City Bulletin

Entries for March 2014


House by house, address by address, City Electric crews worked from early Friday morning until 9 p.m. and then were back on the job Saturday at 7 a.m. to make sure that all residents had power by the end of the day.

Nearly 200 separate outages were dealt with during the 48-hour period, along with some major repairs to circuits and broken power poles.  Some of the employees left their own families without power in order to work on the outages in Statesville.

In many of the cases, the customer had to bring in an electrician first, but Statesville crews were there as soon as the work was completed so power could be restored.

If you are still without power, call 704-878-3479.  The automated system will record the call and automatically page the Electrical Utilities Department.  


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Statesville City crews are working throughout the City to pick up and haul the limbs and yard debris left from last week’s ice storm.  The process will go a lot quicker if the guidelines for limb pick-up are followed:

· Limbs should be cut into lengths of three to four feet and placed on the curb.

· Limbs and branches more than ten inches in diameter should be placed in a separate pile on the curb.

· Do not mix leaves and limbs.

· Do not place large piles of debris under electric lines.

· Be considerate of traffic and pedestrians – streets and sidewalks should not be blocked if at all possible.

Scott Harrell, Interim Public Works Director, indicated that for the next two weeks, the $25 fee, usually charged for large amount of debris, will be waived for storm-related debris only.

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A section of Deauville Rd. between Pinehurst Rd. and Sedgefield Rd. will be closed Monday so that City crews can replace an old drain pipe.  Traffic will be rerouted around the construction.

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With the weather forecast calling for rain on Saturday, the City of Statesville is making plans to move the annual Spring Egg Hunt inside to the Statesville Fitness and Activity Center, 1875 Simonton Rd.

There will still be eggs, inflatables, face painting, refreshments and more. The event is free and is co-sponsored by Grace Covenant of Statesville. Activities begin at 10 a.m.

If there is no rain, the event will take place at the Soccer Complex on Simonton Rd. as originally planned.

HOLIDAY CLOSING: Statesville City Government offices will be closed Friday, April 18 in observance of Easter holidays. There will be no garbage collection on that day.

The schedule for garbage collection for the week of April 14-18 is as follows: For residential routes, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes will operate on a regular schedule; Thursday and Friday’s routes will run on Thursday. 

The Statesville Fitness & Activity Center will be open on Friday from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., regular hours on Saturday (7 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and closed on Sunday.

The Statesville ABC stores will be open on April 18 and closed on April 21.

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Collection of storm debris (limbs and yard waste) continues, but there is a lot more than originally thought.  Crews have been trying to cover the same area where the garbage trucks are working, but with the large amount of debris to pick-up, the City has gotten behind.

Crews are working overtime to remove the debris, so please be patient.  The City is continuing to waive the fees for large amounts of debris (storm debris only).

If you have questions about the pick-up, please call 704-878-3415.

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Iredell Symposium on Domestic Violence 
May 7-8, 2014
Statesville Civic Center

No registration fee, but registration is required

REGISTER NOW - Attendance is limited

The Iredell Domestic Violence Task Force is sponsoring a first ever conference for the entire community in an effort to prevent domestic violence in our area.  With funding from a NC Dept. of Public Safety/Governor's Crime Commission grant, the conference will be offered at no costs to participants.

Sessions include: Domestic Violence in the Workplace, Understanding NC Domestic Violence Laws and Protocols; Teen Dating Violence; What to expect From Children Exposed to Domestic Violence and much more. 

To read more about the conference and download a flyer to share with others, please CLICK HERE FOR CONFERENCE FLYER.

Continuing education credit is available via Mitchell Community College. Lunch will be provided both days.

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Nancy Davis
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