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Municipal Offices will be closed Friday, April 18 in observance of Good Friday. 

Friday's trash collection route will be collected on Wednesday, April 16.


Public Service Announcement from Fire Department

Hydrant Flushing


The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department will begin flushing hydrants on Monday, April 21, 2014.  This procedure removes rust and incrustations from the water system and locates valves that may be closed which would restrict water flow for fire fighting purposes.


The starting area to be tested is the downtown west side of Roanoke Avenue moving south and east through the City limits.


Please check your tap water for discoloration before drinking, bathing or washing clothes.  If your water is discolored, turn the cold water tap on until the water runs clear.


We hope to finish the hydrant flushing as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and if you have any questions, please contact the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department at 533-2880.



Notice - Loose Leaf Season

Loose Leaf Season ended on February 28.  All loose leaves need to be out for collection curbside.  Once the leaf truck collects your area, please bag or box your leaves.  All back alleys have been collected.  There will be no more back alley collection for the season.




Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold a public hearing at a meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall located at 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC to hear the following item:


Amendment to the Roanoke Rapids Land Use Ordinance Article X Permissible Uses, Section 151-150 (d) Accessory Uses to add a subsection (3) to "prohibit the parking and/or storage of tractor trailers and cargo trailers (in tow or detached) in all residential districts except for loading and unloading purposes.  No tractor trailer shall be allowed to be used as a storage facility or accessory building in any residential district."


THIS ITEM HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN----A rezoning request from MaSuki, Inc. (applicant and property owner) to rezone 25+/- acres of property located on the eastern side of Cross Creek Parkway, south of North Carolina Highway 125 (portion of Halifax County Parcel 1205276) from PUD R-12 Residential District to R-3 Residential District.  The R-3 Residential District is designed to accommodate multi-family dwelling units such as duplexes, apartments and townhome development.  The property is current vacant land used for small scale agricultural purposes.  The applicant requests the R-2 zoning to move forward with a proposal to construct a planning development having apartment buildings and community amenities.


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 meetings.

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 meetings.





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.



By:  Lisa B. Vincent, MMC

City Clerk




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.




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)


Beautification Committee

Monday, April 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall

Roanoke Rapids/Planning Board (Joint Meeting)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall




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.



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.



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
  • Canal Museum Advisory Committee
  • Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (ETJ Member)
  • Library Advisory Committee