DECEMBER 2, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M.







3.         PRAYER.



            November 4, 2019


5.         ELECTION OF OFFICERS – 2020

            Board of Commissioners Chairman.

            Board of Commissioners Vice-Chairman.


6.         PUBLIC HEARING.

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

relative to a proposed amendment to County ordinance regarding smoking.   Meetings. (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 amendment as presented.)


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

relative to proposed change to Leak Adjustment Policy and consideration of  offering a leak protection program. (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 comment.  (Public should state name and address for public


      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of approval.


      (Recommended action:  Approve leak protection program as presented.)



A. Mike Walston, Chief Court Counselor, will provide an update on the

     implementation of the “Raise the Age” legislation.  (Attachment #3)


8.         PUBLIC PETITIONS. (Limit to 3 minutes)


9.         OTHER BUSINESS:

A.   Consideration of approval of budget amendments.  (Attachment #4)


      (Recommended action:  Approve budget amendments as presented.)


B.  Consideration of calling for a public hearing on additional changes to the Animal

      Services Ordinance. (Attachment #5)


      (Recommended action:  Call for a public hearing at the January 6, 2019



C.  Consideration of approval of a petition to abandon Ralston Road.

      (Attachment #6) 


      (Recommended action:  Approve petition as presented.)


D.  Consideration of approval of Edgecombe County Recreation Mini-Grant awards.

       (Attachment #7)


      (Recommended action:  Approve grant awards as presented.)


E.  Consideration of approval of 2020 Holiday Schedule. (Attachment #8)


      (Recommended action:  Approve schedule as presented.)


F.  Consideration of approval of the re-appointment of Tarasa Lewis as Tax

      Administrator.  (Attachment #9)


      (Recommended action:  Approve re-appointment.)


G.  Consideration of approval of additional funding for JCPC programs. 

                   (Attachment #10)


      (Recommended action:  Approve funding allocation as presented)


10.       APPOINTMENTS. (Attachment #11)

            A. Nursing Home and Adult Care Home Advisory Committee

            B. NC Eastern Region

            B. Planning Board


11.       PLANNING BOARD REPORT. (Attachment #12)

            A.  Action items:

                  1.  Rezoning request from Reba Allen.

                       (Action recommended:  Call for a public hearing at the Board of

                       Commissioners January 6, 2020 meeting.)

                  2.  UDO text amendment request from Raeford Allen Walston.

                       (Action recommended:  Call for a public hearing at the Board of            

                       Commissioners  January 6, 2020 meeting.)

                  3.  UDO text amendment request from the Planning Team.

                       (Action recommended:  Call for a public hearing at the Board of

                       Commissioners January 6, 2020 meeting.)

               B.  Minutes of November 18, 2019 meeting.





            A.  Water Services.

            B.  Financial Summary report.

            C.  Hurricane recovery update.

            D.  TDA finance report.

            E.  Flu Report.



            A. Workforce Development Indicators.

            B.  Special Olympics Committee update.

            C.  Solid Waste permits update.

            D.  Recognition of William Johnson for completing the UNC-School of

                  Government’s Leadership Program.

            E.  Funding formula revision for Braswell Library.

            F.  Democratic Party’s Notice of Vacancy for Register of Deeds.

            G.  Letter to Suddenlink regarding customer complaints.

            H.  Notification from NC DHHS regarding January site visit to Vidant Medical


            I. Response to Complaint filed with NC Department of Labor re. Courthouse Mold

            G.  Farm City Breakfast December 11th at 7:30 a.m.





            A.  Economic Development.

            B.  Legal.

            C.  Personnel


19.       ADJOURN MEETING UNTIL JANUARY 6, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M.

Ralph Webb Receives Democratic Party Recommendation To Fill Unexpired Term Of Edgecombe County Commissioner John Felton

Ralph Webb received the nod from Democrats in District 5. The Edgecombe County Commissioners will appoint Webb to fill unexpired term of Commissioner John Felton.

Senator/1st Congressional District Chair Don Davis carried out the election process.

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Support For Safety During The Edgecombe County Commissioners’ Meeting Public Comments But Ignant Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Tried To Discredit The Sheriff Office

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I can’t just make this stuff up. See that ignant ass so-called Rev. Roosevelt Higgs try to discredit the Edgecombe County Sheriff Office. Dude tried to make our Sheriff Clee Atkinson look bad by saying he should have known what kind of budget he was working with when he became Sheriff. Ignant went on to say that others are not coming to the meeting asking for money. Well damn that is the others problem and not the Sheriff Office problem. As Dr. Thomas L. Walker stated safety takes care of all things especially when you talk about jobs and etc. coming to town.

Well folk I stop by to tell you that this is a personal thing with the ignant Rev. Higgs because he has a personal issue with the Sheriff. He did not support Clee during the appointment when we appointed Clee to replace the former Sheriff. Ignant has a problem with the Sheriff because he thinks he can pick up the phone and call the Sheriff and get special favors when it comes to family issues and he has a problem because a couple of folk are no longer with the Sheriff Office. I know because I know of the incident/s with the family members and also with at least one former employee in particular that Ignant Higgs thought he could somehow use his power to change the outcome but to find out he has not power.

This ignant had just left from downstairs in the earlier Democratic Party meeting stirring up mess and then came up to the commissioners’ meeting to put on a show for WHIG-TV who came in with 2 cameras one video and one live streaming. It is funny how WHIG-TV and the Rocky Mount Telegram allow him to call them and tell them mess about why they should be at certain meetings. I know what he says, you’ll need to come to the meeting because it is going to be a lot of folk their going against the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair and then go upstairs to the Commissioners’ meeting because folk are going to be not supportive of the Sheriff Office seeking more funds for the staff. Well didn’t he look ignant because Bronson Williams spoke in favor of more funding for the Sheriff’s Office and so did Dr. Thomas L. Walker along with myself. So, this was 3 folk in favor vs this 1 ignant who has a personal vendetta against the Sheriff.

My videos are a great asset because you get to see the whole meeting vs the newspapers reporting which is geared towards how they want to spin the story especially when it comes to black folk.

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Video: See What This Ignant Right Here Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Had To Say During The Edgecombe County Commissioner’s Meeting


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This ignant guy right here came to talk about the Sheriff Office. He tried to make a point after following the Sheriff Clee Atkinson. What is funny this guy is still living in Rocky Mount on Church Street where he has been living dating back to the Sheriff appointment whereby he did all he could to manipulate the Sheriff appointment process.

The Edgecombe County Sheriff Office Clee Atkinson And Staff Prepare To Say Good Bye To Deputy David Manning Today While You Have Janice Thompson Tender Mercies Pet Organization On A Mission About Animal Control

Done Told Ya’ll You Need To Remember Names Because Some Folk Are Dangerous And Has No Damn Respect For The Edgecombe County Sheriff Office Clee Atkinson And Staff As They Prepare To Say Good Bye To Deputy David Manning Today.

The following was sent to me because I don’t go to that page and read the mess Janice Thompson post on her Tender Mercies Pet Organization Page. Today as the Edgecombe County Sheriff Office is about to say good bye to one of their fellow Officers Deputy David Manning this what Janice and gang are up to. A damn shame.

I have tried not respond to this ignant ass woman and her gang and I refuse to go over there and respond to this. I can’t wait until the 1st meeting of the Animal Control Committee.

Folk of Edgecombe County who are animal lovers please understand everything has its place animals and humans. When folk don’t use common sense then they are dangerous.

I will say that for the record I will do what is in the best interest of whatever the Edgecombe County Commissioners will request of the Animal Control Committee to do as we will represent them as committee members. What I ain’t fitting ready to allow is that Ignant Ass Janice Thompson and gang to bully me into doing anything other than what is right. Yes Janice Thompson ain’t nothing but a bully and need to get someone sit down and shut the hell up until committee meet.

I have been told by several in the community that Janice is really mad with the Sheriff Office because she has is connected to Sweepstakes in and out of the county but here in the county she has been operating under someone else name.

Folk I am just tired of ignant mess and I refuse to be silent.

Now I am going to go today and support the Manning/Moore/Heath Families, The Edgecombe County Sheriff Office and other Law Enforcement locally, statewide and nationally as we will come together and say good bye to Deputy David Manning.




Animal Control Committee Formed By Edgecombe County Commissioners Coming Soon

Remember these Public Comments. Make sure you follow the outcome of what takes place with the committee especially the folk who are on the committee and will be added to the committee. See how this all unfolds. See what the motives are and why.

I have not had the opportunity to visit the animal shelter yet but gonna shoot for a visit next week. I have heard some things but I like to do my homework.

I will challenge animal lovers, animal haters and others because I see myself as neutral. I don’t own pets the closest I have been to owning pets is raising pigs/hogs for years having atleast 100 or more at a time.

I am looking forward to doing what the County Commissioners will be asking of the committee and not what folk want alone especially folk who have just the animal side in mind and not the rules ie: local ordinances and state laws that the county are governed by.

Do you know who are responsible for the Edgecombe County Animal Shelter?

Do you know how old it is?

I hope to see an Edgecombe County Animal Shelter Website in the future if there is not one. I don’t know what is all going on at the moment because I have not heard anything from the commissioners so therefore I am going to just sit here and wait to work on the committee. However as I stated I will be visiting the Animal Shelter hopefully next week. But if I don’t I got time because I am quite sure the committee will probably go visit as a group in the future.

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Town, county officials to decide fate of armory – Rocky Mount Telegram

TARBORO -— As the National Guard Armory closes in Tarboro, two local educational institutions are vying to claim the building.

Edgecombe County Manager Eric Evans told Edgecombe County commissioners that both Edgecombe Community College and Edgecombe County Public Schools are requesting that the building be turned over to them to help expand their educational programs. The decision as to the fate of the armory will have to be jointly decided by the town of Tarboro and Edgecombe County, which both now own the building.

The National Guard Armory is located at the corner of East Walnut and Panola streets in Tarboro and is situated on 2.62 acres of land. (Read more)