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Hickory City Council meeting cancelled

Jan 18, 2022 | City Council

Hickory City Council meeting cancelled

The Hickory City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, has been cancelled due to hazardous driving conditions. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Hickory City Council will be Tuesday, February 1, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building. ...

Celebration planned for Old Hickory City Hall Centennial

Oct 25, 2021 | Communications , City Council

Celebration planned for Old Hickory City Hall Centennial

The Hickory Landmarks Society and Hickory Community Theatre, in partnership with the City of Hickory, will host the Old City Hall Centennial on Sunday, November 7. Doors open at 2 p.m. The program begins at 2:30 p.m. The event will celebrate the 100th year since the dedication of the former Hick...

Rebalancing City of Hickory Wards

Oct 15, 2021 | City Council

Rebalancing City of Hickory Wards

The equal protection clause of the United States Constitution requires that where electoral districts are used, they must be substantially equal in population so that each person's vote counts about the same. Municipalities in North Carolina, like Hickory, that use election districts are legally ...

Strategies to address racial disparities in upward economic mobility

Jun 15, 2021 | City Manager , City Council

Strategies to address racial disparities in upward economic mobility

During the Hickory City Council meeting on June 15, City Manager Warren Wood provided an update on the Racial Disparities Report and outlined the next steps. After reviewing a timeline of previous work and a summary of the report findings, he discussed 10 initial strategies to address racial dispari...

Construction contract awarded for Aviation Walk

Jun 09, 2021 | Economic Development , Planning and Development , Construction , City Council , Bond Information , Aviation Walk

Construction contract awarded for Aviation Walk

In a special called meeting on June 9, Hickory City Council approved a $20,815,037.15 construction contract with Neill Grading & Construction for the City’s first BUILD grant. In 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) awarded the City of Hickory a $17.092 million BUILD grant for its ...

Memorial Day office and facility closings, garbage pickup still available

May 25, 2021 | Planning and Development , Library , Human Resources , Finance , Boards and Commissions , Communications , City Manager , City Council , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Memorial Day office and facility closings, garbage pickup still available

Memorial Day office and facility closings, garbage pickup still available The City of Hickory will close its offices on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. City of Hickory offices will reopen on Tuesday, June 1, at 8:30 a.m. Other city department closings and/or schedule changes: ...

Hickory’s Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Recommended Budget

May 19, 2021 | Finance , City Manager , City Council

Hickory’s Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Recommended Budget

City Manager Warren Wood delivered his Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022 Recommended Budget to the Hickory City Council on May 18. The Recommended Budget totals $115,866,833 for all City operations, capital improvements, and debt service requirements for the upcoming year. This represents a 3.9 percent inc...

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc to invest $38.2 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 73 jobs in Trivium Corporate Center

Apr 12, 2021 | Economic Development , Planning and Development , City Manager , City Council , Bond Information

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc to invest $38.2 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 73 jobs in Trivium Corporate Center

The City of Hickory, Catawba County, and the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) welcome Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. as the fifth tenant in the Trivium Corporate Center. Gusmer Enterprises is headquartered in Mountainside, NJ with manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and California. ...

MetroNet and Hickory, NC Announce Partnership to Build 100% Fiber Optic Network

Apr 07, 2021 | Economic Development , City Manager , City Council

MetroNet and Hickory, NC Announce Partnership to Build 100% Fiber Optic Network

MetroNet and the City of Hickory today announced a partnership that will soon bring MetroNet’s 100 percent fiber optic internet, TV and phone to businesses and residents. As part of the agreement, MetroNet will invest more than $36 million in the city and surrounding community while bringing fiber-t...

City of Hickory, Burke County partner to construct new airport hangar

Mar 09, 2021 | Economic Development , Airport , City Manager , City Council

City of Hickory, Burke County partner to construct new airport hangar

On March 9, Hickory City Council and the Burke County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding for a partnership to construct a new 12,000-square-foot airplane hangar at the Hickory Regional Airport in Burke County. Per the memorandum, the City will design and construct the h...

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