City Hall Chats
Slow the Spread of COVID19
in Concord
Mayor Bill Dusch, Rev. Donald Anthony, and Chief Gary Gacek discuss why it is so important for all of us to do our part to slow the spread.
Cabarrus County
'Stay At Home
Proclamation'
On Thursday, elected officials with Cabarrus County, the cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the towns of Harrisburg, Midland and Mt. Pleasant announced a Stay at Home Proclamation for residents that will take effect March 26 at 5 p.m. The Proclamation requires residents to remain in their homes and limits mass gatherings to groups of 10 or fewer. Here’s a breakdown:

Permissible
• Visiting a healthcare professional for medical services that cannot be provided virtually
• Caring for a friend or family member
• Walking pets; visiting veterinarian
• Assisting with getting supplies for another person
• Going to a restaurant for take-out or delivery
• Going to a pharmacy for medications and other healthcare needs
• Receiving deliveries from any delivery business
• Going to grocery, convenience or warehouse stores
• Exercising outdoors, while maintaining the recommended social distancing of a minimum of six feet.

Prohibited
• Going to work, unless you fall under the essential services outlined in the Proclamation
• Visiting family and friends without having an urgent need to do so
• Traveling, except when for permissible activities
• Gathering in groups

For the full proclamation and answers to frequently asked questions, please click HERE
Quick Links
Facility and Service udpates
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID19, most City facilities are closed to the public until further notice . Please conduct all City business via the internet or telephone. City contacts and more information may be found on the City’s website at concordnc.gov .

Today, Solid Waste Services announced that curbside mattress collection for Concord residents is suspended effective Monday, March 30, 2020 until further notice. Full article
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What And When....
Concord-Padgett Regional Takes Advanced Steps Amid COVID19
Beginning Sunday, March 22, the City of Concord took an advanced step in precautionary measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a continued partnership with the Cabarrus Health Alliance, both organizations hope to limit the number of exposures due to travel in Cabarrus County.

As passengers arrive at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA), before they come into a public area, certified nursing staff will be taking temperatures using a no-touch forehead thermometer to determine if COVID-19 precautionary measures should be considered.

If passengers exhibit symptoms, they will be given appropriate medical attention and directed to their primary care physician or the nearest provider.
If passengers are well, they will be asked to go directly to the restroom to wash their hands thoroughly before greeting those waiting for them at arrivals.

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport and Cabarrus Health Alliance are taking every precaution to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and travelers arriving into Cabarrus County. We ask that you do the same by following the verified guidance and advice from trusted resources.
Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider)
Rider Transit routes will be free and buses will
 require rear-door entry in response to COVID19
Effective 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26 all Rider Transit routes are free and buses require rear-door entry in response t COVID19 . These measures keep passengers and operators as safe and healthy as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, while providing transit for critical needs. Passengers with mobility devices such as wheelchairs and scooters, or those who need the entry ramp to be lowered in order to board safely, will still be able to use the front door to enter and exit as needed. 
More details can be found HERE.
Concord residents asked to help identify housing and community needs
We're building a Five-Year Consolidated Plan to describe community needs and priorities for the community’s low and moderate-income population. Find out more and join the process: Click Here
Around the City
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall,
35 Cabarrus Avenue W.
The April 8 Historic Preservation Commission , April 21 Planning and Zoning Commission , April 28 Board of Adjustment meetings have been cancelled with items on those agendas moved to May.

The following meetings are still scheduled, but seating will be restricted to accomodate social distancing requirements:
April 7th at 4:00 p.m.
City Council work session
April 9th at 6:00 p.m.


#LOCALGOV
The City of Concord partners with our community to deliver excellent service, and plans for the future while preserving, protecting, and enhancing the quality of life.
High 5 for Excellent Service

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.
March 17 th – March 24 th
TO ALL OF TEAMCONCORD
Thank you for keeping our organization with running in this difficult time with your passion for providing excellent service and demonstrating daily how much we care about our community, co-workers, and customers.

3/22/2020
  Officer Smith and Officer Maurer 
       Concern, Customer Focus
Officer Smith and Officer Maurer responded to a call where a citizen was out of food in his home and had no transportation. The officers went the extra mile and bought him something to eat. Way to go guys!
Kara


3/19/2020
  Connie Hicks, Bob Pate, and Larry Barbee 
       Communication, Teamwork
We are very appreciative of the above coworkers for running fiber and placing poles and power for our security camera installation project at McGee Park. This was a complex project that required a significant amount of teamwork and communication between departments. Thank you all for your excellent teamwork!
Tim Davis

3/19/2020
 Kristina Fausel 
       Professional, Timeliness, Teamwork
While another coworker was out of the office, Kristina helped update a contract that was on hold in Laserfische's contract routing system. Her knowledge of the system allowed her to upload the needed document in record time. Her willingness to help and assistance uploading the update will allow the project to begin sooner.
Joseph Beasley

3/19/2020
  Shelby Russ and Sherry Cochran 
       Concern, Teamwork, Fair & Equitable
We sent an email to staff the afternoon of 3/18 just to remind them to clean up and wipe down their work areas due to COVID-19. Shelby and Sherry went about and beyond for the Call Center and Walk In Customer Service Team. Shelby asked for a vacuum, which we found and began at each person's desk to vacuum around and underneath so the area would be clean and fresh. Sherry followed behind with wipes and Lysol cleaning the baseboards and bottom portion of each desk which is normally forgotten. Hats off to these ladies for caring about our team and keeping the area as clean as possible. They asked on their own accord to take care of this for the department and it was very much appreciated!!! Thank you ladies!!
Tammy Linn

3/18/2020
  Troy Savage, Valerie Proper, Michael Rush & Marcus Entzminger 
       Professional, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Fair & Equitable, Great Service
I had an extensive bulky waste inquiry from a very upset customer and these 4 went above and beyond to find the issue and get it corrected. We handle a lot of upset customers in the call center, but having these guys back us up when we call makes our jobs less stressful! Thank you all for working with me to collect the customers bulky waste and enhance this process for the future- proud to be on your team!
Karin Lord