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July/August 2018 Work is progressing on the infrastructure and streetscape project. Street closures in the area continue. Please see the attached updated Downtown Street Closure Map. This month the following construction will take place: •New stormwater and sewer utilities installation, new sidewalks, new Windstream duct work, grading and asphalt paving on Oak Avenue •Sidewalks and Irrigation on Vance Avenue from Main Street to Dale Earnhardt Boulevard •Installation of ...

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Residential, commercial and industrial growth is gaining significant momentum in the City of Kannapolis. The City is experiencing a tidal wave of development as a result of many factors including the quality of life for people, the I-85 corridor, proximity to the Charlotte region, a welcoming attitude to companies and more. “It’s the old adage of throwing a rock in the pond and the ripples begin to expand outward – this is happening in Kannapolis. As growth happens in the C...

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As of July 1, residents in the cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the unincorporated areas of Cabarrus County have access to a new waste collection calendar and reminder system. The same platform includes a Waste Wizard, which provides information on how materials can be reused, recycled, composted or disposed of within their community. There are two ways to access the waste collection system. From any device and web browser, residents can visit the websites for Concord (concordnc.gov), Ka...

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Curious about how your city government works? Want a behind the scenes look at everything from the police department to economic development to the water treatment plant? Want to understand how the city budget works? Kannapolis 101 gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at how your local city government works. This special nine week program begins September 11. It is held at various city facilities from 6-8:30 p.m. The program is free and first priority is given to Kannapolis residents. ...

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Concord and Kannapolis Police wowed a panel of judges with their culinary skills at this morning’s Cooking for a Healthy Life Law Enforcement Challenge, held at Restaurant Forty Six in downtown Kannapolis. Cooking for a Healthy Life is the newest program of the City of Kannapolis’ Discover a Healthy Life initiative. Today’s interactive training was designed to give practical nutrition tips and provide easy recipe ideas that law enforcement officers could apply while working...

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Kannapolis City Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. The FY 2019 budget is $69,264,364 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 expec...

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Did you know your sense of smell diminishes while you sleep? It’s true! Studies have shown that while scent can disturb you when you are awake and even into the early transition into sleep, smells will not awaken you even if it means danger. This is why it is important to have a working smoke alarm. The Kannapolis Fire Department was one of 90 departments across North Carolina participating in an event Saturday to check and install smoke alarms in homes around the City. We were also ...

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The City of Kannapolis invites everyone, especially neighborhood associations, community groups and homeowner associations to join the Kannapolis Police Department, from 5 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, to celebrate National Night Out. The event will be held at Veterans Park, located at 119 N. Main St. and is free to the community. We will celebrate with food, children's games, free school supplies, and much more. Our police and fire department staff and other community partners look ...

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Tune in this Sunday, June 24, at 9 p.m., to the DIY Network to see the top rated show: Salvage Dawgs. The episode this Sunday will feature Kannapolis and our Downtown Revitalization Project. The Salvage Dawg team will salvage materials from the former K-Town Furniture & Transit Furniture buildings and more. Then join the cast of Salvage Dawgs at 12:30, next Monday, June 25, on Facebook Live as they discuss their trip to Kannapolis. The top rated television show, Salvage Dawgs, filmed th...

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The City of Kannapolis has been recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor for maintaining a safe and healthful workplace in 2017. The statewide program includes more than 5,000 North Carolina firms, and about 3,000 awards are presented each year. In order to qualify for an award, businesses must have no fatalities and an injury incidence rate at least 50 percent below the average for their industry. The City of Kannapolis received the following awards: Administration –...

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