May  2019

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Movies in the Box Program

Designed to help build connectiveness among neighbors

 

A new engagement initiative Image result for coming soonMOVIES IN A BOX is proposed in the City’s FY20 budget.  If approved by City Council, this program will provide the equipment your neighborhood needs to host an outdoor movie night event. Eligible neighborhoods will have the opportunity to borrow equipment on a first come first serve basis at no cost. This initiative is designed to both encourage and support recognized neighborhoods’ efforts to foster connectiveness of neighbors.

 

To participate in this program, the recognized neighborhood organization must have participated in the neighborhood program for at least 6 months.  Neighborhoods select their date, venue (neighborhood owned property or City park, block party) and provide their own movie. The equipment is provided at no cost to eligible neighborhoods.  Full details of the program will be presented at an instructional workshop in June. A representative from the neighborhood’s leadership must attend this “how to workshop” prior to making a reservation. 

 

The City of Concord is committed to fostering and sustaining more connected communities and providing programming that provide neighbors with opportunities to meet face-to-face in a fun and enjoyable way.  This proposed program addresses the City’s mission of enhancing the quality of life by providing resources which allow neighborhoods to host a fun and engaging event to bring neighbors together.

 

Stay tuned for more information. Additional information will be sent via email to neighborhood leaders once the program is approved by City Council as a part of the City’s FY20 budget.   

 


Related imageReminder ~ As was previously announced, improved solid waste collection routes will take effect the week of May 6. Affected customers who will have a collection schedule change have received a notice in the mail.

 

Visit concordnc.gov/whatsmyday to check their address and see if any changes are planned for their schedule. Learn more at concordnc.gov.


Neighborhood Liaisons

Your direct link to City Government

 

Neighborhood Liaisons bring City government closer to communities. They are your “inside connection” to city information and resources. Every recognized neighborhood has a liaison – a city staff member who is are assigned by the City Manager to work extensively with residents in a specific recognized neighborhood.  Liaison attends most neighborhood meetings.  They help neighborhoods navigate City government to get information, coordinating the exchange of information between neighborhood organizations and city staff, and a host of other activities. This work is an important part of the City’s commitment to excellent service.

Each spring the City Manager hosts a Neighborhood Liaison Luncheon to express appreciation to these volunteers. The 2019 luncheon was held on Tuesday, April 30 at Clearwater Artist Studios in the Gibson Village neighborhood.  During this year's luncheon, 52 liaisons were honored by the City Manager with special appreciation gifts for their hard work and dedicated service. Pictured above, center - City Manager Lloyd Payne with Distinguished Liaison Service Award recipients - Jim Sells, Emergency Management Coordinator (left) and Tom Bach, Water Resources Engineering Manager (right).

 

To find the name and contact information of the liaison assigned to your neighborhood, visit  concordnc.gov/neighborhoods.


Don’t miss the deadline! May 31

Neighborhood Matching Gran t Program

 

https://www.concordnc.gov/legacy/Neighborhood/newsletter/April%202019_files/image010.jpgRecognized Neighborhoods whom have participated in the Neighborhood Program for at least one year are eligible to apply for up to $3,000 in grant funds to complete projects that improves the  neighborhood  physically  or  addresses  a  need  through  active  involvement  of  the  neighborhood  residents  themselves. The purpose of the NMG is to strengthen a neighborhood’s appearance with the addition of permanent physical improvements and to promote a greater sense of community through resident participation in a neighborhood project. Neighbors work together to plan and implement their project. The grant money must be matched with cash, labor, and/or in-kind donations of goods or services.

 

If your neighborhood received a matching grant during the FY18/19 grant cycle, please note -  the projects must be completed by June 30. If you are experiencing delays or issues that may prevent you from completing the project, you should request an extension.  Extension request should be submitted thru email by May 31.  Include a signed letter stating the circumstances and reason for the extension request. 

 

For more information about the NMG or for an application form, visit  concordnc.gov/neighborhoodgrants.


 

Grants & Fundraising Workshop

May 20, 2019 | 6:30 | Concord City Hall (35 Cabarrus Ave West)

When your community organization need money you have to make a decision about how you obtain that needed cash – do you raise dues? or do you find creative ways and apply for grants or fundraise?  There’s no easy answer and most times it depends on the time available to commit to these options. 

Join us on May 20 as we discuss the best ideas for how to fundraise for your neighborhood association and how to access up to $3,000 through the City of Concord’s Neighborhood Matching Grant (NMG) program.   The workshop will be held in City Hall located at 35 Cabarrus Ave West. RSVP required.  Call (704) 920-5298 or email jzarc@concordnc.gov for more information.


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2019 National Night Out -  Tuesday August 6

 

National Night Out is celebrated across the US And internationally every year on the first Tuesday of August. It is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. All neighborhoods are encouraged to participate in the community wide celebration by hosting an event held that evening. If you are interested in additional information, please contact Sgt. Chris Friguglietti Phone: 704-920-5063 or email: friguglc@concordnc.gov.  

 


Haulers on Union Parade & Fan Fest

A family friendly street party. May 16 | 5PM

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On Thursday, May 16 starting at 5 p.m., the streets of Concord will be packed with locals and NASCAR fans catching a glimpse of more than 30 MONSTER Energy NASCAR Cup car haulers as they make their way down Union Street en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway. It will be a free party in the streets with live music, activities for children, food trucks, giveaways, race cars on display and so much more. Visit 600festival.com for details.

 


Concord NC Preservation Plan underway

Citizen input needed

 

Preserving historic buildings is crucial to retaining our nation's heritage and history.  One of the many attributes which adds to the beauty and character of our City is the historic buildings and places.

 

https://d3926qxcw0e1bh.cloudfront.net/post_photos/fb/da/fbda31ffd0af351e079c2fcb3a5f9f38.jpg.max800.jpgA Preservation Plan process is underway to examine the future of historic preservation in Concord. To accomplish this goal, we need citizen input. Take time to share perspectives on important preservation resources and appropriate strategies for your neighborhoods. Visit concordnc.gov/preservationplan for additional details and to provide valuable feedback.

 

For general questions, contact Scott Sherill 704-920-5136 sherrills@concordnc.gov.

 


What makes Concord, NC Great?

Let us know what makes Concord great by emailing jzarc@concordnc.gov and we’ll feature your answer in an upcoming newsletter!

 


May 2019 Neighborhood Meeting Calendar
Click the above header to view the neighborhood organization meeting calendar.


The calendar includes meeting dates, times and locations for neighborhood meetings, City Council Meetings, Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings and other city events.  Please note that meetings date and times are subject to change without notice. This is a live calendar so changes are made immediately after they are reported. For a full schedule of all recognized organization meetings, visit the program’s website concordnc.gov/neighborhoods.

 


Neighborhood News is published monthly and information from neighborhood associations and others are welcome.

 

Please share this newsletter by forwarding it to your neighbors - post an excerpt in your community's newsletter, post a copy on your community bulletin board, website, Facebook or Nextdoor page.    

 

Partnership for Stronger Neighborhoods

Cherie Jzar, AICP
Community Outreach Coordinator
704-920-5298
jzarc@concordnc.gov

Physical Address
35 Cabarrus Ave West
Concord, NC 28025

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 308
Concord, NC 28026-0308

Fax Number
(704) 786-7068

City Hall Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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