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The Government Finance Officers Association has presented the Distinguished Budget Award to the City of Kannapolis. The award is given to municipalities who publish a budget that is a policy document, an operations guide, a financial plan and is used as a communications device. The City of Kannapolis budget document was found to be proficient in those four categories and met 14 mandatory criteria in order to achieve the award.

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As our community works together to fight the spread of COVID-19, our community has reached out to us and asked, “How can we help?”  There are several non-profit organizations who are stretched to the limit as they work to help people deal with the effects of COVID-19 on their lives. We have created a database of non-profit needs in Cabarrus County. The database of non-profit organizations lists the immediate needs of these important groups during this time of crisis. We hope ...

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Per Executive Order 124 issued by Governor Cooper on March 31, the City of Kannapolis will not disconnect residential utility service for non-payment or assess late fees through May 31. Kannapolis residential utility customers will be responsible for paying for all usage and, if possible, should continue to pay on their accounts to avoid accumulating large balances.  In accordance with the Order, the City will develop a payment arrangement plan allowing residential customers to pay off a...

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Justin Smith has been promoted to the rank of Captain with the Kannapolis Police Department. He will assume command of the Support Services Bureau.   Smith began his career with the Kannapolis Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 2001.  In 2008, he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division in 2010.  He was promoted to Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigation Division in 2015 and later transferred back to Patrol a Patrol Lieute...

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James Waldroup is retiring after 32 years of service in the Transportation and Environmental Services Department (formerly the Public Works Department). A Kannapolis native and a graduate of A.L. Brown High School, James started working for the City at age 19. He started as a construction worker, and over the years, he was promoted to Crew Chief of yard waste, Crew Chief of the sign shop and is retiring as the Operations Manager of the Street Division. When he began, the department had a total...

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Today, elected officials with Cabarrus County, the cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the towns of Harrisburg, Midland and Mt. Pleasant announced revisions to their Stay-at-Home Proclamation. The Proclamation now aligns with the State of North Carolina’s Order and further clarifies information in the Cabarrus County Stay-at-Home Proclamation, which took effect March 26. The following changes take effect March 31 at 5 p.m.: The Proclamation is in effect until April 29 at 5 p.m. ...

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The Kannapolis Police Department welcomes Nijah Armstrong as its newest officer. She graduated from the Stanly Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program in December. Officer Armstrong is assigned to Patrol Squad C and is currently completing her required field training.  Officer Armstrong is a graduate of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Agricultura...

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Walk Cabarrus is a community-wide walking campaign focused on creating healthier lifestyles for the residents of Cabarrus County. The goal for Walk Cabarrus is for those who live and work in Cabarrus County to walk one billion steps in 2020. Loop the Loop is part of Walk Cabarrus, and individuals who participate in Loop the Loop are automatically entered in Walk Cabarrus – including dogs. Loop the Loop participants who log their miles at kannapolisnc.gov/looptheloop will automatically h...

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The City of Kannapolis contracts with Waste Management for the collection of garbage, recycling, bulky goods, electronic waste and white goods (appliances). Yard debris is collected by city crews. Waste Management, in an abundance of caution for the health of its employees, is suspending the collection of white goods (appliances) and electronic waste beginning Monday, March 30. Bulky goods will be picked up using a truck with a motorized arm instead of by a person. Items that cannot be picked...

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Rider Transit plans to suspend fare collections on all routes effective at 5:30 p.m. today, March 26. This is the latest measure undertaken by the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis, which jointly operate Rider, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension of passenger fares is coupled with requiring passengers to enter and exit buses via the rear door whenever possible. These measures keep passengers and operators as safe and healthy as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, while provi...

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