Memorial Day 2016 Trash and Recycling Changes

Due to the Memorial day holiday on Monday, May 30, trash and recycling pick up services will be delayed one day. The following schedule will apply: Monday’s  route will be picked up on Tuesday Tuesday’s route will be picked up on Wednesday Thursday’s route will be picked to on Friday Services will return to normal schedule on Monday, June 6th. Have a question? Call (704) … » Read More »

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 »

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 »