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, Jun 19, 2024
Statesville, NC
The Technical Review Committee (TRC) reviews the following information: zoning, specific lot measurements, site data, parking, landscapi...
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Planning Board Meeting
7:00 PM EDT, Jun 25, 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, Jun 27, 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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CANCELLED: Board of Adjustment Meeting
12:30 PM EDT, Jul 02, 2024
The Statesville Board of Adjustment’s regularly scheduled meeting for July 2, 2024 is cancelled, there being no items for consideration.
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Technical Review Committee Meeting
9:00 AM EST, Jul 03, 2024
Statesville, NC
The Technical Review Committee (TRC) reviews the following information: zoning, specific lot measurements, site data, parking, landscapi...
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