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February 7, 2020

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


(All City meetings are open to the public):

Beautification Committee Meeting

Monday, February 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

City Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

Planning Board Meeting

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.


Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold an evidentiary public hearing on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall located at 700 Jackson Street to hear the following item:

A Special/Conditional Use Permit (CUP) request from David Machado (Applicant) for the proposed use of multi-family residences within the existing building at 632 Roanoke Avenue. This parcel is identified as Halifax County Tax Parcel 0909161 and is in a B-1, Commercial Zoning District.

*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:

(Part Time) Daytime Lifeguard (Aquatic Center – Parks & Recreation)

An employee in this position assists in all aspects of operations of the recreation center swimming pool and aquatic center.  

This employee has the responsibility for making sure that the facility is maintained in good condition, to ensure that participants in swimming activities and classes are in a safe and clean environment.

Minimum qualifications:  

Must be able to obtain American Red Cross Lifeguard/ First Aid/ CPR/AED certification within 1 month of employment.

Essential duties and tasks:

*   Teaches Red Cross swimming lessons

*   Provides routine pool maintenance to ensure cleanliness and safe environment for patrons

*   Works as a team to provide supervision of a large number (sometimes as many as 300 pool patrons – team is comprised of approximately seven lifeguards).

*   Work is performed under the general supervision of the Aquatic Center Supervisor.

Equipment Mechanic I (Garage – Public Works Department)

An employee in this class serves as a skilled mechanic in the garage.  This employee performs responsible and specialized skilled mechanical work on a variety of automotive, construction and specialized equipment which will include, but not limited to mechanical work repairing gasoline and diesel motors and engines.  They will also be performing preventative maintenance, particularly on heavy equipment. The work requires operation of various test equipment and hand tools in order to support the work in both inside and outside environments.

Qualifications include graduation from high school supplemented by course work in repair and maintenance of heavy equipment and engines and considerable experience in automotive and heavy equipment repair.

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



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

  • • Beautification Committee
  • • 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, Sandra W. Bryant, Suetta S. Scarbrough, Wayne Smith

Joseph Scherer, City Manager    Geoffrey Davis, City Attorney

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