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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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The Kannapolis Fire Department dedicated Fire Station #3 today with a fire hose uncoupling ceremony and public tours of the facility located on Concord Lake Road. Kannapolis City Council members were on hand to dedicate the station by uncoupling a fire hose which was stretched across the fire truck bay which signaled the station is now operational. N.C. Commissioner of Insurance Mike Causey gave remarks congratulating the City on the new station. Fire Station #3 was relocated from Florida ...

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The Kannapolis Police Department announces the following promotions of personnel. Daniel Wallace has been promoted to Captain; Allen Tomlin has been promoted to the position of Lieutenant; and Travis Kiser has been promoted to Sergeant. “We are proud of all these officers, and we know they will be a big part in leading the department into the future,” said Chief Woody Chavis. Captain Wallace joined the Kannapolis Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 2000, after serving in...

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The staff at the City of Kannapolis Water Treatment Plant is one of 57 water treatment plants in North Carolina who have been recognized for surpassing state and federal standards for clean water. The City has earned the North Carolina’s Area Wide Optimization Program Award, which means turbidity levels in the City’s water is below federal and state minimums – which is a good thing. Turbidity is a measure of cloudiness or haziness in the water caused by particles that can i...

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As the weather heats up, the Division of Aging and Adult Services is partnering with the N.C. Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to distribute fans to eligible recipients through Operation Fan Heat Relief. As individuals age and develop chronic medical conditions, they are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature. They may also be taking medications that can worsen the impact of extreme heat. Operation Fan Heat Relief helps vulnerable adults at risk for heat-...

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Today, the last beam for the Sports and Entertainment Venue was lifted in place by the Barton Malow Company construction crews who are building the facility. Over the last couple of weeks hundreds of residents signed the beam at the Intimidator games and at Kannapolis City Hall. City of Kannapolis and Kannapolis Intimidator officials watched the placement of the beam as part of the time-honored tradition called a Topping Out. The construction tradition, which started in Scandinavia includes ...

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