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January 6, 2019

J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station:  1040 Roanoke Avenue

(252) 533-2800


(All City meetings are open to the public):

City Council

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

Senior Center Advisory Committee

Monday, January 14, 2019 at 12:15 p.m. at the Jo Story Senior Center.


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

Firefighter Applicant Pool (Roanoke Rapids Fire Department)

An eligibility list is being established from which periodic selections will be made as positions become available.  Desired Qualifications: -Must have a High School Diploma or GED - Preferred NC Firefighter II - 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 screen and background check.

Complete application packet must be submitted to Kathy A. Kearney – HR Manager no later than Friday – January 11th, 2019 at 5:00 pm

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.

Code Enforcement Officer (Building Inspector) (Planning & Development)

An employee in this class must perform inspections of construction projects to enforce local and state laws, ordinances, specifications, and standards. Assist in review of construction plans, correspond/meet with contractors to review specifications, inspect construction in progress and upon completion.  Position requires considerable knowledge of construction techniques, processes and materials and the corresponding laws and standards. Is responsible for issuance of permits; the inspection of construction, electrical, plumbing and mechanical installations with code compliance and the records task associated with inspections.  Reviews site plans, blue prints and specifications and receive applications for permits. Must have considerable knowledge of state building codes and local laws, and the City’s ordinances. Must have the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms. Must have skills in reading and interpreting plans and specifications.  Employees not meeting the Level II certification requirements for this class at salary grade shall be hired at lower salary grade as a “work against” until the Level II qualifications can be met. Must also possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

All Positions are 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


Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids Planning Board will hold a public meeting Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall located at 700 Jackson Street to hear the following item:

A rezoning request from James S. Livermon (applicant and property owner) to rezone approximately 1.958 acres (17 parcels) from R-6 Residential to B-4 Commercial District; the property is bounded on the northeast by US Hwy 158 and Vine Street; including parcels adjacent to Andrew Street and the former Piland Street right-of-way. The 17 parcels have tax map identification by Halifax County as parcel numbers 0902142-146; 0902148-152, 0902155, 0902157-158, 0902163-166. The property is currently vacant land and was previously developed as single-family housing. The B-4, Commercial District is designed to accommodate the widest range of commercial uses. As a result of public input, a lesser intense commercial district may be considered in a final decision by City Council.

 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.



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

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

►Beautification Committee

►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, Carol H. Cowen, Wayne Smith

Joseph Scherer, City Manager   Gilbert Chichester, City Attorney

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