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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

In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order all meetings have been canceled until further notice. Please check periodically for updated information. 

 

June 2nd

Parks & Rec Meeting 7pm Village Commons CANCELED

June 9th

Village Council Meeting 7pm Village Commons Canceled

June 16th

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village Commons  CANCELED

June 17th

Fire Board Meeting 6pm at the Fire House TBD

June 23rd

Village Council Meeting 7pm 

Concord Classic Weekend 2020 will be June 26-28!  POSTPONED!!

Announcement:

This message is to inform you that Concord Classic Weekend 2020 scheduled for June 26-28th is postponed until further notice. There is an incredible amount of planning that goes into this event and there is just too much uncertainly. We will continue to monitor the situation and look at possible options later in the summer or early fall. If rescheduled for this summer/fall, it will likely be a 1-day event. We hope Concord Classic Weekend 2021 will be back to normal. Concord was incorporated as a village in 1871 and next summer would be 150 years!

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

https://vimeo.com/275322863

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

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


 

SPECIAL NOTICE

To be in compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-15, the Village of Concord will conduct its June 23rd meeting at 7 P.M. at the Concord Community Center located at 310 Homer Road.
The purpose the Public Body is meeting at the Community Center is to promote social distancing.
We are taking every measure possible to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus to protect our residents, council, employees and their families....
Members of the public body and of the general public participating will be asked to wear a mask and leave six feet between yourself and others

 

Tire Clean up

Where: Pulaski Township Hall

When: July 11 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

7:00am until trailer is full

The Concord Baseball and Softball Club 

If anyone has a child that is interested in playing 10u, 12u or 14u baseball this summer please let Jason Blossom (517-812-7556) or Becky Fritz (517-740-1555) know by this Friday June 5th. The season will run from June 22nd through August 1st.

 

ABC Academy Concord location is offering Preschool, Latchkey and Summer Camp programs at Concord Community Schools!

Our programs include:

Full and Half Day Preschool for children ages 33 months to 4 years of age

State Funded Free GSRP Preschool for children 4 years of age

Before and After school Latchkey Programs

Summer Camp Programs

Music and Yoga Enrichment programs

S.T.E.M. Curriculum and Technology

Security Access Doors.

Electronic Parent Communication Systems

Please contact Cyndi Laeder, Program Director at cynthial@abcacademyjackson.com or by phone at 517-740-0167 If you are interested in enrolling your child in our high-quality programs.

Visit our website for more information www.abcacademyjackson.com

ABC Academy-a great place for your child to grow, learn and succeed!

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM GRANGER - 

COVID-19 Service Changes and Best Practices

We're doing all we can to protect the health and well-being of our associates while servicing our customers. Due to safety precautions, we have made some operational changes and are asking customers to please follow these best practices. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

Trash will be collected as usual with safety stipulations.

  • Please bag all trash and keep it contained in a cart or commercial container.
  • Please do not overload containers.
  • If you do not have cart service, please bag all trash and tie the bags.
  • We will not be picking up any loose trash.

 

Recycling will be collected as usual with safety stipulations.

  • All recycling must be in a cart or tub to be picked up.
  • Blue bag recycling customers must have all their recycling in blue bags, and bags should be placed in trash carts if possible.
  • No loose cardboard outside of the cart will be collected.

 

Bulk items collection has been suspended.

  • We have suspended collection of bulk items (furniture, appliances, etc.) until further notice.
  • If you have small appliances to dispose of, you may still set them out for collection as long as they will fit in your cart with the lid closed.
  • You can still bring these items to one of our Disposal Centers. Visit https://www.grangernet.com/self-haul-disposal/ for information, including directions, hours and pricing.

 

 

Disposal Centers Only Taking Credit Cards

As a precaution, our Disposal Centers will only be taking credit cards (no cash or checks) as payment for the time being.

We are taking all the necessary steps to maintain the safety of our associates and customers.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Residents be aware if you attended the MHSAA Boys District Basketball Game at Concord High School on March 11, 2020 you may have been exposed to the COVID 19 Virus. See link below for more information:

https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/2020/03/basketball-game-home-school-event-may-have-exposed-jackson-county-crowds-to-coronavirus.html

 

Statement from Village President Jeremiah Bush

When I went to vote in the primary election this afternoon I was bombarded with there had been many complaints about the lack of planning with the location of where the construction was occurring on the Village’s water main replacement project and the location of where the election was occurring. My response was, “It is what it is, it has to be done.” You will likely hear this response often and some weren’t happy with it today and there will likely be people not happy with it in the future. To further clarify, this water main project is a once in a generation project, huge in scope and monetarily, there was no planning for this primary election, we are going to make mistakes. We started where we felt there would be the least amount of roads torn up during the winter months so there wouldn’t be muddy and rutted roads from the snow all winter, thus Homer Rd as we were able to use land along the road to place the water main. Then onto the adjacent streets of Spring St. and W. Center St. our worst street. People asked why didn’t we take the day off from construction? Everyday we take off is one day longer this project takes, cost as a result could rise, and a Covid19 outbreak could occur shutting down our project. The work must go on as we are trying to complete this project as fast as possible to limit inconvenience and save on costs to our residents. Sorry there were inconvenienced individuals but in the long run look on the bright side we could have waited until Fall 2020 to complete this section of the project and we would be dealing with this inconvenience when we are electing our next president.

 

Village of Concord Residents –

The USDA Water Main Replacement project has begun.
During the project you may experience low water pressure, no water, water discoloration, etc.

This is normal and there is no need to call the office.

Thank you.

Village of Concord

 

Michigan's Falling Waters Trail

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2019/september/11/michigan-s-falling-waters-trail/

 

 THE HANGOUT at Concord United Methodist Church   Please see attached flyer for more information. 

The Hangout.pdf

 

2019 Water Quality Report (click link below)

2019 Village of Concord Annual Water Quality Report

 

Concord Township has a new website. Please visit at:  https://concordtownshipmi.org/

 

Village of Concord Water Testing

Village of Concord Water Supply Testing

PFAS Fact Sheet.pdf

 

GRANGER INFORMATION

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.

 

CONCORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Biography of The Reverend Tim Marvil

 

 

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.
Click here for more information

12/12/2017

The Concord Village Council approved the Semco Franchise Agreement Ordinance.
Click here for more information

10/15/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Repealer Ordinance.
Click here for more information

 

8/8/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Site Condominium Ordinance.
Click here for more information

5/23/2017

The Concord Village Council adopted a Civil Infractions and Violations Bureau Ordinance.
Click here for more information

2/28/2017

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

Foreclosed, Vacant & Abandoned Property Registry Ordinance.
Click Here

Foreclosed, Vacant & Abandoned Property Registry Application.

Click Here 

Concord Classic Weekend June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2019
Concord Classic Weekend June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2019
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!

Little Owls Story Time—Wednesdays @ 9:30 am. Infant—5.

Yoga:—Saturday’s @ 10:00 am. Bring your yoga mat and bottled water. $3.00 suggested donation.  Adults.

 

 

In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order all branches are currently closed until further notice.

Do not return library books. Deadlines are extended through April 30th.

Please check the JDL website for updated information.

www.myjdl.com

Upcoming Events