Rocky Mount officials and residents will hear from consultants tonight about the design of the proposed downtown community facility.
At a specially-called Committee of the Whole meeting at 5:30 p.m., Barnhill/Holt Construction representatives will present the plan to the City Council, so officials can ask questions and discuss the proposal. After the regular agenda of the 7 p.m. meeting, Barnhill/Holt will deliver the same presentation to residents and then answer questions.
City officials said questions will need to be submitted in writing during the meeting then the consultants or officials will answer the questions as submitted. No decisions will be made on the project at either meeting, authorities said. (Source: Read more)
I am so glad The Downtown Community Facility location has been named. Now it appears that it will happen and the construction will maybe begin soon.
I commend all the council members except the one that voted against it for their support of the vision to make Rocky Mount a better place to live, work and play.
There are some folk who never have wanted and do not want to see Rocky Mount especially on the Edgecombe County side of town have anything. So it is too bad that when the center is up and rolling and bringing much money to the area, I guess the naysayers will be praying that it don’t last. Well I believe, (my opinion) that this is going to be a great thing for Rocky Mount and down east.
Read about it “Officials announce location for event center” what the Rocky Mount Telegram posted about the Rocky Mount City Council meeting on yesterday. I could not be there however I did speak to Bronson Williams and one council member.
I love it!
The Political Agitator response: The video tells the whole story: Photos/Video: Edgecombe/Nash County Commissioners & Rocky Mount City Council Meet To Discuss School Split Mess
Edgecombe County and Rocky Mount officials expressed their adamant opposition to a split of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools along county lines at a joint meeting Friday.
The Nash County Board of Commissioners that voted 4-3 to seek legislation to realign the school system dropped out of the meeting earlier this week.
Councilman Andre Knight called Nash commissioners Robbie Davis and Wayne Outlaw cowards for not attending the meeting. Davis and Outlaw have been outspoken in their desire to divide the school system along county lines.
Knight said the school split was part of a conspiracy by members of the tea party in the N.C. General Assembly to turn back the hands of time. (Source: Read more)
Sorry but I set the camera up and left the meeting and arrived back though before the meeting was over. Sound is kinda low because they didn’t use microphones and I was not in the room to zoom in. Was a very informative meeting and goes to show how Robbie Davis is trying to pull of this mess which is not a financial issue.
The second-to-last item on a full Rocky Mount City Council agenda Monday night elicited the most discussion at an unusually lengthy meeting.
The item concerned advertising for upset bids on the redevelopment of the China American Trading and Tobacco building at 436 N. Pearl St. Rehab Development made an offer of $300,000 in March for the property, but the deal includes one year of due diligence to perform a market analysis before the sale would go through.
On Thursday, the Opportunities Industrialization Center made an offer of $165,000 with promises of renovating the property within a year into warehouse, storage and light manufacturing operations then further redevelopment within three to five years with the help of a third-party entity. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: It is a shame to Rocky Mount Telegram do not expose these ignants hiding behind code names. When will these ignants respond sensibly to the articles posted? I have come to their conclusion that their mission is to attempt to divide and conquer but they can’t! So glad there are more folks with sense than these ignants who continue to post just that ignant mess! Some were waiting on a response from the City Council and I feel it is a damn good one! Thank you!
Rocky Mount Mayor David Combs spoke Monday on behalf of the City Council in opposition to the proposed dissolution of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools along county lines.
“The county line merger would divide Rocky Mount students and would be detrimental to the cohesiveness our community has been building,” he said. “And it would be contrary to the Twin County Visioning and Strategic Plan, which calls for regionalization.” (Source: Read more)