Tarboro St broken promises and broken contracts with a lot of hyperbole justifying actions

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Parking is a premium in Downtown Rocky Mount.  To attract downtown investors city officials have made promises and have even entered into contracts regarding parking.  Many of these promises and legal contracts center around the Tarboro St parking, that is now being explored to make workforce housing.  We have assembled below the reporting by the Rocky Mount Telegram along with emails they obtained.  Also, assembled are copies of contracts, press releases, video links and other source material.

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Tarboro St Proposed Affordable Housing Development on Existing Shared Parking Lots

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Please click on the link to read the letter from the Trustees of Edgecombe Community College to Rocky Mount City Council, Rocky Mount City Manager, NC Housing Finance Agency Board Members, and DFI Project Manager regarding the Proposed Affordable Housing Development on Existing Shared
Parking Lots.

Link to pdf – http://thecommunitycouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ECC_Trustee_Letter_to_RM_City_Council.pdf

Link to WHIG video of Edgecombe Community College President Dr. Gregory McLeod and Chairman of the board Dr. Jerry Price – https://www.facebook.com/WHIGTV/videos/380403312559035/

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Rocky Mount Edgecombe Community Development Corporation and Douglas Block

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It appears the Citizens of Rocky Mount are paying Rocky Mount Edgecombe Community Development Corporation (RMECDC) tons of money to not manage the Douglas Block:

  • $475,000 cash to end contract
  • Conveying the lot adjacent to the Booker T Theater with stipulations
  • $75,000 to fund commercial development manager (Not yet hired as of 04/08/2019)
  • $150,000 to fund the Housing Counseling Center & Business Dev. Center

Click here to view a copy of the legal document: http://thecommunitycouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Douglas-Block-Settlement-Agreement-and-Mutual-Release.pdf

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Rocky Mount, NC – Downtown Plan by Ratio Design

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Link to the pdf: http://thecommunitycouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2017-08-02-Rocky-Mount-Downtown-Strategies-Final-Draft-LOW-RES.pdf 

The Rocky Mount City Council voted to conduct this study and it was presented to the City Council.  There was never a vote on this study the citizens of Rocky Mount paid for as it appears it did not meet the narative of a few or all of the City Council.

 

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Check It Out with Guest Lige Daughtridge – City of Rocky Mount questionable ethics issues discussed along with finances

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City of Rocky Mount questionable ethics issues discussed along with finances. Check It Out with Guest Lige Daughtridge. Video available on the WHIG-TV YouTube channel.

 

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Rocky Mount Telegram Articles on Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney and City Council Questionable Actions

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Reporting by Rocky Mount Telegram – Primarily Staff Writer Lindell John Kay unless otherwise noted.

  • Police chief search traverses troubled waters – Sunday, January 13, 2019

http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/Police/2019/01/13/Police-chief-search-traverses-troubled-waters.html

  • City settles discrimination suit – Tuesday, January 15, 2019

http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2019/01/15/City-pays-to-settle-discrimination-lawsuit.html

  • New parks director named – Wednesday, January 16, 2019

http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2019/01/16/New-director-to-lead-parks-department.html

  • Another city official resigns – Thursday, January 17, 2019

http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2019/01/17/Agency-leader-resigns.html

  • City official still lives out ...

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To the Taxpayers of Rocky Mount, NC…How much more are you willing to pay?

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The FY 2019 proposed budget for the City of Rocky Mount calls for a 3.8% property tax rate increase and increases spending by 9.13%.  If approved the tax rate for Rocky Mount will have increased  13.22% ($0.605 to $0.685) since 2017.$2,028,530 of the increase is to pay for the Rocky Mount Event Center while the rest is to fund thirteen new positions which includes the creation of a third Assistant City Manager.  When the Event Center was ...

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3.8% property tax rate increase and 9.13% spending increase

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The FY 2019 proposed budget for the City of Rocky Mount calls for a 3.8% property tax rate increase and increases spending by 9.13%.  If approved the tax rate for Rocky Mount will have increased  13.22% ($0.605 to $0.685) since 2017.$2,028,530 of the increase is to pay for the Rocky Mount Event Center while the rest is to fund thirteen new positions which includes the creation of a third Assistant City Manager.  When the Event Center was ...

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Rocky Mount Assistant City Manager Thomas Moton Rumored to leave for Wilmington

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Rumor has it the latest departure from the City of Rocky Mount is Assistant City Manager Thomas Moton who is rumored to be heading to Wilmington. He was preceded by the January 13, 2018 departure of Assistant City Manager Tasha Logan Ford to Winston-Salem.

In October 2017, Ken Graves left the city to become Assistant City Manager of Greenville, NC. There have been other recent departures.

Currently the city is actively looking to fill the following positions due to departures:

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Judge for yourself if the City of Rocky Mount Code of Ethics for Elected Officials have been violated

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The current Rocky Mount elected officials voted on a Code of Ethics for Elected Officials of the City of Rocky Mount in 2010.  Do their actions violate their own policy?  Please read the City of Rocky Mount Code of Ethics below typed from actual copy or click on the below link to see the actual policy.


Section: Executive/Governing Board                                       ...

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