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2019 Candidates Forum

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a candidates forum at 6:00PM on Tuesday October 15th, 2019 at the Spencer Women's Club. (100 3rd St., Spencer, NC 28159)

The Town of Spencer's Municipal Complex Project Has Been Released for Bidding.

The Town of Spencer’s Municipal Complex project has been released for bidding.  The project is up on Nextplans.com and Bid opening is on September 5th.   This advertisement will be posted on the Town’s website at ci.spencer.nc.us.

 

Project Overview

20,000sf of existing strip mall and associated parking lot will be renovated into municipal complex and park for the Town of Spencer. Located directly across from the NC Transportation Museum, this can be a marquee marketing project for the winning bidder. Substantial portion of the asphalt parking lot will be removed and turned into an engaging park for the citizens. The existing mall structure will remain largely unchanged, but the interior and exterior will be substantially renovated.

 

If you are interested please register as a bidder through Nextplans to stay up to date with RFI’s and Addendas. There will be a pre-bid conference on August 15th at 10AM. Location will be the Spencer Town Hall with a walkthrough of the site to follow. 

 

Bids may be rejected for any reason determined by the board or governing body to be in the best interest of the Town. Tho

Food Truck Friday

The Town of Spencer is hosting their second Food Truck Friday Event. Join us for food, live music and good family fun.

Celebrate Children Event

Join us at the Spencer Library Park Gazebo on May 4th from 2pm - 4pm for a "Celebrate Children Event".  Featured Musicians are Jacob Klutz and Greg Luster (Rap/Hip-Hop Artist).  North Rowan High School Drama - Previews Lion King; Mia Mason 8th Grader with a Voice; Puppet Shows and Face Painting.
Sponsored by Barnhardt Jewelers / Band Attic / Mary May's / Little Choo-Choo Shop.

Celebrate Children Event Flyer

Join Our Team! We're Hiring!

Ready to Join a Team? Consider Joining Ours!
We are hiring for the following positions:
  • Janitor - Town Hall (Part-Time)
  • Code Enforcement Officer (Part-Time through Bonney Staffing to transition to Full-Time)
  • Police Officer I (Two Positions)
  • Engineer / Firefighter (Part-Time)
  • Volunteer Firefighter (Compensated Position)
  • Volunteer Firefighter (Live-In Compensated Position)

MULCH Giveaway Saturday April 6th

MULCH GIVE-A-WAY

When: Saturday April 6th 7am - 12pm 
Where: 600 Sowers Ferry Rd Spencer, NC 28159

Delivery Available 

Spencer FD Seeking Live-In Candidate

Are you a college student looking to volunteer or gain certifications or experience? Are you a Rowan County resident that lives within 5 road miles of  the Spencer Town Limits? Are you looking to expand your role in the fire service by volunteering at a fast paced and aggressive fire department? Spencer Fire Department may just be the place for you. Prior experience is not needed to become a volunteer as we will train you and send you to state certification classes which are held locally at Rowan Cabarrus Community College. However, experience is desired for Live-In Program Applicants.

Missing Person

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at 5:32 pm, a call was made to Rowan County 911 to report a missing person.  Richard Travis, a white male, 66 years of age, 6 foot, 157 pounds with gray hair; he may be suffering from a cognitive impairment.  Spencer Fire Department, Spencer Police Department and Rowan County Rescue Squad, along with numerous other public safety agencies from in county and out of county actively searched for Mr. Travis but he has not been located.  The public is asked to notify law enforcement immediately if Mr. Travis is located or if you saw him on I-85 on February 11, 2019.

Emergency Searchers Discontinue Search

February 16, 2019 Emergency Searchers Discontinues Search for Rick Travis - Salisbury Post
After a five-day exhaustive search for missing 66-year-old Richard “Rick” Travis, local emergency personnel along with area, regional search teams discontinued search efforts on Saturday.

Rowan County Emergency Services Director Chris Soliz said as of Saturday evening they formally transferred the case to the Spencer Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rowan Communications at 704-216-8500, Crimestoppers, or the Spencer Police via 704-633-3574.

In the event, criminal activity is involved in Mr. Travis's disappearance, Rowan/Salisbury Crimestoppers has offered a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Resolution of Intent - Street Closures - Public Hearings Set

On February 11, 2019, the Town of Spencer Board of Aldermen passed two Resolutions of Intent, pursuant to Street Closure Applications. Public Hearing set for Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Spencer Municipal Building 600 S. Salisbury Ave Spencer, NC 28159.

Resolution 19-001 a portion of 14th Street off S. Salisbury Ave
Resolutoin 19-002 a portion of S. Yadkin Ave in the wooded area behind Magnolia Gardens Rest Home

New Website

We are excited to share with you that the Town of Spencer has a brand new website. We are still rolling it out and there are some on-going updates but overall it is up and operational. Please explore the website and tell us what you think. We have designed it to improve communications, marketing, transparency, and to be more interactive with your town government.

49 Days of Gratitude Parade Saturday

Ready for a parade? The opening ceremonies for 49 Days of Gratitude will include a parade through the Town of Spencer this Saturday, February 9, beginning at 10am. The parade will begin on 8th street, turning left onto Salisbury Avenue and heading north, past the museum, to the main entrance at Samual Spencer Lane and turning Right into the Transporation Museum. Rowan County's Veteran of the Year, multiple high school ROTC groups and a great collection of military vehicles will be featured. The opening ceremony begins in the museum Back Shop at 11am and is FREE TO ATTEND! Learn more about this great event at: https://49daysofgratitude.com/

SPENCER CLOSES ON PARK PLAZA FOR MUNICIPAL COMPLEX

The Spencer Board of Aldermen authorized the Town Manager to sign the purchase agreement to acquire 20,000 square feet of the Park Plaza Shopping Center and the Out-Parcel directly in front of the building, which borders 5th Street. As of Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the Town of Spencer is now the owner of Rowan County Parcel ID 032 138.

Celebrate Inspirational Black Women

On February 22nd, please come out and enjoy the music and the success stories of four local inspirational black women as we celebrate Black History Month. Refreshments will be served. Contact the Library to RSVP by February 14th at librarian@ci.spencer.nc.us or call 704-636-9072.

Town Hall Closed January 21st

Town of Spencer Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

New Town Website

Welcome to our new website! We're Glad You're Here! Currently, we are transitioning to a new website that provides a greater opportunity for communication, interaction, and transparency in local government to better serve the community. Thank you for helping us through this process.

Are You in Need of Urgent Repairs to Your Home ?

Applications Being Accepted in the Urgent Repair Program (Max $8,000)

Entrepreneurs - Spencer is Open for Business Marketing Study

Entrepreneurs - SPENCER is OPEN FOR BUSINESS

'Tis the Season Spectacular - A Community Holiday Parade

Parade will be November 21, 2018 starting at 2:00 p.m. in Spencer

February 16, 2019 Emergency Searchers Discontinues Search for Rick Travis - Salisbury Post
After a five-day exhaustive search for missing 66-year-old Richard “Rick” Travis, local emergency personnel along with area, regional search teams discontinued search efforts on Saturday.

Rowan County Emergency Services Director Chris Soliz said as of Saturday evening they formally transferred the case to the Spencer Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, Crimestoppers, or the Spencer Police via 704-633-3574.