Town Departments A-Z

Spencer, North Carolina Town Hall staff

Pictured (left to right) are: Joe Morris, Joel Taylor, Stacy Craven, Michael James, Faith Wilson, Michael Lanning, Peter Franzese, and Kyle Harris.

Spencer Town Hall (Administration)

Location:
600 Salisbury Ave.
Spencer, NC 28159

Phone:
704-633-2231

Peter Franzese, Town Manager

Provides administration, communications and outreach, events, finance, human resources, planning and zoning, records, elected and appointed board support, and other customer-focused services.

Code Compliance

James Osborne, Code Enforcement Officer

A division of the Police Department, this department is responsible for enforcement of the Town’s Code of Ordinances. The Code Enforcement Officer responds to concerns and proactively addresses violations of minimum housing, abandoned structures, overgrown lots, abandoned and junk vehicles, and other public nuisances within the Town. The Code Enforcement Officer also investigates complaints of substandard housing conditions, hazardous conditions, improper use of dwellings and commercial structures, nuisance conditions, and other issues. More information on each of these violation types is available in the Town’s Code of Ordinances.

Finance

Faith Wilson, Finance Officer

The Finance Team manages finances and fiscal control activities, including oversight of the Town’s budget, purchasing, accounting, general revenue collection, and payroll operations. The Finance Team also provides front-line customer service in Town Hall.

Planning

Kyle Harris, Town Planner | Joe Morris, Special Projects Planner

The Planning Staff provides a variety of services to residents and businesses ranging from permitting and plan review, long-range planning, community development, economic development, and support of appointed boards of commissions. Staff members also work to facilitate special projects, secure and administer grants, and collaborate with local organizations and individuals to plan and develop recreation and other amenities.

Town Clerk

Stacy Craven, Town Clerk

In North Carolina, municipal clerks are the only statutorily required position for all local governments. In addition to key duties of supporting the Board of Aldermen and serving as the custodian of all town records, the Town Clerk in Spencer works to enhance the Town’s outreach capabilities and serves as human resources designee. The Town Clerk works with all departments to facilitate staff recruitment, hiring, on-boarding, and other personnel-related processes.

Spencer Fire Department

Location:
208 Salisbury Ave.
Spencer, NC 28159

Phone:
704-637-6135

Michael Lanning, Chief

The Spencer Fire Department (ISO Class 4) provides fire suppression and medical responder services to the Town of Spencer and its citizens. The department is made up of a combination of paid and volunteer firefighters that provide around the clock. The station is staffed 7 days a week from 8 am-4 pm.

Spencer Police Department

Location:
600 Salisbury Ave.
Spencer, NC 28159

Phone:
704-633-3574

Michael James, Chief

The Police Department provides all law enforcement services for the town, including enforcement of all laws, ordinances and statutes, investigation, traffic accident investigation, emergency first aid, and assistance to citizens with non-emergency related matters.

Spencer Public Library

Location:
300 4th St
Spencer, NC 28159

Beverly McCraw, Library Coordinator

The Spencer Public Library, located 300 4th St. in the former Spencer Elementary School building, is independently operated by the town and not a branch of Rowan Public Library. Wi-Fi is available.

Spencer Public Works

Location:

Phone:
704-633-5331

Joel Taylor, Director

Public Works Department activities include solid waste collection and disposal; recycling center; street and drainage construction and maintenance; building, grounds, and park maintenance; fleet maintenance; and special event support.

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Rowan County Services

Location:
130 W Innes St,
Salisbury, NC 28144

Phone:
704-216-8180

Website:
rowancountync.gov/101/Services

The county offers a wide variety of services, including within the Town of Spencer. Examples include building inspections, elections, EMS, GIS, public health, social services, taxes, and more.

Salisbury Rowan Utilities

Location:
415 MLK Jr. Avenue S
Salisbury, NC  28144

Phone:
704-638-5300

Website:
salisburync.gov/Government/Salisbury-Rowan-Utilities

Municipal water and sewer services for property in and around Spencer are provided by Salisbury Rowan Utilities (SRU). For information on available service, new taps, and/or maintenance of existing lines, contact SRU at 704-638-5300 or visit  salisburync.gov/Government/Salisbury-Rowan-Utilities

Salisbury Transit

Location:
300 W. Franklin St.
Salisbury, NC  28144

Phone:
704-638-5252

Website:
salisburync.gov/Government/Transit

The City of Salisbury’s bus system has three regular routes and two weekend routes. Spencer is served by Route 3. Each of these routes arrives and departs from the central Transfer Site located on Depot Street. Any bus you board can take you to the Transfer Site. Salisbury Transit buses do not operate on some holidays.