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Roanoke Rapids City Council Tuesday approved a budget amendment which will allow raises for both full- and part-time employees.

The panel also approved roof repairs for the old fire station 2 on Hamilton Street.


Council unanimously approved a $612,100 budget amendment which will allow the cost of living adjustments that the panel OK’d last month.

The funds come from a surplus projected in the city’s budget discussed at council’s meeting last month.

Under the plan initially approved full-time employees will receive a $3,000 cost of living increase while part-time employees will receive a $1,000 adjustment.

Former City Manager Joseph Scherer said at the time the raises were being considered due to increased actual revenue collections and stringent budget control measures.

Old fire station 2

City council also accepted the low bid of Todd’s Roofing for a new roof for the former fire station 2 building on Hamilton Street.


An effort to sell the building after request for proposals was advertised was unsuccessful.

Todd’s Roofing submitted a bid for roof repairs at $12,700.

The work includes installing two sheets of plywood, installing insulation and a thermoplastic polyolefin membrane over two roofs. The Roanoke Rapids company will also repair fascia metal where needed and all walls and penetrations will be flashed with thermoplastic polyolefin. The edges will be anchored with a termination bar.

Fire Chief Jason Patrick said the department will use the building for storage, including housing the new fire safety house.