CALENDAR OF UPCOMING MEETINGS:
(All City meetings are open to the public)
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall
700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
Webinar ID: 876 6196 2216
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids Board of Adjustment will hold a quasi-judicial* public hearing on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall located at 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC to hear the following item:
An Application for an Appeal of a Decision by the Land Use Administrator* filed on September 30, 2021, in response to the receipt of a zoning violation letter, dated September 1, 2021, that cited Priced Right Furniture for operating electronic sweepstakes games in violation of Section 151-171 and Section 151-149, Paragraph 6.300, of the Roanoke Rapids Land Use Ordinance. The appeal is requested as per Section 151-93 (Appeals, Variances & Interpretations) of the Land Use Ordinance (zoning code):
- Section 151-93 Appeals, Variance & Interpretations
- Section 151-171 Electronic Gaming Operations
The appeal application alleges that the business operated as “Price Right Variety”, a retail store, operates four (4) games of skill known as “fish tables”. Therefore, the appellant states that these games are not games of chance as defined in Section 151-15 and their operation does not constitute “Electronic Gaming Operations” under the Zoning Ordinance
* A quasi-judicial hearing must be based on evidence which would be admissible in a court of law. Once the Administrator makes the showing that the standards have been met, the burden shifts to those who oppose permit issuance to present countervailing substantial, competent, and material evidence that the standards would not be met.
Related information is available for public inspection in the Planning and Development office at the J. Reuben Daniel City Hall, 1040 Roanoke Avenue. Any persons, firms, organizations or corporations interested in this matter are urged to attend the meeting.
The City of Roanoke Rapids will provide reasonable accommodations and services for any qualified disabled person interested in attending the meeting. To request the above you may call the Planning and Development Office at (252) 533-2844 no later than three (3) days prior to the date of the meeting.
CITY HALL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station is open to the public. The City encourages visitors, if possible, to schedule an appointment prior to coming into City Hall.
Members of the public continue to have the option to conduct business with the City of Roanoke Rapids by phone at (252) 533-2800 or online at www.roanokerapidsnc.com. Examples of services that can be conducted online include the option to download permit applications (such as building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permit); employment applications; and departmental information.
DROP BOX. A collection drop-box is available in the foyer of City Hall for deliveries, permit applications and payments by check-only (please do not include cash). For immediate concerns, please call the intended department phone number listed so we may work with you on a solution for your operational needs.
The City of Roanoke Rapids remains committed to providing all essential services while limiting the impact of the COVID-19 virus in the community. We ask that all visitors wear a mask and practice social distancing while visiting City Hall and other City facilities.
The Magistrate’s office is open for business with public access.
Below is a list of helpful phone numbers for those seeking to contact city staff. In case of emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
• Directory/Switchboard: (252) 533-2800
• City Manager: (252)533-2840
• Public Works: (252) 533-2846
• Planning & Development: (252) 533-2844
• Parks & Recreation: (252) 533-2847
• Police (non-emergency): (252) 533-2810
• Fire Department (non-emergency): Station 1 (252) 533-2880; Station 2 (252) 573-9032
• Finance: (252) 533-2841
• Tax / Revenue Collections: (252) 533-2842
• Human Resources: (252) 533-2845
• Main Street: (252) 533-2838
CITY RECYCLING CONTAINER SITES
The City of Roanoke Rapids has two recycling container sites. One is at the Public Works facility located at 1313 Hinson Street and the other is located at the Aquatic Center at TJ Davis Recreation at 500 E. 6th Street. The public will have 24-hour access to these facilities for combined recyclable materials.
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (252) 533-2846.
Contact Traci Storey, City Clerk, at 533-2840 for committee information.
Historic Preservation Advisory Committee
Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (ETJ Member)