City Bulletin

Entries for May 2014


May 5-9

Monday: Statesville City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall

Tuesday: Statesville Board of Adjustment meets at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall

Wed-Thu: Domestic Violence Training Conference at the Civic Center

Friday: Friday after Five in Downtown Statesville, 5:30-8:30 p.m., featuring The Polyester Apocalypse

It's a blue recycling week.

City Manager Larry Pressley will present the proposed 2014-2015 budget to Council Monday night.  Details about the budget will be posted on the website following the meeting.

Don't forget to vote Tuesday in the elections.; (There are no City Government elections.)

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May 19 - 25, 2014

RECYCLING: It's a blue recycling week.

CITY COUNCIL: City Council meets Monday at 7 p.m.  in City Hall.  Part of the agenda includes a public hearing on the budget.  The meeting is broadcast live on cable channel 20.

FRIDAY AFTER FIVE: The Catalinas will perform on Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in downtown Statesville.  It's free!

LEISURE POOL: The Statesville Leisure Pool opens Saturday for the season!


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City of Statesville Government offices will be closed Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.  There will be no garbage collection on that day.

The revised schedule for the week of May 26-30  is as follows:  Monday’s routes will run on Tuesday; Tuesday and Wednesday routes will run Wednesday; Thursday and Friday routes will operate on the same schedule.

The revised schedule for commercial businesses with garbage cans or rollout containers is: Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Tuesday; and routes on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday will run on a regular schedule.

The Statesville Fitness and Activity Center will be closed on Memorial Day.

The Statesville Leisure Pool will open for the season on Saturday, May 24.  It is open for the weekends only on May 24-25, May 31-June 1 and June 7-8 and open for daily use beginning June 14.  It will be open on Memorial Day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call 704-878-3429 for more information on the pool rates and schedule.

The Statesville ABC Stores will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.

Summer Schedule Set for Garbage Collection

The Statesville Sanitation Department will begin its summer pick-up schedule beginning Tuesday, May 27.  During the summer, sanitation workers begin residential routes at 6 a.m. in order to beat the heat.  This early schedule applies only to residential collection of trash and recyclable items.

The revised schedule will continue through the summer months. Residents are advised to place their garbage out the night before their collection day to assure pick-up. If there are questions, contact the Sanitation Division at 704-878-3415.

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With warmer temperatures upon us, here are some ways to save power and money.  The Statesville Electric Utilities Dept. also offers Free Energy Audits.  Call 704-878-3419 or email to schedule an energy audit.

  1. Close shades, drapes and blinds during the day (all directions).
  2. Wear light weight clothing (short sleeves, shorts, cotton).
  3. Set the air conditioning thermostat at 78 degrees or higher. Raise it a few degrees higher when away in the day. A lower air conditioning temperature makes your costs much higher. Setting your air conditioner at 70 degrees instead of 78 can almost double your operating cost!
  4. Don’t choose a lower air conditioning temperature when you first turn it on. It won’t cool faster –- whenever it’s running it’s cooling as fast as it can. Set low, it cools longer, not faster.
  5. When weather is mild, use fans instead of the air conditioner. Your central air conditioner will use about 100 times more energy than a fan at medium speed.
  6. If you have ceiling fans, run the fans and the air conditioner at the same time but set the air conditioner a few degrees higher, to 80 or 81 degrees. With the breeze from a fan, you should feel as cool as you would at 78 degrees with no fans – but you’ll reduce your costs by about 15%-25%.
  7. Use a microwave instead of the range/oven. The microwave doesn’t heat the kitchen.
  8. Keep windows and doors closed while air conditioning.

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Nancy Davis
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