I received a certificate for attending the academy. Sign up and you will be glad that you did.
Edgecombe County Cleveland “Clee” Atkinson will provide an update during the Edgecombe County Commissioners Meeting on Monday February 3, 2020 7:00 PM. The update will take place on the agenda at:
6. SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT.
A. Sheriff Clee Atkinson will provided an update from the Sheriff’s Office.
So if you didn’t know now you know however I posted the entire agenda earlier.
The Edgecombe County Sheriff Office is underpaid even the Sheriff himself. We are losing some good deputies and staff because they are going to other cities and towns where they can make more money. This is just a damn shame.
The Edgecombe County Sheriff Office is the best Sheriff Office in the state but that is just my opinion. What I will say is that our Sheriff Office are called upon by other agencies to assist them in their time of need.
The Sheriff Deputies have to cover a lot of ground and work hours in all kinds of weather, holidays among other things. I am reminded when I learned that some of our Deputies were going to another county to help with the flood a couple of years ago. The Deputies got flooded in and could not drive out. My heart went out to these Deputies who were willing to go into a county that they probably have never been and to have to endure the flood and the folk whom were in distress.
I know what the Edgecombe County Sheriff Office goes through because I am actively engaged in the community. I also had the privilege to obtain a certificate for attending the 1st Annual Sheriff S.H.I.N.E. Citizens Academy that was held last year and will be held again this month. I encourage everyone to sign up and learn what the ECSO have to go through on a day to day basis. You will be glad that you did. Trust me the Thursdays that the meetings are held will not be a dull moment and you will be excited about attending.
I am calling on all folk Caucasians and especially Black Leadership ie: Community leaders, sororities, fraternities and especially retired folk who do not have to worry about retaliation whom have been silent on this issue for the past couple of years to come out of your comfort zones because these folk protect you. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday just passed and it sickens me how folk dress up to go to events and the marches and don’t stand for nothing. I understand a newly formed Religious Group consisting of Pastors and Ministers are meeting so when will you speak up on issues?
See the entire agenda for Monday night meeting: Tarboro NC – Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners Meeting Monday February 3, 2020.
EDGECOMBE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE!
Chairman Leonard Wiggins has called a Special Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners to be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM. The meeting will be held in Commissioners’ Room of the County Administration Building, 201 St. Andrew St. Tarboro, NC 27886.
The purpose of this Special Meeting is to discuss a personnel matter, and the Board plans to go into closed session shortly after convening the meeting. For more information, contact Frangie Mungo, Clerk to the Board, at (252) 641-7834.
Leonard Wiggins, Chairman
Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners
REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY
FEBRUARY 3, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M.
IN THE COMMISSIONERS’ ROOM, COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING
TARBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER.
2. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
4. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL.
January 6, 2020
5. PUBLIC HEARINGS.
1. A public hearing is called to order to receive citizen comments and questions
relative to a proposed changes to County Animal Services Ordinance. (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
e. Adjourn public hearing.
f. Consideration of approval.
(Recommended action: Approve the changes as presented.)
6. SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT.
A. Sheriff Clee Atkinson will provided an update from the Sheriff’s Office.
7. PUBLIC PETITIONS. (Limit to 3 minutes)
8. OTHER BUSINESS:
A. Consideration of approval of budget amendments. (Attachment #2)
(Recommended action: Approve budget amendments as presented.)
B. Consideration of approval of resolution from the League of Women Voters.
(Recommended action: Approve resolution as presented.)
C. Consideration of approval of Anti-poverty plan from NEED, Inc. (Attachment
(Recommended action: Approve plan as presented.
D. Consideration of approval of right of way easement from Edgecombe Martin-
EMC. (Attachment #5)
(Recommended action: Approve easement as presented.)
E. Consideration of approval of Change Order for S&ME’s contract for Princeville’s
53 Acre Development. (Attachment #6)
(Recommended action: Approve change order as presented.)
F. Consideration of approval of change in funding appropriated to Braswell
Memorial Library. (Attachment #7)
(Recommended action: Approve as presented.)
G. Consideration of approval of the appointment of Katina Braswell as the 2020
Census Liaison. (Attachment #8)
(Recommended Action: Approve the appointment.)
H. Consideration of approval of change in mileage reimbursement rate. (Attachment
(Recommended action: Approve as presented)
9. APPOINTMENTS. (Attachment #10)
A. Nursing Home Adult Care Advisory Committee
B. Carolinas Gateway Partnership
C. East Carolina Live Stock Arena Board.
10. AFTERLISTS AND RELEASES FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL.
11. CONTRACTS FOR REVIEW/APPROVAL.
12. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS FOR REVIEW.
A. Water Services.
B. Financial Summary report.
C. Hurricane recovery update.
D. Influenza report.
E. Tourism Development Board report.
F. Update on Franchise Agreement for On Demand Transport, LLC.
13. MANAGER’S REPORT.
A. Update on Forestry Management Project
B. Notice from Suddenlink.
C. Reminder of 2020 Census.
D. Workforce Development Indicators.
E. Update on solid Waste permits.
F. Proposed date for joint meeting with ECPS Board – February 24th.
G. Appointment of Interim Director in cooperative Extension.
H. Update on Edgecombe County Rescue Squad.
14. COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT.
15. ATTORNEY’S REPORT.
16. CLOSED SESSION.
A. Economic Development. [N.C.G.S. 143-318.11 (a)(4)]
B. Personnel. [N.C.G.S. 143-318.11 (a)(6)]
17. ADJOURN MEETING UNTIL MARCH 2, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M.
Rocky Mount NC – Residential Structure Fire – 801 Hammond Street
Rocky Mount, N.C. – On Saturday, February 1, 2020, at approximately 5:02 a.m. City of Rocky Mount Fire Department (RMFD) units were dispatched to a residential structure fire located at 801 Hammond Street. Units arrived on scene within three minutes of being dispatched to find a two-story, residential structure with approximately 50% of the residence involved with fire. Two occupants on scene advised there was another occupant trapped inside on the second floor. Firefighters used ladders to enter the structure through a second story window to search for the occupant. The occupant was located, extricated through the second story window, and revived on scene by first responders. The occupant was then transported to UNC Nash Health Care.
Firefighters conducted a secondary search to ensure no one else was trapped inside. Twenty-five (25) Rocky Mount firefighters responded to the incident and were able to extinguish the fire and have the event under control within approximately 45 minutes of the first arriving units. City of Rocky Mount Public Utilities (CRMPU) troubleshooters responded and disconnected utilities to the structure. City of Rocky Mount Police Department (RMPD) responded and assisted with traffic control at the scene. Nash County Emergency Services (EMS) responded to offer patient care and assist with firefighter rehab on scene. The American Red Cross was contacted to offer assistance to the occupants.
The residence sustained major fire and smoke damage throughout. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at the time of this release.
• One occupant sustained burn injuries and was revived on scene and later transported to UNC Nash Health Care by Nash County EMS.
• There were no firefighter injuries.
• CRMPU and RMPD assisted with the incident.
• The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Note: I know who the family is but I dare not release information until it is made public.
It appears that Democrat Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor is doing an audit on Councilmen Andre Knight and Reuben Blackwell because of J. Keith Harris Former Rocky Mount Fire Chief, Community Council under the leadership of Elijah “Lige” Daughtridge, LoveRockyMount Warren Daughtridge, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens Barry Rhems, WHIG-TV Nash Commissioner Robbie Davis Owner & General Manager Sandra Smith, Fighting Crime Owner Katherine Zugsby, Rocky Mount Telegram & some other Special Cs.
I have had much respect for Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor over the years. I was in Raleigh videoing the meeting when former Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates acted a fool during the meeting and they ended up taking the Princeville Charter but I don’t think that they were going to take the charter but when she did what she did, I supported it.
If you follow the Timeline: Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney Under Fire Via Rocky Mount Telegram posted on my blog and you do not come to that conclusion that White Supremacy is alive and well in Rocky Mount, then obviously you are ignorant to the facts and/or you are supporting the Special Cs. But keep in mind that it didn’t just begin during this timeline here but you can go back right before the council became a Black Majority. In a Common Ground meeting back around 2002, a Caucasian male in our group said that the Caucasians said they were going to move out of Rocky Mount if the council became a Black Majority.
Because Andre Knight and Reuben Blackwell are vocal and speak truth to power, Special Cs have disrespected them over the years and then they took it to another level when the hiring of Black City Manager Rochelle Smalls-Toney. The Special Cs tried their best to keep her from being hired by trying to discredit her after researching her previous employment.
But in spite of all of this I have a problem with Black Leadership ie: Community leaders, sororities, fraternities and especially retired folk who do not have to worry about retaliation whom have been silent on these issues. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday just passed and it sickens me how folk dress up to go to events and the marches and don’t stand for nothing. I understand a newly formed Religious Group consisting of Pastors and Ministers are meeting so when will they speak up on issues?
While Gwen Wilkins a Democrat serving on the local Nash County Democratic Party and was appointed by the local to serve on the State Democratic Party Executive Committee is focusing on me serving on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission appointed by the NAACP, she and others ought to be questioning the damn audit going on in Rocky Mount and other issues. But her problem is she is playing both sides. She openly supported Republicans now Mayor Sandy “Claus” Roberson and Elijah “Lige” Daughtridge so how in the hell did the Democratic Party appoint her to anything? I would bet that she has also been talking to Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor.
It is time out for Democrats playing both sides. It appears that Gwen Wilkins who some folk think she is a Caucasian Female so she get to play the race card as well. You see my Black ass can’t play the Race Card. It is of my opinion that Gwen Wilkins and Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor are following the lead of the Republican Special Cs in Rocky Mount NC.
Black Folk and Caucasians who are treated just like Black Folk in Rocky Mount you better wake the hell up and don’t be mislead by ignant ass folk such as the Gwen Wilkins, Kevin Jones former candidate for Mayor and appointed to lead Roberson Transition Team, Moe Deloach, Pastor Ray Green Pittman Grove, James Silver, Samuel Battle, Tarrick Pittman to name a few who supported now Mayor Sandy “Claus” Roberson campaign that mislead the folk of Rocky Mount and held the city hostage during the election. Now the folk are seeing that the transition team is a fake team with no connection to the Rocky Mount City Council.
Don’t get it twisted I don’t give a damn who folk support but I have a problem when the folk that you support it is clear they do not have the everyone best interest at heart.
Folk while I am being painted as the bad guy, I dare you to check the minutes of the meetings and look at the videos of the meetings that I have been a part of to see how I speak truth to power.
Anyone that read this and do not attend the next Rocky Mount City Council meeting to support the current council, not just Andre and Reuben but all of the council to continue the progress of what they have done and is doing do what is best for all of Rocky Mount and shut down the Special Cs along with the Safe Negro Black Folk who are really holding the city hostage.
It is of my opinion that it was assumed that Gwen Wilkins would beat Richard Joyner, Tarrick Pittman would beat Andre Knight but since that didn’t happen they now have to take another route. It is of my opinion that Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor is up for re-election this year.
Folk it is time for you to contact Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor and to tell her to bring to put on the table the findings of the audit so Rocky Mount can begin the work on the 1st Black Owned Hotel downtown Rocky Mount Edgecombe County side. At the present time there is no hotel downtown nor on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount. If she has something on Beth A. Wood North Carolina Office Of The State Auditor then complete the auditor.
I am for Justice no matter who it is for or against!
I am Unbought and Unbossed!
I have no permanent Friends no permanent Enemies only permanent Interest!
My videos don’t lie!
Now for all of my haters Run & Tell That!