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From Mayor Dusch: a call for peaceful action, shared understanding towards racial equity
"There is no justification for the senseless murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. My heart goes out to his family and I pray for justice and the healing of the Minneapolis community.

In Concord, we will continue to work hard to protect the rights of all citizens. I support the continued emphasis of City of Concord, NC - Police Department (CPD) in its tireless work to maintain trust and legitimacy within the community it serves. I am proud of the work that CPD has done in collaboration with the public, as well as local partners like Cabarrus County NAACP and Racial Equity Cabarrus to train staff in the areas of de-escalation and fair and impartial policing.

We will diligently continue efforts to partner with community leaders to move us forward in these difficult times by providing opportunities for dialogue, education, and action. I will advocate for the anti-racist strategies necessary to ensure equality and justice.

Peaceful demonstrations demanding equal protection under the law for black Americans and honoring the memory of George Floyd and other victims of racial inequality are an important first step. I pledge that I will, together with community members, continue to foster local racial equity efforts and catalyze positive change.

I believe that change begins with understanding. I urge each of you to join in these efforts to make a positive change for all. I believe this is both an opportunity and responsibility for the citizens of Concord, especially white members of our community. This is not an issue for black Americans to bear, we all must work together. Please visit racialequitycabarrus.org to learn how you can gain an understanding of the structural racism that exists in our nation and in our community.

Be safe and God Bless."

William C. “Bill” Dusch
Mayor of Concord

2020 Census
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Parks and Recreation
Want to find out what's open and what's not? We'll keep this chart updated at  concordparksandrec.org  and also share with you here from time to time
Scenes Around The City
Weekly video update from Cabarrus Health Alliance
As of June 10, The Cabarrus COVID-19 case count is Total: 659; Recovered: 470; Deaths: 26; Active: 163; Cabarrus County Residents currently hospitalized: 9. Our case numbers are climbing rapidly. Please practice the 3 W’s – Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. Wait at least 6 feet apart. Wear a cloth face covering or mask. Reminder that Cabarrus Health Alliance now offers onsite testing Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment o nly. Please call to make an appointment at 704-920-1213. Please visit cabarrushealth.org for the latest data and other resources.
City Council Highlights
Click here to review the full June 11th City Council Agenda, including action taken. 

Highlights:
  • Conducted a public hearing and adopted the FY 2020-21 City budget.

  • Conducted a public hearing and adopted an ordinance amending Articles 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) relative to Group One text changes.

  • Approved partial appropriation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding in the amount of $16,852.51 to select public service agencies as they respond to immediate community needs related to COVID-19.

  • Adopted a resolution to sale 949 square feet of 96 Chestnut Drive SW to Preferred Homes of Charlotte, LLC for $313.72 for continued use and HVAC system access

  • Awarded a bid to SRO Builders in the amount of $122,667.00 for the construction of a new home at 98 Chestnut Drive SW.

  • Approved allocating $385,000 in HOME funding and granting $300,000 in bond issuance fees, originating from the developer, to the rehabilitation of Coleman Mill which will have 152 Affordable Housing Units

  • Awarded the total bid and authorize the City manager to negotiate and execute a contract with NJR Group, Inc in the amount of $5,938,972.58 for the City of Concord's annual streets preservation program and adopt a budget ordinance to appropriate funds from reserve funds.

  • Approved and adopted the Master Plan for Marvin Caldwell Park.

  • Adopted an ordinance amending the General Fund operating budget ordinance for consulting services by Nexsen Pruet, LLC

  • Made appointments/reappointments to various Boards and Commissions and a reappointment to the CDDC Board of Directors.
Sustainable Suggestion -
The storm drain and the stream
Upcoming Meetings

Please note, until further notice all meetings will be conducted over video conference. Please open the  agenda  for the desired meeting in the table below to join the meeting via Zoom.

June 16th  Planning and Zoning 6:00 PM

June 23rd Board of Adjustment 6:00 PM

July 7th  City Council Work Session 4:00 PM

July 8th  Historic Preservation 6:30 PM

July 9th  City Council Regular Session 6:00 PM

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