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July 8, 2018

J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station:  1040 Roanoke Avenue

(252) 533-2800


(All City meetings are open to the public):

Senior Center Advisory Committee

Monday, July 9, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. in the Jo Story Senior Center for Active Adults.

City Council Meetings

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.


  The City of Roanoke Rapids is accepting applications for the following positions:

Police Officer

(Roanoke Rapids Police Dept)

An employee in this class performs a full range of general law enforcement duties to protect life and property in the City.   Basic Law Enforcement Training is preferred but not required.

Code Enforcement Officer

(Building Inspector) (Planning & Development)

An employee in this class must perform inspections of construction projects to enforce local and state laws, ordinances, specifications, and standards.  Assist in review of construction plans, correspond/meet with contractors to review specifications, inspect construction in progress and upon completion. Position requires considerable knowledge of construction techniques, processes and materials and the corresponding laws and standards.   Is responsible for issuance of permits; the inspection of construction, electrical, plumbing and mechanical installations with code compliance and the records task associated with inspections. Reviews site plans, blueprints and specifications and receive applications for permits. Must have considerable knowledge of state building codes and local laws, and the City's ordinances.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms. Must have skills in reading and interpreting plans and specifications. Employees not meeting the Level II certification requirements for this class at salary grade shall be hired at lower salary grade as a "work against" until the Level II qualifications can be met. Must also possess a valid North Carolina driver's license.

Minimum Housing Code Enforcement Officer

(Planning & Development)

An employee in this class is responsible for the inspection of houses and dwellings to determine compliance with the minimum housing and records tasks associated with inspections.  The employee works daily with landowners, property owners, tenants, and the general public. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and communicate effectively in both oral and written form.  Must have considerable knowledge of the minimum housing code standards and general knowledge of housing construction, skills in interpretation of codes and ordinances and familiarity and experience in title research in the Register of Deeds office. Must be a high school graduate with some experience in trades or construction.  Must have a valid NC Driver's License.

All Positions are Open Until Filled

The City of Roanoke Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Applications may be obtained at www.roanokerapidsnc.com or may be picked up at City Hall – 1040 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC  

Kathy A. Kearney – HR Manager – City of Roanoke Rapids  

Phone: (252) 533-2845 – Fax (252) 537-2097


Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold an evidentiary public hearing on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall located at 700 Jackson Street to hear the following items:

  1.  A rezoning request from TAVLOWE, Inc. DBA Crestview Memorial Cemetery (Applicant) and R. Tulloo and O. Dimkpa (Property Owners) to amend the City of Roanoke Rapids Official Zoning Map to change the zoning classification of properties located along Anna Louise Lane at Smith Church Road (Halifax County Parcels 0919538-42); the requested zoning map amendment is from B-3, Commercial District to R-40, Residential District.
  1.  A Conditional Use Permit request from TAVLOWE, Inc. DBA Crestview Memorial Cemetery (Applicant) and R. Tulloo and O. Dimkpa (Property Owners) for a cemetery expansion requested across the road from Crestview Memorial Cemetery.  The property is approximately eight (8)+/- acres of property located primarily along Anna Louise Lane at Smith Church Road (Halifax County Parcels 0919538-42). The property is currently undeveloped, wooded land.

The decision to determine if the project meets the standards is quasi-judicial and subject to procedural due process requirements.  Once an applicant makes the showing that the standards have been met, the burden shifts to those who oppose permit issuance to present countervailing substantial, competent, and material evidence that the standards would not be met. When there is substantial evidence on both sides, the City Council makes its determination as to which is correct when making its final decision.  

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 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 Planning and Development Office at (252) 533-2844 no later than three (3) days prior to the date of the meeting.



Contact Traci Storey, City Clerk, at (252) 533-2840 for committee information.


►Historic Preservation Advisory Committee

►Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (ETJ)

►Canal Museum Advisory Committee

►Library Advisory Committee



Mayor Emery G. Doughtie   Mayor Pro Tem Carl Ferebee             

Council Members:  Ernest C. Bobbitt, Suetta S. Scarbrough, Carol H. Cowen, Wayne Smith

Joseph Scherer, City Manager  Gilbert Chichester, City Attorney

Traci V. Storey, City Clerk  Kathy Kearney, Deputy City Clerk