Statesville City Council recognizes fire fighters, approves demolition funds

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Lifesaving awards were presented to two citizens and four Statesville firefighters Monday night in recognition of their efforts in saving the life of Owen Conner on July 25, 2017. Mr. Conner was present at the meeting that recognized his mother, Shay Conner and cousin, Alisa Smyre, and there were hugs all around.

Chief Spencer Lee and Mayor Costi Kutteh presented certificates Ms. Conner and Ms. Smyre, and to Lieutenants Tony Armstrong and Neil Stutts and Firefighters Walt Horne and Joshua Brouse. Chief Lee said the “team work of delivering CPR with the crew from Engine 1 and Iredell County EMS resulted in an estimated 4,000 chest compression and four shocks with the defibrillator.

Chief Lee also introduced three newly hired firefighters who were sworn in by Mayor Kutteh prior to the meeting: Matthew Harpe, Lindsay Moose and Brett York.

City Council approved the annexation of the James Pointe property located on the east side of Turnersburg Highway just north of Fort Dobbs Rd. An 80-unit multi-family apartment complex is expected to be constructed on the property.

Council also approved the allocating of funds for the demolition of unsafe residential houses in Statesville.

Both Public Power Week (Oct. 1-7) and Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) were proclaimed by Council.

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