City Bulletin

Entries for June 2013


Electrical crews worked until 6 p.m. Saturday and completed all the restoration work they could do until electricians completed service work on the homes and businesses.  On Sunday, crews were dispatched as needed to restore power to the homes after the service work was completed.

Crews from Shelby and Newton worked until 11 p.m. Friday and then were released.


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For Immediate Release: A storm came through Statesville Thursday afternoon that uprooted old trees and took down power lines throughout the City.  Some areas were hit harder than others, but at the peak of the outages, about 6,000 customers were without power. 

As of 8 a.m. Friday, there were fewer than 1,000 customers without power.

No injuries or fires have been reported at this time.

Public Works crews hit the streets immediately and began clearing the trees out of the roadways.  For tonight, the trees are just being moved over to the side and will be disposed of later.  The first priority is to get the streets cleared for traffic.

Some of the trees brought down power lines with them and Electric Crews and Fire Department officers assisted with making sure the lines were not live before moving.

Fire and Police officers assisted with emergency calls, handled traffic issues and worked with other employees to rope off areas involving dangerous situations.


And then there’s the Electric Department … all the trucks were working Thursday evening and night restoring power to the main lines first.  But the isolated cases involve downed lines in backyards and side streets that are hard to find.  A portion of Davie Ave. near downtown was hit hard and much of the system will have to be rebuilt.  For tonight, the crews plan to keep on working as long as they are getting work accomplished.

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City crews have been working six-day weeks to collect the large amount of debris left from the June 13 storm.

Two knuckle-boom trucks (with the assistance of a flat-bed truck) have been averaging 15 loads daily.  That equates to 15.3 tons.  In addition, garbage crews have been going back out after their regular run and picking up small piles of storm debris.

Because there are two crews working different size piles, please do not be concerned if you see garbage crews picking up some piles of limbs and leaving others.

The first run through the entire City should be completed by Friday and crews will begin on the second round.


The $25 fee will continue to be waived for storm debris. 

Residents should continue to take larger tree trunks and stumps to the landfill.  The City will collect limbs that are less than 15 inches in diameter.

If you have questions about tree/debris removal, please call 704-878-3415 M-F, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Statesville City offices will be closed Thursday, July 4 in celebration of the Fourth of July holiday.  There will be no garbage pick-up that day.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes will operate on their regular schedule.  Thursday and Friday routes will operate on Friday.

For commercial businesses with roll-out Toters or garbage containers, the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday routes will operate on a regular schedule.  Thursday and Friday routes will operate on Friday.

Statesville Leisure Pool: The pool will be open July 4 to the public from 10 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.  It will close and reopen to members only from 6-8 p.m.

Statesville Fitness & Activity Center: The facility will be closed on July 4.

The Statesville ABC stores will be closed on July 4.

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Friday night is the last Friday After 5 concert.  Come out and hear the sounds of Too Much Sylvia.

The City of Statesville is proud to be a sponsor of the Piedmont HealthCare Friday After Five Summer Concert Series.

This FREE concert runs from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on W. Broad St. between Kelly and Mulberry Streets in front of Mitchell Community College. 

The Piedmont Healthcare Friday After Five Concert Series is produced by Downtown Statesville Development Corp. and the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Piedmont HealthCare, Black Automotive Group, Thorlo, Inc., Griffin Heating and Air Conditioning, City of Statesville, R.H. Barringer Distributing, Comfort Inn and Suites, Di'lishi, United Federal Credit Union, Yadkin Bank, Iredell Living Magazine, Country Legends 550 and 92.9, Statesville Record & Landmark.

Beer, wine, soft drinks and food are available for purchase. There is no cost to attend and the public is welcome. Bring your chairs and enjoy a night of music. No pets or coolers are allowed.

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Nancy Davis
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