MUNICIPAL OFFICES CLOSED/TRASH COLLECTION
Municipal Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Trash collection routes for both Thursday and Friday will be collected on Wednesday, November 25. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (252) 533-2846.
UPCOMING CHRISTMAS EVENTS
Thursday, December 3: Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall
6:00 p.m.--Refreshments inside Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall
6:30 p.m.--Tree Lighting in Parking Lot
Also, voting begins for Main Street's Tree Trimming Contest in Centennial Park.
Sunday, December 6: Christmas Parade along Roanoke Avenue at 2:00 p.m.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING MEETINGS
(All City meetings are open to the public)
Roanoke Rapids City Council
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. at Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall
Recreation Advisory Committee
Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at T. J. Davis Recreation Center
Roanoke Rapids City Council
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. at Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall
Roanoke Rapids Area Planning Board
Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall
PRESS RELEASE - RECYCLING CONTAINER
The City of Roanoke Rapids now has a recycling container at the Public Works facility located at 1313 Hinson Street. The public will have 24-hour access to this facility for combined recycable materials.
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (252) 533-2846.
PRESS RELEASE - SWIMMING POOL BARRIERS
Given the recent changes in local weather conditions, the City of Roanoke Rapids announces today details on Roanoke Rapids Land Use Ordinance and North Carolina Building Code compliance for swimming pool barriers.
"All swimming pools shall be completely surrounded by a fence or other barrier having a minimum height of four feet. When the sides of an above ground pool are used as the barrier, the ladder or steps shall be capable of being secured, locked or removed to prevent access; or the ladder or steps shall be surrounded by a barrier which meets these requirements."
A safety barrier is essential to reduce the number of drowning and serious immersion injuries of young children in swimming pools. Property and pool owners are responsible for ensuring safety barriers are maintained and that damaged fencing or barriers are fixed immediately.
The Planning & Development Department requests that all citizens take the steps necessary to provide a safe environment for swimmers of all ages.
For more information, contact Planning & Development Director Kelly Lasky or Code Enforcement Supervisor Brian Duhadaway at (252) 533-2844.
ZONING PERMIT REQUIRED FOR INSTALLATION OF FENCE OR WALL
Section 151-168 of the Roanoke Rapids Land Use Ordinance requires that prior to the installation of a fence or wall, the applicant shall obtain a Zoning Permit from the Office of Planning & Development in order to ensure proper location, setbacks, heights, sight clearances, etc. Please call the Planning & Development Department at (252) 533-2844 with any questions.
PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING YARD SALES ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
The Planning & Development Department would like to remind the citizens of Roanoke Rapids that in order to conduct a yard sale on a commercial piece of property two items are required. An individual must have written permission from the property owner and obtain an itinerant merchant license from the City of Roanoke Rapids Tax Collector. The Office of the Tax Collector is located at 1040 Roanoke Avenue and is open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. If an individual does not have written permission from the property owner and an itinerant merchant license, they will be asked to leave the property immediately. Please contact the Planning & Development Department at (252) 533-2844 with any questions.
SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING BUILDING PERMITS
Please be advised if anyone is doing work--commercial or residential--without being issued the proper permits from the Planning & Development Department, there is a penalty of $100.00 in addition to the required permit cost. Please contact the Planning & Development Department at 1040 Roanoke Avenue between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or call (252) 533-2844 with any questions.
COMMITTEE VACANCIES: Contact Lisa Vincent, City Clerk, at 533-2840 for committee information.
- Historic Preservation Advisory Committee
- Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (City & ETJ Members)
- Senior Center Advisory Committee
- Roanoke Canal Commission
- Beautification Committee