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The week of August 20 is a blue recycling week.

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

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Register to get the weekly call from the City telling residents about garbage schedules, upcoming programs, recycling weeks and lots more.  The calls come on Sunday nights at 7 p.m.

REGISTER FOR SUNDAY NIGHT CALL

The Caller ID number is 980-829-0100. If you call this number, you will be prompted to enter your  area code and phone number in order to hear the original recording.  If you missed the call and would like to hear the information for that week, call 704-878-3586.

We switched systems and, unfortunately, lost some of the previous contact information.  Please re-register if you have stopped getting the calls.

If you have questions about the message or the call-out system, call 704-878-3586 and someone will call you back. (be sure to leave your number)

IREDELL COUNTY - NEW EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Iredell County switched to Hyper-Reach Communications System to provide notifications for local emergencies, alerts and weather alerts.  Take time to sign up for that service and encourage your friends to register.  It will notify you with more general emergency information.

For the County System: SIGN UP HERE.

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Agendas and Information for City Council, Planning Board, Airport Commission and more

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Don’t miss the fun of the outdoor pool's zero depth entry splash pad and spray playground, the lazy river and two large water slides.  The pool opens daily beginning June 9.

There are season passes for individuals and families or general admission charges.  Pool admission is free with a Statesville Fitness and Activity Center annual membership. 

Download a 2018 Information flyer on the pool for more information. 

The pool will be open just WEEKENDS May 26-28; June 2-3; August 18-19; August 25-26; Sept. 1-3 (includes Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays)

It opens seven days a week June 9 – August 17. 

The pool is located 1877 Simonton Road in front of the Fitness & Activity Center. Call 704-878-3429 or email for more information.

Photo by Chelsey Allder  

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Saturday, August 18
9 a.m. - noon
Downtown Statesville on W. Broad St.
Inflatables, Face Painting, Balloon Art, Hero and Princess Characters
It's all Free!!
Sponsored by the Recreation and Parks Department and Downtown Statesville

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Statesville Police will observe this important month on Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the police station. 

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Because of the holidays in January, the Statesville City Council will hold only one meeting on Monday, January 11, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers o...

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Jan. 25th is the last week for curbside leaf collection.  Call 704-878-3415 to have leaves collected.

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City Council met on Monday, Feb. 1.  The meeting agenda is posted here.

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The Statesville Civic Center opened on New Year's Eve 1999.  Since that time, it has:

 

  • Posted revenues of $2.3 million
  • Served 659,509 guests
  • Hosted 4,958 events
The Civic Center has been host to hundreds of trade shows, statewide meetings, weddings, reunions, church services, concerts, community events... even a circus
 
The next big event scheduled for the Civic Center is the 2010 Bridal Expo on Sunday, Feb. 21., 1-5 p.m.  More than 50 wedding professionals will be on hand to talk to future brides about a variety of wedding-related services.  The cost is $5 per person.  Grooms get in free with their bride-to-be.
 
Click here for more information on Statesville's favorite gathering place since 2000!

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Check here for City Government delays and information.

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The organizational meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the SFAC.

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The 2010 Statesville Bridal Expo is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21, 1-5 p.m. at the Statesville Civic Center.

It will feature more than 50 wedding professionals, including services in catering, photography, florist, wedding and reception locations, entertainers, invitation design, decorators, and wedding attire.

This event presents a wonderful opportunity for brides and grooms and wedding planners to gather ideas, meet the vendors and view examples of their quality work in a one-stop, all-inclusive  atmosphere. 

Admission to the expo is $5 per person, however grooms can enter free while accompanying their bride-to-be. Door prizes will be offered throughout the day to all the brides who register at the expo.
  
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Leaf collection for this season has ended.
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The Statesville Fitness & Activity Center is celebrating its first anniversary with a special Member Appreciation Week, Feb. 22-27.

There's something new every day to make you feel special.  While you're there, be sure to rejoin or join for the first time.

On Monday, Feb. 22, group fitness classes are free.  Plus there will be give aways for t-shirts and USB Fitness Bands.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, there's a t-shirt giveaway and on Wednesday, Feb. 24, features a USB Fitness Band giveaway.  All day on Thursday, Feb. 25, there will be fruit and water in the fitness center.

Take advantage of the health checks on Friday, Feb. 26.

On Saturday, Feb. 27, there will be a free climb time and gear on the climbing wall from 12 - 3 p.m.

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There is still some room left at the Bentley Cay Camp and in the Adventure Camps 

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City of Statesville
Arbor Day-Earth Day
Children’s Festival
Saturday, April 17
 
Lakewood Park is host to the City’s Arbor/Earth Day Celebration on April 17. The festivities will go on from 1-4 p.m. and are free to the public.
 
There will be activities and crafts, live entertainment and storytelling. There will be lots of exhibits pertaining to the environment and nature. Children will see live animals and go home with a live tree to plant.
 
The event is sponsored by the Statesville Tree Commission, Keep Iredell Clean-Keep America Beautiful, Statesville Recreation and Parks Department and Iredell County Recycling.
 

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Don't miss this year's exciting games on May 12 at Statesville High School stadium   

Wednesday, May 12
9 a.m. - noon
Statesville High School Stadium
474 N. Center St.

More than 900 athletes, families, volunteers and supporters are expected to attend this annual event.  Spring Games is one of the highlights of Special Olymlpics competitions.  Athletes age 8 and older from all over Iredell County will compete in track and field events.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Spectator parking is available at Lakewood Park, where there will be a shuttle service to the stadium.

For more information, contact the City of Statesville Recreation & Parks Department at 704-878-3429.  The local coordinator is Tiffani Tabor (Email: ttabor@statesvillenc.net)

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  The public hearing on the proposed budget will be held at Monday night's City Council meeting.

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Start working out now for a day of hiking and yoga on Stone Mountain.

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A quick look at what's closed on Monday, July 5th

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The outdoor Statesville Leisure Pool is open.  General Admission fees are $4 for ages 12 and under; and $5 for ages 13 and up.

Season memberships are also available for resident and non-residents.  Individual memberships are: $100 for residents and $150 for non-residents.  Family memberships are $175 for residents and $260 for non residents

The pool is open weekends only:
May 29-30
June 5-6
June 12-13

Daily operating hours begin June 14 and continue until August 15.

Operating Hours are:
M/W/F - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
T/Th/Sa - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday - 1 - 6 p.m.

For more information, call 704-878-3429
To see rental rates and pool rules, click here.

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Check here for updated cancellations on the Pool and Ballgames.

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Get ready to “wag and wiggle” at the Statesville Civic Center to Raggs LIVE! Dance Party, starring the colorful cast from “Raggs,” the hit public television series! The rockin’ group of furry canine characters will perform a high energy, interactive show from 6-6:45 p.m. Preschoolers—and the entire family-are encouraged-to sing and dance-a-long.

These charismatic characters impart subtle messages about the power of friendship, respect and cooperation while demonstrating how much fun it is to get up and move your body. “We are thrilled to be able to share the `Raggs experience’ with our Statesville fans and families,” said, Toni Steedman, Raggs’ founder and president, “Our energetic live show is filled with original music, educational concepts and exciting surprises that go together for a truly fun-filled time.”

The Raggs Live Dance Party is open to everyone. Admission is $1. The doors open at 5 p.m.

Click here to download a Raggs coloring sheet.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
5 - 9 p.m.
Statesville Civic Center
Free to the Public

National Night Out, Statesville’s Night Out Against Crime, will be held on the grounds of the Civic Center and feature:

  • DJ & live entertainment
  • Emergency & Law Enforcement Vehicles
  • Crime Prevention Displays
  • Gang Prevention Awareness
  • Health & Safety Exhibits
  • Kids Identification Kits
  • Variety of Food Vendors
  • Kids Zone Activities - Inflatables, carnival games & rides

There is no admission charge and it is open to the entire community.  Bring a chair or blanket and spend the evening!

National Night Out has been observed for 25 years as a way to bring communities together and make citizens aware of how they can prevent crime and prevent drug use. It is sponsored by the Statesville Police Department, Weed and Seed, Statesville Housing Authority and the Statesville-Iredell Gang Initiative
 
For more information on how you can participate, call Officer Jamie Welborn at 704-878-3406.
 

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Call 704-878-3429 right away to find out about registration

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Statesville 101 is an in-depth look at the functions of City government from the citizen’s viewpoint, designed to help citizens become more informed and involved in the community.

Spend an evening in the Police Department and tour the Fire Department.  Learn about the City's electric grid system and how water is treated.  You will get to know the department heads and other staff members and learn how to better access your government services.

The classes are designed for questions and answers and are suited for brand new Statesville residents as well old timers!

The 2010 session will be held:

Thursdays, September 16 - October 28
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Participation is open to residents of the City of Statesville and will be offered to create a diverse group of participants who are representative of the community. Participation is limited to 25 persons.  There is no cost.

or call 704-878-3586.

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The garbage collection schedule has been changed.

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The annual Piedmont HealthCare Friday After Five Summer Concert Series has been extended for one more concert on Friday, Sept. 10, featuring the beach music of the Catalinas.

DSDC and the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce sponsor the event.  The City of Statesville is also a sponsor of the concert series.

The concert will run from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and be located on West Broad between Kelly and Mulberry Streets. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the concerts. There is no cost to attend and the public is welcome. Bring your chairs and enjoy a night of music. No pets or coolers - Please!

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The Statesville Entertainment Series is proud to present the high energy music of Tropic Culture on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Statesville Civic Center.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the Civic Center.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.  and doors open at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, call 704-878-3493.

To learn more about Tropic Culture and hear a sample of their music, click here.

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Statesville is embarking on an effort to create a graphic identity and marketing strategy to promote the community and its partners.

We need your help.

A public meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Statesville Civic Center where you can share your ideas on Statesville's identity.

A "brand" is a promise that is made to a consumer that speaks to the unique value and characteristics of the product.  Just like a soft drink or shoe company, this would apply to a community as well.  Therefore, a community brand would present the unique characteristics and values that separate a community from others within the region.

The Statesville brand will not be simply a logo, but rather a graphic identity with a unique style, theme, palette, typography, and overall message that is applied to a broader system that will position Statesville as a special place.  The goal is to create a seamless marketing package that will promote the community and its assets to residents, visitors and business.

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The public is invited to join in the celebration of the new greenway section at 4 p.m. this Monday, Oct. 11. Ceremonies will be held on a section of the greenway located in the Statesville Soccer Park off Simonton Rd. 

A $550,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation funded the paving of the 2.2-mile greenway section and the construction of three bridges. The City of Statesville oversaw the engineering and planning of the construction and administration of the grant. 
 
Guided tours on foot or by golf carts will be available at the opening. The public is encouraged to bring their walking shoes, bicycles, strollers and wagons to enjoy the beautifully landscaped trail. Maps of the greenway system and access points will also be available.
 
Parking for the grand opening is available in the first parking lot in the Soccer Park. In case of rain, ceremonies will be held in the picnic shelter adjacent to the parking lot.

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Statesville is currently meeting it’s withdrawal reductions.  We do not have to go to any restrictions or even activate our water management plan at this time. We will start withdrawing water from the South Yadkin this week to meet our withdrawal reduction requirements. Flows in the South Yadkin at this time are more than adequate to make up  what is not withdrawn from the Catawba. 

In Stage 1, water users are encouraged to voluntarily reduce lawn and landscape irrigation as well as residential vehicle washing. Local water suppliers will provide additional guidance on voluntary reductions for their jurisdictions as appropriate.
 
“Recent rains were very beneficial, but not enough to restore the Basin’s long-term streamflow and storage to normal conditions,” said Ed Bruce, Duke Energy, CW-DMAG coordinator.  
 
Two of the three LIP drought indicators (triggers) are in or below Stage 1: Water storage in the Basin’s lakes has declined to 86 percent of Target Storage, and stream flows that feed the reservoirs are well below normal.
 
“Streams and lakes were not fully replenished by the recent rains,” said Rock Hill Public Services Administrator Jimmy Bagley.  “Citizens can help by continuing to use water wisely in their homes, yards, schools and businesses.”
 
The CW-DMAG members have been monitoring conditions closely since the Basin entered a Stage 0 drought watch in early August. According to the process established by the LIP, members receive regular updates and meet at least monthly until conditions return to normal.

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Everyone loves a great ghost story. Come if you dare!

This walking ghost tour is full of old stories and legends from Statesville’s past. Step beyond the beauty of Statesville’s historic downtown and discover its true haunted history--where tales of spirits, scary creatures, mysterious deaths and creepy alleys become real.

Tours continue October 29-30 every half hour between 6:30 - 8 pm. Tickets are $8 per person or 4 for $30. Reservations are required.

For additional information and to purchase your tickets contact DSDC at 704-878-3436 or email: info@downtownstatesvillenc.org.

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Join us for a fun-filled weekend of family entertainment! Bring lawn chairs and blankets (please leave pets and coolers at home) to enjoy the beautiful Carolina autumn weather as the backdrop to the sights and sounds of colorful hot air balloons.

Taste the best of North Carolina's wine, stroll the Artisan Village and BalloonFest Market Place and enjoy great food along Eat Street. Sit back, relax and enjoy exciting music on the balloon festival's main stage or play with your little ones in the Kid’s Fun Zone.

Come experience the beauty and wonder of 50 magical hot air balloons decorating the sky! And don't miss the Saturday evening hot air balloon glow. Check out the balloon festival schedule for full details of each day’s events.

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The Statesville Fitness and Activity Center present Turkey Bingo on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

More than 25 turkeys, donated by Food Lion, will be given away to the winner of each round.  The cost is $1 per Bingo Card.

It's a fun night of laughter for the whole family.

For more information, contact the SFAC at 704-878-3944.

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Enjoy a day with friends at the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte.

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Statesville City Government Offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. There will be no garbage collection on those days.

RESIDENTIAL:  The revised schedule for residential routes is: Monday’s route will operate on the same schedule; Tuesday and Wednesday routes will run on Tuesday, Nov. 23; Thursday and Friday routes will run on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

COMMERCIAL with rollout: The revised schedule for commercial routes with garbage cans or rollout containers is: Monday and Tuesday routes will operate on Monday; Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Tuesday; Friday routes will be collected on Wednesday; and Saturday routes will be collected on Saturday.

COMMERCIAL with dumpsters: The revised schedule for businesses with dumpsters and bulk containers is: Monday will operate on a regular schedule; Tuesday and Wednesday routes will operate on Tuesday; Thursday and Friday routes will be collected on Wednesday.

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Don't miss out on a workout during the holidays.  Here are the hours for the SFAC.

New Years:

Friday, Dec. 31: 5:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 1: Closed
Sunday, Jan. 2: Regular Hours

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Statesville Connects is a voluntary assistance program funded by donations from Statesville utility customers to provide emergency assistance for low income families and people in crisis. Only Statesville residential utility customers who meet the Salvation Army’s requirements will receive assistance with their bills.

You can help by adding $1, $5 or more to your monthly utility bill. Simply check a box and this amount will automatically be added to your monthly utility bill. Monthly contributions will remain in effect until you notify customer service to discontinue. You can also write a separate check to the Statesville Connects Program.
 
Contributions to the program may be tax deductible. The City will provide you with annual statements documenting your total donation.
 
To participate, please contact the City for a form by calling 704-878-3564 or click here to download a form.
 
Contact the Salvation Army at 704-872-5623 to
determine if you qualify for assistance from this program.

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To keep up with weather-related information, check here.

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Tickets are still available for the New Year's Eve Celebration at the Statesville Civic Center, presented by the City of Statesville Entertainment Series.

The Fantastic Shakers are this year's band, playing a variety of beach and dance music.  Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each which includes live music, party favors and heavy hors d'oeuvres.  There will be a cash bar.

Tables of eight may be reserved (No more than 8 at a table).

Get your tickets now at the Statesville Civic Center.

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Statesville Connects is a voluntary assistance program funded by donations from Statesville utility customers to provide emergency assistance for low income families and people in crisis. Only Statesville residential utility customers who  meet the Salvation Army’s requirements will receive assistance with their bills.

You can help by adding $1, $5 or more to your monthly utility bill. Simply check a box and this amount will automatically be added to your monthly utility bill. Monthly contributions will remain in effect until you notify customer service to discontinue. You can also write a separate check to the Statesville Connects Program.
 
Contributions to the program may be tax deductible. The City will provide you with annual statements ocumenting your total donation.
 
To participate, please contact the City for a form by calling 704-878-3564 or click here to download a form.
 
Contact the Salvation Army at 704-872-5623 to determine if you qualify for assistance from this program.

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Keep up to date on City Government services and schedules at this site.

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Garbage collection
Sanitation crews are now running.  The goal is to try and collect all the routes by Friday.  Place your garbage and recycling on the curb according to your regular schedule and leave them until they are picked up.

City Hours
City offices are operating on a regular schedule.

City Council Meeting
The meeting scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall.

Problems? Who to Call:
To report a power outage, please call 704-878-3479.  The recorded message will prompt you to make a thorough report for the City's use.  It is important to record your outage on this system.

To report a problem with water or sewer during work hours, call 704-878-3415.  If the problem occurs after hours, call 704-878-3406.

Do not call 911 unless the emergency involves injury or fire.

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Statesville City Offices will be closed Jan. 17 in observance of the MLK Jr. holiday. 

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Join the Statesville Recreation & Parks Department for a trip to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday, March 3, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  The cost is $15 and includes museum admission & van transportation.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art opened its doors to the public on January 2, 2010. The Bechtler is only the second building in this country designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta. The collection presented includes works by the most important and influential artists of the mid 20th century including Miró, Giacometti, Picasso, Calder, Hepworth, Nicholson, and many others. Only a handful of these wonderful artworks have been on public view in the United States.
 
The trip will include a stop for lunch at MiMi’s Café on the way to the museum. Space is limited, so call now to reserve a spot. 704-878-3429 or email Tiffani Tabor.

 

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The Catalinas will perform on March 19 in the Civic Center

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Saturday, April 9 is going to be Green Day in Statesville.

5K on the Greenway
Start and Finish at Statesville Soccer Complex
2012 Simonton Rd.
Registration: 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Race starts at 8 a.m.

Green Fair
Statesville Fitness & Activity Center
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Exhibitation Hall opens at 9 a.m.
Speaker Series begins at 10 a.m.
10 a.m. - Intro to Composting
11 a.m. - Native Plants of NC
12 p.m. - Solar Power 101
1 p.m. - Bicycle Commuting
1:30 p.m. - Increasing the energy Efficiency of your home.

Sign up now for the race and make plans to attend the informative seminars.  To request more information on the events, click here.

The Arbor Day and Earth Day Celebrations are scheduled for Lakewood Park from 1-4 p.m.  It's a great way for families to learn more about recycling and how to protect the earth.  It's free.  Click here for more information.

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Rain or Shine ... The egg hunt is on for Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. at Lakewood Park

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Statesville City Government offices will be closed Friday, April 22, in observance of Easter holidays. There will be no garbage collection on that day.

The schedule for garbage collection for the week of April 18-22 is as follows:

For residential routes, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes will operate on a regular schedule; Thursday and Friday’s route will run on Thursday.
 
The commercial routes involving rollout containers and garbage cans will remain on the same schedule for Monday and Tuesday.  Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Wednesday. Friday’s route will be collected on Thursday. Saturday’s route will operate on a regular schedule.
 
Commercial routes with bulk containers or dumpsters will operate on a regular schedule on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Wednesday. Friday’s commercial routes will be collected on Thursday.

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Statesville - Where it all comes together ....

After months of research, focus groups, surveys, design discussions and edits, Statesville has a new logo and tagline.  It was unveiled after Monday night's City Council meeting at a public presentation in the Civic Center.

The City of Statesville, Downtown Statesville, Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau and Greater Statesville Development Corporation all worked together on the project.  ArnettMuldrow of South Carolina was hired as consultants and designed the final product that will be used by all the participating organizations in various forms.

The style guide for using the brand will be available March 1, 2011.  Contact Nancy Davis if you would like to receive this information.

A brand statement was developed to help describe Statesville.  Click here to read the statement.

A market study was also completed as part of the project.  Contact Nancy if you would like to receive a copy of the market information. 

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Games are rescheduled for Thursday, May 12 because of weather

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Garbage collection will be on a revised schedule.

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Come celebrate the Summer Splendor of Statesville by touring six amazing and diverse gardens and outdoor rooms.

Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, 1 - 5 p.m.

$10 tickets available at several locations, including all the gardens on the days of the tour.  Take your time going from garden to garden and enjoy some of Statesville's most beautiful yards.

Participating Gardens
130 N. Mulberry St.
232 Oakhurst Rd.
105 Museum Rd.
316 Beverly Drive
2628 Fines Creek Drive
444 Bristol Drive

Click here for a map.

Tickets also available at the Statesville Fitness & Activity Center Administrative Office & Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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The public is invited to attend the opening ceremonies for Statesville Fire Station 4, 115 Martin Lane, on Sunday, June 26, 2011, from 2-5 p.m.

The new station will begin responding to service calls July 1, 2001, and will be home for 15 firefighters and a new 2010 Rosenbauer custom pumper fire engine. The station is 12,438 square feet and includes firefighter living quarters, fire training props, fitness facility, multi-use classroom, equipment repair and storage areas and a police-substation.
 
The opening ceremony and “ribbon cutting” will be held about 2:15. The public will then be able to tour the facility, speak with firefighters and enjoy light refreshments.

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Statesville City Government offices will be closed Monday, 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 July 4-8 is:
 
Residential Routes:
  • Monday’s route will run on Tuesday;
  • Tuesday and Wednesday’s routes will run on Wednesday;
  • Thursday and Friday’s routes will operate on their regular schedule.
Commercial Businesses with roll-out Toters or garbage containers:
  • Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Tuesday;
  • the rest of the week will operate on a regular schedule.
Commercial Businesses with Dumpsters:
  • Monday’s routes will be collected on Tuesday;
  • Tuesday and Wednesday’s routes will be collected on Wednesday;
  • Thursday and Friday’s routes will operate on their regular schedule.
OTHER JULY 4th HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:
  • The July 4, 2011 City Council meeting is canceled.
  • The Statesville Fitness and Activity Center is closed on July 4.
  • The Statesville Leisure Pool is open with its regular Monday hours.
  • The Statesville ABC Stores will be closed on July 4.

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Openings still available in Bentley Day Camp and SFAC Adventure Camp.

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The City will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5.  The revised Sanitation collection schedule is as follows:

 
Residential Routes:
Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday.
Tuesday and Wednesday routes will operate on Wednesday.
Thursday & Friday routes will operate on their regular schedule.
 
Commercial Businesses with roll-out toters or garbage containers:
Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Tuesday.
Wednesday,Thursday,Friday and Saturday routes will operate on their regular schedule.
 
Commercial Businesses with dumpsters:
Monday routes will be collected onTuesday.
Tuesday and Wednesday routes will be collected on Wednesday.
Thursday and Friday routes will operate on their regular schedule.

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On Monday, September 19, Broad St. between Meeting St. and Tradd St. and Center St. between Front St. and Water St. will be closed overnight to thru traffic due to construction beginning at 7:00 PM.

The contractor will close the street Monday night to install water lines in the intersection of Broad St. and Center St. The work will start at 7:00 PM and Broad St. and Center St. should be reopened to traffic by 7:00 AM or at least operating with flagmen if they run into some problems. This work is dependent on the weather and will be rescheduled if needed.

**Local residents and business traffic will be allowed to park on the street beyond the barricades while work is occurring.

For additional information contact:

Brendon Pritchard, Assistant City Engineer
704-878-3562
bpritchard@statesvillenc.net

Detour Routes:

  • Northbound Center Street traffic would turn right on Front Street, Left on Tradd Street, Left on Water Street, and Right back onto Center.
  • Southbound Center Street traffic would turn right on Water Street, Left on Meeting Street, Left on Front Street, and Right back onto Center Street.
  • Eastbound Broad Street traffic would turn right on Meeting Street, Left on Front Street, Left on Tradd Street and Right back onto E. Broad Street.
  • Westbound Broad Street traffic would turn right on Tradd Street, Left on Water Street, Left on Meeting Street and Right back onto W. Broad Street.

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Come downtown and enjoy free live music all summer long!

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The system will be down for six hours on Sept. 28 from 12 a.m. until 6 a.m. because of maintenance.

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Statesville Police will host a program on Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m. 

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Don't Miss Statesville's Longest Running Festival! 

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Scary tales, Statesville legends, hayride fun ... something for everyone

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Suggestions and info on how to make Halloween safe and fun!

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Statesville City trucks can be seen all over town, but how often does anyone get to look inside any of these unusual vehicles and get to talk to someone who operates them?

The City of Statesville is proud to present "Touch-A-Truck" on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the annual Pumpkin Fest in Downtown Statesville.

We'll be there with lots of City vehicles the children can climb on. It's free! Parent supervision is required and cameras are highly recommended!  Look for us on S. Center St. near Court St.

Children will be able to get up close and behind the wheel of a:

Fire Truck
Recycling Truck
Electric Utility Truck
Sewer Maintenance Camera Van
Police Vehicle
Several RTV vehicles
Tractor and Bush hog
Street Patch Truck

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There's nothing like winning your Thanksgiving turkey while having fun playing Turkey Bingo.

Come on out on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.
Statesville FItness and Activity Center
$1 for each Bingo card
40 turkeys to be given away as prizes

Call 704-878-3944 for more information.

 

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No garbage collection on Thursday and Friday.  The revised routes are as follows: 

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Statesville Police Chief Tom Anderson was all smiles Thursday with the announcement that veteran police Captains Eddie Rimmer and Mike Watts have been selected as Statesville’s Assistant Police Chiefs.  “This is a historic day for the Statesville PD,” said Anderson.  “Not only because this is the first time Statesville will have two assistant police chiefs, but because of the high caliber of officers who are taking on these newly created positions.  I am very excited about this selection.”

Asst. Chief Rimmer is assigned to oversee Administration and Asst. Chief Watts now leads Department Operations.  Together, they have more than 40 years of experience with the Statesville Police Department. 

Statesville City Council approved the creation of the two positions earlier this month after Assistant Chief Bill Halliburton resigned to accept the Chief’s position with the Albemarle Police Department. 

The promotions are effective Nov. 17, 2011, and come after what Anderson described as, “a lengthy competitive interview process” that involved six captain candidates, all from within the Statesville Police Department.  Anderson and Assistant City Manager Lynn Smyth facilitated the interview process.  “We are very pleased that all of the candidates did exceptionally well and reflected a command staff that is well trained and experienced.  I look forward to our future together,” said Anderson.

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The 10th Annual Statesville Tree Lighting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Statesville Civic Center.  Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m. and turns on the lights to get things started.

Afterwards, children can participate in a variety of free activities including an outdoor hayride, a train ride, carousel, bouncy house, movie theater and balloon artist.  The main attraction, however, will be Santa, with whom children can visit throughout the evening.  Professional photos will be available for $6, but parents are encouraged to take their own photos as well.

Free apple cider and snacks will be available.

The public is invited to attend and enjoy Statesville’s holiday kick-off.

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There’s no reason to be bored this holiday season.  Here’s a list of the Statesville City events you don’t want to miss!

Dec. 2 – Downtown Statesville Shop & Stroll; 4 – 9 p.m.  What a great night - Remember you can shop and stroll anytime, enjoy decorations and the wide sidewalks!

Dec. 3 – Football Classic; Statesville Police vs. Statesville Fire; The Police won, 21-14 - but really everybody was a winner!  

Dec. 6 – Holiday Decorating Class: “Create a Wreath”; Don't miss the next 2!

Dec. 7 – N.C. Symphony Holiday Pops Concert; A sold-out crowd had a wonderful night - let the holidays begin!!!

Dec. 11 – Statesville Christmas Parade; Thousands of people welcomed Santa to Statesville!

Dec. 13 - Holiday Decorating Class: “Create A Holiday Novelty”; 6-8 p.m.; $50; register with Recreation & Parks 704-878-3429. You've still got one chance to add some Christmas to your house!

Dec. 15 – Holiday Spectacular Trip; Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater; $50; 704-878-3429 for info and reservations.  Stay tuned for more trips this spring.

Dec. 17 – Climb With Santa; Statesville Fitness & Activity Center; 1-3 p.m.; Climbing Wall for ages 5 and up; Free; 704-878-3429 for more info.  Did anyone see Santa climb the wall?

Dec. 20 – Holiday Decorating Class: “Create a Table Centerpiece”; 6-8 p.m.; $50; register with Recreation & Parks 704-878-3429.

Dec. 26 & 27 – City offices closed

Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve Gala; Statesville Civic Center; dancing with the Embers, refreshments, party favors; $30; 704-878-3493 for tickets

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Statesville City Government Offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and Tuesday, Dec. 27  in observance of Christmas.  The garbage collection schedule for the week of Dec. 26-30 is the following:

Residential routes:  Monday routes will be collected on Wednesday.  Tuesday and Wednesday routes will be collected on Thursday.  Thursday and Friday routes will be collected on Friday.

Commercial routes with garbage cans or rollout containers:  Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday; Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Thursday; Friday and Saturday routes will be on their regular schedule.

Businesses with dumpsters and bulk containers: Monday will operate on a regular schedule; Tuesday and Wednesday routes will operate on Wednesday; Thursday and Friday routes will be on their regular schedule.

Undecorated live Christmas trees will be picked up from the curb beginning Dec. 28.

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The annual New Year's Eve Gala is a wonderful place to celebrate the arrival of 2012.  It's held at the Statesville Civic Center and tickets are only $30.  You'll get live music by The Embers, food and party favors - all in the most festive setting around.  There is a cash bar.

You can reserve tables of 8 or come early and get a great seat - even though it's hard to have a bad seat in the Statesville Civic Center.

Call 704-878-3493 or come by the Civic Center Wed-Sat of this week.

Happy New Year Statesville - where it all comes together!

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Statesville City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in observance of New Year’s Day. There will be no garbage collection that day. The revised schedule for residential and commercial routes for the week of Jan. 2-6 is:

Residential routes: Monday routes will operate on a regular schedule; Tuesday & Wednesday routes will be collected on Wednesday; Thursday and Friday routes will be on their regular schedule.

Commercial businesses with roll-out toters: Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Tuesday; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday routes will operate on their regular schedule.

Commercial businesses with dumpsters and bulk containers: Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday; Tuesday and Wednesday routes will be collected on Wednesday; Thursday and Friday routes will operate on their regular schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Council will meet in Statesville Civic Center, Room B at 7 p.m. 

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The garbage schedule for this week will be changed because of the holiday.  

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Curbside collection is coming to an end for this year on Feb.3. 

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Drop in between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and GIVE! 

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Statesville citizens will get a chance to walk throughout the newly renovated City Hall during a public open house on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2-5 p.m.  For more than a year, the 120-year old building has undergone major renovations to restore its historic character and make space for City offices.

On Feb. 5, guests will enter on the first floor from either entrance.  Handicapped access is available from the parking lot entrance.  On the first floor, visitors will be amazed at the openness of the lobby area.  They can view historic photographs and City Hall-related memorabilia provided by local historian Steve Hill. They can stand in the office of Statesville’s first postmaster, A.D. Cowles, and see where the Statesville Planning Department will soon be relocated.  Victorian-era refreshments will also be served.

The basement can be accessed by stairs or the elevator.  Among the maze-like hallways and fire department offices found on this floor, guests will see unique architecture and the original granite staircase.

Groups will leave every five minutes from the monumental stair on the first floor to tour the second and third floors. The Council Chamber has been completely refurbished.  While walking through the rooms, guides will provide information about the history of the building as well as details on the renovation project.  In several rooms, actors portraying various characters from the 1890s will delight visitors with their stories and anecdotes about the life of the building.

Although the third floor will not be occupied at this time, the rooms have been refurbished and guests will see the area used in the George Clooney movie, “Leatherheads”.

In addition to the formal ceremony, a ribbon cutting will take place Monday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m., prior to the City Council meeting in the City Council chambers.

Statesville employees will begin moving into the building the week of Feb. 6.  However, period furniture pieces and refinished furniture original to the 1892 building have been placed throughout the building.

There is no fee to attend the Open House.  Visitors are encouraged to sign up for a tour when they arrive at the open house.  For more information, call 704-878-3586.

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BRIDAL FAIR STILL ON SCHEDULE FOR TODAY!  STAY OUT OF THE COLD & RAIN AND MAKE SOME COZY PLANS FOR YOUR WEDDING AT THE STATESVILLE CIVIC CENTER.

Make all your wedding plans easier by attending the Statesville Bridal Expo on Sunday, Feb. 19 from 1-5 p.m.

Vendors including florist, decorators, photographers, videographers, wedding attire specialist (dresses & tuxedos), caterers, wedding & event planners, DJ's, musicians, hotel management, health & beauty specialist and travel agents will be available to discuss your wedding plans and ideas.

This event presents a wonderful opportunity for brides and grooms and wedding planners to gather ideas, meet the vendors and view examples of their quality work and services in a one-stop, all-inclusive atmosphere. 

Admission to the expo is $5 per person; however, grooms can enter free while accompanying their bride-to-be. Door prizes will be offered throughout the day to all brides who register at the expo.  

For additional information please contact the Statesville Civic Center at 704.878.3493. 

Vendor Information: please click on the file below for information on becoming a vendor.

Bridal Expo Vendor Application

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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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Statesville City Hall will show off its newly renovated lobby during the April 20 Art Crawl with a special exhibit of paintings by Statesville native Robert Gantt Steele.

In 1995, Steele painted more than 20 paintings depicting the history of Statesville.  The paintings were sold at auction and the proceeds were used to purchase, move and restore the Statesville depot, which was set to be torn down.  As many as 13 of these paintings and other Statesville paintings by Steele will be on display this Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the first floor of City Hall.

“We are extremely grateful to the owners of the paintings who are loaning them to us for this occasion,” said Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh.  “The sampling we have gathered is going to be spectacular.  And the venue in which we showcase them is magnificent as well.”

Steele, who is a member of the family-owned business J.C. Steele & Sons, grew up in Statesville and was trained as an architect at NCSU and at the University of California, Berkeley.  He studied art in Austria as a Fulbright scholar and is now a renowned artist living in California.  He has never forgotten his roots, assisting the fundraising efforts of the Statesville Depot and Fort Dobbs preservation campaigns by donating paintings from which prints were made and sold. 

Steele is unable to attend the event.  Although all of the original paintings will not be on display, prints of them, along with the narratives Steele wrote about each painting, have been framed and will be part of the exhibit.  These prints will be on sale through GG’s Art Frames Gifts in Downtown Statesville.

City Hall is just one of the dozens of venues hosting as many as 80 artists for the April 20 Art Crawl. It is self-guided and attendees can begin at any location.  Sidewalk markers will indicate a participating business and a program guide is available at all locations. 

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On Monday night, April 23, the section of E. Broad St. between Cooper St. and Tradd St. will be closed overnight to traffic due to construction between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The construction is part of the streetscape project and will include installation of electrical conduits and the replacement of a sanitary sewer tap.

This work is dependent on weather and will be rescheduled if needed.

For more information, contact Brendon Pritchard, Assistant City Engineer by email or by calling 704-878-3562.

Detour Routes:

Eastbound Broad St. traffic will turn right on Cooper Street and left on E. Front Street, left on S. Tradd St. and right onto E. Broad St.

Westbound Broad St. traffic will turn left on Tradd Street, right on E. Front Street, right on S. Meeting Street and left or right back onto W. Broad Street. 

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Due to rainy weather, the repaving of Center Street  scheduled for Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27  has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 28, Sunday, April 29 and Monday, April 30 (if needed).

This work will be done during the day and Center Street will remain open to traffic during the work and flagmen will direct traffic around the work zone.  

Crews will be working again tonight in Center Street to finish up a small portion of the milling work.  Center Street will remain open to traffic during the work and flagmen will direct traffic around the work zone.  

This work is dependent on the weather and will be rescheduled if neededause of weather concerns and will be rescheduled if needed.

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704-878-3562

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Downtown Street Closing for Wednesday night, May 16:  E. Broad St. - between Center St. and Cooper St. - will be closed overnight to traffic to install electrical conduits across E. Broad St.   The work will start at 7 p.m. and E. Broad St. should be reopened to traffic by 7 a.m. This work is dependent on the weather and will be rescheduled if needed.

Eastbound traffic on E. Broad St. will turn right on Center St., left on E. Front St., left on S. Tradd St. and back onto E. Broad St.

Westbound traffic on E. Broad St. will turn left on Cooper St., right on E. Front St., right on S. Center St. and back onto W. Broad St.

For additional information, contact Brendon Pritchard, Assistant City Engineer at 704-878-3562 or bpritchard@statesvillenc.net 

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The City's system for Online Utilities Payment will be out of commission from Friday, May 18 at 4 p.m. until Saturday, May 19 at 5 p.m.  Please make alternative arrangements for paying your utility bill during this time.

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Sign-ups begin Wednesday, April 18 at 6 a.m. at the Statesville Fitness & Activity Center. 

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The entrance ramp from E. Broad St. onto I-77 northbound will be closed from May 23 to June 1 because of work along the banking near the ramp. 

Work will only take place weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. No work will take place on the weekend or on Memorial Day, and the ramp will be open during those times. 

The ramp closures are necessary because the slope along the creek bank next to I-77 has been eroding. Crews will stabilize the slope using stone to fill in the area. 

Message boards will be located on East Broad Street to provide motorists advance notice of the closure. A daytime detour route from East Broad Street to I-77 North will be set up. Motorists will get on I-77 South to Exit 49B (Salisbury Road) back to I-77 North.

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Weather concerns cause organizers to postpone the June 1 live concert.

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Check here for revised garbage schedule and all city-related closings.  The pool will be open!

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In order to beat the heat, early garbage pickup begins this week for Statesville residents.  During the summer months, citizens are asked to have their garbage and recycling containers on the curb by 6 a.m. to help sanitation crews complete their routes before the heat of the day.

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The Statesville Recreation & Parks Department has a variety of options for your children this summer.

Click here for more information on the summer day camp program for ages 6-12 and adventure camp for ages 10-14.

Also, there are 8 sports camps set for the summer: Football, June11-14; Soccer, June17-20; Girls Basketball, June 25-28; Boys Baseball, June 25-28; Boys Basketball, July 9-12; Girls Softball, July 9-12; Volleyball mornings, July 23-26; Volleyball evenings, July 23-26.  Click here for more information.

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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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City offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.  The garbage schedule has been revised. 

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Fort Dobbs Rd (SR1930) will be closed for bridge repairs beginning Monday, July 9th through Friday July 13th.

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Both lanes of I-40 west will be closed at mile marker 148 at 8 p.m. July 21 until July  22 at 6 a.m.

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At tonight’s City Council meeting, Rob Hites announced his plans to retire from his position as City Manager effective August 31, 2012.  Hites, 60, has been Statesville’s City Manager since 1998.  He began his career in 1977 as an assistant city manager in Durham, NC.

Hites is one of 16 Statesville City employees who are taking advantage of Council’s voluntary retirement incentive program developed during the budget process as a way to reduce the budget.     

After the meeting, Hites stated, “I’m young enough to do something different at this point in my life … teaching, working in the private sector … It is the right decision at the right time.”

Council will meet on Thursday to discuss plans for an interim manager and how to proceed with the hiring of Hites’ replacement.

Hites has also served as the City Manager of Lumberton, Southport and Pittsboro, NC and worked as a licensed contractor in Greensboro for six years. 

His tenure in Statesville has included many construction projects, beginning with the civic center and followed by renovations to the police station and city office building, construction of the Statesville Soccer Complex, Statesville Fitness & Activity Center and Fire Station Four, improvement to the airport, the streetscape project and his most satisfying accomplishment - the City Hall renovation project.

Rob and his wife, Lucy, have two school-age sons, William and Ben.

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The City of Statesville and the N.C. Department of Transportation are co-sponsoring an information meeting for the public about the Interstate 40/77 interchange improvement project on Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., from 5-7 p.m. Residents are invited to drop in, ask questions and receive information about the project.

 

This project kickoff meeting will allow the public to speak with NCDOT, the contractor and others about various aspects of the project, including the project schedule, traffic control and communications, as well as view the project map in an informal setting. The $89.1 million project was awarded to Zachry Construction Corp. of San Antonio, Texas. The project start date has yet to be determined, but work must be completed by March 14, 2017.

 

There will be several phases of the project both on and off the interstate and interchange area. The project includes:

  • Constructing a multi-level interchange of the two interstates;
  • Widening I-40 from four to six lanes from N.C. 115 to Old Mocksville Road.
  • Constructing parallel lanes on I-40 that will allow vehicles to access U.S. 21, as well as access I-40 from U.S. 21, without disrupting the flow of traffic;
  • Reconstructing U.S. 21 from just north of Glenway Drive to BB&T on Sullivan Road south of I-40, with a diverging diamond interchange at I-40;
  • Reconstructing the bridge on Radio Road;
  • Building a new bridge over U.S. 21 and Fourth Creek;
  • Building a new bridge from Sunset Hill Road to Gaither Road; and.
  • Closing the existing interchange at Old U.S. 64.

The Statesville interchange of I-40/77 was built in the  late 1960s. The current configuration does not meet today’s design guidelines, and the interchange has outlived its service life.

Originally, the traffic projections through the area were about 5,000 vehicles per day. Today, the traffic on both interstates through the area is about 70,000 vehicles per day, and is projected to grow to about 110,000 vehicles per day in 2035.

There will be lane closures during the project, but there are restrictions on when those closures can occur, such as holidays and major events in the region, including races in Charlotte.

There will be regular updates throughout the project. These updates will be provided via the NCDOT project website, traditional media and Twitter.

For real-time travel information on this project at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

For more information about this project, contact NCDOT Resident Engineer John Cook at (704) 876-3543.

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School will start before you know it and now is the time to sign up your students for the Statesville After School Enhancement Program.

Registration begins Wednesday, August 1 at the Statesville Fitness and Activity Center.  The cost is $35 per semester.

For more information, click here.

 

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Statesville City Government is hosting a seven-week program that gives participants an in-depth look at the functions of city government from the citizen’s viewpoint.  It’s called Statesville 101 and the next session will be held on Thursdays, Sept. 6 – Oct. 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The program is open to all Statesville citizens, 18 years and older, at no cost.  Interested citizens must complete and return an application form by August 24, 2012.  Class size is limited to 25 participants who will be selected in a manner so that the class contains, in as much as is possible, a diverse representation across the wards.  There are some spots available for non-residents.

Students will learn about local government, visit the various city facilities, gain insight into the different departments, and meet and talk with department heads and other city officials.  “The weekly sessions are designed to help citizens become more informed and involved in the community, while having a good time,” said Nancy Davis, Statesville Public Affairs Director.

To get an application, click here or call 704-878-3583 or email ndavis@statesvillenc.net.

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 Statesville City Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.  There will be no garbage or recycling collection on that day.

The revised schedule for residential routes will be as follows:  Monday’s route will run on Tuesday, Sept. 4; Tuesday and Wednesday routes will run on Wednesday, Sept. 5; 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; the rest of the week will operate on a regular schedule.

STATESVILLE LEISURE POOL: The Statesville Leisure Pool will be open Sept. 1, 12-6 p.m.; Sept. 2, 1-6 p.m.; and Sept. 3, 12-8 p.m.  It will be open for members only on Sept. 1, 6:15-8:15 p.m.  The pool will close for the season after Sept. 3.  The Statesville Fitness & Activity Center will be closed on Labor Day.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Because of the Labor Day holiday, the regularly scheduled City Council meeting for September 3 has been canceled.  The August 30 pre-agenda meeting has also been canceled.

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The community is invited to show their support of the City’s efforts to stop drug trafficking and violent crime at the upcoming Call-In on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m.

The call-in is a time when representatives from law enforcement, the judicial system and the community talk directly to offenders about their options.

Community support is critical to stress that “We will not tolerate crime and violence among us any longer.”

Call-ins are an evidence-based crime reduction strategy which has been very effective in Statesville.  The community’s presence is important to show these offenders that things have changed in Statesville.

The Call-in will be held:
Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.
Department of Social Services
Conference Room
549 Eastside Drive

Your name must be on the list to attend and you must arrive no later than 5:45. 

RSVP to:
Sgt. Dan Miglin by email or phone at 704-878-3522.

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City Hall will once again participate in the Downtown Statesville Fall Art Crawl this Friday, Sept. 14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (rain or shine)

The featured exhibit is provided by the Artists Guild of Statesville and include a variety of artwork from local artists.  It will be located in the lobby of City Hall.  Please come by.

The Art Crawl is a juried art exhibit that will showcase as many as 50 artists in 30 different shops and restaurants scattered throughout the heart of Downtown ...Statesville. It is self-guided and you can begin the Crawl at any location. Just look for the sidewalk markers indicating a participating business. A program guide directing attendees to all the locations and listing all participating artists will be available. 

The concept is simple – come downtown and walk from location to location, meet the artists and enjoy their work (maybe make a purchase), browse through the shops hosting the artists while enjoying refreshments and entertainment, possibly pause to refresh yourself in one of our restaurants or bars, all the while enjoying the social mingling with hundreds of others out to have a fun time.

For more information contact Nancy Davis at 704-878-3586 or by email.

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Haunted Statesville is a walking ghost tour full of old stories and legends from Statesville’s past. Step beyond the beauty of Statesville’s historic downtown and discover its true haunted history--where tales of spirits, scary creatures, mysterious deaths and creepy alleys become real.

Tours run October 19-20 and October 26-27 every half hour between 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Reservations are required.

The Statesville Historical Collection will have extended hours during the Haunted Statesville Tour days from noon until the last person "gives up the ghost” and will feature an exhibit of photos to compliment the stories that are experienced on the tour. Each tour group will end at the exhibit, located at 212 South Center Street, where they will be featuring Statesville musicians Karla Causey Kincaid and Stewart Kincaid. Karla and Stewart will be singing songs about some of Statesville's favorite ghosts tales, including the Vance Hotel, the Santer, and Tom Dooley. Light refreshments will be provided by Preservation Statesville.

This event is sponsored by Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC) and the City of Statesville. For additional information and to purchase your tickets contact DSDC at 704-878-3436 or email: info@downtownstatesvillenc.org. 

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The Statesville Civic Center is proud to be a part of Friday night's Wedding Stroll.

Downtown Statesville is hosting a one-of-a-kind bridal fair this Friday, Sept. 28, and inviting all brides-to-be to enjoy a night of special treatment by many downtown businesses.   It’s called the “Wedding Stroll” and is free for brides, grooms, and, of course, the bridal entourage.

It’s a chance to stroll and explore Downtown Statesville’s unique collection of boutique shops and wedding venues, consult with florists and photographers, try on dresses and rings, create gift registries and even rent tuxedos or champagne glasses. 

“Downtown is not only a good place to get help in planning a wedding, it’s a great place to have a wedding,” said Marin Tomlin, Downtown Statesville Development Corporation Executive Director.  “The Wedding Stroll will provide brides and their entourage a unique opportunity to see how our downtown businesses can assist them with their special day while enjoying refreshments and samples along the way."

Kenny Roberts, Statesville Civic Center Director, said his staff will be ready to show brides all the different ways the Civic Center can be used to celebrate a wedding.  "We will have rooms set up for the brides to look at and lots of examples of how the Civic Center can be tailored to meet each bride's dreams."

There will be special drawings and lots to do from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Pre-register by calling 704-878-3436 or emailinfo@downtownstatesvillenc.org.  Same day registration is also available, but the first 75 brides to pre-register will receive a free gift bag.

Brides can register and pick up a program and their gift bags at the Historic Sharpe House, 402 S. Center St.  Parking is available at the Civic Center.

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The City of Statesville is proud to be a public power community which means it owns and operates its own municipal electric system.  Public Power Week is Oct. 7-13 and gives the City a chance to tell our customers the value of public power and to thank our customers for their business!

Statesville was the first public power community, illuminating its streets in 1889.  The demand for electricity grew as new electric appliances changed the way American homes operated.  Public power communities shifted from delivering electricity to a few businesses in the downtown area to providing electric service to homes, business and industry throughout the town.

Today, more than 70 N.C. communities own and operate their systems.  Public power provides more than just reliable electricity, local customer service and prompt restoration after outages; it generates local jobs, helps recruit businesses and fosters strong communities.

Click here to find out more about the Statesville Electric Utilities Department and the various programs it offers to help its customers.

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The City of Statesville is involved in the first phase of a multi-phase Streetscape Project for Downtown Statesville and the Hwy 115 corridor.  The first phase includes Center St., from Sharpe St. to Water St. and E. Broad St., from Tradd St. to Center St.

Project Info & Construction Update - Click here to get the latest.

If you have questions about the project, please contact:
Brendon Pritchard, Assistant City Engineer
704-878-3562
email Brendon.

 

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Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.  Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Looking for your polling place?  Click here and complete the information to find your voting location.

For more information on election day, click here.

It may take awhile for election results to be finalized, but you can keep up with the results by clicking here.

The Iredell County Board of Elections is responsible for today’s elections.  The website can be accessed by clicking here or by calling (704) 878-3140. 

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Don’t miss out on this year’s Turkey Bingo scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Statesville Fitness and Activity Center.  It only costs $2 a person and is loads of fun for the whole family.

Forty frozen turkeys will be given away throughout the night, thanks to McDonald’s and Food Lion.  Proceeds benefit the Iredell County Special Olympics.

Turkey Bingo starts at 6 p.m., but come early and get your spot!

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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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NEW YEAR'S EVE:  Bring in the New Year at the Civic Center with the Chairmen of the Board on Dec. 31.  Doors open at 8 p.m. and show begins at 9 p.m.  Tickets are $25.  Get your tickets at the Civic Center.

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Live, undecorated Christmas trees will be picked up from the curb beginning Dec. 26. Statesville City Council will not meet on Monday, Jan. 7.  The only Council meeting in January will be on Monday, Jan. 14.

City offices will be closed Tuesday, January 1, in observance of the New Year's holiday.  Residential Garbage routes will not run on Tuesday.

The revised garbage schedule for the week is:
Monday - runs on a regular schedule
Tuesday & Wednesday - will be collected on Wednesday
Thursday & Friday - run on a regular schedule

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The Statesville City website is getting a facelift.  All the buttons and pages are staying the same, but we’re using our new logo and colors to brighten it up.

As we implement the new logo, you’ll see it on the city vehicles, business cards, stationery and uniforms/clothing.  Another new logo location is on the newly installed sign at the Statesville Business Park on Hwy. 70.

We refer to the logo’s symbol or icon as the “bloom” (If you have a better word, let me know!) The City  shares the bloom with the Statesville Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Statesville Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation.  We use variations of the logo to establish our own identity, but it is similar enough so that it ties us all together.

If you have questions about the logo or how it is used - please give us a call at 704-878-3586 or email ndavis@statesvillenc.net 

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There’s no need to fear the voices you might hear coming from the Fourth Creek Burying Ground in downtown Statesville on Saturday, May 12.
 
That’s the weekend of the Twilight Cemetery Tours and the voices are characters from the past sharing bits and pieces of their own stories and the cemetery’s history.
 
Visitors will walk back in time as history comes alive through the tales of costumed actors and actresses portraying people who are buried in the historic cemetery or who were a part of its history.  A guide will lead groups through the cemetery to meet these characters and look at the fascinating tombstones.
 
The Twilight Cemetery Tour is sponsored by the Iredell Arts Council, City of Statesville, Theater! Statesville, Downtown Statesville Development Corporation and First Presbyterian Church.
 

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 704-873-6100.  Reservations are required for tours starting at 3 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 

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Haunted Statesville Ghost Tours
Last Weekend - Oct. 26, 27
Downtown Statesville
Reservations - 704-878-3436

Haunted Statesville is a walking ghost tour full of old stories and legends from Statesville’s past. Step beyond the beauty of Statesville’s historic downtown and discover its true haunted history--where tales of spirits, scary creatures, mysterious deaths and creepy alleys become real. Tours run every half hour between 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Reservations are required.  704-878-3436

The Statesville Historical Collection will have extended hours during the Haunted Statesville Tour days from noon until the last person "gives up the ghost” and will feature an exhibit of photos to compliment the stories that are experienced on the tour.

Each tour group will end at the exhibit, located at 212 South Center Street, where they will be featuring Statesville musicians Karla Causey Kincaid and Stewart Kincaid. Karla and Stewart will be singing songs about some of Statesville's favorite ghosts tales, including the Vance Hotel, the Santer, and Tom Dooley. Light refreshments will be provided by Preservation Statesville.

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The 2011 Community Video brought people together from all over the City to celebrate being a part of Statesville.

It's time to come together for the 2012 video - so make plans now to be at Statesville High School football stadium on Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m.

You'll be asked to dance and sing along with the music of Rocky Lynne as he plays "Happy Together" and the cameras video our community having fun.

Bring your friends - everyone is invited. 

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WINTER STORM WARNING: There is a winter storm warning for heavy snow in Statesville (and surrounding counties) involving significant amounts of snow that will make travel dangerous.  Only travel in an emergency, if you must travel.  Be sure to take along your cell phone, wear a warm coat, gloves and boots.  Keep a blanket, flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

CITY PREP: The Statesville Street Division is on standby with snowplows and sand trucks in the event road conditions deteriorate this evening.  Once the rain switches to snow, road conditions will be monitored and steps taken to address any trouble spots that may develop overnight.

EMERGENCIES: In case of a fire or serious emergency, call 911.   If your power goes off and you are a Statesville City customer,call 704-878-3479.  You will be prompted to give information.  Please stay on the line – this information is important in our efforts to restore power.

SANITATION SERVICES: Garbage and leaf collection will operate on a regular schedule, but may be delayed due to road conditions.  Stay tune for any changes.

CITY HOURS:  Statesville will operate on a regular schedule.  We will communicate any changes in office hours and services.

STAY CONNECTED: For up-to-date information, keep checking the City’s website, Facebook and cable channel 20. Tune in to local radio stations WSIC and WAME.

QUESTIONS: 704-878-3586 or ndavis@statesvillenc.net 

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There is a winter weather advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain for Statesville and surrounding areas in effect on Friday, Jan. 25, from noon to 11 p.m.  It will start around midday and taper off Friday evening.  Expect accumulations of snow and sleet up to one inch, along with up to one-tenth of an inch of ice.  Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities. Use caution while driving.

CITY PREP:  On Thursday, the Statesville Street Division spread a brine solution to the heavier-traveled City streets in advance of the anticipated freezing precipitation.  Road conditions will be monitored through the day, with the snow plows and sand/salt trucks on standby.

CITY CLOSINGS:  The Statesville Fitness & Activity Center will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and open late at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

EMERGENCIES: In case of a fire or serious emergency, call 911. If your power goes off and you are a Statesville City customer, call 704-878-3479.  You will be prompted to give information.  Please stay on the line – this information is important in our efforts to restore power.

SANITATION SERVICES: Garbage and leaf collection will operate on a regular schedule and expect to be finished before the weather gets too bad.  Stay tune for any changes.

CITY HOURS:  Statesville will operate on a regular schedule.  We will communicate any changes in office hours and services.

STAY CONNECTED: For up-to-date information, keep checking the City’s website, Facebook and cable channel 20. Tune in to local radio stations WSIC and WAME.

QUESTIONS: 704-878-3586 or ndavis@statesvillenc.net 

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What do you like about Statesville?  How do you think Statesville should handle future growth?  What’s important to you about our community?

Make a list and bring your responses to the Community Forum on Tuesday, January 29 at the Statesville Civic Center.  You can come anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. and share your thoughts one-on-one with staff.

We invite you to be a part of planning for our future.

Connect Our Future Community Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013  -  4-7 p.m.
Statesville Civic Center
Open to the public
Come any time between 4-7 p.m.

Stay 20 minutes or as long as it takes to tell us what you think! 

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The Statesville City Electric Department is monitoring weather reports that are calling for a risk of severe thunderstorms and high winds in this area on Wednesday afternoon and evening.  The department is prepared to respond to customer outages on our system.  City trucks have been stocked and fueled and on-call personnel are prepared for after-hour events.

Statesville customers who experience an outage during the storm should call the automated outage-reporting systems at 704-878-3479.  This reporting system lets the City know the extent of an outage and its location.  You will receive an automated call when power is restored.  If your power is still not on, please call the number again.

Here are some safety reminders:

  • Check your supply of flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable foods, medicines, etc.  Also, make sure you have a portable, battery-operated radio, TV or weather radio on hand.
  • Consider all lines energized, including trees and limbs that are in contact with lines.  Stay away from power lines that have fallen or are sagging.  Report downed power lines to the Police Department at 704-878-3406.
  • If a power line falls across a car that you are in, stay in the car.  If you must get out of the car due to immediate danger, do your best to jump clear of the car and land on both feet.  Be sure no part of your body is touching the car when your feet touch the ground.

Keep up to date on significant problems and outages on this site and on facebook.

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Council member Michael Johnson appeared on WFAE to talk about growth.  Listen to the repeat broadcast 

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Curbside Leaf collection ends Friday, Feb. 15.

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Maintenance on the Online Utility Bill Payment system has been postponed.  Customers will be given notice when a new date has been set.

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The following information concerns the City’s involvement in the proposed Love’s Truck Stop and the approval of its pending site plan.  

Approval of the proposed Love’s Truck site plan will go through several more steps before it is placed on a City Council agenda.

An appeal has been made to the Statesville Board of Adjustment concerning the Planning Department's ruling that a travel plaza is appropriate for B-4 zoning.

The appeal is being processed and will go before the Board of Adjustment on Tuesday, March 5 at 12:30 p.m..  No other action will take place concerning this matter until it goes before the Board of Adjustment.

For more information on the Board of Adjustment process, please click here.

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Crystal Scott continues commitment to Statesville Police Department

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Statesville City Council will consider moving forward with the next phase of the Streetscape Project – the portion of W. Broad St. from Center St. to just west of Meeting St. and some portions of Meeting St.

At the March 18 City Council meeting, staff will request concurrence with the plan and  authorization to proceed with final design.

To review the plans, click here.

If you have questions or comments, please contact:

Brendon Pritchard at bpritchard@statesvillenc.net or 704-878-3552 or

Marin Tomlin at mtomlin@downtownstatesvillenc.org or 704-878-3436. 

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Statesville City Government offices will be closed Friday, March 29 in observance of Easter holidays.  There will be no garbage collection on that day.

The schedule for garbage collection for the week of March 25-29 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 commercial routes involving rollout containers and garbage cans will remain on the same schedule for Monday and Tuesday.  Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Wednesday.  Friday’s route will be collected on Thursday.  Saturday’s route will operate on a regular schedule.

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The City of Statesville will pick up tree limbs and yard debris from the curb under certain circumstances.  This service is provided to residents who are doing their own yard work.

If a resident hires a commercial tree company or individual contractor to do yard work, it is their responsibility to have the debris hauled.

Here are other guidelines for curbside collection of tree limbs and oversized yard debris:

  1. Limbs should be cut into lengths of three to four feet and placed on the curb.
  2. Limbs should be stacked neatly at the curb, separated from other yard debris.
  3. Limbs and branches more than ten inches in diameter should be placed in a separate pile on the curb.
  4. Do not mix leaves and limbs.
  5. Do not place large piles of debris under electric lines.
  6. Be considerate of traffic and pedestrians – streets and sidewalks should not be blocked if at all possible.
  7. Oversized piles of limbs will be picked up for a $25 fee.  “Oversized” is anything more than two cubic yards or more than what could be carried off in the back of a small pick-up truck.”
  8. Call 704-878-3415 to inform the Statesville Sanitation Department that you have limbs needing to be picked up.  Call this same number to make arrangements to pay the fee if warranted. 
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The Board of Adjustment upheld Planning Department Director David Currier's decision that a truck stop can be built in a B-4 zoning area.

A group of property owners appealed the decision to the Board of Adjustment.  This group now has 30 days to appeal the decision to Superior Court.

Love's Travel Plaza plans to construct a facility on property it owns at I-40, exit 154.

 

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 City Hall is on the route of the Spring Art Crawl, featuring student art from Statesville High School.  The Art Crawl will be held in Downtown Statesville on Friday, April 19, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (rain or shine)

The students’ art will be displayed in the lobby of City Hall and will include a variety of artwork.

The Art Crawl is a juried art exhibit that will showcase as many as 50 artists in 30 different shops and restaurants scattered throughout the heart of Downtown ...Statesville. It is self-guided and you can begin the Crawl at any location. Just look for the sidewalk markers indicating a participating business. A printed program guide directing attendees to all the locations and listing all participating artists will be available. 

The concept is simple – come downtown and walk from location to location, meet the artists and enjoy their work (maybe make a purchase), browse through the shops hosting the artists while enjoying refreshments and entertainment, possibly pause to refresh yourself in one of our restaurants or bars, all the while enjoying the social mingling with hundreds of others out to have a fun time.

For more information contact Nancy Davis at 704-878-3586 or by email.

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The Online Utility Bill Payment system will be down for maintenance from 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 until approximately noon on Thursday, April 25.

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Statesville native and NASA Astronaut Tom Marshburn has been working on a number of experiments aboard the International Space Station since December 2012 and will be returning to earth in May .... and, hopefully, to Statesville soon thereafter – where it will all come together!!!

Marshburn was born in Statesville, NC, and has enthusiastically claimed our City as his hometown. He returned to Statesville in 2009 to celebrate and talk about his first shuttle mission that included three spacewalks.

While he was here, Statesville honored him by titling the City as the official “Hometown of NASA Astronaut Dr. Thomas H. Marshburn.” Many roadside welcome signs around Statesville now include that slogan. Click here to listen to Statesville Mayor Kutteh's final interview with Tom Marshburn Keep up with the mission on the NASA TV website.

Daily activities and photos are posted by Marshburn at https://twitter.com/AstroMarshburn

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 The Statesville Recreation & Parks Department and Statesville Tree Commission are presenting the biggest Arbor Day Celebration ever on Saturday, April 13 at the Statesville Fitness & Activity Center.  This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a 5K race and One Mile Walk on the Greenway at 9 a.m.

There will be activities for the whole family, including tree giveaways, the climbing wall and Green Fair vendor area.  Visitors will learn about local farms, and businesses and organizations that are at the forefront of practicing sustainability.

The Arbor Day Celebration is free and open to the public.

The Thorlo Classic Foot Health Awareness 5K and One Mile Walking Partners – “Walk the Walk” will begin at the Statesville Soccer Park.  The 5K begins at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m.  Pre-registration is $15 before April 5 and $20 between April 6-13.  All pre-registered participants receive a race t-shirt and a web card redeemable for a free pair of Thorlo socks.

$100 prize will be awarded to the top overall male and female runner.  Awards will also be given to the top three in each age category.

Register at the Statesville Fitness &Activity Center or online at www.racesonline.com

For more information, call 704-878-3944 or email srpd@statesvillenc.net.

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Reminder that the City does not pick up limbs cut by commercial contractors  

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The City of Statesville invites you to come celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Streetscape Project!  Bring your lunch and enjoy a brief ceremony; then find a place to eat and listen to live music performed throughout downtown. 

There are plenty of areas for outdoor dining, plus we’ll have free cake & lemonade as long as it lasts!

Streetscape Ribbon Cutting & Lunchtime Concert
Downtown Statesville
Friday, May 17, 2013
Ribbon cutting on the square at noon
Live music throughout downtown,  12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY VIDEO: Remember the great video that we made in 2011?  "Statesville's Gotta Feeling!"  Well, we're going to remake the video and show off our beautiful streetscape and renovated City Hall on Sunday, May 19.  Want to be a part of it? Click here to let us know you're coming.

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Statesville is celebrating the completion of Phase I of the Downtown Streetscape this Friday, May 17, at noon, with a ribbon cutting, cake and lemonade, balloons and what every party needs – live music!

The Statesville High School Blue & Grey Singers will perform a variety of pop and acapella songs in front of Groucho’s Deli beginning about 11:30 a.m.   A brief program will begin at noon on the square, followed by an official “traffic-stopping” ribbon cutting about 12:15 p.m.

Everyone is invited to bring their lunch downtown and enjoy live music along the new streetscape patio areas.  On Center St., you’ll hear musician Jeff Brown in front of Westmoreland Antiques; Brooke & Carter in front of Sweet Things Bakery; and Silver Strings (flute and harp) on the northwest corner of the square.  The bluegrass music of Jewels Harp can be enjoyed on E. Broad St. in front of Hop’s Place Restaurant.  Music will continue from about 12:15 until 1:30 p.m.

Free cake and lemonade will be served at the square as long as it lasts.

Enjoy Friday After Five concert on Friday afternoon, 5:30-8:30 p.m.. Click here for more info.

And show up Sunday morning to participate in the Community Video.  Click here to sign-up!

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Motorists traveling through Statesville along Interstate 40 and 77 will begin to see more work commencing on the I-40/77 interchange improvement project. 

UPDATE: The work on the shoulder of I-40 east between mile markers 150 and 152 is completed. 

Exit 153 going east and west on I-40 will be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 1.  

The project hotline is also live. Call 704-534-3542 anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for updates.

This is a N.C. Department of Transportation project.  City officials and public safety departments are working closely with the NCDOT to communicate importation information to the public about this project. 

The City of Statesville has set up a web page for you to visit as necessary to check on the status of the project.  Click here to visit that page. 

To check on delays and new developments, CLICK HERE to visit the NCDOT website dedicated to the I-40/77 project. 

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The City is out of the dumpster business effective August 1, 2012.  The City of Statesville will no longer provide dumpster service to commercial establishments or apartment complexes currently using dumpsters.

There will be no changes to residential garbage and recycling services at this time.

Sanitation Service to Apartment Complexes:

  1. City service to apartment complexes with roll-out carts will continue to be offered by the City.
  2. Service to apartment complexes for bulky items (furniture, appliances, etc.) will be continued by the City.

Commercial Roll-Out Cart Service:

  1. Effective July 1, 2012, the monthly rate for commercial roll-out cart service will increase from $2.60 to $10.70 per cart, serviced once per week.
  2. City Code allows a maximum of three roll-out containers for commercial customers.  Additional carts may be allowed for special conditions in the downtown area.
  3. Commercial customers are serviced a maximum of twice weekly.  Additional pickups may be allowed in the downtown area.

Dumpster customers will be responsible for securing service through a private hauler before August 1. Private haulers offering service in the Statesville area are:

Benfield Sanitation Services
704 872-2668
www.bsstrash.com

Waste Management
800 273-0438
www.wm.com

Republic Services
800 234-6223
www.republicservices.com

For more information, contact Fred Morrison, Sanitation Superintendent at 704-878-3415.

  

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Statesville has two recycling centers which accept a wide variety of items.  The centers are located in the parking lot of the Police Station off Sharpe St. and in the parking lot of the Statesville Fitness and Activity Center, 1875 Simonton Rd.

They are open 24 hours a day and you don't have to sort the items - just clean, empty and dry before dropping them off:

  • Plastic Bottles & Jugs
  • Glass Jars & Bottles
  • All Cans: Aluminum, Tin, Steel & Aerosol
  • Hard Plastics: Toys, Laundry Baskets, Flowerpots, Buckets, Pet Carriers & Litter Boxes
  • Newspapers, Magazines, Junk Mail, Office Papers and Phone Books
  • Flattened Cardboard
  • Paperboard/Chipboard

No plastic bags, Styrofoam, garbage/food or wax coated cardboard.

For more information, call 704-878-3415 or click here.

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Nasa Astronaut Tom Marshburn and his two crew members successfully landed their spacecraft in southern Kazakhstant at 10:31 p.m. (EDT) Monday.  Russian recovery teams were on hand to help the crew exit the spacecraft and adjust to gravity after 146 days in space.

He has been a part of the Expedition 35 crew, living and working in the International Space Station since December, 2012.

Probably one of the biggest challenges of the mission came just days before Marsburn’s return as he and colleague Chris Cassidy performed a spacewalk to resolve an ammonia leak.  It will take weeks or longer to be sure the leak was stopped, but the ground crew is optimistic that changing out the ammonia pump control box has resolved the issue.

Marshburn has performed space walks before, but never one in such a hurry.  Now, he and his crew are in the final hours of preparation for the journey to earth.

Coverage of the farewells, hatch closure and undocking will be broadcast on NASA TV beginning at 3:30 p.m. (ET)  The crew will travel in the Soyuz TMA-07M and is scheduled to land near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan at 10:30 p.m. (ET)

Marshburn’s most recent tweet reported: “Last night in space. Surreal. Looking forward to experiencing re-entry tomorrow!”

Marshburn was born in Statesville, NC, and has enthusiastically claimed our City as his hometown. He returned to Statesville in 2009 to celebrate and talk about his first shuttle mission that included three spacewalks.

While he was here, Statesville honored him by titling the City as the official “Hometown of NASA Astronaut Dr. Thomas H. Marshburn.” Many roadside welcome signs around Statesville now include that slogan. 

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Remember the great "Statesville's Gotta Feeling!" video that our community came together to make in 2011? 

Well, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, we're going to remake the video and show off the beautiful Historic Downtown Statesville streetscape and renovated City Hall on Sunday, May 19.

Let us know you’re coming. Click here to sign-up!  or to view the 2011 video.

Just show up at 8 a.m. Sunday  morning at the American Renaissance School on N. Center St. beside City Hall.  Filming should be completed by 10:30 a.m.

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City of Statesville Government offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.  There will be no garbage collection on that day.

The revised schedule for the week of May 27 – 31 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
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday routes will run on a regular schedule.

Statesville Fitness and Activity Center - closed on Memorial Day.

The Statesville Leisure Pool - will open for the season on Saturday, May 25.  It is open for the weekends only on May 25-26, June 1-2 and June 8-9 and open for daily use beginning June 10.  It will be open on Memorial Day from 10 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. and evening swim from 6-8 p.m. Call 704-878-3429 for more information on the pool rates and schedule.

Statesville ABC Stores - closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

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Rain or Shine!  The Tour is on and it's going to be great!

Statesville’s 2013 Spring Garden Tour is showcasing some of the community’s most beautiful and unique gardens and outdoor rooms on June 8-9.  Visitors will enjoy a mixture of small and large gardens and landscapes of all varieties at the five selected sites.

Hours for the tour are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 until 5 p.m. on Sunday.  This special event is sponsored by the Statesville Community Appearance Commission.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from Statesville Recreation and Parks Department, 1875 Simonton Rd., gg’s Art, Frames & Gifts, 110 W. Broad St., Jenkins Cleaners, 252 E. Front St., N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, 444 Bristol Rd., and at each garden on the day of the tour.

Featured in the tour are the grounds of Mitchell Community College, 500 W. Broad St.; the Master Gardeners garden at 444 Bristol Dr.; and the residential gardens of Ellie & Bill McMillan, 317 Valley Stream Rd., Lynn & Jim Lawton, 910 Carolyn St., and Sharon & Peter Molleur, 510 S. Mulberry St.

Guides will be on site to help answer questions and provide information on the gardens.

For additional information, call Recreation and Parks, 704-878-3429.

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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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The Statesville Leisure Pool is getting ready for another wet and wild summer season.

The pool opens for weekends only May 25-26, June 1-2 and June 8-9.  It opens for daily use on June 10.  (The pool will also be open on Memorial Day, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.)

The schedule for public day swim is:

  • Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.
  • Evening swim for the public is Mon., Wed. & Fri., 6-8 p.m.

Persons who are annual members of the Statesville Fitness and Activity Center have special “members only” hours at the pool on Tues., Thurs., & Sat., 6-8 p.m.

General admission for day swim is:

  • $4 for ages 12 and under
  • $5 for ages 13 and over

Evening swim is:

  • $2 for ages 12 and under
  • $3 for ages 13 and over.

Season pool passes are available for individuals and families:

  • Individual Statesville resident is $175 and individual non-resident is $150.
  • Family resident is $175 and non-resident is $260.

For more information about pool rentals and special camp/group rates, call Daniel Lewis at 704-878-3429 or email at dlewis@statesvillenc.net

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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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The Kids Fun Zone will be held this Thursday, August 1, at the Statesville Civic Center from 3 - 7 p.m.  It's free and a lot of fun for the whole family.

If you've never been before, expect to be thoroughly entertained and for your children to have a great time.  There are rides and games and inflatables and lots of activities.

Did we mention that it's FREE!!

Just come to the Civic Center between 3-7 p.m. and enjoy.

This is sponsored by the Statesville Entertainment Series using the staffs from the Civic Center and Recreation and Parks Department.

Don't forget ... it's FREE!

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The Statesville Police want to help you get your children to school safely. There will be free clinics on proper installation of car seats or booster seats in the parking lots at the following locations:

Tuesday, Aug. 20: Big Lots/Sweet Frog’s, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 22: K-Mart, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Police will be checking child restraint systems at area elementary schools next week.  A child restraint system is mandatory for children less than eight years old and who are also under 80 pounds. 

If you have questions about car seat systems, installations or passenger safety laws, call Chief Tom Anderson at 704-878-3406. 

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This is the last weekend to enjoy the Statesville Leisure Pool. 

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The City of Statesville is offering persons owing $400 or more in old parking tickets a limited time period to settle their debt by paying only half of the amount owed.  The time frame for this offer is July 1 - Aug. 30, 2013. (60 days)

The names of those who do not pay during this time will then be turned over to a collections agency and full payment will be required.

All parking tickets issued prior to June 1, 2012, are eligible.  Individual notices will not be mailed.

Mail payment and a copy of the ticket or tag# to:  City of Statesville Collections, PO Box 1111, Statesville NC  28687-1111 or pay in person at: Statesville Collections Office, First Floor of Statesville Office Building, 301 S. Center St.; M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Call 704-878-3564 for more information or to verify tickets. 

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Got something to say about Statesville’s future?

Do something that will really make a difference in planning for Statesville’s growth as it relates to the larger region. 

More than 100 citizens told us what they wanted to see during a community forum in January.  Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and help develop the plan at a special workshop.

Community Growth Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013
9-11 a.m. – 1-3 p.m. – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Statesville Civic Center

Register for one of the 3 forums online.  This is not a drop-in event.  Your participation is wanted, but please register for one of the two-hour sessions.

CONNECT Our Future is a regional initiative that’s asking the people who live, work and play in the Charlotte area to help guide and create a shared plan for future growth.  That means you!

Click here for more information.

Click Register Now! 

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 Statesville City Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.  There will be no garbage or recycling collection on that day.

The revised schedule for residential routes will be as follows:  Monday’s route will run on Tuesday, Sept. 3; Tuesday and Wednesday routes will run on Wednesday, Sept. 4; 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; the rest of the week will operate on a regular schedule.

STATESVILLE LEISURE POOL: The Statesville Leisure Pool will be open August 31, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; Sept. 1, 1-6 p.m.; and Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  It will be open for members only on Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m.  The pool will close for the season after Sept. 2.  The Statesville Fitness & Activity Center will be closed on Labor Day.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Because of the Labor Day holiday, the regularly scheduled City Council meeting for September 2 has been canceled.  The August 29 pre-agenda meeting has also been canceled.  City Council will have one meeting in September on Monday, Sept. 16.

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Sections of park will be closed to walkers while repairs are being made. 

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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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 Sunday, Sept. 22
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
on the front lawn of Mitchell Community College

Come meet Statesville native NASA Astronaut Tom Marshburn, get an autograph, listen to his stories about living 5 months in the space station, enjoy live music from the MCC Jazz Band, do some star gazing, watch rocket displays and lots more family fun.  It' free - just bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a special night.  MCC student clubs will be selling refreshments.

Also, Tom will be speaking at a special luncheon on Monday, Sept 23, at the Statesville Civic Center, hosted by the Statesville Chamber of Commerce.  Click here to make your reservations today!

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Statesville’s Historic City Hall building is home to one of the area’s most famous paintings – a mural, painted in 1964-65, representative of the community’s economy and its philosophy. 

It was painted by artist Frans van Bergen, who had come to Statesville originally as a designer for Laws Stained Glass Company. Van Bergen said he wanted to do something for the City and offered to paint a mural showing how agriculture and industry work together with the aid of schools, churches and other cultural institutions make Statesville “the ideal community”.

This mural and dozens of other pieces of van Bergen’s art will be on display Sept. 13-14, 2013 throughout City Hall as part of the Downtown Art Crawl. 

In 1965, the cost of the mural ($10,000) was paid for by local sponsors and, in return, pictures of the buildings of many of these businesses and churches are in the mural: Hunt Manufacturing, J.C. Steele & Sons, Kewaunee Scientific, Southern Screw Co., Garrison Machinery Co., Statesville Broadcasting Co., Sherrill Lumber Co., NCNB, Rubbermaid, Statesville Chamber of Commerce, St. John’s Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Pius X Catholic Church, Broad St. Methodist Church and Congregation Emanuel Temple.

Van Bergen was born in the Netherlands in 1913.  His complete biography can be seen on-line at www.vanbergenstudios.com.  He and his family moved to the United States in 1956, arriving in Statesville several years later.  In Statesville, van Bergen painted and designed stained glass windows, taught art classes and left his legacy in many private collections as well as on the walls of City Hall, Mitchell Community College Library, the former Statesville City Club (painting is now housed in the Iredell County Library) and the old Davis Hospital.  Other murals and paintings can be found throughout the country.

The City of Statesville is proud to host the first exhibit of van Bergen’s art in more than 40 years.  The public is invited to attend this outstanding event on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 3-6 p.m. 

Call 704-878-3586 for more information.  The event is free and open to the public.

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The City of Statesville is hosting a Community Health Fair this Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Statesville Fitness and Activity Center, 1875 Simonton Rd.  It is free and open to the public.

There will be dozens of vendors with health-related information and products, along with a variety of screenings all set up in the gym area. CVS is also providing flu shots for a fee (depending on insurance). 

For more information, call 704-878-3429.

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NASA Astronaut Tom Marshburn arrived in Statesville Sunday afternoon and greeted hundreds of well wishers at a special event on the campus of Mitchell Community College.  

Marshburn is a Statesville native who just returned from five months aboard the International Space Station.  He met with the community Sunday night and will visit two schools on Monday morning.

The public is invited to a special luncheon at the Statesville Civic Center on Monday at noon.  The meal is $15 and reservations must be made by 8 a.m. Monday by calling 704-818-3311.

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Make plans to be a part of Statesville's fun fall festivities:

Oct. 18-20: Carolina BalloonFest, Statesville Regional Airport, www.carolinaballoonfest.com

Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26: Haunted Statesville Ghost Tours, Downtown Statesville, tours leave every 30 minutes, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 704-878-3436 for reservations.

Thursday, Oct. 24: Halloween Hustle Costume Run, Statesville Fitness & Activity Center, 6:30 p.m., Sign UP!

Nov. 2: Pumpkin Fest & Touch-A-Truck, Downtown Statesville, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

FALL TRIPS: festivals, bike rides, Christmas shows and more. Sign up today.

Holiday Events: Buy tickets for the Holiday Pops Symphony Concert set for Dec. 3 and New Year's Eve Celebration on Dec. 31. Tickets available at Civic Center.

 

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Removal of 3 large trees on W. Broad St. has been completed

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The City’s Touch-A-Truck will be back at PumpkinFest this Saturday, Nov. 2 in Downtown Statesville from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Touch-A-Truck allows children (and their parents) the opportunity to explore those City vehicles you see on the streets every day. This year the Fire Department’s new jaguar fire truck designed specifically for fighting fires on aircraft will return along with the City’s new leaf truck. The Public Works Department is looking forward to having lots of hand prints on its new 45-foot truck vac truck.  It's really, really big and has lots of bells and whistles the children will enjoy.

The Electric Utilities bucket trucks will be a part of the day, along with the Water & Sewer Department camera truck and the Street Department street sweeper. Smaller vehicles such as the Police Department SWAT van and the Recreation & Parks department bobcat collection will be available for exploring.

The vehicles will be staffed by City employees, who will assist with information and boosts! Touch-A-Truck is located in front of City Hall at the Corner of Front and Center Streets.  It's free and fun and a great way to get to know your City better. 

 

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Statesville City Government Offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.  There will be no garbage collection on those days.

The revised schedule for residential routes is:  Monday’s route will operate on the same schedule; Tuesday and Wednesday routes will run on Tuesday, Nov. 26; Thursday and Friday routes will run on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

The revised schedule for commercial routes with rollout containers is:  Monday and Tuesday routes will operate on Monday; Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Tuesday; Friday routes will be collected on Wednesday; and Saturday routes will operate on a regular schedule.

 

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There is a freezing rain advisory for the Statesville area from 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26.  There may be light ice accumulation.

 

Be prepared for slippery roads.  Slow down and use caution.

 

The Statesville City Public Works Dept. has already begun spraying brine on the bridges inside the City and is on standby if notified of other hazardous road conditions.  If you become aware of an icy spot on a road, please call 704-878-3406 to report it.

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New City Manger, Council Members, economic development successes and parking tickets highlight Mayor's remarks.

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City of Statesville crews are monitoring the possibility of winter storm conditions and are prepared to treat roads for snow or ice, as needed.  There are currently no plans to pre-treat the roads with brine due to the expected rain today.  Rain dilutes the brine and washes it off roads.

Travelers are reminded to be on the lookout for possible icy patches due to freezing temperatures overnight.  City crews will use salt and sand to treat any spots on the road that might cause trouble.

Overpasses, bridges and exit ramps are treated first.  If you encounter ice or adverse road conditions while traveling in the Statesville area, please call 704-878-3406.  Do not call 911.  For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter.

Fifth Street Shelter Ministries, 1421 Fifth St., will provide temporary shelter for any Iredell County resident who may need relief from the cold.  Any resident who may require transportation to the shelter may call the Iredell County Emergency Communications Center at 704-878-3039.

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Monday's garbage will be collected on Tuesday.  Tuesday and Wednesday routes will run Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday routes will operate on a regular schedule.


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Curbside leaf collection in Statesville has begun.  Helping with efforts this year is a new automated leaf collection truck that has reduced the number of temporary employees needed for this seasonal work.  The new truck requires only one employee and is controlled by the driver of the truck from inside the cab.

The City is divided into four sections, with crews working in a specific area each week.  The schedule for November is:

  • Nov. 25-30: Section 2 (east of S. Center St. and Shelton Ave. and south of E. Broad St.
  • Dec. 2-7: Section 3 (east of N. Center St. and north of E. Broad St.

Residents who place their leaves on the curb for collection are asked to follow the following guidelines:

  • Loose leaves can be raked and piled on the curb.  A city ordinance prohibits loose leaves from extending into the street or onto sidewalks so as to impede traffic.  The leaves should not cover water meters or fire hydrants.
  • Have leaves on the curb by 7 am on Monday to ensure collection when it is your scheduled week.
  • Rocks, limbs, and other yard waste matter should not be included in leaf piles due to the potential for damaging the City leaf collection machines and delaying the collection of leaves.
  • Citizens are asked to please remember to remove all vehicles and obstructions from the curb area to permit staff access to leaves for removal.
  • During curbside leaf collection, do not place leaves in trash bags for pick-up

The leaf crews cover the entire city before returning to an area.  Leaves are not picked up on the same schedule as the garbage and recycling collection schedules.  Temporary workers are hired during leaf season to make sure that no sanitation services are affected by the leaf collection.  An area is served about three times during a four-month period.  If you have questions about leaf collection, call 704-878-3415.

Weekly notification of where the trucks are working will be posted on the city government channel on cable channel 20, on the City’s website, and on the Sunday night “Hello Statesville” call-out.  

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NEW YEAR’S DAY SCHEDULE

Statesville City offices will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in observance of New Year’s Day. There will be no garbage collection that day. The revised schedule for residential and commercial routes for the week of Dec. 30 – Jan.3 is:

Residential routes: Monday and Tuesday routes will operate on a regular schedule; Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Thursday; Friday routes will be on their regular schedule.

Commercial businesses with roll-out toters: Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on a regular schedule; Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Thursday. Friday and Saturday routes will operate on their regular schedule.

Holiday Schedule for the Statesville Fitness and Activity Center

For New Year’s, the Center will be open on Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 5:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. It will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

Holiday Schedule for the Statesville ABC Stores

The Statesville ABC stores will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 and closed on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

Live, undecorated Christmas trees will be picked up from the curb beginning Dec. 26.

Statesville City Council will not meet on Monday, Jan. 6. & 20; The only Council meeting in January will be on Monday, Jan. 13.

 

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Let the City of Statesville help you with some great resolutions for 2014 … 

  1. Improve your health: Start at the Statesville Fitness and Activity Center where the staff will be glad to help you decide which programs will benefit your fitness goals.  704-878-3944
  2. Recycle: Make a difference in our environment and in your waste disposal by participating in curbside recycling or taking your items to the City’s two Recycling Center locations: parking lots at the Police Department and Statesville Fitness and Activity Center. Click here for more information.
  3. Get involved: Let us know if you’re interested in the spring class of Statesville 101.  The dates haven’t been set yet, but if we have enough interest, the 7-week overview of all things Statesville City Government will be offered. Also, stay tuned for the next phase of the CONNECT our Future program scheduled for Thursday, March 6.  This will be another opportunity for the community to give their input on our region’s growth.
  4. Be Prepared: Make sure your smoke detectors are working.  Develop an emergency plan in case of bad weather or other hazardous conditions. Know what resources are available when disaster strikes.  Start here to learn more.
  5. Keep Informed: Sign up for Hello Statesville and get a call each Sunday night to tell you what’s going on.  Follow the City on Facebook and get up-to-date information as it happens.  Tune into Government Cable channel 20 for City and Community announcements.  Listen to Around the City on WSIC 1400 AM radio on Monday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and Statesville Tuesdays on WAME 550 on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m.

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New Year's Eve Gala
Tuesday, Dec. 31
Statesville Civic Center
Welcome in the New Year with the Catalina's
$25 per ticket - music, dancing, party favors, heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar
704-878-3493

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The Statesville Planning Board is meeting Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall.  Click here to view the agenda.

The meeting is open to the public.

 

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The Statesville Historic Properties Commission will meet Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall.  Click here to view the agenda.

The meeting is open to the public.

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Garbage collection has been suspended for today, January 29.  Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Thursday and Friday will operate on a regular schedule.

All City offices and facilities are operating on a regular schedule.

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If you still have leaves that need picking up, please call 704-878-3415 as soon as possible.

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To keep up with updates on City closings, emergency messages and other important information related to the winter storm, check the City's website and our Facebook page or call 704-878-3586.  

Be sure that you have the necessary items for an emergency of this type.  Click here for a check list.

Read Police Chief Tom Anderson's advice on driving in winter weather.

If you experience a power outage, call 704-878-3479 to report the outage.  Please give your address and any important information about what you might have seen or heard related to the outage.  This is very important that you report the outage.  It helps electric utilities crew locate the problem quicker and get your power back on!

Call 704-878-3406 to report water problems, minor wrecks and other city-related problems.  If someone is badly hurt or in danger, call 911.

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UPDATED ON Sunday, Feb. 16

Garbage Collection:

Monday's regular garbage and recycling collection will take place as scheduled.
On Monday, crews will also pick up Thursday and Friday's routes - no recycling, just trash.

Recycling: If you need to dispose of your recyclables, there's always the recycling center in the parking lots of the Police Station on Sharpe St. and the Statesville Fitness & Activity Center on Simonton Rd.  They are open 24 hours a day!

Snow Removal: All streets are clear.  Sand trucks are standing by to assist with icy patches that may develop.  Crews will begin removing snow on Monday.  

Power Outage: If you have a power outage, report it to 704-878-3479.

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Make all your wedding plans easier by attending the Statesville Bridal Expo on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 1-5 p.m. Vendors including florist, decorators, photographers, videographers, wedding attire specialist (dresses & tuxedos), caterers, wedding & event planners, DJ's, musicians, hotel management, health & beauty specialist and travel agents will be available to discuss your wedding plans and ideas.

This event presents a wonderful opportunity for brides and grooms and wedding planners to gather ideas, meet the vendors and view examples of their quality work and services in a one-stop, all-inclusive atmosphere. 

Admission to the expo is $5 per person; however, grooms can enter free while accompanying their bride-to-be. Door prizes will be offered throughout the day to all brides who register at the expo.  Brides have a chance to win a grand prize of $500 and second prize of $250.  Click here to see more on Facebook.


 

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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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You have a way to help Statesville residents who are having a hard time paying their utility bill through a great program called Statesville Connects.

This voluntary assistance program is funded by donations from Statesville utility customers and other individuals/organizations. The City works with the Statesville Salvation Army, a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance for low income families and people in crisis. Only Statesville residential utility customers who meet the Salvation Army’s requirements will receive assistance with their bills.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
You can help by downloading the Statesville Connects form and let us know that you want to add $1, $5 or more to your monthly utility bill.  By simply checking a box, this amount will automatically be added to your monthly utility bill.  Monthly contributions will remain in effect until you notify customer service to discontinue.  You can also write a separate check to the Statesville Connects Program. (make checks payable to City of Statesville and designate for Statesville Connects.

Contributions to the Statesville Connects Program may be tax deductible.  The City will provide you with annual statements to document your total donation. Follow the directions on the form to notify the City of your participation.

DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE TO HELP WITH A STATESVILLE UTILITY BILL?
If you need help with a bill, contact the Statesville Salvation Army to determine if you qualify for assistance from this program. 1361 Caldwell St. or 704-872-5623.

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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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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 commercial routes involving rollout containers and garbage cans will remain on the same schedule for Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Wednesday. Friday’s route will be collected on Thursday. Saturday’s route will operate on a regular schedule.

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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Let us know how you want our region to grow.

You can go online and give your input
at the interactive website:
www.ConnectOurFuture.metroquest.com

Take your time - study the different scenarios and determine what you like and dislike about each one.  Vote on your preferences, but also be sure to share any feedback you have about the process.

The website will be up for about 4 weeks.  Tell your friends to get involved and have their say!

 

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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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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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If your spring cleaning results in too much trash for your City Toter, you can place excess trash in garbage bags and put them beside the Toter on the curb on the day of your scheduled collection.

The City will pick up the following from the curb:

  • Old Furniture
  • Stoves
  • Refrigerators
  • Water Heaters

Please call 704-878-3415 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule a time for pickup.

The City will not pick up the following items:

  • Used paint (empty and dry paint cans are acceptable)
  • Construction debris, lumber, sheetrock, brick, block, plywood
  • Roofing materials, guttering
  • Fencing, Doors and Windows
  • Carpet & Padding
  • Batteries, Tires, Gas Tanks, Oil
  • Stumps, Ashes, Saw dust
  • Air Conditioners
  • TVs and computers/components
  • 55 Gal Barrels

Many of these items can be taken to the Iredell County Landfill for disposal and recycling.  Click here to find out more about the Landfill’s policies, location and hours of operation.

The City will pick up yard waste year round.  Limbs must be cut into lengths of 4 feet or less.  If the yard waste is more than 2 cubic yards (about what will fill up a pick-up truck), there will be a fee of $25.  Call 704-878-3415 to make arrangements.

If you have questions about what the City will pick-up, call 704-878-3514 or email Fred Morrison.

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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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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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July is National Parks and Recreation Month and the City of Statesville wants to know how you use the parks - in both words and pictures!


There are several surveys the public can complete and return to let the Statesville Recreation and Parks Dept. plan for the future.  It’s time for the SRPD to update its comprehensive masterplan which is used as a guide in planning for improvements and additions to city facilities and programs.


The surveys can be found online by going to the department’s facebook page.


The Statesville Recreation and Parks Dept. is also using its facebook page to actually see how much you love your parks and facilities through your photos!  All you have to do is take a photo that shows how you use and love our parks and submit it to the Recreation & Parks facebook page.  Then facebook fans can "like" their favorite photos and the top three with the most "likes" at the end of the month will win a prize!

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The City's phone and internet system is back up and working ... It went down about 4 p.m. Thursday because of equipment failure.  Customers are able to pay on-line and get through on city phone lines.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Statesville City Offices will be closed for Labor Day.  There will be no garbage or recycling collection on that day.

The revised schedule for residential routes will be as follows:  Monday’s route will run on Tuesday, Sept. 2; Tuesday and Wednesday routes will run on Wednesday, Sept. 3; 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; the rest of the week will operate on a regular schedule.

STATESVILLE LEISURE POOL: The Statesville Leisure Pool will be open August 30 and August 31 and on Labor Day, Sept. 1.  The pool will close for the season after Sept. 1.  The Statesville Fitness & Activity Center will be closed on Labor Day.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Because of the Labor Day holiday, the regularly scheduled City Council meeting for September 1 has been canceled.   City Council will have one meeting in September on Monday, Sept. 15.

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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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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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Considering our increased potential for dangerous weather (including tornadoes) over the next three days, Emergency Management wants to remind you of some safety tips provided through ReadyNC.org. For further information please visit the website.

Before a Tornado

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest information. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency management officials.

Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.

Look for the following danger signs:

  1. Dark, often greenish sky
  2. Large hail
  3. A large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating)
  4. Loud roar, similar to a freight train.

If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.

Know where to go. The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. If you have no basement, go to an inner hallway or smaller inner room without windows, such as a bathroom or closet. Go to the center of the room. Try to find something sturdy you can get under and hold onto to protect you from flying debris and/or a collapsed roof. Use your arms to protect your head and neck.

Mobile homes, even those with tie-downs, are particularly vulnerable to damage from high winds. Go to a prearranged shelter when the weather turns bad.

If no shelter is available, go outside and lie on the ground, if possible in a ditch or depression. Use your arms to protect your head and neck and wait for the storm to pass. While waiting, be alert for the flash floods that sometimes accompany tornadoes.

Never try to outrun a tornado in a car. A tornado can toss cars and trucks around like toys. If you see a funnel cloud or hear a tornado warning issued, get out of your vehicle and find safe shelter. If no shelter is available, lie down in a low area using your arms to cover the back of your head and neck. Be sure to stay alert for flooding.

During a Tornado

At Home

Seek shelter on the lowest possible floor or in the basement. Under the stairs or in a bathroom or closet are good shelter spots. Do not open or close windows, stay away from them. Crouch on the floor in the egg position.

At Work

Seek shelter on the lowest possible floor or a basement, if there is a basement. Stairwells, bathrooms and closets are good spots. Stay away from windows. As a last resort, crawl under your desk.

At School

Seek shelter in interior hallways, small closets and bathrooms. Stay away from windows. Get out of mobile classrooms. Stay out of gymnasiums, auditoriums and other rooms with a large expanse of roof. Bus drivers should be alert for bad weather on their routes.

At The Mall/Store

Seek shelter against an interior wall. An enclosed hallway or fire exit leading away from the main mall concourse is a good spot. Stay away from skylights and large open areas.

Outside

Find the closest sturdy shelter. If no shelter is available, try to find a ditch or low-lying area. Cover your head with your hands. Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location. Watch out for flying debris. Flying debris from tornadoes causes most fatalities and injuries

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Hot air balloons are on their way to Statesville to celebrate the 41st Carolina Balloonfest.  Join them at the Statesville Regional Airport this weekend!

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All City government offices and services will operate on a regular schedule this Tuesday, Nov. 11.  

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Statesville City Government offices will be closed Thursday & Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays.  There will be no garbage collection on those days.

 

The revised schedule for residential routes is:

Monday – regular schedule

Tuesday & Wednesday – collected on Tuesday

Thursday & Friday – collected on Wednesday

 

The revised schedule for commercial businesses with roll-out carts or garbage containers is:

Monday & Tuesday – collected on Monday

Wednesday & Thursday – collected on Tuesday

Friday – collected on Wednesday

Saturday – regular schedule

 

Statesville City Council will hold their preagenda session on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the third floor conference room of City Hall.

 

The Statesville Fitness and Activity Center is closed Nov. 27-28.

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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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On Dec. 19, Statesville will be 225 years old.  In honor of the historic birthday, Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh issued a proclamation encouraging all citizens to join in celebrating the City's prestigious history and working together to make sure Statesville is an outstanding community for generations to come.  The entire proclamation with key moments of Statesville's history can be viewed here.

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For New Year's, City offices will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 1.  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes will operate on the same schedule.  Thursday and Friday routes will be collected on Friday, Jan. 2.

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Monday's garbage route will be collected on Tuesday.  Tuesday and Wednesday routes will be collected on Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday routes will operate on a regular schedule.

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Leaf collection will come to an end Friday, Feb. 13.  Leaf crews are working throughout the City. 

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Tuesday and Wednesday garbage routes will be collected on Wednesday.

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City offices closed on Friday, April 3. Revised garbage schedule announced.

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This Saturday at the Statesville Soccer Complex.  It's the City's greatest outdoor event and it's all free!  Tree Giveaways. Kids Activities. Touch-A-Truck. Boy and Girl Scout Shows. Disc Golf. Petting Zoo. Local Healthy Vendors. Much More.  Come on out next Saturday!

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We're all filled up!  Hopefully, we can offer more tours this summer and fall.

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Statesville City offices will be closed Monday, but the pool will be open!!!!

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Arbor Day is still on, but is moving from the Soccer Complex to the Statesville Fitness & Activity Center - right across the street on Simonton Rd.  Touch-A-Truck, the Scouting exhibitions, the tree give-aways and healthy vendor show - Still Happening!!!  It's free for everyone!  Suggestion:  Park at the soccer complex and take a shuttle over to the SFAC or walk the greenway!!!  See you there!

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Improve the health of our community by completing this survey and letting us know the true status of Iredell County's population. It's crucial that this survey reaches old, young, male, female, healthy, sick … Please fill out the survey and encourage others to do so, too!!
Adult Survey (18 and up)  
Youth Survey (12-17 Yrs.) 

The survey is part of the Iredell Healthy Carolinians Task Force, managed through the Iredell County Public Health Department.

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Join us for the first Art in the Park Festival at Lakewood Park on Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be live music and art displays all day. Shuttle service from downtown will be provided with pickup/drop-off locations at The 220 Café and Wine Maestro. The event is free, with food and beverage items for sale.

Please enjoy touring five amazing and diverse gardens on Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, June 7, 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the participating gardens on the day of the event: 490 Sullivan Rd., 801 Henkel Rd., 325 N. Oakwood Dr., 107 Buckingham Place and 830 St. Cloud Dr.

Art in the Park is a collaboration of the Statesville Recreation and Parks Department and the Iredell Arts Council. The Garden Tour is brought to you by the Statesville Community Appearance Commission. For more information about these events, please call 704-878-3429. 

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The online utility payment system will be down Monday, June 8, beginning at 8 a.m. so that upgrades can be made to the system.  It is expected to be back online by 5 p.m. Monday.  During that time utility customers can access their utility billing information and/or make payments through the Interactive Voice Response System. That number is 704-878-3564.

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Improve the health of our community by completing this survey and letting us know the true status of Iredell County's population. It's crucial that this survey reaches old, young, male, female, healthy, sick … Please fill out the survey before June 15 and encourage others to do so, too!!

Adult Survey (18 and up)  
Youth Survey (12-17 Yrs.) 

The survey is part of the Iredell Healthy Carolinians Task Force, managed through the Iredell County Public Health Department.

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                                   Statesville City Government offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July holidays. There will be no garbage pick-up on that day.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday routes will run on a regular schedule; Friday routes will also be collected 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 13.

  • The Statesville Fitness and Activity Center is closed on July 4. It will be open July 3 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • The Statesville Leisure Pool is open on July 4 with its regular Saturday hours.

  • The Statesville ABC Stores will be closed on July 4

Don't forget that fireworks that fly in the air or go "bang" are not legal in North Carolina.  Please be safe.  Try a box of sparklers!

Click here for information on area fireworks shows.

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The City Recreation & Parks Department is hosting the annual summer Fun Zone on Thursday, July 16 from 3 until 7 p.m. There will be inflatables, balloon art and a magic show. And it's all free! Bring your children and enjoy fun times. Call 704-878-3429 for more information.

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The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG) has placed the Catawba-Wateree River Basin in Stage 1 of the “low inflow protocol” (LIP) due to continued hot weather and low rainfall in the region.
Even though Statesville’s Lookout Shoals intake facility is on the Catawba-Wateree River Basin, Water Resources Director Joe Hudson said the City’s ability to draw water from other sources means the Stage 1 restrictions will have no effect on Statesville water customers.

According to Hudson, Stage 1 requires all CW-DMAG members to reduce their monthly withdrawal amounts by 3 – 5%. He explained that Statesville will be able to make up this difference by using the City’s alternate intake on the South Yadkin River as well as its raw water reservoir. “We do not have to ask our customers to reduce their usage to accomplish the Stage 1 restrictions,” Hudson said.

“We always stress the importance of water conservation to our citizens,” he continued. “But because our City leaders planned for and developed more than one water source, we are able to provide an adequate water supply during the hot summer months and extreme dry seasons.”

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Applications are now being taken for the 12th session of the Statesville Police Department Citizens Police Academy, scheduled to run Sept. 15 – Nov. 3. This popular seminar has successfully taught dozens of local residents about police services and career opportunities available at the police department. The eight-week sessions are held on Tuesday nights from 6-9 p.m.

Each class is taught by a police officer who focuses on the functions of each division, including important topics such as:

  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Use of Force
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • DWI and Traffic Enforcement

Applicants must complete an application and attach a copy of their driver’s license or identification card. Applicants must also:

  • Be 18 years of age prior to the first meeting
  • Agree to sign a waiver
  • Live in Iredell County (with a preference given to Statesville residents)
  • Have no serious misdemeanors, felony convictions or current indictments

Applications are online or can be picked up at the Police Department, 330 S. Tradd St., or via email.

Completed applications must be turned in by Friday, Sept. 11.

For more information contact Officer Chan Austin at 704-878-3442 or at spd@statesvillenc.net.

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City offices will be closed on Labor Day.  The Leisure Pool will be open.

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FUN TIMES IN SEPTEMBER!!!

Sept. 23: Community Health Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Statesville Fitness & Activity Center; free.

Sept. 24-26: Full Bloom Film Festival in Downtown Statesville

Sept. 26: Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day, Iredell County Landfill

 

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Statesville emergency, electric utility and street maintenance crews are preparing for potential impacts from high wind and heavy rain in this area.

Storm drains across the City have been inspected to make sure they are clear and free flowing in advance of the forecasted rainfall, said Public Works Director Scott Harrell. Residents can do their part by checking the curbs and storm drains in front of their homes. Refrain from placing yard waste on the curb this weekend.

 

Electric crews have already been dealing with downed trees due to saturated grounds in the past week, said Electric Utility Director Kent Houpe. The wet ground, coupled with the potential for high winds, may mean more downed trees and lines this weekend, explained Houpe. "It's important to report downed lines immediately and especially to stay away from them in case the lines are still live," he said.

Fire and police officials have met to prepare for potential areas of flooding and other emergency events that may occur because of rain and wind.

City crews are also making sure their tree removal and cleanup equipment is ready and in working order.
Statesville City officials offer these reminders in preparation for possible storm problems and emergencies:
1. Do not call 911 unless it is a life threatening emergency.
2. Do not cross flooded roads. "Don't Drown - Turn Around".
3. Report flooded areas to the Police at 704-878-3406.
4. Report downed trees that are blocking streets to 704-878-3406.
5. Report electrical outages and downed lines to 704-878-3479. Leave your address.
6. Stay away from downed lines.
7. If a power line falls across a car that you're in, stay in the car. If you MUST get out of the car due to a fire or other immediate life-threatening situation, jump clear of the car and be sure that no part of your body is touching the car when your feet touch the ground.
8. Have food on hand, keep your cell phone charged and check your flashlight batteries in case of a power outage.
9. Monitor local radio and TV stations for updated weather and emergency information.
10. The City will also post updates on its facebook page: facebook.com/City-of-Statesville-NC

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Access to City Council Chambers for Monday night's meeting is limited to stairway.

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Statesville City offices will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 11. 

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Statesville City Government Offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.  There will be no garbage collection on those days.

The revised schedule for residential routes is:  Monday’s route will operate on the same schedule; Tuesday and Wednesday routes will run on Tuesday, Nov. 24; Thursday and Friday routes will run on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

The revised schedule for commercial routes with rollout containers is:  Monday and Tuesday routes will operate on Monday; Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected on Tuesday; Friday routes will be collected on Wednesday; and Saturday routes will operate on a regular schedule.


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The City's online utility payment system will be down this morning, Saturday, Dec. 5, for maintenance.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please check back later today to use the system.  You may also use the pay-by-phone system by calling 704-878-3564.

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Tonight is the last night for Santa Central at City Hall.  It's all free!  

*Visit with Santa
*Holiday Arts & Crafts
*Refreshments
*Live Music

Hours are 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Don't miss out on lots of shopping and dining, carriage rides and plenty of "merry" for everyone.  More information.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Statesville Firefighters Fundraiser for Breast Cancer

October 1 - Tickets for Holiday Pops and New Year's Eve go on sale at the Civic Center

October 5-9 - Public Power Week

October 8 - National Night Out at Statesville Soccer Park

October 8-10 - "Dracula" performed at Lakewood Park

October 16-18 - Carolina Balloonfest

October 16, 17, 23, 24 - Haunted Statesville Ghost Tours

October 17 - Get Fit Statesville

October 21-23 - World War II Vintage Planes at Airport

October 27 - Halloween Hussle

October 30 - Trick-or-Treat Downtown

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Call 704-878-3415 to report that you need leaves picked up.

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Statesville City offices will be closed Friday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day.  There will be no garbage collection that day.  The revised schedule for residential and commercial routes for the week of Dec. 28 – Jan.1 is:

Residential routes: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes will operate on a regular schedule; Thursday and Friday routes will be collected on Thursday.

Commercial businesses with garbage cans or rollout containers: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday routes will be collected on a regular schedule; Thursday and Friday routes will be collected on Thursday. Saturday's route will operate on a regular schedule.

The Statesville Fitness & Activity Center will be open on Thursday, Dec. 31, from 5:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  It will be closed on Friday,  Jan. 1, 2015.

The Statesville ABC stores will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 and closed on New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, 2015.

The only Statesville City Council meeting in January will be on Monday, Jan. 4. 

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Statesville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016 in the City Hall third floor conference room.  This is a change from the originally posted 6 p.m. time.

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With temperatures predicted to drop below freezing, the City of Statesville advises residences and businesses with backflow preventers to protect these devices from the cold.

Information and recommendations on how to protect your backflow device are available online.

Call 704-832-3847 or email if you have questions.

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The Bentley Community Center hosted an open house Sunday afternoon, January 10, to celebrate 20 years of serving the south Statesville community and show off its recent renovations that include the creation of a game room, computer lab and small fitness center. 

The Bentley Center, located at 1410 Third St., was the result of a special citizen advisory committee, created in 1993 by Statesville City Council and tasked with the responsibility of recommending solutions to problems in the neighborhood.  The committee recommended the construction of the community center, which was approved and funded in the 1994-1995 budget.  Council also voted to name the facility after Statesville Mayor Ralph L. Bentley, an advocate of the community recreation facility during his tenure, 1985-1993.  It officially opened on Jan. 10, 1996.

In 1995, residents were surveyed as to the types of programs they would like to see offered.  "We continue to listen to the residents and especially the program participants," said Recreation and Parks Director Brent Cornelison, "in order to evolve and meet the changing needs of this growing community."

Center Director Eric Heaggans has overseen the operations of the 12,500-square foot facility for nearly all of its 20-year history.  He is particularly excited about the addition of new fitness equipment and computers, as well as the fresh paint and sprucing up that has taken place.

The Bentley Center is open daily for afterschool enhancement programs and fitness and sports programs.  It is also used for senior groups, festivals, special events and church programs.

"Our goal Sunday," said Cornelison, "is to unveil all the changes and renew our commitment to being a vital part of the neighborhood Bentley Center serves."

For more information, contact Heaggans at 704-380-2600.

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The online payment system will be down today, Jan. 12 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for maintenance. 
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Monday's garbage will be picked up Tuesday. Tuesday and Wednesday will be collected Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are on a regular schedule

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GARBAGE ROUTES: 

Thursday and Friday will run on a regular schedule.


Read about the hard work of our City Crews during the winter storm. (articles on svlfreenews.com)

Iredell-Statesville Schools are on a regular schedule.

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Ferguson, MO … Charleston, SC … Richland County, SC - these towns have experienced violent events recently which put them on the front page of every newspaper.  The events in the communities have also struck hard at the conscious of many Statesville citizens; including members of a newly organized Human Relations Commission who want local citizens to work together to help determine appropriate responses to issues as they arise and offer suggestions to prevent them from happening in the first place. 

Citizens will have an opportunity to tackle these issues at a community forum on Monday, January 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Unity Center, 1145 Salisbury Rd., sponsored by the City of Statesville, Iredell-Statesville Schools, Statesville Chamber of Commerce and Statesville Branch of the NAACP.  

"How can we be the city you want to live in, instead of the city in the news" is at the heart of the forum, which is open to anyone interested in working together to making Statesville a better city for all.  After a brief introduction, facilitated conversations will take place and a list compiled of recommendations on how Statesville can come together and not apart. 

Representatives from the four sponsoring organizations, in addition to other involved community members, have been meeting for about six months to create a team that is on the forefront of human relations issues.  The forum is hopefully the first of many opportunities for the community to listen to and learn from each other.  Call 704-878-3586 for more information.

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Statesville City Manager Larry Pressley has announced the appointment of Joe Barone as Statesville's new Police Chief.  Barone, a 26-year veteran of the Statesville police force, has served as Acting Chief for the past six months. He has been an Assistant Chief since 2013.

Pressley started the hiring process last November for the opening which occurred in July 2015 when Chief Tom Anderson resigned to take a job with the North Carolina League of Municipalities.  In addition to advertising the opening, the process also allowed citizens to share their thoughts about the next chief through three community meetings and an on-line survey.

It was the community input that convinced Pressley that the right man for the job might already be in place.  "We received very strong support of Joe and heard many positive comments about the police department and the acting chief at these meetings," said Pressley.

“In talking with residents, elected officials and other area law enforcement officers, I am certain that Joe is the best person for the job," said Pressley. "I am very happy to be able to promote from within."

Barone, 46, is very excited about the announcement.  "I have already been able to begin several important programs," said Barone, referring to the training he has implemented department-wide for specialized crisis intervention.  Many officers have also been trained to administer a drug that can reverse Opioid drug overdoses.

"These are leading edge programs that are helping our citizens now.  They are solutions to problems we are having right now, right here.  And that's my goal as Chief ... to listen to what our community is identifying as problems and issues that need immediate attention ... and then solve them together."

An advocate of community policing, Barone believes that the newly revamped Community Oriented Policing (COPs) program will make a great difference in Statesville.  “It’s about building bridges in our neighborhoods and working with residents to improve communications and safety.”

A native of New York, Barone served in the Coast Guard Reserve and Army National Guard from 1987-1999.  He began working for the Statesville Police Department in 1990 and earned an associate degree from Mitchell Community College in criminal justice.

Barone will receive an undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Western Carolina University in May.

He has been a patrol officer, was one of the first COPs officers; served as a housing officer and a school resource officer, was an investigator, a patrol sergeant and a captain in the communications division.  “I know this community and it knows me,” said Barone.  “I have a strong police department and look forward to bringing our citizens and officers together to make Statesville better.”

 

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The Statesville Fitness and Activity Center will open at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Monday night's City Council meeting was cancelled.

Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Tuesday.  Sanitation crews started Monday's route, but determined that it was unsafe to finish.  Residents on Monday routes should just keep their containers on the curb.

Road crews are spreading sand on slick spots, but do warn drivers to take roads "slow and easy".

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Polar Plunge Fundraiser for Special Olympics
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.
$25 person
Statesville Leisure Pool, 1875 Simonton Rd.
Email for more information

Statesville Bridal Expo
Sunday, Feb. 21; 1-5 p.m.
$5 person; grooms free with bride
Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St.
Dozens of venders and ideas. More Information

Statesville Community Forum
Monday, Feb. 29; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Unity Center, 1145 Salisbury Rd.
Join a facilitated discussion on how Statesville can come together and not apart.

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Come share your thoughts on how our community can come together.  The public is invited!

Community Forum
Monday, Feb. 29, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Unity Center
1145 Salisbury Rd
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Light refreshments served.

Sponsored by City of Statesville, Statesville Chamber of Commerce, Iredell-Statesville Schools and Statesville Branch NAACP.

Email for more information

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Enjoy a fun morning on Saturday, March 19 hunting for eggs!

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City offices are closed Friday.  Garbage routes will run a regular schedule on Mon - Thu. Friday's route will also run on Thursday.

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Statesville residents and businesses recycled more than 1224 tons of materials in the first year of single stream recycling.  That compares to 440 tons in previous years.

Before we started our single-stream recycling program there were 3,552 households participating. That number has increased and currently there are 5,156 households.  (out of 10,011 households)  

There are 120 businesses out of 2,094 (for whom we provide trash collection) participating in single-stream recycling.

The residential numbers are increasing daily due to new construction, new people moving into the city limits and people making the decision to recycle.

Keep it up Statesville!  Thanks to you, we’re making a difference!

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Arbor Day
Saturday, April 16 - 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Statesville Soccer Complex

Don't miss this great FREE event for the whole family.
It includes lots of information and displays on healthy living and community groups.
There will be the City of Statesville Touch-A-Truck with lots of hands- on fun.
The Gemstone District Boy Scout Show will have lots to see and do.
Plus, there will be Tree Giveaways, Bubble Soccer, Spike Ball, Corn Hole, Disc Golf, Food Trucks.

For more information, call 704-878-3944 or email.

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What makes a community great?  A good start is a community where all residents are treated fairly – young people, old people, low income people, ethnic minorities, entrepreneurs, artists and immigrants.

On the heels of a successful community forum on February 29, 2016, at the Unity Center, the newly re-established Human Relations Commission invites the community to be heard at any one of five scheduled listening stops.  These scheduled stops are being held in our local churches but are not limited to specific congregations.  Each meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 14 - Statesville Covenant Cathedral, 1103 Wilson Lee Blvd.

Tuesday, April 19 - Shiloh AME Zion Church, 1115 Salisbury Rd.

Thursday, April 21 - St. John's Baptist Church, 1438 Church St.

Thursday, April 28 - Trinity Episcopal Church, 801 Henkel Rd.

Tuesday, May 3 - Grace Baptist Church, 719 Club Dr.

The public is invited to speak, write down their concerns and suggestions for improvement on a card or just come and listen.  The meetings will be facilitated by local community members. Representatives from local government, Iredell-Statesville Schools, the NAACP, the local faith community, law enforcement agencies and the business community will be there to listen.

The results of these forums and the Feb. 29 forum will be presented in a special report to the community later this spring.

For more information contact Nancy Davis, Statesville Public Affairs Director at 704-878-3586 orndavis@statesvillenc.net


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The City of Statesville has released its 2015 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.  

Hard copies can be obtained by calling 704-878-3441.

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.

The City draws its source water from the Catawba River Basin on Lookout Shoals Lake (pictured above) and the South Yadkin River.

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The City of Statesville's concentrated efforts to develop a long range transportation plan has reached its most critical point - the need for the public's participation.

A special community workshop has been set for Thursday, June 2 to allow citizens, business owners, outdoor enthusiasts, developers and anyone interested in the future of transportation in Statesville to let their ideas, likes, dislikes and priorities be known.

The drop-in session will be held at the Statesville Civic Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will be lead by City staff and representatives from Kimley-Horn, the engineering design firm hired by the City to oversee this transportation planning project.  There will be six stations for participants to visit where they will not only learn about the transportation study and Statesville's unique issues, but will be asked to share their own visions, help prioritize projects and critique the current traffic situation.  There will be maps, hand-outs and lots of opportunity to ask questions and provide input.

For more information on the transportation plan and the June 2 meeting, please contact Sherry Ashley, Statesville City Assistant Planning Director, at 704-878-3539 or by email.  

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City offices are closed on Memorial Day. Get info on sanitation schedule, pool schedule and more

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Fireworks are back in Statesville  thanks to the Statesville Recreation & Parks Department and corporate sponsors Country Boys Landscaping and Tim Johnson Landscaping.

The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2nd.  They will best be seen in the Signal Hill Mall area.  Prime parking spots include the Mall and the Statesville Soccer Park.

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City offices will be closed Monday, July 4.  Information on routes and other closings is

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If you have no means to boil water, find out where bottled water is available ...

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The Boil Water Advisory for Statesville has been lifted.
There is no longer any need for citizens to boil water before consuming or using it.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this unfortunate event.

Statesville officials have just announced that water quality tests confirmed the city's water is safe.

Statesville Water Resources Assistant Director Jerry Byerly said tests completed at various locations throughout the city's water system indicated that no e. coli exists within the system. As a result, he said there is no need for citizens to continue boiling water before consuming or using it.

State officials have allowed the City to rescind its 'system pressure advisory, which means that Statesville water customers are no longer advised to boil water for consumption purposes.  According to Byerly, water samples were collected on Wednesday, July 27, and then analyzed according to state requirements. Analysis showed that Statesville’s water continues to be one of the highest quality drinking waters produced in the state.

On Wednesday morning, an advisory was issued as a precautionary measure due to a significant drop of pressure in the city’s water system following a water main break near the Water Treatment Plant on Pump Station Rd.  The low pressure prompted the state to require Statesville to issue the advisory that encouraged citizens to boil any water before consumption.

The Statesville Leisure Pool will open today from 3 until 8 p.m. today ($3 for adults; $2 for 12 and under) and return to a regular schedule tomorrow.

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City offices are closed Labor Day. Here is the revised trash pickup schedule

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Enjoy Statesville in the fall!  Click on the events below to find out more!

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Community Health Fair

Saturday, Oct. 1
Downtown Events

Tuesday, Oct. 11
Statesville's Night Out Against Crime

REGISTER to receive the Sunday Night Call-Outs and keep up with everything going on!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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There may still be some problems, but the internet is working and you can reach departments by email and most departments by phone.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Statesville’s new Dog Park is open.  The park is adjacent to Caldwell Park, 625 E. Broad St.

Dogs must be registered to enter the park.  Registrations are $20 per dog for City residents and $40 per dog for non-residents.  Owners must have proof of current rabies vaccination.  Registrants will receive a key fab to access the park after it opens Thursday.

Registrations will be taken at the Statesville Recreation & Parks Administration Offices, 1875 Simonton Rd. (behind the Fitness & Activity Center), M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and after hours at the Fitness and Activity Center when open.

Registration forms are available on line.

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Summer can be a bad time for weeds and yard overgrowth.  How do I report a weeded lot?

Call 704-878-3565 or email.  For more information click here.

Help! My children are hot and bored.  What is there to do?
The Statesville Leisure Pool is open every day.  There are also lots of playgrounds to enjoy.

I love fireworks on the Fourth of July.  Where can I enjoy a fireworks display this year?
You’re in luck – The Recreation & Parks Department is providing a wonderful fireworks show on Saturday, July 2 in the Signal Hill Mall area.

Because of the high temperatures, I’m having to run my air conditioning unit a lot more.  What can I do to keep my electric utility bill down?
Check out the City’s new website on the Energy Audit page.  It’s called Weather Insights and helps you understand the link between the weather and your utility bills and what you can do to lower your usage. (and your costs!)  Here are two links with more energy savings tips: Don’t get burned by high utility bills and Video on Summer Savings Tips

If you need additional information or have other questions, don’t hesitate to ask!  Email now!


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Get ready to splash!

The Statesville Leisure Pool is open for the weekend June 4-5.  It opens daily beginning June 10.

Season Passes are available for city residents at $100 for individuals.  Non-residents can get a pass for $150. There are family passes at $175 for residents and $260 for non-residents.  Daily admission for day swim (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) is $4 for ages 12 and under and $5 for ages 13 and over.  For night swim (6-8 p.m.),  the daily rate if $2 for ages 12 and under and $3 for ages 13 and over.

Group and camp rates are available.  Party Huts are also available for rent.

The pool is located at 1877 Simonton Rd. (beside the Fitness & Activity Center)

MORE POOL INFORMATION

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Are you placing your recycling cart on the curb correctly?  The cart needs to be as close to the curb as possible with the lid facing the street and the wheels and handles facing the house.  Please keep 3 feet of space clear around the cart.   Make sure there is 3 feet between the recycling cart and your garbage container, your mail box and your car, etc.  The lid needs to be closed! (or barely open)  Questions?  Call 704-878-3415.

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To receive a new 96-gallon blue recycling cart, you must register.  Don't wait - start recycling today!

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Come downtown on Saturday, Nov. 5 and enjoy a beautiful day in Statesville.

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There is no change in the garbage schedule. All offices are open.

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