City Hall Blog

Author: City Hall Blog Created: 4/28/2009 3:28 PM
The City Hall Blog is designed to provide information on different City of Concord events, projects and/or issues. Guest bloggers from various departments will provide their insight on activities to help keep our customers up-to-date on their municipal government. Comments may be sent to

 by Bob Pate, Electric Systems Director

Winter of 2009-2010 was one of the coldest winters in 30 years.  With today's forecasted high of 32 degrees, this winter is shaping up to be just as cold. Now is the best time to start thinking about ways to save on your energy bill. To keep warm and cut down your energy use, try these helpful energy-saving tips around your house all winter.

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The Concord Police Department will host a new members meeting for those interested in Law Enforcement Explorer Post 107 on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Concord PD Headquarters, 41 Cabarrus Avenue W. Youth and parents are invited to attend.


The Law Enforcement Explorer program is registered through the Boy Scouts of America. It is designed...

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Mothers of Murdered Offspring and City of Concord to hold candlelight vigil The community is invited to celebrate the life and support the family of Valerie Grace Hamilton, who was murdered last week in Charlotte. Hamilton’s father, Merl, is Chief of the Concord Police Department.

A candlelight vigil organized by the Cabarrus County Chapter of Mothers of Murdered...

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As news of PFC James Fleet McClamrock’s death while serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq spread to Concord, members of the community quickly offered their support. The City of Concord joins them in offering condolences to his family, and is grateful for his service to and sacrifice for our country.


Mayor Padgett has been in contact with the family, and has worked with the City Manager to ensure that City of Concord coworkers offer their support to the family in whatever way possible. There will be a procession carrying his body from the Charlotte Airport to Hartsell Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 15. Even though the City’s involvement in these events will never repay the debt of gratitude owed to PFC McClamrock and his family, it is done with deepest sincerity and a heartfelt appreciation of his service to our country.


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 by Allen Scott, Solid Waste and Recycling Director

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By Mandy Smith-Thompson




Watering the lawn presents the perfect opportunity for conserving water If you do it the right way, your grass will be healthy, and you you’ll help conserve water.

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By Captain Betty Crump

The Cabarrus County Law Enforcement Post 107 attended the 2010 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference from July 19-24, 2010 on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Cabarrus County Law Enforcement Post 107 is a group of young adults between fourteen and twenty years of age. The purpose of Law Enforcement Exploring is to provide young adults who...

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by Captain Betty Crump, Concord Police Department

National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is an annual neighborhood crime and drug prevention event that occurs annually on the first Tuesday in August.

It is celebrated in numerous cities, towns, and villages in the United States. Over the past 27 years, National Night Out has grown to 37 million people in over 15,000 communities from...

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by David Ratchford, Buildings and Grounds Director

Over the past five years, the City has engaged the services a professional arborist to conduct assessments of the trees growing in the planting strips along North Union Street. The arborist has made a series of preservation recommendations including extensive tree feeding, insect treatments, and pruning and cabling work intended to stabilize the trees. Unfortunately,...

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by Jim Sells, Emergency Management Coordinator

The elderly, very young, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases are at the highest risk of suffering from a heat-related injury. Even though these groups are at the greatest risk, we all are at risk to heat related injuries if we participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather.  Heat related injuries occur when your body "radiator"...

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