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 EDT, May 28, 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 City Council Meeting
7:00 PM EDT, Jun 03, 2024
Statesville, NC
Statesville City Council Meeting
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Board of Adjustment Meeting
12:30 PM EDT, Jun 04, 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, Jun 05, 2024
Statesville, NC
The Technical Review Committee (TRC) reviews the following information: zoning, specific lot measurements, site data, parking, landscapi...
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Statesville Regional Airport Commission
12:00 PM EDT, Jun 12, 2024
Statesville, NC
The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Statesville Regional Airport at 12:00pm in the conference room.
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Hello Statesville 05/26/2024Stay informed on the upcoming recycling schedule, holiday garbage collection changes, special dates and events, emergency information an...
SFD to Hold Live Burn ExerciseThe Statesville Fire Department will be conducting a live burn training exercise at 168 Wayside Road on Friday, May 31, 2024, from 8:30a...
Statesville Planning Board May 28, 2024 Meeting AgendaThe Statesville Planning Board will hold a meeting on May 28, 2024, at 7pm in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 227 South Center Street,...
City of Statesville Recognizes National Public Works WeekDuring the May 20, 2024 City Council Meeting, Mayor Costi Kutteh proclaimed the week of May 19 through May 25 as National Public Works W...