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Welcome to the Village of Concord
Welcome to the picturesque Village of Concord a quaint community which has embraced and promotes its small town status, values, and ideals.  A neighborly community where neighbors keep an eye on each other's children playing in our yards, assist one another with landscaping and home improvements, and has your spare key when you lock yourself out of your house.  Concord is a small village filled with turn of the century homes (much of which are on the National Historic Registry) adorned with Victorian architectural features and well kept landscaped yards our residents take pride in.  A downtown business district of two story red brick buildings from the Victorian era is home to prosperous businesses and small town urban living in the second stories.   The Village of Concord is the quintessential bedroom community within an hour drive proximity to the large urban centers of Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Jackson, Kalamazoo, and Lansing.

The Village of Concord is a recreation friendly community who through sensible utilization of public, private, and grant funding has built a substantial parks and recreation network which highlight the vast natural resources located in and around our community: 

Located on the banks of the Kalamazoo River, what once served as a hub of economic activity now serves as a source for water recreation for our residents.   Water recreation opportunities in Concord include a boat launch at Concord’s Mill Pond Park and Paddock Lake and a canoe/kayak launch into the Kalamazoo River at Spring Street.  Our section of the Kalamazoo River is home to some of the best small mouth bass fishing in the State of Michigan with near State record catches being caught regularly.  Our nearby neighboring communities are abounding with water recreation opportunities as well our residents find enjoyable and useful.

A railroad bed which once served as a hub of economic activity now serves as a source for non-motorized trail recreation for our residents. The Village of Concord’s non-motorized trail system is part of the Falling Water’s Trail which runs into Jackson, the State of Michigan’s Great Lake to Lake Trail which runs from Port Huron to South Haven, and the State of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail which runs from Belle Isle and to Ironwood. Other trail recreation resources include a vast sidewalk system and a ½ mile road side non-motorized trail to the recreation opportunities at Swains Lake County Park.
The Village of Concord is home to Gottschalk Park a acre park with a playground for kids, a soccer field, multiple ball diamonds, a basketball , a tennis, and a beach volleyball court. Gottschalk Park is also home to two pavilions and the Concord Community Center. The 37 acre Paddock Lake Park is an undisturbed nature area with a public access boat launch into Paddock Lake.    

The Village of Concord is home to the mighty Yellow Jackets of Concord Community Schools.  Concord Community Schools prides itself on its small classroom setting and a knowledgeable staff always willing to assist their students.  There is community pride and collaboration between  Concord Schools and the Village of Concord.  On the athletic fields Concord School’s is known for their multiple State championships in Cross Country, Volleyball, and Track and Field.


Come make the Village of Concord your bedroom community of choice.
Community Events

September 4th

Parks & Rec Meeting 7pm Village Common

September 11th

Village Council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

September 18th

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village Commons 

September 19th

Fire Board Meeting 6pm at the Fire House 

September 25th

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

Concord Classic Weekend 2019 will be June 21-23! 

Please click link below to view a video compliments of The Walton Insurance Group.

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Village News

The Village is compiling an email list for those of you that would like to receive The Village Voice and Council Minutes via email. Please send your info. to office@villageofconcord.com


In case of an Emergency please contact Jeremiah Bush at 517-414-4104.


Concord UMC

Tracy James of the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging will be

speaking at the Concord UMC Women's Fall Kick-Off meeting 

Thurs., Sept. 20, 119 S. Main St., Concord.

Tracy will be informing the group on what is 

available in Jackson County to improve our lives.  The meeting will

start with a Potluck at 6:30 pm, so bring a dish to pass, and

Tracy will begin speaking at 7:00 pm. The program will be in the

fellowship hall, lower level of the church. Everyone welcome!! 

CONCORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

After School Program beginning Sept. 10 and Every Mon. & Wed. 3-5 pm

·       Students grades 6th thru 12th

·       A safe place for students to go afterschool

·       Adult supervised, help with homework, play games, interact and have fun!

·       Newly Renovated!!   WIFI AVAILABLE!   SNACKS!


MANN HOUSE EVENTS

Save the Date for the First Annual Mann House Women's History Conference

Celebrating women who changed their local community 

Please join us for a women's history conference inspired by the remarkable lives of sisters Jessie and Mary Ida Mann. Scheduled for Friday, September 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the conference will celebrate the role of women in the local community as they effect change and explore how we can use the past to spark future change in ourselves and others. 

Attendees will:

  • Attend sessions on women's history topics, including the 100-year anniversary of woman suffrage in Michigan. 
  • Participate in a tour of Concord's museums and libraries
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch
  • Hear a keynote presentation from Nancy Villa Bryk, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Museum Studies and Historic Preservation at Eastern Michigan University 

The registration fee for this conference is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Conference sessions will be held at the historic First Universalist Church of Concord (200 Hanover Street). Pre-registration is required and can be completed online; the registration deadline for this event is September 21, 2018.

Visit the women's history conference website for additional information. A detailed program schedule will be posted in late August.  


GRANGER INFORMATION

Due to operational changes, Granger began accepting glass in all curbside residential recycling containers. They accept clear and colored glass bottles and containers. Visit grangernet.com/recycle-guidelines for more info on recycling guidelines.

Due to high levels of contamination, the Jackson Recycling Drop-off located at 2600 Lansing Ave. in Jackson will no longer be open 24 hours, 7 days a week effective Monday, July 2, 2018. The drop-off will be gated and only available during the Disposal Center of Jackson operating hours. These hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.

We encourage residents and those using the facility to make the most of their recycling efforts by correctly following all posted recycling guidelines. All recyclables should be placed loose in the containers, not bagged. Plastic bags, glass and bulky rigid plastics including furniture and children’s toys are not accepted at the recycling drop-off. Find a full list of guidelines on our website grangernet.com.


Attention Concord Residents:

It was motioned by A. Meeks, seconded by J. Mockeridge to increase the water rates by $23.22 effective with the next billing cycle. All were in favor. Motion approved.


CONCORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Biography of The Reverend Tim Marvil


RATE INCREASE

Motioned by A. Meeks, seconded by J. Mockeridge to increase water rates by $5.00 per month and sewer rates by $1.00 per month effective January 1, 2018.

CONCORD SCHOOL LINKED HEALTH CENTER

Concord School Linked Health Center Flyer.pdf


Village of Concord Water System and Asset Management Program

Village of Concord Water System Asset Management Program


Concord Community Schools

ABC Academy Preschool and Latch Key Flyer


YARD WASTE COLLECTION AND VILLAGE DUMP POLICY

Yard Waste Collection and Village Dump Policy


12/26/2017

The Concord Village Council amended the Zoning Ordinance.
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12/12/2017

The Concord Village Council approved the Semco Franchise Agreement Ordinance.
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10/15/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Repealer Ordinance.
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8/8/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Site Condominium Ordinance.
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5/23/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Civil Infractions and Violations Bureau Ordinance.
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2/28/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Foreclosed, Vacant & Abandoned Property Registry.

Foreclosed, Vacant & Abandoned Property Registry Ordinance.
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Foreclosed, Vacant & Abandoned Property Registry Application.

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Concord Classic Weekend June 22nd 23rd 24th 2018
Trail Grant

 

                                                 Congratulations Concord Parks and Recreation

Through the grant writing of former Parks and Recreation Committee Chairman and current Village President Jeremiah Bush the Village of Concord was able to receive a $20,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Iron Belle Trail Initiative for the construction of a non-motorized trail trail from N.Main st. to Allman Rd. the trail section will serve as part of the Falling Waters Trail, Great Lake to lake Trail from Port Huron to South Haven, and Iron Belle Trail from Belle Isle to Ironwood.Construction will begin this summer !  Iron Belle Trail map     Great Lake to Lake Trail map   Falling Water Trail map

JDL Concord Branch Library

Friends of the Concord Library  - 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 10 am. Please come!

Drop N’ Knit—Wednesdays @ 10:30 pm. Bring your supplies or ask for a list of materials and patterns for a pre-decided project.

Book Jackets Book Club 3rd Monday @ 1 pm.

Tai Chi—Wednesdays @ 10 am. Adults

Story Ballet—Wednesdays @ 11:30 am. Ages 3-5.

Escape Room—Take a Mouse to the Library—Sept. 5th @ 4 pm. Ages 5-9.

Community Story Walk—Sept. 10th @ 9 am. Start @ Concord Elem. All ages.

Crafts “N” More—Sept. 12th @ 5 pm. Adults

Music on Main St— Sept. 12th @ 5 pm. Ages 13+.

Marble Mazes—Sept. 19th @ 4 pm. Registration required. Ages 5+.

Student Success—Sept. 19th @ 6 pm. Students/Parents.

Genealogy 101—Sept. 26th @ 11 am. Registration required. Adults.