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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Technical Review Committee Meeting
9:00 AM EST, Jul 17, 2024
Statesville, NC
The Technical Review Committee (TRC) reviews the following information: zoning, specific lot measurements, site data, parking, landscapi...
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City of Statesville Invites the Community to an Open House
5:30 PM EDT, Jul 22, 2024
Statesville, NC
The City of Statesville is excited to invite you to a community event that will have a significant impact on the future of our neighborh...
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Planning Board Meeting
7:00 PM EDT, Jul 23, 2024
Statesville, NC
The Statesville Planning Board reviews and makes recommendations on planning policies, ordinances, and procedures; advises City Council ...
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Statesville Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
7:00 PM EDT, Jul 25, 2024
Statesville, NC
The Statesville Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) was established by the City Council in 1982. Its mission is to identify, preserve...
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Statesville City Council Pre-Agenda Meeting
4:00 PM EDT, Aug 01, 2024
Statesville, NC
A pre-agenda meeting for a City Council meeting is a preliminary session where City Council members and staff discuss and review the ite...
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