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Senior Planner
Jason Pauling
"Greenways and Open Space Connectivity"
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Come to Downtown Concord November 22 and 23 for the Tree Lighting and Parade
Event Highlights
6:00: Motorized trolley, visits with Santa in City Hall, ice skating (new!), and children’s activities begin
6:30: Opening ceremony
6:40: Music from Irvin and Coltrane-Webb Elementary Schools
7:05: Performance from Summit Dance Company
7:30: Performance from Dance Expressions
8:00: Music from The Fuzz Bucket Music Company
8:30: Tree lighting and fireworks!
Hundreds of Concord utility customers struggle to pay their electricity bill each month. Neighbor Helping Neighbor, a partnership of the City of Concord and Cooperative Christian Ministry, is here to help. Neighbor Helping Neighbor provides the necessary funds to keep the electricity on for neighbors in need. Through a tax-deductible contribution, you can make an immediate impact. There are three ways you can give: Round up your bill and donate the extra cents, donate a set amount each month, or make a one-time donation. Sign up today at

City Council Highlights
To review the full City Council Agenda, including action taken, please click on the agenda located on the left. 

Highlights

* Consider adopting a resolution to sell 445 Cabarrus Avenue W in the amount of $182,500. - Approved

* Consider approving a new logo for Concord-Padgett Regional Airport in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary. 
- Approved
Interactive workshop on Dorton Park improvements planned for Nov 23
The City of Concord is developing a Master Plan for Dorton Park that will guide a variety of future improvements to the 24-acre park. Potential improvements include renovating existing facilities, connecting trails to the future greenway, restoring and stabilizing the Afton Run Branch stream, and designating new or expanded features.
Feel Good Friday!
Congratulations to two of our team members for outstanding achievements!!

Mandy Smith-Thompson was selected as the Environmental Educators of NC Outstanding Practitioner of the Year for 2019! Mandy was recognized for creating programs that have led to cleaners streams, addressing the need for native plants in Concord, assembling Cabarrus area environmental educators, and more.

Greg Spears finished second place in the International SWANA Road-E-O Competition! This competition promotes skill and safety in solid waste and allows front line employees to show off their on-the-job skills operating machinery, driving trucks, and repairing equipment.

GO  #TEAMCONCORD !!!!
Concord Wastewater Department Selected 2019 Collection
System of the Year
The North Carolina Collection System of the Year Award identifies and recognizes the municipalities that protects the public health and the natural beauty of the environment through pro-active practices of management, operations and maintenance beyond what required of its NCDEQ collection system permit. Congratulations Team!
Concord is building affordable houses out of city's own pocket
CONCORD, N.C. - The City of Concord is addressing the issue of affordable housing by using city money to construct new homes.

This fiscal year, members of the City Council made the decision to appropriate $350,000 of general funds toward building affordable houses, which is separate money from the Home Funds traditionally used to pay for affordable housing.

Upcoming Events and Artist Highlights
City of Concord
Housing Services
Multi-Cultural Computer Classes Tuesday & Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Ruth Brooks

A Radiant Princesses Dance Team Monday & Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Dance Instructor: Princess Gray

Youth Enrichment After-school Program
Computer availability
Monday thru Thursday
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

​UNIQUE ALTERNATIVES
"Youth Life Skills One on One" 
every Thursday of the month
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Online GED Information and Registration
Ongoing
 
Educational & Empowerment Teen Group Fall Meeting Dates
 
November 9, 2019 from 11am – 1:30pm
December 14, 2019 from 11am -1:30pm
 
UNIQUE ALTERNATIVES
Educational & Empowerment
"Life Skills One on One"
"College Workshop"
Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
265 Salem Street SW, Neighborhood Networks Technology Center
Consultant: Quinton Hoskie

UNIQUE ALTERNATIVES
Educational & Empowerment
Life Skills GED and Online Job Supports
Thursday, November 21, 2019
5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m.
265 Salem Street SW, Neighborhood Networks Technology Center
Consultant: Quinton Hoskie

THE CONNECT CENTER PROGRAM for Seniors and Veterans
Friday, November 22, 2019
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
265 Salem Street SW, Neighborhood Networks Technology Center
Consultant: Angie Caldwell

More info click HERE
Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.
November 19th at 6:00 p.m.

November 26th at 6:00 p.m.

December 10th at 4:00 p.m.
City Council work session

December 11th at 7:00 p.m.
December 12th at 6:00 p.m.


#LOCALGOV

Stuff The Bus
STUFF THE BUS is a partnership of Rider Transit and Cooperative Christian Ministry to feed hungry families during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the entire holiday season. Donations of non-perishable food items will stock the Crisis Center Food Pantry. Make a difference at one of our special events with a donation bus on site, or bring your donation to Rider Transit Center located at 45 Transit Court NW (former address 3600 South Ridge Ave) from November 1 through December 16, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Visit facebook.com/ridertransit for more information.
Reminder of Loose Leaf Collection Schedule & Tips
•Place your loose leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. the FIRST day of your specified collection week.

• Collection crews are unable to return if you place leaves at the curb after they have worked your street.
• Leaves must be free of tree/shrub limbs or foreign objects and kept away from storm drains, mail boxes, and parked cars.

• Bagged leaves are collected WEEKLY on your regular garbage collection day. Consider bagging your leaves if you cannot wait for loose leaf collection.
• Bagged leaves MUST be contained in untied, clear plastic or biodegradable paper bags weighing less than 35 pounds each.

• The City will collect your Christmas trees too! Please leave trees at the curb with your regular household garbage. Remove all stands, lights, and ornaments.

• No loose leaf collection is scheduled on City-observed holidays, including Thanksgiving (entire week of November 25-29), Christmas (week of December 23-27), New Year’s Day (January 1), and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday (January 20).


This schedule is subject to change due to weather delays and equipment breakdown. 
Are You Ready To Answer The Call Or Be The Change?
Concord’s Development Ordinance are now available for public review and input
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.
Join #TEAMCONCORD!

Are you or someone you know looking for a challenging career with excellent benefits? We're hiring for full and part-time positions with a range of education and experience requirements, including employment opportunities perfect for students. Visit the Concord Careers Portal to get started or call 704-920-5100.
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.
10/31/2019
  Topanga Allred 
       Concern, Professional, Customer Focus, Great Service
I was flying out with my wife for a golfing/business trip and I forgot to pay for my golf clubs before checking in. Topanga helped me to add the clubs and taught me how to add them myself after booking on the app for the future if needed; and taught me how to check in on mobile. She is so nice and helpful. We will be flying regularly and can't wait to have another great experience with Concord Airport.
Victor Brown & Wife