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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

May 1st

Parks & Rec Meeting 7pm Village Common

May 8th

Village Council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

May 15th

Planning Meeting 6:30pm Village Commons

May 16th

Fire Board Meeting 6pm at the Fire House 

May 22nd

Village council Meeting 7pm Village Commons

Concord Classic Weekend 2018 will be June 22-24! Mark your calendars!

Please visit the Concord Classic Weekend sit for a list of events!

https://sites.google.com/jcisd.org/concord-classic-weekend/homecalendar













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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 JMockeridge@villageofconcord.com


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


CONCORD CLASSIC WEEKEND

Click the link below for a list of events.

https://sites.google.com/jcisd.org/concord-classic-weekend/homecalendar

On June 23rd the Concord Classic 5K run/walk and 1/2 mile kids run 

Registration at runjackson.org or runmichigan.com

For more information contact Race Director

David Jordon email:  cclassic@frontiernet.net or 517-524-6995


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.


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.

CONCORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Biography of The Reverend Tim Marvil


CBSC (Concord Baseball and Softball Club) season has begun!

PLEASE KEEP DOGS OFF THE BALL FIELDS!!


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

Click Here 

The Village of Concord Needs You for Planning Committee Member.

One evening meeting a month to discuss issues as well as make decisions which influence the operations of the Village. Paid Position.Contact (517) 524-8534 for more info.

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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

Yoga at Concord

Wednesdays @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Recurring Event (See all)

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your mat and join us every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for yoga with Amy Reamer. This class is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5. Intended for adults.

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Concord Branch Dedication and Ribbon Cutting. Please click below for more information. 

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Harwood Community Discussions. Please click below for more information.

community conversation invite

Due to the renovation of the balcony in the Opera House the Jackson District Library – Concord Branch is postponing the “Love Your Community” program in February.  We hope to plan this early fall 2018 and would like to get a committee together after the holidays to begin planning.  Please contact Tammy Dotson at 905-1372 or email dotsontr@myjdl.com to help with the planning or participate. 

Auditions for Willy Wonka—Concord Area Players. Thursday April 26th 5-8 pm and Saturday April 28th 10:30 am—12:30 pm. The play will be on Concord Classic Weekend in June.

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.

Opera House Open House—Dedication and Ribbon Cutting—April 13th from 7-8:30 pm. 

Super STEM Stations—April 16th—27th. Kids and Families.

Memory Wire Bracelets— April 18th @ 5:30 pm.

Open Mic Poetry Night—April 27th from 6-7 pm.