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July 17, 2020

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


City Council Regular Meeting

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

The public is invited to attend or may join the meeting through Zoom on your computer or smartphone: 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Password: 058567

If you have not used Zoom before, we encourage you to download the application from their website at https://zoom.us/ prior to the meeting.  There is no cost associated with the software or to attend the meeting.

Join the meeting through audio only via telephone: 

Call 1-301-715-8592.  When prompted, enter Meeting ID: 826 0551 2826 followed by the pound sign (#) and then enter meeting Password: 058567 followed by the pound sign (#).  Depending on your telephone carrier, long distance charges may apply.

Watch the meeting on television: 

We will live broadcast our meeting on Spectrum channel 193 beginning at 5:15 PM. 


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

Equipment Mechanic I

An employee in this class serves as a skilled mechanic in the garage. 

The 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, and performing preventative maintenance, particularly on heavy equipment.  

Qualifications to 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.

Sanitation Equipment Operator I

An employee in this position operates sanitation equipment such as a knuckle boom on an assigned route to collect and dispose of solid waste and refuse from residential and business areas.  Applicants must hold a valid NC Commercial Driver’s License. 

Police Officer  

This position is responsible for the enforcement of state and local laws.

Qualifications include: 

Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development Test indicating high school equivalency.  

Possession of valid driver's license with an active and consecutive 3-year satisfactory verifiable driving history. Driving history will be checked. (Must be able to be licensed in the State of North Carolina).

Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission.
* Must possess a valid or current Basic Law Enforcement Training (B.L.E.T.) certificate. 

Candidates must provide documentation of B.L.E.T. Certificate. Certified Officers preferred but will accept application for BLET Candidates. 

(CERTIFIED Starting salary $35,000.00 )

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 (ETJ members)

Historic Preservation Advisory Committee

Roanoke Canal Commission


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