City of Statesville

City of Statesville

Formed in 1789, the City of Statesville operates under the council-manager form of government. The City Council acts as the legislative body in establishing policy and law and the City Manager handles the day-to-day management of the City organization. The Mayor and City Council serve part-time and are elected on a non-partisan basis. The Mayor is elected at-large (city-wide) for a four-year term and serves as the presiding officer at city council meetings and as the official head of the city for ceremonial purposes. The City Council appoints a professional City Manager, who serves as the Council's chief adviser, and the City Manager appoints the employees of the City.

The City Manager is the CEO of the City government and is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the City. When the City Council makes a decision on an ordinance, law, or policy, the City Manager is responsible for implementing those policies. The Manager coordinates the operations of all City departments and is responsible for the preparation of a proposed operating budget and its presentation to the City Council. This annual budget, as adopted by Council, provides funding, staffing, and general guidance to the City departments for the fiscal year.

Statesville is public power community, providing electrical service to more than 13,000 customers.  It operates both a full-time police and fire departments.  Other departments include: Statesville Regional Airport, Statesville Civic Center, Planning & Zoning, Finance, Water/Sewer Maintenance & Treatment, Public Utilities and Recreation & Parks.

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Planning Board Meeting
7:00 PM EST, Feb 27, 2024
Statesville, NC
The Statesville Planning Board reviews and makes recommendations on planning policies, ordinances, and procedures; advises City Council ...
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Garfield + Green Street - Advisory Committee Interest Meeting on 02/29/2024
6:00 PM EST, Feb 29, 2024
Statesville, NC
The City of Statesville is conducting an architectural study of a historically significant black neighborhood known as the Garfield/Gree...
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Statesville City Council Meeting
7:00 PM EST, Mar 04, 2024
Statesville, NC
Statesville City Council Meeting
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Board of Adjustment Meeting
12:30 PM EST, Mar 05, 2024
The Statesville Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board appointed by the Statesville City Council. The Board's responsibilities in...
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Technical Review Committee Meeting
9:00 AM EST, Mar 06, 2024
Statesville, NC
The Technical Review Committee (TRC) reviews the following information: zoning, specific lot measurements, site data, parking, landscapi...
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Hello Statesville 02/25/2024Stay informed on the upcoming recycling schedule, holiday garbage collection changes, special dates and events, emergency information an...
Statesville Historic Preservation Commission February 22... The Statesville Historic Preservation Commission will conduct a regular meeting on January 25, 2024 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held ...
Statesville Planning Board February 27, 2024 Meeting AgendaThe Statesville Planning Board will hold a meeting on February 27, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 227 South Cen...
City of Statesville: National Engineers Week 2024The February 19, 2024 City Council Meeting brought a Proclamation for National Engineers Week.