City Briefly

Last week, City Manager Tom Aspell created a game where he cut up his city memo into individual letters and had city staff put it back together. Obviously they did a pretty good job because we have it here for your reading pleasure.

Get out the w2’s

Time to do the taxes

Through a partnership with AARP, the Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting Tax-aide, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Feb. 2 and running through April 14, at the Heights Community Center. Appointments will be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tax-aide offers free tax preparation for low and moderate income tax payers, especially those age 60-plus, Aspell writes. Well that sounds quite helpful.

To set up an appointment, visit or call 211.

Sharpen the skates

City opens two ponds

The Parks & Recreation staff opened the ponds at White Park and Beaver Meadow Golf Course for skating last week.

The White Park hockey rink and the skating area at Rollins Park are taking a bit more time, but with the right weather conditions and help from our able staff, all areas will be open as soon as possible, Aspell writes. But because of varying weather conditions, before you strap on those skates, make sure the ice is safe to skate on. It’s better to be safe then sorry – like falling through the ice kinda sorry.

Up-to-date information will also be posted on the Parks & Recreation website,, and signs will be posted at each location.

Construction time

Bridge work continues

Last week, the drainage run adjacent to Sewalls Falls Road on the south side of the project was completed; construction activities began on the Concord Monitor side of the project, including drainage installation and demolition of the existing abutment; and more progress was made on the temporary work platform and existing truss demolition. In addition, just before the holidays, the contractor successfully removed the first section of the old bridge, a 60-foot section weighing around 51,000 pounds, Aspell writes. Hopefully, it’s cut into small pieces and sold for keepsakes.

Author: The Concord Insider

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