City Briefly 9/15/15
Sep15

City Briefly 9/15/15

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell spends hours upon hours researching old buildings in the city only to realize there’s no end to the information. So he eventually gives up and decides to spell out his weekly city memo with cut up letters from his research notes. Helping others Stuff to make school cool Concord Human Services would like to thank the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 1631, for once again providing backpacks filled with...

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City Briefly
Sep01

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell rushes out to get the latest and greatest school supplies to ensure he’s ready for yet another school year. But before using his pens and notebooks for actual school work, he practices his penmanship on the city memo. Get filing The elections are coming The city’s next municipal election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Those wishing to file for municipal office may do so at the City Clerk’s Office...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell tries desperately to drive his car over the border into the town of Bow but is met with an unexplainable force that keeps him inside the Concord city limits. So, instead, he pulls over at the invisible town line and fawningly stares at the Welcome to Bow sign while jotting down his weekly city memo. We give it an A More sidewalk work Sidewalks and curbs will be the major focus of this week’s work on...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell locks himself in his office and weeps openly while penning a loving farewell letter to Keith. The tears end up making all the ink run, though, so he just sends him a city memo instead. Keith was nice enough to reprint it here. Log in Bridge stuff happening Last week’s construction activities at the Sewalls Falls Bridge included clearing of land within the project limits and the installation of...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell does a million bicep curls to sculpt himself up. That’s a lot of work, though, so he just paper maches himself instead to become a city memo sculpture. Here it is, in two-dimensional format! Is Indiana Jones coming? Archaeologists dig the city Much of this week’s work on the Main Street construction project will be happening around the State House Plaza, Aspell writes. Yesterday, a team of...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell celebrates the birthday of the city memo by jamming 250 candles into it and lighting them all. He’s so winded from blowing them out that he passes out, but thankfully he mumbles the new memo in his stupor. Here it is! Are you ready for some . . .  Bleachers? We hope so The Doane Diamond press box at Memorial Field was completely renovated last spring, and now Concord General Services’ Public...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell buys 20 wallet-sized school photos of the city memo so he can hand them out to his family. Look how cute it is all dressed up with a fresh haircut and presented for you here. Hangin’ with the fuzz Meet the po-lice The Concord Police Department will host its third “Coffee with a Cop” event July 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at McDonald’s at 111 Fisherville Road, Aspell writes. Proposed alternative name:...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell grabs his floppy hat and khakiest ensemble before jumping in the canoe to go fishing for city memos. Luckily they were biting this week – hurry up and read though, Tom’s a catch-and-release kind of guy. It’s just a phase Super water awesomeness The Water Treatment Division of the General Services Department has joined the American Water Works Association Partnership for Safe Water to enhance its...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell puts his glasses on the bridge of his nose, grabs a ruler and some chalk and rings the bell. The course? City Memo 101. Today’s assignment is to read this memo! Getting their learn on A degree on the streets The city of Concord participates in the N.H. Technology Transfer Center’s Roads Scholar Program to meet educational and training requirements for municipal highway practitioners, Aspell writes....

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell puts the city memo through rigorous layup drills and free throw practice. It gets so good that it gets a lucrative multi-year contract in Europe. It sends postcards frequently, though, and we pieced them together here! The old switcheroo Ready, set, change sides This week marks the final week of work on the east side of North Main Street, Aspell writes. Let’s celebrate with cake! On Monday, crews...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell stubs his big toe on the corner of his desk and bandages it up with little pieces of the city memo. We had to do the Little Piggy song to read it all, but we tracked it down and have it for you right here. Flushing out the problem Don’t clog stuff up Concord General Services will be including a reminder to consumers on their upcoming water bills about how to prevent blockages in the city’s sanitary...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell inflates the city memo to twist it into a doggy balloon animal, but accidentally uses helium. Thankfully he’s able to recite the memo while clinging to the balloon with one arm as he floats over the city. Let it lift you up right here! We vote for renovations A building fit for a Prez Concord Housing & Redevelopment is launching several major projects this summer at one of its older buildings,...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell eats a snack and takes a nap. Sounds great to us! Read this city memo while we snooze. Going swimmingly You can take a dip soon The city’s seven neighborhood swimming pools will open for the season June 20 at 12:30 p.m., Aspell writes. Note for new residents: the pools are not the size of actual neighborhoods. The pools are free to use for Concord and Penacook residents with a valid form of ID....

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell builds a raft out of city memos and sets sail for the Caribbean. He makes it to Penacook, then sinks. Thankfully the rescue teams are able to revive the memos, and we triumphantly shared this week’s here! The human fund Hygiene is important, yo Concord Human Services received a wonderful donation of hygiene items this week which replenished its shelves, Aspell writes. There wasn’t any floss, though,...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell dips the city memo in eggs, sprinkles some cinnamon sugar on that baby and fries it up on the griddle. And voila, French city memo toast. Could you pass the syrup, s’il vous plait. I saw the sign And it was, like, new The Douglas N. Everett Arena has a new sign, Aspell writes. The new sign was a much needed upgrade from the previous small wooden sign. The new sign is a more robust structure that now...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell makes the city memo chase chickens through the backyard, drink raw eggs and run up the steps of the State House to the sound of motivational music. When it gets to the top, it jumps up and down and shouts out in excitement. Turns out it’s yelling this week’s memo! You down with opp? Nope, just our own The Public Properties Division of the General Services Department has been very busy maintaining the...

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Each week City Manager Tom Aspell decides to bake cookies for all the Cappies winners, but he gets hungry trying to figure out how he’ll make so many and just shovels the cookie dough into his own face instead. Thankfully he mutters a city memo as he collapses into a food coma. Here it is! Ain’t no party Like a Twitter party May 17-23 is National Public Works Week, Aspell writes. The American Public Works Association has sponsored...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell puts on his red, white and blue headband and ’80s basketball shorts and blares the Rocky theme before sitting down to write the city memo as fast as he possibly can. We could barey keep up! Santa is totally real! And he won a thing Michael Santa, code administrator for the city of Concord, was named the Conference Honoree at the Eastern States Building Officials Federation’s annual educational...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell enrolls his city memo in swimming lessons so it can work on its beach body for the upcoming summer. It must be working, too, because check out the bod on this thing!  When roads collide Intersection gets facelift Work began yesterday on the new configuration of the Washington Street/Borough Road/River Road intersection, Aspell writes. If they followed our proposal, all three streets will now...

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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell patiently hunts down all the ingredients for a signature city memo and whips it up right there at his desk. Turns out all it takes is some words! Here are said words. Adopt-a-something Wanna own some dirt? For those civic-minded citizens who are looking to help improve the appearance of our city, there is a program in place where you can provide labor and minimal supplies to help keep the city...

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