PUBLIC NOTICE - BUDGET HEARING
A copy of the Proposed Budget for FY 2015 - 2016 for the City of Roanoke Rapids has been presented to the Roanoke Rapids City Council, and is available in the City Clerk's Office as well as under "downloads" above for public inspection. A public hearing will be held by the City Council at a meeting scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall. Citizens are invited to make written or oral comments.
TENTATIVE ANNUAL BUDGET ESTIMATE FOR FISCAL YEAR
JULY 1, 2015 TO JUNE 30, 2016
Fund Budget Appropriations
General Fund (Operating) $ 14,458,957
Transfer to Other Funds $ (1,795,996)
Municipal Swimming Pool Fund $ 36,150
Drug Enforcement Fund $ 30,000
Roanoke Rapids Theatre $ 1,795,996
LEVY OF TAXES: The proposed budget includes a tax rate of $.651 per One Hundred Dollars ($100) valuation.
PUBLISHED IN COMPLIANCE WITH NCGS 159-12.
City of Roanoke Rapids
BY: Lisa B. Vincent, MMC, NCCMC
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
RELATIVE TO APPLICATION BY THE CITY OF ROANOKE RAPIDS FOR FUNDING UNDER THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974, AS AMENDED
Notice is hereby given that the City of Roanoke Rapids City Council will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m., or as soon as thereafter as the agenda will allow, at the J. Reuben Daniel City Hall, 1040 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC, relative to the intention of the City to apply for FY 2015 - 2016 CDBG funding under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act.
The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain the views and proposals of the citizens of the City of Roanoke Rapids with regard to the determination of priorities for the community development and housing needs of the City as well as expanding economic opportunities.
The City of Roanoke Rapids intends to submit an application for a grant of approximately $25,000 in CDBG funds to engage in high-quality professional development and training with an eye toward improving opportunities for LMI individuals. The grants are designed to facilitate capacity-building and professional development for local governments and will enable local administrators to participate in professional development courses/seminars at either Appalachian State University, East Carolina University or UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government.
All citizens are requested and encouraged to attend the public hearing and make comments and suggestions. If additional information is needed, please contact the Director of Planning & Development at (252) 533-2844.
Formal written complaints or comments concerning the application process that are submitted to the Director of Planning & Development will be responded to within ten (10) working days by the Roanoke Rapids City Council.
This information is available in Spanish or any other language upon request. Please contact Joseph Scherer, City Manager, at (252) 533-2840 or at the J. Reuben Daniel City Hall, 1040 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC for accommodations for this request.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING MEETINGS
(All City meetings are open to the public)
Roanoke Rapids City Council (Regular Meeting)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. at Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall
Roanoke Rapids City Council (Special Meeting)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at J. Reuben Daniel City Hall
Monday, June 15, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall
Roanoke Rapids City Council (Regular Meeting)
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall
Roanoke Rapids Area Planning Board
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall
PRESS RELEASE - RECYCLING CONTAINER
The City of Roanoke Rapids now has a recycling container at the Public Works facility located at 1313 Hinson Street. The public will have 24-hour access to this facility for combined recycable materials.
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (252) 533-2846.
PRESS RELEASE - SWIMMING POOL BARRIERS
Given the recent changes in local weather conditions, the City of Roanoke Rapids announces today details on Roanoke Rapids Land Use Ordinance and North Carolina Building Code compliance for swimming pool barriers.
"All swimming pools shall be completely surrounded by a fence or other barrier having a minimum height of four feet. When the sides of an above ground pool are used as the barrier, the ladder or steps shall be capable of being secured, locked or removed to prevent access; or the ladder or steps shall be surrounded by a barrier which meets these requirements."
A safety barrier is essential to reduce the number of drowning and serious immersion injuries of young children in swimming pools. Property and pool owners are responsible for ensuring safety barriers are maintained and that damaged fencing or barriers are fixed immediately.
The Planning & Development Department requests that all citizens take the steps necessary to provide a safe environment for swimmers of all ages.
For more information, contact Planning & Development Director Kelly Lasky or Code Enforcement Supervisor Brian Duhadaway at (252) 533-2844.
ZONING PERMIT REQUIRED FOR INSTALLATION OF FENCE OR WALL
Section 151-168 of the Roanoke Rapids Land Use Ordinance requires that prior to the installation of a fence or wall, the applicant shall obtain a Zoning Permit from the Office of Planning & Development in order to ensure proper location, setbacks, heights, sight clearances, etc. Please call the Planning & Development Department at (252) 533-2844 with any questions.
PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING YARD SALES ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
The Planning & Development Department would like to remind the citizens of Roanoke Rapids that in order to conduct a yard sale on a commercial piece of property two items are required. An individual must have written permission from the property owner and obtain an itinerant merchant license from the City of Roanoke Rapids Tax Collector. The Office of the Tax Collector is located at 1040 Roanoke Avenue and is open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. If an individual does not have written permission from the property owner and an itinerant merchant license, they will be asked to leave the property immediately. Please contact the Planning & Development Department at (252) 533-2844 with any questions.
SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING BUILDING PERMITS
Please be advised if anyone is doing work--commercial or residential--without being issued the proper permits from the Planning & Development Department, there is a penalty of $100.00 in addition to the required permit cost. Please contact the Planning & Development Department at 1040 Roanoke Avenue between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or call (252) 533-2844 with any questions.
COMMITTEE VACANCIES: Contact Lisa Vincent, City Clerk, at 533-2840 for committee information.
- Historic Preservation Advisory Committee
- Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (City & ETJ Member)
- Senior Center Advisory Committee