On Friday, Stefanie Breton, the city’s public information officer, sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter. Here are some of the highlights:
Pools open; free sunscreen
Free sunscreen will be available to the Concord community at various locations this summer. The community pools opened Sunday, and sunscreen will be available at various city pools and parks. The Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care and Concord Hospital Trust purchased several sunscreen dispensers thanks to support from the Rotary Club of Concord.
Zoning update meetings
Code Studio is in town to discuss the ConcordNEXT Zoning Code update from June 17 to 19. Please come and learn about the proposal and share your questions or concerns. The consultants have submitted a draft of Phase 1 documents for public review. There are a variety of ways to participate in this community discussion:
The consultants will be hosting an Open House in Council Chambers on Tuesday, June 18 from 12 to 4 p.m. Members will have the opportunity to view sections of the code and talk one on one with the consultants. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please sign up at doodle.com/poll/ gdtf6xw9aa8zcxai.
A public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. The consultants will give the same short presentation and answer questions.
You can offer feedback on the project website at ConcordNEXT.info.
The public will have the opportunity to view posters with various sections of the code on display and talk with the consultants one on one at all sessions. Please come and participate! Share your questions, concerns, or just learn more about the proposal.
Beaver Meadow updates, specials
Tees on holes 11, 13 and 14 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course were re-grassed the week of June 3. New England Pro Greens and Turf stripped existing sod, tilled, laser-graded soil, and then installed sod cultivated and harvested specifically for use on golf tees. Tees are expected to be in play by 4th of July Weekend. More tee improvements are planned for this week. This work will be done by golf course staff.
The golf course is also offering a Father’s Day special of $49 with a cart per person, and all men’s apparel will be 20 percent off. For more info, go to bmgc.golf.
School Street garage update
Concrete repairs are ongoing on the first floor of the School Street parking garage. These repairs stem from water, which filtered through cracks in the concrete slabs over time. In related news, approximately half of the public parking on the fifth floor of the garage will close on or about Monday, June 17 for concrete repairs and installation of new waterproofing membrane. The closure will affect approximately 50 parking spaces and will last for approximately four weeks.
Storrs Street garage update
Crews have begun sheetrock repairs in the Storrs Street parking garage’s three stair towers. Work will last for approximately two to three weeks. It is anticipated that the stair towers and elevator will remain open for the duration of the project.
The State of New Hampshire will be installing new steam lines on Green Street and Park Street until November. Work for this week includes the following:
Green Street (at School Street): The road will be closed, south of School Street, and barricaded off for approximately five weeks (June 20 through July 19). Northbound thru traffic will be detoured at Warren Street. Residents, business and garage access between Warren and School streets will be allowed. Southbound traffic will be detoured at School Street. Pedestrian access will be provided through the work zone.
Park Street (between North Main and North State streets): Portions of the sidewalk and parking will be impacted.
Liberty Utilities will be working at the following locations this week:
Fayette Street (South to North State streets)
Green Street (Capitol Street to Greenwood Avenue)
North State Street (Centre to Pleasant streets)
Perry Avenue (Washington to Centre streets)
Washington Street (North State Street to Perry Avenue)
There may be delays, one-lane traffic, possible road closures and encumbrances of parking spaces. Work will generally take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
This week, Continental Paving will be re-setting curb on Pleasant Street from Minot Street to Rum Hill Road. The same traffic pattern as last week will be in place, where westbound traffic on Pleasant will not be interrupted. Eastbound traffic will be detoured up Rum Hill Road to School Street to Minot Street during this phase. This work is expected to last through mid to late July. The City has asked Concord Hospital to ask their employees to use Langley Parkway instead of Pleasant Street during construction. They have replaced existing sidewalks and base paved them, started loaming and seeding, and have reset manholes and catch basins on Hillside Road, Minot Street, Woodman Street, Westbourne Road and School Street (Westbourne to Rum Hill roads).They will continue doing driveway tie-ins this week. Finish paving of these streets will be later in the summer.