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March 12, 2021

Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station:  1040 Roanoke Avenue

(252) 533-2800 www.roanokerapidsnc.com


(All City meetings are open to the public)

City Council Regular Meeting

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

City Council Work Session

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

City Council meetings can be viewed through Zoom (See City website for links) and on Spectrum Channel 193.


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

Equipment Mechanic

An employee in this position 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, and performing preventative maintenance, particularly on heavy equipment.

Essential Duties & Tasks

Performs responsible and specialized skilled mechanical work on a variety of automotive, construction and specialized equipment.

Mechanical work repairing gasoline and diesel motors and engines.

Performs preventative maintenance, particularly on heavy equipment.

Work requires operation of various test equipment and hand tools in order to support the work in both inside and outside environments.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a high school graduate supplemented by course work in repair and maintenance of heavy equipment and engines.

Must have considerable experience in automotive and heavy equipment repair.

Background check and drug screen required.

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


Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids Planning Board will hold a public meeting Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall located at 700 Jackson Street to hear the following items and provide a recommendation to City Council:

  1. Consideration of changes (text amendments) to the Roanoke Rapids Land Use Ordinance regarding the use of property for the following:
  2. Article X: Permissible Uses, Section 151-149 Table of Permitted Uses to consider the Use Designations in the Zoning Districts as a Permitted or Conditional Use for Cemetery (21.100) in selected residential and commercial zoning districts: R-40; R-20, R-12, R-8, R-6, B-3, B-4. 
  3. Article II: Basic Definitions and Interpretations to consider adding a definition “cemetery.” 
  4. Discussion and consideration of Land Use Ordinance amendments to correspond and comply with North Carolina General Statute 160D, which consolidates city and county Planning & Development Regulations.  

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.


HYDRANT TESTING: The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department will begin their annual hydrant testing on Monday, March 22, 2021 and will continue up to May 31, 2021. Please check your tap water for discoloration before drinking, bathing or washing clothes.  If your water is discolored, turn the cold water tap on until the water runs clear. We hope to finish the hydrant testing as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and if you have any questions please contact the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department at 533-2880.


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