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June 30, 2022

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Our office, City offices, and the Concord Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Trash and recycling collection for Monday will be delayed to Tuesday. Collection will be postponed by one day for the rest of the week through Saturday. View our 2022 Trash Holiday Schedule.

July 4th Celebration at Memorial Field
Concord Parks & Recreation will be hosting a July 4th Celebration at Memorial Field on Monday, July 4. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with food vendors, the Nevers' Band will start at 7:45 p.m., and fireworks will begin at dusk around 9:20 p.m. July 5 rain date.

Motorists are asked to observe all posted traffic signs and parking restrictions in the area. Traffic pattern modifications will take place starting at 3:30 p.m. on Monday. South Fruit Street will be limited to one-way traffic in a northerly direction from Clinton Street to Pleasant Street. Redington Road will be one-way in an easterly direction from Tuttle Street to South Fruit Street. Minot Street will be one-way in a northerly direction from Pleasant Street to School Street. There will be several other minor traffic pattern modifications in the area and on the grounds of the New Hampshire Hospital as well. At the conclusion of the fireworks display, vehicles that have parked on the state hospital grounds will be directed to exit easterly through the campus and onto Pleasant Street. Parking in the Memorial Field Parking Lot will be restricted to handicapped parking only. To minimize congestion, motorists not attending the celebration are encouraged to use alternate routes.

We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!
 

NEW DOWNTOWN ART

Our Downtown Services Team recently helped install new art pieces downtown!

"Cotyledon Unfurled," by artist David Boyajian, was installed on South Main Street near Fayette Street. "Earth Arch," by artist Joe Chirchirillo, was installed at the intersection of Storrs Street and Pleasant Street Extension. 

These sculptures were placed as part of the Art on Main, Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, organized by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and City of Concord. Learn more about the outdoor exhibit at www.concordnhchamber.com/CreativeConcord.

It's great to see these new attractions downtown!
 

NEIGHBORHOOD STREET PAVING PROGRAM CONTINUES

The City’s Neighborhood Street Paving Program continues with Continental Paving, Inc. as the City’s paving contractor for this year. Sidewalk work on South Street has been completed this week. Work started this week to lower covers on South State Street from South Main Street to Pleasant Street in preparation of pavement reclamation next week.
 
Work started this week ahead of schedule to lower covers on the following streets in preparation for cold planing next week:
Centre Street (from N. Main St. to Union St.)
Capitol Street (from N. Main St. to N. State St.)
Green Street (from School St. to Pleasant St. and Centre St. to Prince St.)
North State Street (from School St. to Pleasant St. and Court St. to Capitol St.)
Park Street (from Main St. to Green St.)
Pleasant Street (from Main St. to Spring St.)
School Street (from N. Main St. to N. State St. and Green St. to N. Spring St.)
Warren Street (from N. Main St. to N. Spring St.).
 
Cold planing is anticipated to start next week on the following streets:
Tuesday: North State Street (from Court St. to Centre St.)
Tuesday and Wednesday: Centre Street (from N. Main St. to Union St.)
Wednesday and Thursday: North State Street (from Centre St. to Capitol St.)
Wednesday and Thursday: Green Street (from Centre St. to Prince St.)
Friday: Park Street (from Main St. to Green St.)
Friday: Capitol Street (from N. Main St. to N. State St.)
 
Cold planing is anticipated to continue the week of July 11th on these streets:
Monday: Green Street (from School St. to Pleasant St.)
Monday and Tuesday: North State Street (from School St. to Pleasant St.)
Wednesday: School Street (from N. Main St. to N. State St. and Green St. to N. Spring St.)
Wednesday and Thursday: Warren Street (from N. Main St. to N. Spring St.).
Thursday and Friday: Pleasant Street (from Main St. to Spring St.)
 
This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change. Work is weather permitting. Streets may be reduced to one lane or closed to through traffic. Parking will be limited on these streets between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Residents will have road access to their homes. Find more information and a tentative schedule of streets approved for paving at www.concordnh.gov/pavingplan.
 

NEW UTILITY BILLING SYSTEM

Our Utility Billing Office has officially launched a new billing system that includes changes to utility bills, account numbers, and online management of accounts for Concord water and sewer utility customers.

New Online Portal
Citizen Self Service (CSS) has launched on the City of Concord's website and has replaced the existing eSuite Utilities Services web portal. Similar to the previous portal, with CSS you can view an account summary, bill history, consumption history, account transactions, and modify enrollment in eBilling. Features that are new with this portal include the ability to update a mailing address and to pay your bill online. The existing online Utility Payment System has been discontinued on the City's website and online bill payments can now be made using CSS. Account management and bill payments are now easier than ever with one unified portal! A nominal convenience fee will still apply to online bill payments. You will have to register for a new CSS account and will not be able to login using your existing eSuite Utilities Services portal login. Please wait for your new utility bill to arrive first, as you will need your new customer number and account number to create your account. Once your bill has arrived, follow instructions online to set up your account.

New Bills
New utility bills have started to reach customers and will continue with the next billing cycle soon. Bills will have an updated look that is easier to read, more visually appealing, and contain recent consumption history. View a sample of the new bills.

New Account Numbers
Account numbers have changed to include the first six digits of your existing account number, plus a separate unique customer number. The account number will be associated with the service address for the water/sewer account, while the customer number will be assigned to you. This upgrade allows for enhanced security while enabling the ability to group multiple accounts for easier access and efficient maintenance.

Our Utility Billing Office is still in the process of transitioning to a new phone number for bill payments by phone. Customers may continue to use the existing number at this time: 1-800-615-9507. The new phone number will be provided once configuration is complete.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we implement these updates. We hope our customers like these new changes! Learn more at www.concordnh.gov/utilitybilling. Contact the Utility Billing Office at 603-225-8693 with any questions or concerns.
 

ROLLER SKATING AT THE EVERETT ARENA

Roller skating is back at the Douglas N. Everett Arena! Skating hours this year include Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

No skating on Sunday, July 3. 

Roller skating will be available for a limited time through Sunday, July 31. Admission is $5 with skate rentals available if needed for an additional $5 at the Everett Arena Pro Shop.

Book a private roller skating event for a birthday party, field trip, or rainout event. Private events only cost $150 an hour. Call (603) 228-2784 or email everettarena@concordnh.gov if interested. Visit www.concordnh.gov/rollerskating for more information.
 

DOWNTOWN MURAL

What a bright transformation to downtown! A new mural on Storrs Street has recently been completed by NH artist, James Chase. Our Public Properties Division was happy to help facilitate preparation of this project for the City of Concord and Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. We love how this turned out!

Thank you to all of the sponsors that made this project possible: New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Concord Antiques, The Duprey Companies, Community Development Finance Authority, The Rowley Agency, Inc. and Company C. Also, shout out to Big Guns Power Washing, Raymond's Landscaping, and Davis & Towle Insurance Group. 

Thanks also to Concord TV for capturing a video of the Mural Dedication Ceremony.
 

WATER PUMP STATION #4 CONSTRUCTION

A new high lift water pump station is being built at the City’s Water Treatment Facility to replace the existing Water Pump Station #4, originally built in the 1940s.

Work is being completed by Kingsbury Companies, LLC and started last spring to proactively address aging infrastructure. Outdated infrastructure is more difficult to maintain with harder to find replacement parts and increased susceptibility to possible malfunctions due to regular prolonged use. This pump station has reached the end of its useful life and was due for replacement.

This pump station is critical to the City’s water system because it distributes water underground from the treatment facility to higher ground levels to provide gravitational flow of water in the distribution system that delivers drinking water to the city. This necessary upgrade will more effectively and efficiently distribute water and provide increased reliability of the City’s water system. Work is anticipated to be completed and have the new pump station activated by this fall.

This project is just one of the many ways the City of Concord continues to invest in water infrastructure so that water is there when you need it.
 

EVERETT ARENA
SHOWS & EVENTS

Upcoming Events:

Keep NH Brewing Festival
Hosted by NH Brewers Association
Saturday, July 9, 2022: 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
$65 VIP Admission (Starts at 12:00 p.m.)
$50 General Admission (Online)
$55 Day of General Admission
$20 Designated Driver Admission
Event is ages 21+ only. No children or pets.
More Information

Americana Celebration Antique Show
Hosted by Peter Mavris Antique Shows
Tuesday, August 9, 2022: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$25 Early Buyers Admission (8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
$15 General Admission (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
More Information

Concord Model Railroad Show
Hosted by Concord Model Railroad Club
Sunday, August 14, 2022: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$5 General Admission
Ages 12 & under free with an adult
More Information

View our full upcoming event schedule at www.concordnh.gov/arenaevents.
 

WATER HISTORY PRESENTATION

Watch the recorded video above to watch the presentation.
Our Water Treatment Superintendent, Marco Philippon, presented and discussed the history of Concord's water department a few weeks ago for a public presentation hosted by the Concord Historical Society. Thank you to everyone that attended the event. If you missed it, you can watch the video here.
 

NH RECOGNIZES PUBLIC WORKS AS FIRST RESPONDERS

Governor Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 325 into law, formally recognizing public works employees as first responders! The law takes effect August 6 and will make New Hampshire the second state (after Mississippi) to recognize public works professionals the same as fire, police, EMS, and others, as first responders in emergency management. Public works employees are always ready to serve the community at a moment's notice to react as first responders during emergency situations and natural disasters, with public health and safety the top priority. Public works professionals are resilient to overcome challenges and continue to serve their community 24/7. We're proud of what we do!
 

BLUE BAG PROGRAM: VOLUNTEER & CLEAN UP LITTER

Our Blue Bag Program is a free and easy way to organize a litter clean-up of any public Concord roadway or space within the City's right-of-way. There is no cost to participate in our program. Just fill out a release form, pick-up free blue bags at our office, perform a clean-up, leave the filled bags roadside, and then notify us when you're done and we'll make sure the bags get collected. It's that easy!

It's a great way to volunteer, keep our community clean, and protect our local environment. Individuals, groups, and organizations can all participate.

Get involved in our Blue Bag Program at concordnh.gov/bluebagprogram.
 

PAYT RAFFLE WINNER

Congratulations to Concord resident, Stacy Duffy! Stacy was randomly selected as our raffle winner to win a bundle of pay-as-you-throw trash bags! Thank you Stacy and everyone else for entering our raffle by subscribing to our General Gazette newsletter during National Public Works Week in May!
 

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Meet our Laborer / Truck Driver, Mike Pickering!

Mike joined our Public Properties Division in September 2020. His work includes laboring, maintenance, repair, and operation of equipment involving the construction, repair, cleaning, and maintenance of City of Concord buildings and properties. Mike does a great job keeping our public facilities well-maintained for the use and enjoyment of the community.

"I like working for the City because it's less stress than my last job, and I enjoy being outside and doing everything I get to do."

Thanks for your hard work, Mike! We appreciate all you do!
 

JOB OPENING: HVAC TECHNICIAN

We're hiring for a full-time HVAC Technician within our Public Properties Division. Work includes installing, maintaining, and repairing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and equipment within City buildings. Comprehensive flexible benefits package offered. Come join our team and serve the local community!

Info & Apply: https://bit.ly/HVACtech22.
Daily review of applications received. Onboarding by mid-July.
 
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Concord General Services
311 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 228-2737


Concord General Services is the public works department for the City of Concord, New Hampshire that delivers services to enhance the quality of life of the community. Services include street maintenance, solid waste management, water and sewer utilities, drinking water and wastewater treatment, public property maintenance, City fleet and equipment services, and management of the Douglas N. Everett Arena. For more information, please visit www.concordnh.gov/generalservices

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