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Entries for November 2015

Kannapolis Police Department’s K9 Loki will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was donated by members of the 2015 Spring Kannapolis Police Department Citizens Academy. K9 Loki’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “Vest given May 2015 by KPD Citizen’s Academy Class”. “We are honored and excited that our Spring 2015 Citizens Police Academy class ...

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The Kannapolis Police Department recently partnered with MyPD for a local area mobile app specifically tailored for the local community. This smart phone mobile app can be found and downloaded from both the Google Play and iTunes online stores at no charge. Once downloaded, the mobile app connects and opens an avenue of information sharing from the police department to the community. The main objective of this app is to allow citizens and businesses to access and correspond with the Kanna...

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The N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, a bipartisan group representing the mayors of the state’s larger cities, has elected Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer as its new chair. Manheimer was part of a new leadership slate elected during the Coalition’s annual meeting last week in Carrboro. Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis was elected vice chair and Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas will serve as treasurer. Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane, the past chair, rounds out the officers. Members of t...

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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. There will be no garbage/recycling/loose leaf collection service on Thanksgiving Day. We will operate on a one day delay - (Thursday’s route will be collected on Friday and Friday’s route will be collected on Saturday). Join us to Thanksgiving Weekend at The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Village Park, 700 West C. Street on Sat., Nov. 28, ...

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The Kannapolis City Council received a number of reports on the financial health of the City during their regularly scheduled work session on Monday. Eric Davis, the Director of Finance, presented a report on the capital improvements projects which have been completed during the last decade. He also presented a plan for capital improvement projects which would be completed in the upcoming decade if approved by council. Davis began the presentation by demonstrating that if council proceeds, on ...

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A recent audit report of the City of Kannapolis’ finances shows the City is financially sound and therefore received a “clean” or “unmodified” opinion. The unmodified opinion from the auditors of Martin and Starnes, an independent auditing firm, means the City has no weaknesses, no issues and no findings that would signal any problems with the financial health of the City. The audit report found the City has a healthy fund balance (savings account). The state re...

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A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 28 at 6 p.m. The Celebration then continues all month long with the Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express. The Winterland Express train runs every evening from November 28th – December 30th (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 6-9 p.m. Sundays – Thursdays and from 6 – 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Ride the train thru the park and enj...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved funding for aesthetic improvements along Main Street. In 2013 Council adopted a Corridor Appearance Improvement Program for Cannon Boulevard. The council is now extending the program to include Main Street. Businesses are encouraged to participate by applying for funds to improve the appearance of their property. Eligible improvements include facades, landscaping, and planting of trees. If approved the City will give the business up to 50% of the pro...

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A Kannapolis intersection will soon undergo changes designed to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes in that area. The intersection of Brantley Road and Little Texas Road will become a multi-way stop beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18. That means all traffic must stop at the intersection before proceeding with caution. Multi-way stop signs are relatively low-cost and can be quickly installed. At a multi-way stop, drivers take turns entering the intersection, resulting in fewer and less seve...

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The City of Kannapolis and the Cabarrus Health Alliance are partnering together to use $45,000 in grant funds to create plans for improving walking and biking connectivity in downtown Kannapolis.  The grant funds will look at ways to connect Village Park to the new City Hall, the North Carolina Research Campus to the downtown core, the Train Station and Veterans Park. The City will work with Stewart, Inc. to determine the best routes for walking and biking routes and recommendations on the...

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