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Cabarrus County real estate and personal property tax bills will mail to residents on July 26. Property tax bills are due on September 1 and are classified as past due if not paid before January 7, 2020. Residents also have the option of viewing their property tax bills online at, www.cabarruscounty.us/tax. Residents in Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Locust, Mt. Pleasant and Midland will receive one tax bill for both municipal and Cabarrus County property taxes. Since Cabarrus municipali...

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The Kannapolis Police Department welcomes three new police officers, Sathina Guard, Taylor Honeycutt and Lucas Kincaid. They have completed their basic law enforcement training and will now be assigned patrol units to complete their field training. Office Guard is a graduate of Mooresville High School and has certifications in nursing and as an EMT. Officer Honeycutt is a graduate of West Stanly High School. Officer Kincaid is a graduate of South Rowan High School and has an associate degr...

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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 2018. 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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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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