City Bulletin

Entries for January 2013

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WINTER STORM WARNING: There is a winter storm warning for heavy snow in Statesville (and surrounding counties) involving significant amounts of snow that will make travel dangerous.  Only travel in an emergency, if you must travel.  Be sure to take along your cell phone, wear a warm coat, gloves and boots.  Keep a blanket, flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

CITY PREP: The Statesville Street Division is on standby with snowplows and sand trucks in the event road conditions deteriorate this evening.  Once the rain switches to snow, road conditions will be monitored and steps taken to address any trouble spots that may develop overnight.

EMERGENCIES: In case of a fire or serious emergency, call 911.   If your power goes off and you are a Statesville City customer,call 704-878-3479.  You will be prompted to give information.  Please stay on the line – this information is important in our efforts to restore power.

SANITATION SERVICES: Garbage and leaf collection will operate on a regular schedule, but may be delayed due to road conditions.  Stay tune for any changes.

CITY HOURS:  Statesville will operate on a regular schedule.  We will communicate any changes in office hours and services.

STAY CONNECTED: For up-to-date information, keep checking the City’s website, Facebook and cable channel 20. Tune in to local radio stations WSIC and WAME.

QUESTIONS: 704-878-3586 or ndavis@statesvillenc.net 

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There is a winter weather advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain for Statesville and surrounding areas in effect on Friday, Jan. 25, from noon to 11 p.m.  It will start around midday and taper off Friday evening.  Expect accumulations of snow and sleet up to one inch, along with up to one-tenth of an inch of ice.  Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities. Use caution while driving.

CITY PREP:  On Thursday, the Statesville Street Division spread a brine solution to the heavier-traveled City streets in advance of the anticipated freezing precipitation.  Road conditions will be monitored through the day, with the snow plows and sand/salt trucks on standby.

CITY CLOSINGS:  The Statesville Fitness & Activity Center will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and open late at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

EMERGENCIES: In case of a fire or serious emergency, call 911. If your power goes off and you are a Statesville City customer, call 704-878-3479.  You will be prompted to give information.  Please stay on the line – this information is important in our efforts to restore power.

SANITATION SERVICES: Garbage and leaf collection will operate on a regular schedule and expect to be finished before the weather gets too bad.  Stay tune for any changes.

CITY HOURS:  Statesville will operate on a regular schedule.  We will communicate any changes in office hours and services.

STAY CONNECTED: For up-to-date information, keep checking the City’s website, Facebook and cable channel 20. Tune in to local radio stations WSIC and WAME.

QUESTIONS: 704-878-3586 or ndavis@statesvillenc.net 

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What do you like about Statesville?  How do you think Statesville should handle future growth?  What’s important to you about our community?

Make a list and bring your responses to the Community Forum on Tuesday, January 29 at the Statesville Civic Center.  You can come anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. and share your thoughts one-on-one with staff.

We invite you to be a part of planning for our future.

Connect Our Future Community Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013  -  4-7 p.m.
Statesville Civic Center
Open to the public
Come any time between 4-7 p.m.

Stay 20 minutes or as long as it takes to tell us what you think! 

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The Statesville City Electric Department is monitoring weather reports that are calling for a risk of severe thunderstorms and high winds in this area on Wednesday afternoon and evening.  The department is prepared to respond to customer outages on our system.  City trucks have been stocked and fueled and on-call personnel are prepared for after-hour events.

Statesville customers who experience an outage during the storm should call the automated outage-reporting systems at 704-878-3479.  This reporting system lets the City know the extent of an outage and its location.  You will receive an automated call when power is restored.  If your power is still not on, please call the number again.

Here are some safety reminders:

  • Check your supply of flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable foods, medicines, etc.  Also, make sure you have a portable, battery-operated radio, TV or weather radio on hand.
  • Consider all lines energized, including trees and limbs that are in contact with lines.  Stay away from power lines that have fallen or are sagging.  Report downed power lines to the Police Department at 704-878-3406.
  • If a power line falls across a car that you are in, stay in the car.  If you must get out of the car due to immediate danger, do your best to jump clear of the car and land on both feet.  Be sure no part of your body is touching the car when your feet touch the ground.

Keep up to date on significant problems and outages on this site and on facebook.

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Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
704-878-3586
email Nancy