MUNICIPAL OFFICES CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 27
Municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day. Monday's trash route will be collected on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. For more information, you can contact the Public Works Department at (252) 533-2846.
"FRIDAYS IN THE PARK" CONCERT SERIES
The "Fridays in the Park" Concert Series continues on Friday, May 31 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Centennial Park. Eyes of Emiline (Trio Harmony) will be performing.
Other scheduled performances: June 28 - Lance Jenkins (Pop); July 26 - Gospel Sensations (Gospel).
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
ROANOKE RAPIDS CITY COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold public hearings at a meeting to be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall, 700 Jackson Street, to discuss the following items:
(1) Proposed amendments to update the City of Roanoke Rapids Land Use Ordinance to ensure consistency of the Ordinance with current North Carolina State Statutes which address local municipal land use regulation.
(2) A rezoning request from David Preston Pair to rezone 1.0± acres of property on North Carolina Highway 48 (Halifax County Parcel 0908955) from R-40 Residential to R-20 Residential. The property is currently vacant. A rezoning request from Sam Barnes to rezone 1.0± acres of property at 947 North Carolina Highway 48 (Halifax County Parcel 0908951) from R-20 Residential to R-20 Residential. The property is currently developed as a single-family dwelling.
(3) A Special Use Permit request from Denise Fisher Pruden (Applicant) and Arnold R. Fisher (Owner) for an accessory apartment located at 113 Lakeview Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
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 these matters 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 City Clerk Lisa Vincent at (252) 533-2840 no later than three (3) days prior to the date of the meeting.
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.
NOTICE - LOOSE LEAF SEASON
Loose leaf season will end February 28, 2013. After this date, all leaves, grass clippings, pine straw and small yard waste that is out for collection in the street and back alley needs to be either bagged or boxed for collection.
If you have any questions, please call the Public Works Department at (252) 533-2846.
NOTICE TO AUGUST 25 FLOOD VICTIMS
Even though the Disaster Recovery Center closed on Thursday, September 13, you can still apply for Disaster Loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The following are Application Filing Deadlines:
Physical Damage: November 5, 2012
Economic Injury: June 5, 2013
PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING COVERAGE FOR EXTRA PRESCRIPTIONS DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY OR DISASTER
The following is North Carolina General Statute 58-3-228. Coverage for extra prescriptions during a state of emergency or disaster:
(a) All health benefit plans as defined in G.S. 58-3-167, the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees, and any optional plans or programs operating under Part 2 of Article 3 of Chapter 135 of the General Statutes, and other stand-along prescription medication plans issued by entities that are licensed by the Department shall have, when an event described in subdivision (b)(1) of this section occurs and the requirements of subdivisions (b)(2) and (b)(3) of this section are satisfied, a procedure in place to waive time restrictions on filling or refilling prescriptions for medication if requested by the covered person or subscriber. The procedure shall include waiver or override of electronic "refill too soon" edits to pharmacies and shall include provision for payment to the pharmacy in accordance with the prescription benefit plan and applicable pharmacy provider agreement. The procedure shall enable covered persons or subscribers to:
(1) Obtain one refill on a prescription if there are authorized refills remaining, or
(2) Fill one replacement prescription for one that was recently filled, as prescribed or approved by the prescriber of the prescription that is being replaced and not contrary to the dispensing authority of the dispensing pharmacy.
(b) All entities subject to this section shall authorize payment to pharmacies for any prescription dispensed in accordance with subjection (a) of this section regardless of the date upon which the prescription had most recently been filled by a pharmacist, if all of the following conditions apply:
(1) The Commissioner issues a Bulletin Advisory notifying all insurance carriers licensed in this State of a declared state of disaster or state of emergency in North Carolina. The Department shall provide a copy of the Bulletin to the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy.
(2) The covered person requesting coverage of the refill or replacement prescription resides in a county that:
a. Is covered under a proclamation of state of disaster issued by the Governor or by a resolution of the General Assembly under G.S. 166A-6, or a declaration of major disaster issued by the President of the United States under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121, et. seq., as amended; or
b. Is declared to be under a state of emergency in a proclamation issued by the Governor under G.S. 14-288.15.
(3) The prescription medication is requested within 29 days after the origination date of the conditions stated in subdivision (b)(1) of this section.
(c) The time period for the waiver of prescription medication refills may be extended in 30-day increments by an order issued by the Commissioner. Additional refills still remaining on a prescription shall be covered by the insurer as long as consistent with the orders of the prescriber or authority of the dispensing pharmacy.
(d) This section does not excuse or exempt an insured or subscriber from any other terms of the policy or certificate providing coverage for prescription medications.
(e) Quantity limitations shall be consistent with the original prescription and the extra or replacement fill may recognize proportionate dosage use prior to the disaster.
(f) No requirements additional to those under the pharmacy provider agreement or the prescription benefit plan may be placed upon the provider for coverage of the replacement fill or extra fill.
(g) Nothing in this section is intended to affect the respective authority or scope of practice of prescribers or pharmacies. (2007-133, s. 1; 2007-323, s. 28.22A(o); 2007-345, s. 12.)
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING MEETINGS (All City meetings are open to the public):
Monday, May 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the J. Reuben Daniel City Hall
Roanoke Rapids City Council (Work Session)
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. at the J. Reuben Daniel City Hall
Roanoke Rapids City Council (Regular Meeting)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the 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.