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It is another great year to Discover Fun in Kannapolis. The City has announced its lineup of concerts, movies, special events, Intimidators Baseball and of course - fireworks for 2019. All movies and concerts are free to the public and will be held in downtown Kannapolis. Movies and concerts are held at Village Park and Veterans Park. This week’s events are: July 18 - 21: Kannapolis Intimidators Home Games (7 p.m.) – Lakewood BlueClaws. Buy Tickets at IntimidatorsBaseball.c...

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The City of Kannapolis is seeking proposals for the redevelopment of eight buildings in the heart of downtown on West Avenue. The buildings, which date from the 1930-50s, are located across from the entrance to the Sports and Entertainment Venue and near the VIDA Mixed Use District. By partnering with a developer experienced in adaptive reuse, the City’s goal is to preserve these buildings and activate them as part of the downtown business district. The buildings have prime commercial f...

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With the retirement of Kannapolis Fire Chief Ernie Hiers, Rick Barnhardt has been named Interim Fire Chief. Rick Barnhardt has been with the Kannapolis Fire Department for 22 years. He has worked his way up the ranks in the department and most recently served as Division Chief. “Rick is a very talented and dedicated member of our Fire Department. I have complete confidence in him to continuing to lead the department during this period of transition,” commented Kannapolis City ...

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The City of Kannapolis Public Works Department is streamlining and improving the collection of waste to help residents dispose of these items properly. Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste Collection Services and Collection Schedules Will Remain The Same. Garbage and Yard Waste Collection is weekly. Recycling is bi-weekly. E- Waste: The City will now provide E-Waste (televisions, computers) curbside collection for residents. This is a new service. It will be collected bi-weekly on the same d...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved the FY 2020 budget. The FY 2020 budget is $75,513,726 which includes all seven operating funds of the City. The budget includes no property tax increase. The current tax rate will remain at .63 cents per $100 valuation - a home valued at $150,000 will pay $945 annually in property taxes for all City services. The City’s budget is composed of two primary revenue sources: property taxes and sales taxes. The City’s population is expected to...

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The City of Kannapolis has once again been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada. The certificate is given to governments who meet the highest levels of governmental accounting and financial accounting. The Government Finance Officers Association serves approximately 17,500 government finance professionals in the U.S. and Canada.   Cyndy Helms, Renee Butler, Wendy Heglar, a...

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Every day, Kannapolis Fire Chief Ernie Hiers takes time to walk the floors of Kannapolis City Hall. With a wave of his hands, a big smile and terrible jokes, he checks in on every department in the City. This tradition exemplifies who he is both in his personal and professional life. He cares about people and their wellbeing. “I have always just wanted to help people,” he says. “For me, this has been the best job in the world. It’s my hope, my goal, that every call for...

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(Only 10 Departments in N.C. and 63 Across U.S. Have This Honor) The Kannapolis Fire Department is pleased to announce that the City has achieved the highest rating a department can achieve for fire insurance. The City has achieved the rating of a 1 – the best possible. The lower rating means that retail, commercial and industrial businesses will have lower fire insurance costs as fire insurance rates are set using this rating system. This rating is extremely difficult to achieve and...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department dedicated Fire Station #3 today with a fire hose uncoupling ceremony and public tours of the facility located on Concord Lake Road. Kannapolis City Council members were on hand to dedicate the station by uncoupling a fire hose which was stretched across the fire truck bay which signaled the station is now operational. N.C. Commissioner of Insurance Mike Causey gave remarks congratulating the City on the new station. Fire Station #3 was relocated from Florid...

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The Kannapolis Police Department announces the following promotions of personnel. Daniel Wallace has been promoted to Captain; Allen Tomlin has been promoted to the position of Lieutenant; and Travis Kiser has been promoted to Sergeant. “We are proud of all these officers, and we know they will be a big part in leading the department into the future,” said Chief Woody Chavis. Captain Wallace joined the Kannapolis Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 2000, after serving in...

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