Public Works

During winter storms, the Public Works Dept. works to keep the roads safe.

ROAD PRETREATMENT:  Brine was spread on City streets Thursday and Friday in preparation for the predicted weather event. 

SNOW REMOVAL: Snow removal begins once there is close to two inches of accumulation and continues on a 24-hour basis until the snow event is over.  Snow removal efforts are suspended if reduced visibility makes plow operation unsafe, or if temperatures drop below 23-24 degrees.  (Trucks are essentially smoothing over ice.) 

ICY CONDITIONS: Sand trucks are called out to spread sand on overpasses, bridges, exit ramps and other major inclines where ice can form. Call 704-878-3406 (Police Communications Center) to report icy roads. 

PRIORITY STREETS: The City clears the higher traffic and more critical routes first.  This includes State/US routes, streets around Iredell Memorial, Fire Station entrances, etc.  After that list is completed, crews work from collector streets, then to side streets, and eventually cul-de-sacs.


The City of Statesville’s Public Works Department is responsible for ensuring many services which are provided to the City’s Residents. Some of the services provided by the Public Works Department are as follows:

Scott Harrell, PE
Executive Director/City Engineer
email Scott

Debra Matheson, Office Manager
email Debra

Public Works Division
(Streets, Fleet Maintenance, Sanitation, Stormwater)
Derek Slocum, Director
email Derek

Engineering Division
(Construction Inspection, surveying)
Mark Taylor, Asst. City Engineer
email Mark

Public Utilities Division
(Water Resources, Water/Sewer Maintenance)