Salisbury offering free mulch on Fridays for pick up

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SALISBURY — The city is offering free leaf compost mulch every Friday this summer until supplies run out.
Salisbury residents can pick up the free leaf mulch in their own trucks or trailers every Friday between 10 a.m. and noon at the Grants Creek Treatment Plant located at 1915 Grubb Ferry Road. Follow the signs to the pick-up site.
Appointments are also available for those who wish to pick up at least three tandem truckloads on other days of the week. To schedule a large load appointment, call Public Services at 704-638-5268.
The Street Division does curbside pick-up of yard waste throughout the year, with the majority of leaves collected from October to March. The leaves are then stacked at the treatment plant, and nature does the rest to turn them into dark brown decorative leaf mulch or compost that can be tilled into soil. 
The leaf mulch give-away program allows people to help the environment by recycling yard debris and promoting green initiatives in the city.
Info session will focus on foster care and adoption
An informational meeting for prospective foster and adoptive parents will be held 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at the Rowan County Department of Social Services, 1813 E. Innes St.
The event, to be held in the Children’s Services Division Conference Room, is scheduled to last until 7 p.m.
Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them.
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Kannapolis bonds get Aa3 rating from Moody’s
KANNAPOLIS — Moody’s Investors Service has assigned an Aa3 rating to Kannapolis’ $25 million limited obligation bonds. Proceeds from the sale will be used to refinance construction of the city’s new city hall and law enforcement center.
Moody’s said the Aa3 rating reflects the city’s satisfactory legal structure, the essential nature of the project and pledged assets, as well as the strong long-term credit characteristics of the city. The rating assignment also takes into account the city’s sizable tax base, growing population, favorable location off Interstate 85 and improving reserves.
Moody’s ratings range from Aaa to C. Obligations rated Aa are judged to be of high quality and are subject to very low credit risk.
Cabarrus to have $20 million in bonds on Nov. 4 ballot
CONCORD — Cabarrus County voters will have education projects totaling $20 million on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Cabarrus County commissioners voted Monday to seek voter approval for $9 million in community college bonds and $11 million in school bonds.
The general obligation school bonds would help the county replace Royal Oaks Elementary in northwest Cabarrus. Commissioners voted 4-1 on this project. The GO community college bonds, which the board unanimously supported, provide up to $9 million to construct a new Advanced Technology Center for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Both sets of bonds include the acquisition, construction, installation and equipping of the facilities, including the acquisition of necessary land and rights-of-way.

Concord to break ground on $20 million city hall Friday
CONCORD — A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Concord City Hall will be held 4 p.m. Friday at the corner of Cabarrus Avenue and Market Street, next to Concord Police Headquarters.
The 75,000-square-foot building is estimated to cost $20 million.
The building is expected to consolidate the majority of the city’s administrative services, most of which currently function out of three downtown buildings.