Back to School Movie in the Park

Bessemer City Recreation Department Presents “The Angry Birds Movie” Saturday, August 20th in the Downtown Park on West Virginia Avenue at 7:30 PM. Admission is one (1) School Supply. Central Drug will be open for this event and the City will have popcorn & bottled water available. Music and fun will start around 7:30 PM. Movie will start at dusk. All proceeds will go to … » Read More »

Tobacco Free Smoke Free Public Hearing

On Monday, August 8th, 2016 in Regular Session, Bessemer City City Council will meet at 7:00 PM to discuss the Tobacco Free, Smoke Free Public Hearing. During this meeting a public hearing will be conducted regarding the Tobacco Free Ordinance, which includes a review of the Ordinance and Public Comment. The Ordinance applies to City’s Parks, Pool, and City Property. The ordinance does not prevent … » Read More »

Downtown Revitalization Workshop

Come out and join us for The RetailCoach and Bessemer City’s Downtown Revitalization Workshop Tuesday, July 19th, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM. The workshop highlights include a discussion of: Market Analysis, Retail Information, Business investment Details, and Communication Development Opportunities. This event is free. Please contact (704) 729- 6505 for more information. … » Read More »

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 »