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October 3, 2020

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


City Council Regular Meeting

Tuesday, October 6, 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. (See the City’s website for more information on how to join via Zoom at www.roanokerapidsnc.com)

The meeting will also be broadcast live on Spectrum channel 193 beginning at 5:15 PM. 


Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall located at 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC to hear the following item:

Rezoning Request. Amendment to the Roanoke Rapids Zoning Map to rezone Halifax Co. Parcels 1200528 (2.5± acres), 1202044 (6.5+ acres), 1200186 (6.5+ acres) and 1201123 (6.5+ acres) from R-40 Residential District to B-4 Commercial District.  These properties total 21.8+ acres with approximately 870 feet of frontage on the western right-of-way of NC Highway 125 and 600 feet of frontage on the southern right-of-way of American Legion Road.  

Any resident or property owner in the city’s zoning jurisdiction may submit written statements concerning this matter.  Please include your name and address on all written statements and submit to City Clerk Traci Storey at least two business days prior to the City Council meeting (deadline of 12 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020).  After this deadline, citizens are encouraged to attend the public hearing to present comments.

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 now accepting applications for the following positions:

Lifeguard (Part Time)

An employee in this position assists in all aspects of operations of the recreation center swimming pool and aquatic center.  The 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 hold American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/ CPR/AED certification – Must be able to complete ½ mile swim in under 20 minutes.

Property Maintenance Worker (Parks & Recreation)

An employee in this class performs a variety of building, facility, and equipment maintenance and repair activities including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and masonry.  Must have a valid NC Driver’s License.

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 applications 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


MUNICIPAL OFFICES CLOSED/TRASH COLLECTION: Municipal offices will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020 in observance of Columbus Day. Trash collection routes for Monday will be collected on Wednesday, October 14th. 


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


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