City Bulletin

Entries for March 2012


Check out the variety of fundraisers, school events, performances and church services going on in our area.

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When you're moving your clock ahead on Sunday, March 11, check the batteries in your smoke detector. 

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The Arbor Day 5K is set for Saturday, March 31 on the Statesville Greenway Trail.

Pre-register before March 23 at noon and the cost is only $15.  Late registration is $20.  Registration can be paid at the Statesville Fitness & Activity Center by cash, check or credit/debit card.  T-shirts are only guaranteed to pre-registered participants.  There are age divisions for both male and female: 19 and under; ages 20-29; ages 30-39; ages 40-49; ages 50-59; and ages 60-plus.

The 5K race will begin at 9 a.m. (registration is 7:30-8:30 a.m.) at the Statesville Soccer Park, 2012 Simonton Rd.  The start and finish line will be within the soccer park.  The race course is on the Statesville Greenway Trail and through the soccer park.  The course is paved and mostly flat with some grades.  It is certified course # NC-11009-PH.

A free fun run for all ages will begin at 10 a.m.

After the race, please join us for Statesville’s Arbor Day Celebration and Green Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Statesville Fitness & Activity Center, 1875 Simonton Rd.

There will be tree giveaways, children’s activities, live animals, free rock climbing, green business exhibition hall and much more.

For more information call 704-878-3944 or email Richard Griggs

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City offices will be closed Friday, April 6, in observance of Good Friday.  There will be no garbage collection on that day. Residential garbage...

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All Together Now – Recycling just got easier in Statesville thanks to a new recycling station in the parking lot of the Statesville Police Department on Sharpe St.  There, citizens can mix all their recyclables together including some new items – cardboard and all colors of glass. 

The City will contract with Benfield Sanitation Services to provide the container and empty it as needed.  Benfield opened a materials recycling facility (MRF) last year that allows them to accept recycling materials all mingled together. 

The complete list of items accepted at the new recycling unit is:

Cardboard: empty and flattened (no boxes with food debris such as pizza boxes)
Glass: all colors of jars and bottles
Plastic Containers: Recycle #1-7 (mostly beverage, food and detergent, but no Styrofoam or plastic wrap and bags.  Look for the number on the bottom of the container to see if it is acceptable.)
Mixed Paper: magazines, phone books, newspapers and inserts, mail (junk and personal), computer paper, flyers, wrapping paper (no foil or plastic wrap) beverage cartons and food boxes (remove plastic liner and no food soiled paper, please)
Cans: clean tin and aluminum food and beverage cans 

The single stream recycling container will be available beginning Tuesday, March 20.  Discarded items can be bagged or loose.  The City’s curbside recycling program will remain the same.

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Ages 10 and under are invited to Lakewood Park on April 7 at 10 a.m. to hunt eggs!

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Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
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