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December 1, 2019

J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station:  1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800


(All City meetings are open to the public):

City Council Regular Meeting

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold a quasi-judicial public hearing, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall located at 700 Jackson Street to hear the following item:

A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application requesting “church” use of property at 939 Jackson Street (Halifax Co. Parcel 0900585), located at the intersection of 10th Street and has a B-2 Commercial zoning classification. The CUP request is by Ciro Tapia and Ofelia Tapia (Applicants) and the property is owned by Joline R. Matthews. 

The decision to determine if the Conditional Use Permit Request meets the standards is quasi-judicial and subject to procedural due process requirements. Once an applicant 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. When there is substantial evidence on both sides, the City Council makes its determination as to which is correct when making its final decision.       

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.


The City of Roanoke Rapids is accepting applications for the following positions:

Firefighter Applicant Pool (Roanoke Rapids Fire Department)

Applications from which periodic selections will be made as positions become available. 

Desired qualifications: 

 * Must have High School Diploma or GED

 * Preferred NC Firefighter II (but not required)

 * Must be able to obtain a North Carolina or Virginia Class B driver’s license within 90 days of employment

 * Must have WorkKeys Silver Certificate (or higher) (Contact Ellen Grant @ Halifax Community College for more information (252) 536-6393)

  * Must be of good character, be in good physical condition, and pass a drug test and  background check


Police Officer (Roanoke Rapids Police Department)

An employee in this class performs a full range of general law enforcement duties to protect life and property in the City. Basic Law Enforcement Training is preferred but not required. (Open Until Filled) 

The City of Roanoke Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Applications may be obtained at www.roanokerapidsnc.com or may be picked up at

City Hall – 1040 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Kathy A. Kearney – HR Manager – City of Roanoke Rapids

Phone: (252) 533-2845 – Fax (252) 537-2097


TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY - Thursday, December 5th.  Refreshments served at 6:00 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall at 700 Jackson Street followed by the tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in Veterans Park.  

CHRISTMAS @ 1026 – Friday, December 6th from 6 – 8 p.m. at 1026 Roanoke Avenue.  Music, Hay rides, Pics with Santa, Refreshments and Crafts. 

ROANOKE RAPIDS CHRISTMAS PARADE:  Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 p.m. on Roanoke Avenue. 


Contact Traci Storey, City Clerk, at (252) 533-2840 for committee information.

►Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (In-Town & ETJ member)

►Senior Center Advisory Committee

►Historic Preservation Advisory Committee


Mayor Emery G. Doughtie       Mayor Pro Tem Carl Ferebee             

Council Members:  Ernest C. Bobbitt, Suetta S. Scarbrough, Wayne Smith

Joseph Scherer, City Manager     Gilbert Chichester, City Attorney

Traci V. Storey, City Clerk     Kathy Kearney, Deputy City Clerk