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The Enchanted Forest Artist Statement

The Enchanted Forest

Artists: Sydney Duarte @traveling_gypsy and Treazy Treaz @treazy_treaz

This Enchanted Forest mural honors and celebrates the Town of Mt. Holly and their commitment to connecting community and nature. Our design was created to encourage passersby to slow down and reflect on their personal connection to the natural world, celebrate the present moment and dream about the future ahead.

We hope the mural sparks a sense of wonder, awe and discovery through engagement with the different elements throughout the wall. The lanterns and Northern Lights are to evoke a sense of excitement and celebration while the racoon and other sweet creatures are here to welcome visitors to the space, inviting them to connect with the town in a new way. 

February 27, 2023 City Council Work Session Cancelled

The Council Work Session Meeting for the City of Mount Holly scheduled for February 27, 2023 is cancelled. The next meeting of the City Council will be March 13, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk, Amy Miller at 704-827-3931 or at

North Mount Holly Loop Removal from MPO's Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP).

Removal of the North Mount Holly Loop from the MPO's Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) is under consideration. Please read the full story for additional details. 

Interruption to Stanley Pressure Zone

There will be an interruption to water serving the Stanley Pressure Zone beginning at 3:30PM today for an emergency repair to a leak. Residents/Businesses west of downtown along Highway 27 will experience an interruption in their water service while this repair is being made.

Notice of Discharge of Untreated Sewage

Click on this article to access additional details.

Christmas Parade Information

Click on this article to access parade details. 

Yule Love Mount Holly: Hometown Holiday Festivities

It wouldn't be the holiday season if we didn't have some wonderful things planned in Mount Holly! ✨
From carriage rides to our first-ever "Miracle on Main Street" downtown event, visits with Santa and our annual Christmas don't want to miss it!

Vacancy on Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment - Apply by 11/18!

There is a vacancy on the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment. You can access the application here.

2022 Leaf Collection Information

The 2022 Leaf Collection schedule is now available! Use the map to locate your zone and then match it with the legend for your neighborhood's pick-up dates. Happy Fall! Click here for details.

Early Voting Begins Oct. 20

Early Voting is open from October 20 - November 5, 2022. Read this article for full details.

Take the Special Events Survey by Nov. 1!

We want to hear from you! Take our Special Events survey by November 1:

Downtown Carriage Rides: Reserve Yours Today!

Witness the beauty of Mount Holly’s downtown historic district with a Christmas carriage ride. Reserve your own private horse-drawn carriage for a ride under the lights along historic Main Street! Carriage rides will be available on December 12,13, and 14 from 6-9 PM. 

Water Meter Replacement Project

Read the Official Statement to learn how the City is responding to water meter billing concerns. 

Register for the Mount Holly Christmas Parade!

Santa is making his Electric Christmas Parade list (and checking it twice!)...would you or your business like to participate in this year's "Festival of Lights" parade?

Chief Don Roper Retires from Mount Holly Police Department After 35 Years in Law Enforcement

 Mount Holly Police Chief Don Roper iis retiring on July 31, capping 35 years of policing to Gaston County. 

Notice of Public Hearing on Request of Annexation (Pinewood Cemetery)

Read the full notice by clicking on the article. 

2022 Springfest

Schedule of Events

Youth Spring Sports Registration is OPEN until Feb. 18!

Learn more by visiting our Parks and Recreation tab here.

Trash/Recycling Collection Updates - Week Ending 1/21/22

The recent winter weather has caused some changes to our weekly trash and recycling collection routes. Read this article for updated information.

View Our Interactive Downtown Parking Map!

View the interactive downtown parking map on our GIS page here. Find this map and more interactive maps on the GIS Mapping Site.

Leaf Collection Calendar and Collection Route

This year's Leaf Collection calendar and map are available on the City of Mount Holly website. Access them here:

2021 Leaf Collection Schedule

The 2021 Leaf Collection schedule is available under our Streets and Solid Waste page. You can view it here.

South Gateway Area Wastewater Pump Station and Force Main Project

The City of Mount Holly is constructing a new wastewater pump station and installing approximately 9,400 linear feet of sewer force main along the southeast portion of the City. Click the article to read more.

Utility Rate Increase Notice

Providing the citizens and businesses of Mount Holly with high-quality, reliable water and sewer services is a priority. The City has implemented Phase 3 of the five-year Water and Sewer Plan, adopted by City Council in 2019. For full details, please visit our website:

Downtown Events 2021

View a complete list of this year's Downtown Events here!

Planning Commission Vacancy

There is a vacant position to serve on the Planning Commission. Applicants must live within the City limits. Click here for more information. 

City Re-Opening: Effective June 1, 2021

The City of Mount Holly will be fully reopening on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. All City facilities will be returning to normal, pre-COVID operations. It will no longer be a requirement to self-check-in for visitors. 

Spring 2021 Youth Athletics: Registration Open!

Spring Season 2021  for Youth Athletics - Important information regarding our program!

CANCELED: City Council Work Session - Monday, February 22, 2021

The City Council Work Session for Monday, February 22nd, 2021 has been canceled due to the annual City Council retreat being held on February 26th.


Gaston County’s Department of Social Services was awarded $6.7M by the federal government to help residents affected by the COVID-19 crisis with rent or utility payments.

Your Feedback Needed: Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility and Community Benefit Project Online Workshop

 On Jan. 27thCharlotte Water (CLTWaterlaunched an online workshop to educate the public about the Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility and community benefit project currently being plannedThe workshop is collecting input from the public about how the project can further benefit the community.  

City Council Meeting - Monday, January 11, 2021

The City Council meets at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Monday of every month, unless otherwise stated. Meetings are open to the public. Each meeting is held in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Complex located at 400 East Central Avenue.

City Council Meeting - Monday, December 14 at 7:00 PM

The City Council meets at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Monday of every month, unless otherwise stated. Meetings are open to the public. Each meeting is held in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Complex located at 400 East Central Avenue.  Meeting minutes and agendas are located here.

Flag Football Registration Closes Dec. 14th

The registration deadline for flag football is Monday, December 14th at 5:00 PM. Registration forms can be found next to the Payment Drop Box at the Municipal Complex (in front of the Police Department) or register online here

Mount Holly City Council Unanimously Approves New Compensation Plan for Police Officers

After a compelling presentation by Chief Don Roper and Deputy Chief Brian Reagan during Monday night’s City Council meeting, the Council unanimously voted to approve a new Recruitment and Retention Plan for the Mount Holly Police Department. 

City Council Appoints Miles Braswell as New City Manager

The Mount Holly City Council announced on Monday evening that it had selected Miles Braswell as the new City Manager, after the announcement of Danny Jackson’s retirement late last month. He started his new role on November 1.

Former City Manager Danny Jackson Receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award

Former City Manager Danny Jackson was honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award at the October City Council meeting. Jackson is retiring from his City Manager position after 33 years of consecutive service to the City of Mount Holly. His assistant City Manager, Miles Braswell, has been selected as his replacement and began in the new role on November 1.  Read full details by clicking on the article link. 

Parks and Recreation Opens Playgrounds, Shelters, Outdoor Bathrooms, and More...

The City of Mount Holly's playgrounds, skate park, shelters, outdoor bathrooms, and outdoor courts (basketball and volleyball) are now open.

First Annual Gaston Gran Fondo Cycling Event

Saturday, October 3, 2020 | 9:00 AM | Municipal Complex | Full details by clicking on event title

Annual Fireworks Celebration - Thursday, June 25!

The fireworks will go off at approximately 9:15 PM from the Mount Holly Middle School Field...

City Council Calls Special Meeting - June 15

The City Council has called a Special Meeting for Monday, June 15 PM at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers located at 400 E. Central Avenue, Mount Holly, NC. 

You can read the agenda here

This meeting will be live streamed in two locations:


A Message from the City Manager

Greetings to all,
I would like to take this opportunity to speak about the recent incident in Minneapolis involving the death of George Floyd as a result of an encounter he had with certain Minneapolis Police Officers. Needless to say, it was a tragic situation that has affected so many people in so many ways. 

Annual Golf Classic - Register Today!

*Early Bird Special: $100/Individual $400/team if paid by June 24, 2020! Details on our Special Events page

A Message from the Mayor

Dozens of North Carolina mayors released a statement this past Monday in light of the death of George Floyd, voicing their dismay at Mr. Floyd’s death, extending support to Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, and vowing to fight systemic racism within police forces and their cities.

Wipes Clog Pipes: Unintended Consequences of the Coronavirus

Health officials have been recommending that we all clean and sterilize hard surfaces that we frequently touch while at home.

City Council Calls Special Meeting - June 4

The City of Mount Holly City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers located at 400 East Central Avenue, Mount Holly, NC 28120.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, the City strongly encourages people to watch this meeting on the live stream on our website at


1. Call to Order
2. Invocation
3. Set the Agenda
4. Discussion of the proposed 2020-2021 Fiscal Year Budget
5. Adjourn

For additional information please contact the City Clerk, Amy Miller at 704-951-3016 or by email at

A COVID-19 Message from the City Manager

In case you are not aware, Governor Roy Cooper recently approved a new Executive Order (#141) regarding moving into Phase 2 of the coronavirus crisis (COVID-19). 

Notice of Special Meeting

The City of Mount Holly City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers located at  400 East Central Avenue, Mount Holly, NC 28120.

COVID-19 Closures, Scheduling Changes, & Resources

Find the latest updates on the City's response to COVID-19. 

Small Business Loan Program

This loan program provides emergency, short-term loans to small businesses located within the City limits of Mount Holly for the purpose of paying up to three months' rent or mortgage payments of the business in order to secure the physical business location from eviction or foreclosure during this state of emergency. 

Census 2020 - It's Time to Count!

The 2020 Census is quick and easy! The questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.

In case you are not aware, Governor Roy Cooper recently approved a new Executive Order (#141) regarding moving into Phase 2 of the coronavirus crisis (COVID-19). 

Summer Concerts in Downtown Mount Holly!

Downtown Mount Holly is an exciting place! Learn more about our concert series.