City Bulletin

Entries for June 2014

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About one-third of all fireworks injuries are caused by illegal fireworks. While many Statesville citizens will celebrate Independence Day at a permitted, commercial fireworks display, many people prefer to purchase their own for home celebrations.

But the Statesville Fire Marshal's Office reminds residents that many consumer fireworks are not legal in North Carolina (N.C. General Statutes 14-410 through 14-415).

Legal: The types of consumer fireworks permissible for use in North Carolina are generally classified as sparklers, fountains, and novelty fireworks items that do not have a report (explode) or are not intended to spin or to leave the ground and fly through the air.

Not Legal: Fireworks items such as firecrackers, ground spinners, roman candles, rockets (including bottle rockets), mortars, etc.

North Carolina law requires the purchaser of any consumer fireworks to be at least 16 years old. In the instance of a public exhibition of fireworks, such as a festival, carnival, etc, a permit from the Fire Marshal's Office is required. The fireworks must be presented by trained, competent operators, and a representative from the Fire Marshal's Office will inspect the pyrotechnics and viewing area to ensure safety.

We encourage citizens to take the safe route - and take advantage of a permitted public fireworks display:

Saturday, June 28 at Iredell Fair Grounds at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 3 at Signal Hill Mall, at 9:30 p.m.

If you choose to use fireworks that are legal in North Carolina, the Fire Marshal suggests these safety tips:

Always read and follow label directions; Have an adult present; Use outdoors only on concrete or asphalt; Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket); Never experiment or make your own fireworks; Light only one firework at a time; Never give fireworks to small children; If necessary, store fireworks in a cool, dry place; Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trash can; Never throw or point fireworks at other people; Never carry fireworks in your pocket.

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Statesville City Government offices will be closed Friday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holidays.  There will be no garbage pick-up on that day.

The revised schedule for the week of June 30 - July 4 is:

Residential Routes: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes will run on a regular schedule; Thursday and Friday routes will run on Thursday.

Commercial Businesses with roll-out Toters or garbage containers: Monday and Tuesday routes will operate on a regular schedule; Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Wednesday; Friday routes will be collected on Thursday and Saturday routes will operate on a regular schedule.

OTHER JULY 4th HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:

There will be one City Council meeting in July on Monday, July 14.

The Statesville Fitness and Activity Center is closed on July 4.

The Statesville Leisure Pool is open with its regular Friday hours.

The Statesville ABC Stores will be closed on July 4.


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Beginning Thursday, June 12, the Statesville Leisure Pool will open daily for the summer.  The pool is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.  There is evening swim for the public on M/W/F from 6-8 p.m. and Members Only swim on T/Th/Sat from 6-8 p.m.

Information on rates and season passes are available online.

This outdoor water park has a splash pad, spray ground, lazy river and 2 water slides;  the highest of which stands 20 feet high and will take you turning and twisting before dropping you into the crystal blue water.

Start your summer off with a splash and enjoy some time at the Statesville Leisure Pool.  

Call 704-878-3947 for more information.

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The City of Statesville has released its 2013 Water Quality Report and results show the City's drinking water meets or exceeds every health standard developed by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Statesville’s Water Quality Report is prepared by the City's Water Resources Department to meet the EPA's National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR). It details drinking water sources, the testing methodology, the substances detected in the water and the levels of those substances.

The report gives the background on Statesville’s water system, explains the testing and many of the terms used in the information, and provides many charts.

"Statesville offers a safe, reliable water supply is critical for the health and welfare of our citizens, the prosperity of our businesses and our quality of life," Water Resources Department Director Joe Hudson said. "We are proud to deliver high quality drinking water to our customers."

Statesville has been serving water to the community for many decades and is committed to providing its customers with water that meets more than 100 state and federal drinking water standards. The City draws its source water from the Catawba River Basin on Lookout Shoals Lake.

Each year, the City produces a report for its water customers.  It can be viewed online and hard copies can be obtained by calling 704-878-3438.


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Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
704-878-3586
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