Municipal Offices will be closed Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26 for Christmas.
The trash route for Thursday, December 25 will be collected on Monday, December 22.
The trash route for Friday, December 26 will be collected on Tuesday, December 23.
Municipal Offices will also be closed on Thursday, January 1 for New Year's Day.
The trash route for Thursday, January 1 will be collected on Wednesday, December 31.
Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold a public hearing at a meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall, 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC to hear the following item:
A Conditional Use Permit request from MaSuki, Inc. (Applicant & Property Owner) to amend the Villages at Cross Creek Planned Unit Development Map concerning approximately 20 acres of property (portion of Halifax County Parcel 1205276) located approximately 500 feet east of Cross Creek Parkway, south of North Carolina Highway 125 from PUD R-12 Residential District to PUD R-3 Residential District. The property is currently vacant land used for small scale agricultural purposes. The applicant requests the PUD R-3 zoning and map amendment to the planned community to construct a residential community having apartment buildings and community amenities such as clubhouse, swimming pool and playground. The proposed location of the apartment community is adjacent to the Roanoke Rapids Fire Station No. 2 and the Good News Baptist Church of Roanoke Rapids.
Related information is available for public inspection in the Planning & 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 City Clerk's Office at (252) 533-2840 no later than three (3) days prior to the date of the meeting.
The City's Public Access Channel on Charter is back up. It can be found on Channel 193.
The regular business meeting schedule for the Roanoke Rapids City Council has been amended as follows:
City Council shall meet the first Tuesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall at 700 Jackson Street.
City Council shall meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall at 700 Jackson Street.
Notice of any changes in meetings shall be posted on the primary bulletin board at City Hall.
CITY OF ROANOKE RAPIDS
By: Lisa B. Vincent, MMC
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.
(All City meetings are open to the public)
Roanoke Rapids City Council
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. at Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall
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.