale? The Legal Department has established a process for the City to divest of extraneous property and to dispose of property acquired through tax foreclosure. Visit concordnc.gov/property4sale to see what's available.

As Irma track changes, long-term preparedness encouraged
Earlier this week, the projected path of Hurricane Irma heightened local awareness of the need to prepare for emergency situations. The City continues to monitor Irma and is ready to respond to local impacts. Although the latest forecasts now have lessened the local threat, the public is encouraged to use this as an opportunity to prepare now for future events. Whether tropical storms, winter weather, or other situations, maintaining emergency plans and supply kits for homes and businesses can have an enormous effect on the ability to recover. The best time to plan for an emergency is now, well in advance.

Over 30 staff members from all Departments assembled in the City's Emergency Operations Center this afternoon for a final briefing in advance of Irma. The City has focused preparations on staffing, equipment and supplies, fuel, and interdepartmental coordination that would be needed in the event of responding to severe weather. We will continue to monitor the developing situation and encourage the community to do the same. Being ready helps you and your family stay safe before and after a severe weather event. It also lowers the workload of fire, police, and medical first-responders, find out how at concordnc.gov and readync.org.

Cabarrus County Fair now open!
Nothing Compares, the theme of the 2017 Cabarrus County Fair, invites you to explore beyond the midway. The Fair features a butterfly encounter, which sits alongside crowd favorites like the petting zoo, livestock displays, sand castle carving, milking booth, and educational exhibits. Live performances include karaoke on Sunday nights, local bands, The Firefighter Training Show, Barnyard Cackle Review, Ackmonster's Chainsaw Art, Robinson's Racing Pigs, and Rockin' A Ranch Petting Zoo. Watch live demonstrations from local beekeepers, Master Gardeners, wood turners, and stop by the open forge fire for sustainable living demonstrations and view local farm equipment on display. Find out more and buy tickets at cabarruscountyfair.com.

Honoring the lives lost on 9/11 and first responders

The Concord Fire Department invites the public to a community-wide Patriots Day remembrance ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 11. The brief memorial service will be held at Concord Fire Station 8, located at 1485 Old Charlotte Road.

Per the schedule established by City Council, the historic Gamewell Diaphone at Fire Station 1 will sound one blast at 8:46 a.m. on Monday, September 11 to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In addition to this remembrance of 9/11, as part of the 2017 Appropriations Act the General Assembly added a new legal holiday, First Responders Day, to occur annually on September 11. The City of Concord thanks all first-responders who work to keep our community safe.

Be your Child's Hero at Safety Palooza 2017
Safe Kids Cabarrus and the Concord Fire Department are hosting this year's Safety Palooza from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. The event will once again be at Concord Fire Station 3, located at 100 Warren C. Coleman Boulevard N and features the Junior Firefighter Challenge for youth ages 6-17. The event will also feature local public safety agencies and a variety of activities to help keep kids safe, such as car seat checks, free CPR training, and safe disposal of expired and unused medications. Enjoy free food, inflatable amusements for kids, and community vendors! Visit safekidscabarrus.org or call 704-920-5529 for more information.

Final weeks to participate in 2017 Solid Waste customer satisfaction survey
The City of Concord is committed to providing residents with the highest quality of service. We would like you to tell us how satisfied you are with your garbage, recycle, and bulky waste services by Waste Pro. We would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to answer complete our short survey available at
concordnc.gov/solidwaste.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2017 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Toddler time and pre-school activities
Concord Parks and Recreation has a variety of programs and classes available for Concord's littlest citizens. From art and dancing to cooking and fitness, check out the Fall 2017 Leisure Times for all the fun things available for kiddos! Pre-registration required for most activities, visit concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5600.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

September
12 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
13 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
14 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
19 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!

Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

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Did you know?
Did you know the Parks and Recreation Department’s newest Leisure Times is now available, packed with tons of fun for you and your family this fall? Find out more at concordparksandrec.org.

City of Concord to observe Labor Day, Patriots Day
In observance of Labor Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, September 4. 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 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5. Yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Friday, September 8. The Concord Fire Department invites the public to a community-wide Patriots Day remembrance ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 11. The brief memorial service will be held at Concord Fire Station 8, located at 1485 Old Charlotte Road. For more information, visit concordnc.gov.

 

FEMA offers advice and resources to those looking to help in response to Hurricane Harvey
According to FEMA, the best way to help after a disaster is with cash donations to trusted organizations. Cash is efficient, flexible to use, and requires no packaging or transport. Trusted organizations will ensure your money goes to help those in need. For more information on how you can help and a list of nonprofit organizations, visit nvoad.org. You can also visit fema.gov for additional information, including job opportunities to work with FEMA in the response.

Be your Child's Hero at Safety Palooza 2017
Safe Kids Cabarrus and the Concord Fire Department are hosting this year's Safety Palooza from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. The event will once again be at Concord Fire Station 3, located at 100 Warren C. Coleman Boulevard N and features the Junior Firefighter Challenge for youth ages 6-17. The event will also feature local public safety agencies and a variety of activities to help keep kids safe, such as car seat checks, free CPR training, and safe disposal of expired and unused medications. Enjoy free food, inflatable amusements for kids, and community vendors! Visit safekidscabarrus.org or call 704-920-5529 for more information.

Annual sewer line rehabilitation work planned through September
Citizens may imagine sewer rehabilitation as quite a messy endeavor. However, each year the City of Concord uses a slip lining contractor to maintain sewer infrastructure with minimal public disruption and considerable benefits. Contractors began the latest round of slip lining work earlier this month, and will continue through September. Slip lining is a process of rehabilitating existing sewer lines using remote-control devices to coat the inside of the sewer pipes. Since 2004, the City has saved millions of dollars using this process to give century-old iron and clay pipes new life, as opposed to replacing sewer lines. Find out more at
concordnc.gov.

Just a few weeks left to participate in 2017 Solid Waste customer satisfaction survey
The City of Concord is committed to providing residents with the highest quality of service. We would like you to tell us how satisfied you are with your garbage, recycle, and bulky waste services by Waste Pro. We would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to answer complete our short survey available at concordnc.gov/solidwaste.

ClearWater Artist Studios Makes A Splash with New Website

ClearWater Artist Studios, the artist haven and community hub housed in the City of Concord's nearly century-old water works and utility operations facilities, is turning a page. A set of pages, in fact—it launches a brand-new website today. The new site features dozens of photos and a polished design to peak visitors' curiosity and offer a more complete glimpse of what ClearWater is all about. The site features a gallery of the tenant artists, offering biographies, a sampling of each artist’s works, and contact information. Also prominent are the calendar of events, class listings, and online reservations for ClearWater’s various event spaces, along with plenty of other interactivity.  Check it out. The new site is available at the same URL: clearwaterartists.com.


Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2017 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Youth Basketball Registration the entire month of September

Youth Basketball (ages 3 – 15) registration will take place September 1 – 30.  Registration is $35 for City of Concord Residents and $55 for non-city residents and is available at any of the City's 3 Recreation Centers (Academy, Hartsell and Logan) or online at www.concordparksandrec.org

 

Adult Fitness with Joy Dry

Body Sculpt is a combination of traditional body sculpting methods using free weights, resistance bands and your own body weight. Designed to provide you with a total body workout. Good for all levels. All equipment is provided. Class meets Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Academy Recreation Center. The four week session is $17 City resident; $22 non-resident, running 9/6 - 9/28.


Boot Camp In The Park is the outdoor class that will keep you guessing and challenged with every workout. Designed to improve your overall fitness with strength, cardio, flexibility, agility, and endurance. Have fun and work hard! Bring a mat, dumbbells and water. Class meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 5:00-6:00 a.m. at the Les Myers Park Ball Field or Tennis Courts. The first 16 class session is $65 for City residents; $70 non-residents, running 9/5 – 9/28.

 

Outdoor Circuit Training is a NEW CLASS offering stations of cardio, strength and core training. Maximize your calorie burn with this full body workout. Great for all levels. Bring a mat, towel and water. Class meets Thursday from 6:15-7:15 a.m. at Les Myers Park Tennis Courts. The first four week session is now $17 City resident; $22 non-resident, running 9/7 – 9/28.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

September
12 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
13 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
14 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
19 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!

Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.