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City Council

Howard Jones
318 McCall St.
(704) 629-3845

Kay McCathen
(704) 629-3196

David Lutz
408 N. 12th St.
(704) 629-9093

Harold McClellan
106 W. Maine Ave.
(704) 629-2643

Charles Kirby
905 S. 10th St.
(704) 629-3586

Marilyn Best
110 W. Ormand
(704) 629-5110

City Attorney
David Smith
(704) 865-4400


City Manager
Joe Albright

joe@gaston.net

(704) 629-2238

Mayor
Allan W. Farris
(704) 629-3880

Bessemer City, North Carolina
www.bessemercity.net
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 Bessemer City Map

Incorporated: 1893

Slogan: A City With a Heart

Historic sites: Osage plant, Kennedy building and Caleb Mauney grocery, dating back to 1893; Robbins building and Gamble’s Hardware, built in 1903.

Famous sons: John A. Smith founded the city and named it after Bessemer iron ore.

Population: 2000 - 5,119

Tax rate: 41 cents per $100 valuation

City Offices

City Hall, 132 W. Virginia Ave. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Phone: (704) 629-5542

The City Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.


Trash Service
Trash pickup is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Yard waste pickup is Wednesday and Friday. Pickup by BFI, 1-800-235-2583 or City Hall, (704) 629-5542.

Recycling - Curbside recycling

Tryon Recycling Center on N.C. 274, drop-off for newspapers, cardboard, tin and aluminum cans, scrap metal, appliances, tires, waste oil, car batteries, plastic bottles, glass, antifreeze, textiles.

Utilities
Pay water and sewer bills at City Hall, 132 W. Virginia Ave., or call (704) 629-5542 during normal business hours. Duke Power bills can also be paid at City Hall.

Post Office
124 E. Alabama St., (704) 629-2591. Hours: Lobby is open 24 hours a day. Window hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday.

Library
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Address: 207 N. 12th St. Phone: (704) 629-3321

ABC store
Address: 208 W. Alabama Ave.. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Phone: (704) 629-2271

Help for the needy
The Bessemer City Area Crisis Center offers help to the needy in Bessemer City by providing free clothing and financial assistance for rent, utilities, medicine, food and transportation.

Address: 111 North 12th St.
Phone: (704) 629-2147


Parks

Indian Springs Park
South Skyland Drive. 
Features: Basketball courts and playground.

Main Park
N.C. 161 and Crowders Mountain Road. Features: Swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic shelter, playground and community center.

Uptown Park
Across from City Hall, 132 W. Virginia Ave. Feature: A state, gazebo, picnic tables shaded by city’s Christmas tree, and benches.

Founders Park
100 block of East Virginia Avenue. 
Features: Picnic benches.

Washington Park
Washington Avenue by Central School. Features: three ballfields — Little League field and two softball fields.

Walking Track
Corner of Yellowjacket Lane and Bess Town Road. 
Features: A 1/5-mile walking track and playground.

Last updated: 08/22/01

City Officials

Police Department
(704) 866-3300

Fire
(704) 629-5398



Public Works
(704) 629-5398

Treatment Operations
(704) 629-5684

Finance
(704) 629-5542

Recreation
(704) 629-5111

Gas
(704) 629-6773

Clerk
Janice
Costner
janice@gaston.net
(704) 629-2238

Code Enforcement
Chris Bartleson
chris@gaston.net

(704) 629-2238

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The Gaston Chamber of Commerce
601 W. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, North Carolina 28052

Phone: 704-864-2621
Toll Free: 1-800-348-8461
Fax: 704-854-8723

 

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