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Entries for February 2017

The City of Kannapolis is seeking applications from non-profits who offer programs that benefit low and moderate income residents in the City. These funds are part of the City’s 2017-2018 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation. The deadline for submitting applications is March 31 at 5 p.m. Eligible Activities include:  Employment services (e.g., job training);  Crime prevention and public safety;  Child care;  Health services;  Substance abuse...

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Monday night a design for the Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue was unanimously approved by the Kannapolis City Council. The venue will be the home of the Kannapolis Intimidators and serve as an anchor for the redevelopment of downtown Kannapolis. The next step in the process is the completion of architectural drawings. The venue will be located downtown on the site of the former K-Town Furniture. Market studies have shown a sports and entertainment venue would be a game changer with...

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Are you looking for a community service project? Do you see trash on the side of the road and want to do something about it? Join the Adopt-a-Street program! The Adopt-a-Street program recognizes organizations who commit to clean a one mile section of street at least four times a year for two years. Each organization is provided with equipment, a street sign that recognizes the organization, and a certificate of participation. JDH Contracting recently committed to the Adopt-a-Street progra...

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Kannapolis Fire Department Explorer Post 1 recently recognized individuals for their achievements during the past year. Explorer Battalion Chief Chris Herbert received the Explorer Officer of the Year Award, Explorer Shea Archie received the Explorer of the Year Award, and Adam Black received the “Bradley E. Jordan Outstanding Service” Award. “These three individuals are well thought of by their peers and Explorer advisors. They certainly deserve these special recogniti...

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Do you have an interest in serving on a City Advisory Board or Commission? The City of Kannapolis is seeking members to serve on the Board of Adjustment, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Community Development Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Downtown Kannapolis, Inc. Commission. In order to serve you must complete an application and be appointed to the board or commission by the Kannapolis City Council. Most of these boards and commissions participate in the City&rsq...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market is looking for vendors. If you are a farmer, crafter or baker we would love for you to participate in the market. The market is looking for people who offer a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts and more. The market is open May thru September and operates every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the corner of Vance Avenue and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. If you are interested pleas...

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The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency recently recognized the City of Kannapolis for 25 years of working together to improve housing opportunities for residents of the City. Scott Farmer and Mike Handley presented the City with a plaque, during a ceremony at the residence of Vickie Willis, a recent recipient of an accessibility ramp at her home. Construction of the ramp was thru the partnership with the City and the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. Over the last two decades the ...

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(Informational Public Meeting is February 28) The Parks and Recreation Department is working to expand the greenway system in Kannapolis. Currently, the City has three greenways: 8th Street, Bakers Creek and a ½ mile segment on the Rocky River. Phase I of the Irish Buffalo Creek Greenway is expected to begin in 2018. The survey and preliminary design work are completed and right of way acquisition will begin this year. This 2.6 mile greenway will run along the sewer easement in t...

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The Kannapolis Fire Department recently held its annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet at the Laureate Center in the Kannapolis City Hall. Over 260 fire personnel, family members, and guests attended the event. Top honors were given to Senior Captain Greg Summitt; recipient of the “Larry C. Phillips Fire Officer of the Year” Award and Senior Firefighter Stephen Overcash; recipient of the “Danny E. Scott Firefighter of the Year” Award. Retired Kannapolis Fire Chief P...

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Construction on two Kannapolis Fire Department stations is anticipated to begin later this year. Fire Station 2 and 3 have exceeded their lifespan and the decision to build new facilities was made after studies showed the stations would cost more to renovate than to replace. Kannapolis City Council has approved the purchase of 2.95 acres of property at the intersection of Old Earnhardt Road and Concord Lake Road for $325,000. This site will be the new location of Fire Station 3. Fire Stat...

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