Veteran’s Day Event
Monday November 11, 2019
Honoring All who Served!
Cabarrus County Veterans Services, the City of Concord,
and the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County will hold the annual
Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 11 at 11 a.m. The community is
invited as area Jr. ROTC, honor guard members, the Ladies of Auxiliary and
many others honor our veterans with a Presentation of the Colors, wreath
presentation, songs from service and refreshments. Attendees are invited to a
free luncheon following the ceremony.
For more information on the Veterans Day
Program, contact Cabarrus County Veterans Services Office at 704-920-2869.
Concord Christmas Parade – November 23
Send a representative from your neighborhood to
ride the 2019 Neighborhood Program Christmas Parade Float.
Leaders please identify a representative or family from your neighborhood to
ride on the Christmas Parade float. This is a great experience! Children are
welcomed as long as they are accompanied by an
adult. We always have lots of fun and it's a great time to meet other
neighborhood representatives. The Concord Christmas Parade is
scheduled for 2:30 pm on Saturday November 23, 2019.
Please send an email with the name and contact
information for the individual(s) from your neighborhood so that we can
coordinate the specifics (i.e. gathering time and place).
of Concord Traffic
Calming Policy Updated
On October 10, Concord City Council voted to update the City’s Traffic
Calming Policy. The policy serves as a guide for city staff and inform
residents of the process for implementing traffic calming in residential
areas. Since every neighborhood presents a unique set of circumstances,
members of the City’s Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) as directed by
the City Manager receive concerns from citizens and work to evaluate issues
to work with residents in an effort to provide
sensible and programmatic responses to each request. Where necessary, the
committee also recommends certain actions to City Council for consideration
major updates are:
processes and procedure for initiating a request (see form in document),
deflections (i.e. Speed bumps, humps, raised intersection), and
timelines for trackability
leaders should familiarize themselves with the traffic calming policy. Doing
so will help aid them in discussing concerns regarding traffic and pedestrian
safety and other concerns in with neighbors. To review the updated
policy, visit concordnc.gov.
2019 Neighborhood Partnership
your neighborhood hero today! & help us recognize individuals and
organizations who are working to make a difference in Concord. The City of
Concord’s Partnership for Stronger Neighborhoods Program is seeking
nominations for its annual Neighborhood Partnership Awards which honor
individuals or groups that have made a positive impact in our City's
neighborhoods. Active recognize
neighborhoods should submit nominations by Monday November 18, 2019. Learn more, visit the
City Nextdoor.com page.
invited to 2nd Community Workshop to
provide feedback for the Dorton Park Master Plan.
Nov 23, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The public is invited to
attend the 2nd workshop to discuss development options and
improvements to Dorton Park. The workshop will be held in the large
shelter at the park (5790 Poplar Tent Rd, Concord, NC 28027). Parks and
Recreation staff will show residents and park users the latest concept
plan. The revisions to this plan will incorporate comments received at
the April workshop, and also revisions based on
NCDOT's proposed Poplar Tent Road widening project.
workshop is open to All City of Concord residents.
more information, please contact Jason T. Pauling, AICP – Senior Planner at
704-920-5641 or email@example.com
Loose Leaf Collection Starts in November
Curbside pickup from
November 4 – February 14
On Monday, November 4, the City of Concord will begin
its annual loose-leaf collection season. This popular program provides each
Concord resident three opportunities to have un-bagged leaves collected
curbside, between November 4 and February 14.
Although bagged leaves, grass, and other yard
waste are picked up year-round, loose leaf collection offers residents the
extra convenience of simply raking leaf piles to the curb. Be a good
neighbor—don't put leaves out too early. If residents cannot wait until their
next loose-leaf cycle to have leaves collected, they should simply bag leaves
near the curb on their normal collection day.
The schedule is
also available for download at concordnc.gov, or you can view a customized solid
waste calendar and confirm your schedule at concordnc.gov/whatsmyday. Residents can also download
the CARTology mobile app, for Apple
or Android devices.
For more information
about the program, visit concordnc.gov or contact the
Customer Care Center at (704) 920-5555.
Clearwater Artists Studio host Gibson
Village PhotoVoice Exhibit
The 2019 PhotoVoice project collected Gibson
Village community members’ stories about the barriers and opportunities
around accessing healthy food and recreational activities in their
neighborhood. Through this project, residents in the Gibson Village
neighborhood were asked to take photos showing how their neighborhood affects
their health. The photos are currently on display in the a gallery at
Clearwater are visitors and residents are encouraged to
provide additional thoughts/feedback which will be used to
develop a community action plan.
For more information, http://www.clearwaterartists.com/
Public invited to
Preservation Plan Presentation
The community is invited to learn about the
architectural survey conducted as part of the City
of Concord’s Preservation Plan process. Staff and consultants will update
the public on Wednesday, November 6, starting at 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall
Council Chambers, located at 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.
The City of Concord is currently
engaged in a planning effort to examine the future of Historic Preservation
in Concord. This effort seeks to align community interests with objective
analysis of historic resources
An opportunity for public comment on
the architectural survey is available through www.concordnc.gov/preservationplan until November 15. Citizens are strongly encouraged to
review the recommendations for their neighborhoods and attend this
presentation event. For more information, contact Scott Sherril, Senior
Planner at 704-920-5136 or
Cabarrus Arts Council
Commitment to the Arts
Cabarrus Arts Council provides a wide variety of cultural arts programs that
celebrate the rich diversity of our county and world. The Arts Council also
operates the Davis Theatre and The Galleries, conducts one of North
Carolina's largest art-in-education programs for both the Cabarrus County and
Kannapolis City school systems, supports arts organizations and artists
through grants and workshops and serves as a catalyst and consultant for
public and corporate art. Check out the
event calendar to view a comprehensive list of arts events sponsored by the
Cabarrus Arts Council and other events happening throughout Cabarrus County.
Neighborhood Liaison and Retired City of Concord
Fire Chief Ray Allen will compete in the Arts Council’s signature event -
Dancing for the Arts.
November 2019 Neighborhood
the above header to view the neighborhood organization meeting calendar.
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.
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