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Entries for July 2015

Kannapolis Fire, Police, and Parks & Recreation staff joined the American Red Cross in hosting Camp Ready Kids at New Hope Lutheran Church in Kannapolis this week. At the free two day camp there were approximately 50 campers, grades 1st thru 5th, who participated. Camp Ready Kids is designed to use a variety of entertaining and educational activities to teach campers about safety guidelines, disaster and emergency preparedness. Campers participated in a range of activities including: &b...

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 Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant was in Raleigh yesterday appearing before the N.C. House Appropriations Committee to speak about the importance of historic tax credits. He joined Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughn and Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain who spoke about on transportation and economic development funding for cities. As part of the budget process, the appropriations committee members asked the mayors to brief them formally on these three issues and the importance they play for citie...

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The Cities of Concord and Kannapolis announced today that customers of both municipalities’ water systems should now follow Level 1 water use restrictions, due to regional drought conditions. These restrictions are for the municipalities of Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Landis and Midland.  The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG) today announced that this summer’s dry weather and above-average temperatures have moved the Catawba-Wateree Basin into Sta...

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  Kannapolis has launched a refreshed website that focuses on a user friendly experience. The website is easier to navigate for Kannapolis residents, businesses, and visitors. Technology has been added to make the site mobile, tablet and desktop devices. “The way the public searches for City information online has drastically changed over the last few years and our website needs to be fast and easy for people to find information,” said Director of Communications Annette Prive...

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Village Park will now be home to a double decker carousel – the only one of its kind in North Carolina. The City is purchasing the carousel from a mall that closed in Illinois. It is a 1989 Bertazzon Carousel manufactured in Italy. It has 570 lights, Brazilian oak decking, and handpainted Venetian murals. The ride will hold 68 people and is handicap accessible. The addition of a carousel has been part of the park’s master plan which was completed in 2001. The master plan also c...

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Kannapolis City Council members have approved the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. The FY 2016 Total Budget is $59,539,383 and includes a three cent increase in the property tax rate to cover the cost of acquiring downtown properties, investments in economic development and job creation, implementing a strategic plan for revitalizing the downtown, paying for the new City Hall and Police Headquarters, and establishing the Department of General Services. The property tax rate is .63 cents per $100 val...

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