Bessemer City Seeking Artwork for New Downtown Park

The City of Bessemer City is currently seeking images of artwork, including photography, from local artists in the Bessemer City area and Gaston County to be used for public display in the City’s newly renovated Centennial Park in downtown Bessemer City.  The parks size is approximately 78FT X 110 FT.  The new park will include the following features:          Water fountain          Seating area          … » Read More »

February 2016 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

BESSEMER CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REGULAR MEETING- CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2016 — 7:00PM 1. Call to Order, Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance 2. Adjustment and Approval of February Agenda 3. Special Presentations a. Students of the Month I. Bessemer City High School II. Bessemer City Middle School III. Bessemer City Central Elementary School IV. Bessemer City Primary School 4. Request to Speak/Opportunity for Public … » Read More »

January 2016 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

BESSEMER CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REGULAR MEETING- CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS MONDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 2016 — 7:00PM 1. Call to Order, Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance 2. Adjustment and Approval of January Agenda 3. Special Presentations a. Students of the Month I. Bessemer City High School II. Bessemer City Middle School III. Bessemer City Central Elementary School IV. Bessemer City Primary School 4. Request to Speak/Opportunity for Public … » Read More »

Major Water Main Break

Please be advised that there has been a major water main break. The following areas will be without water for several hours as Public Works crews fix the break: · East Tennessee Avenue from 8th Street to 11th Street · 300 block of East Gaston Avenue · 200 and 300 block of East Cleveland Avenue · South 9th Street from east Tennessee Avenue to East … » Read More »

City’s Bond Rating Increases from A+ to AA- !

Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) raised its rating on Bessemer City’s series 2004 general obligation refunding bonds from ‘A+’ to ‘AA-‘. Rating agencies such as S&P routinely update their bond ratings of municipalities to reflect recent financial status. The new rating is a high grade, indicating that the City has a very strong capacity to meet its financial commitments. The upgrade reflects recent improvements to … » Read More »

December 2015 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

BESSEMER CITY COUNCIL AGENDA- EXISTING COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING- CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS MONDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2015 — 7:00PM 1. Call to Order, Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance 2. Adjustment and Approval of December Agenda 3. Special Presentation a. Students of the Month I. Bessemer City High School II. Bessemer City Middle School III. Bessemer City Central Elementary School IV. Bessemer City Primary School 4. Approval of Minutes … » Read More »

November 2015 Work Session Meeting Minutes

The Bessemer City Council met for a work session on Tuesday, November 25th, 2015 at 3:30PM in the Conference room in the Bessemer City Police Department. Proper notice was given. Call to Order Mayor Becky Smith called the meeting to order and thanked everyone for attending. Members Present Mayor: Becky Smith. Council Members: Dan Boling, Kay McCathen, Joe Will, Howard Jones, Alfred Carpenter, and Donnie … » Read More »

November 2015 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING November 9th, 2015 The Bessemer City Council met in regular session on Monday, November 9th, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber of City Hall. Members Present Mayor Becky Smith, Council Members: Dan Boling, Kay McCathen, Joe Will, Howard Jones, Alfred Carpenter, and Donnie Griffin. City Manager, James Inman, and Attorney, David Smith, were also present. Call to Order, Prayer, Pledge of … » Read More »

October 2015 Work Session Agenda

BESSEMER CITY COUNCIL AGENDA WORK SESSION- CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2015—3:30PM 1. Call to Order 2. Department Head Reports 3. City Manager’s Report 4. Request to Speak/Opportunity for Public Comment 5. Council General Discussion Adjourn Individuals requiring special accommodations at this public meeting should contact ADA Coordinator, Joshua Ross at (704) 729-6505 or Countrywide at (704) 866-3300 or State Relay Service at 1-800-375-8662. … » Read More »