Juneteenth Celebration Festivities & Other Events Held This Past Weekend Featured Sandy Roberson For Mayor

On June 1, 2019 I posted the following:

I was going to the Juneteenth Celebration Festivities but I have read and seen too much mess pertaining to politics that I just can’t.

Damn on a weekend we are suppose to be celebrating our cultural, black folk are allowing mess to go on.

Carry on have fun!

I just can’t!

I will hang by myself. You do remember I said I am #TeamCurmilusDancyII or did you forget?

I am good!

Today Monday June 3, 2019 I am still trying to figure out why Sandy Roberson was featured throughout the city during the Juneteenth Celebration. I don’t know the man and had not heard of and/or seen the man before he announced he was running for Mayor. I have no problem with Sandy but I have a problem with him being the speaker at the A/B Scholarship Event held Friday when there are other candidates (2) blacks, pimping Moe Deloach on Saturday whereby the shirts the children wore had Roberson for Mayor on the sleeves, the Bike Rodeo that was held at Metropolitan on Saturday morning and then he was at the Juneteenth Gala sponsored by the Alphas on Saturday night.

I was looking forward to attending Moe’s event but after seeing Sandy Roberson catering to him I refused to attend. I was going to the Juneteenth to hear Senator Toby Fitch speak because I knew it was going to be powerful but I just couldn’t. I heard he did a hell of a job.

The talk of the town from Special Cs and some Safe Black Folk has been Unity. A group has been formed talking about Love Rocky Mount. Really? Moe Deloach sponsored a Bowling outing last month and a Pridgen Man came to the Human Relations Commission meeting to advertise it and said come and there would be no talk about politics. Attorney Ralph Steve Stevenson said mention about the Love Rocky Mount Group Carwash Fundraiser to take some children to the beach that has never been before. So who was that all about, yep black children.

Recently a group went into the black community giving out food and furniture and one of the Special Cs invited me to participate the next time they did it but I told him I could not because he made it political when he made it clear that he was supporting certain candidates and none of them were current city council members.

I didn’t attend any of the above because it all had politics written all over it. Anyone that is awake know that since December of 2018 there has been a consistent movement among some Special Cs to lynch the Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney and some of the staff along with the Rocky Mount City Council. These folk called for an audit and the city council did an independent audit but because the findings were not what they wanted their ass was not satisfied.

Some of the Special Cs took it upon themselves to go to Raleigh to Beth Woods office with their mess trying to sho nuff lynch Councilmen Reuben Blackwell and Andre Knight along with other council members. They are waiting on that report and I can’t wait to see those findings to see what will be the next steps.

Folk you better be mindful of what is going on in the city which will impact outside of the city as well. In other words everyone Edgecombe/Nash Counties folk better be concerned about the Special C movement that didn’t just start in December but has been actually going on every since the council became a black majority.

Folk you better look at how this council has worked together. It is not the council that has been divided, it is the haters. It is documented what the council has been doing and how they have voted. Mayor David Combs has not been able to vote simply because there has never been a tie.

Folk the focus on the upcoming election need to be to keep the council members who are already on the council. The focus should only be on the Mayor’s seat because he is not seeking another term and the focus need to be on Tom Rogers Ward 5 seat because he too is not seeking another term.

This past weekend should have been about Unity but instead it was about lies, deceit and pimping. But I can’t put all the blame on Sandy because someone has to been the go to persons.

I asked the question a couple of days ago, I wonder what would be the conversation in Rocky Mount if this was not an election year? 

Let’s move forward in Unity and let’s stop the hating. It is one thing to challenge folk but let’s be truthful and do it in such a way that we can be mad at the moment but as we walk away we will digest it and come back on work together.

I need you, you need me we are all God’s children.

Note: I forgot it began on Memorial Day when I posted about Mae Parker was campaigning for Sandy Roberson with her shirt on at the Memorial Day Ceremony.

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Edgecombe County Commissioners Meeting June 3, 2019

 

AGENDA

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY

JUNE 3, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M.

IN THE COMMISSIONERS’ ROOM, COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

TARBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

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1.         MEETING CALLED TO ORDER.

2.         SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.

 

3.         PRAYER.

 

4.         MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL.

            May 6, 2019

 

5.         PUBLIC HEARINGS:

A.  A public hearing is called to order to receive citizen comments and questions 

      relative to the proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 Edgecombe County Budget.

      (Attachment #1)

             

      a.  Public Hearing called to order.

      b.  Reading of public notice by Mr. Peters.

      c.  Comments by Mr. Evans.

      d.  Call for public comment.  (Public should state name and address for public

            record.)

      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of approval of the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget.)

    

      (Recommended action: Approve fiscal year 2019-2020 budget as presented.)

 

B.  A public hearing is called to order to receive citizen comments and questions

      relative to a proposed addition of a County Hazardous Material Cleanup

      Ordinance. (Attachment #2)

 

      a.  Public Hearing called to order.

      b.  Reading of public notice by Mr. Peters.

      c.  Comments by Mr. Evans.

      d.  Call for public comments.  (Public should state name and address for public

           record.)

      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of approval of the addition to the Edgecombe County Code of

          Ordinances.

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve addition to ordinance.)

 

C.  A public hearing is called to order to receive citizen comments and questions

      relative to a proposed amendment to the Animal Services Ordinance.

      (Attachment #3)

 

      a.  Public Hearing called to order.

      b.  Reading of public notice by Mr. Peters.

      c.  Comments by Mr. Evans.

      d.  Call for public comments.  (Public should state name and address for public

           record.)

      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of approval of the amendment.

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve amendment.)

 

D.  A public hearing is called to order to receive citizen comments and questions

      Relative to the DownEast Home Consortium Annual Action Plan. (Attachment

      #4)

     

      a.  Public Hearing called to order.

      b.  Reading of public notice by Mr. Peters.

      c.  Comments by Mr. Evans.

      d.  Call for public comments.  (Public should state name and address for public

           record.)

      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of public comments.

         

      (Recommended action:  No action needed.

 

6.         PUBLIC PETITIONS. (Limit to 3 minutes)

 

 7.        OTHER BUSINESS:

            A.  Consideration of approval of budget amendments. (Attachment #5)

           

                  (Recommended action:  Approve budget amendments as presented.)

 

B.  Consideration of approval of Farm Lease bids for County Owned property.  

      (Attachment #6)

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve as presented.)

     

C.  Consideration of approval of a request from South Eastern NC CDC

      for property located on Vance Street in Rocky Mount. (Attachment #7)

     

      (Recommended Action:  Approve request.)

            D.   Consideration of approval of an Agreement with UNC-School of Government

                   (Attachment #8)

                  

                   (Recommended action:  Approve agreement as presented.)

            F.  Consideration of approval of changes to the Emergency Operations Plan.  

                  (Attachment #9)

 

                  (Recommended action:  Approval changes as presented.)

            G.  Consideration of approval of Fireworks Displays for Town of Tarboro.

                  (Attachment #10)

     

      (Recommended Action:  Approve as presented.)

 

H.  Consideration of approval of IDF award for Kingsboro Industrial park.

      (Attachment #11)

 

      (Recommended Action:  Approve award as presented.)

 

I.  Consideration of approval of revised agreement with NC Rail Road. (Attachment

     #12)

 

      (Recommended Action:  Approve revised agreement as presented.)

 

8.         APPOINTMENTS. (Attachment #13)

            A.  Upper Coastal Plains Council of Governments.

            B.  Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees.

 

9.         PLANNING BOARD REPORT. (ATTACHMENT #14)

            A.  UDO text amendment request.

                  (Recommended Action:  Call for a public hearing at the July 1, 2019 meeting)

             B.  Other business.

             C.  Minutes of the May 20, 2019 meeting.

 

10.       CONTRACTS FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL.

 

11.       AFTERLISTS AND RELEASES FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL.

12.       DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS FOR REVIEW.

            A.  Water Services.

            B.  Financial Summary report.

            C.  Hurricane recovery update.

           

13.       MANAGER’S REPORT.

            A.  Workforce Indicators.

            B.  Timber Management Plan update.

            C.  US Army 83rd Civil Affairs Battalion “Rockfish” project.

 

14.       COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT.

15.       ATTORNEY’S REPORT.

16.       CLOSED SESSION.

            A.  Economic Development.

            B.  Personnel.

 

17.       ADJOURN MEETING UNTIL JULY 1, 2019 AT 7:00 PM.