City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell climbs to the top of the State House to act as the human ball that drops to celebrate the new year. And wouldn’t you know, his terrified ramblings on the way up spell out a city memo!

Toss that tree

Christmas at the curb

New this year, Concord residents who have curbside trash and recycling collection can place their Christmas trees at the curb for pick-up on their regularly scheduled collection day, Aspell writes. Bonus tip: place your usual trash under the tree as a special holiday gift to the city! 

Curbside collection of Christmas trees will take place for two weeks, from Jan. 5 through Jan. 16. All lights, ornaments, tinsel and other decorations must be removed from the tree before setting it at the curb. Wreaths and artificial trees will not be collected. Trees will not be accepted at White Farm or Beaver Meadow Golf Course this year. However, residents may bring trees to the transfer station through the month of January, which should make for a more festive atmosphere there. For more information, visit

Sign language

Your thoughts?

At the December City Council meeting, city staff and the Downtown Complete Streets Project Design Team presented signage and lighting design concepts for the Main Street Improvement Project, Aspell writes. Did it include our proposal for a neon Honk If You Read The Insider sign?

The City Council is interested in the public’s input (that’s not a joke). A public hearing will be held Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers for the public to provide input on the design concepts. The design presentations can be viewed on the project website at concordmainstreet

Author: Insider staff

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