Property Tax and Rate Increases – Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County Considering Budget

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City of Rocky Mount

On Monday night, June 8th, the Rocky Mount City Council will consider  a new budget that includes increases to the property tax  in addition to water and sewer rates.  The property tax increase is to build the event center when it has not even been approved by the City Council or the NC Local Government Commission.

  • Increase current property tax rate of $0.58 to $0.60 (3.33% increase) or $0.605 (4.13% ...
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Event Center and Sales Tax Legislation could result in Rocky Mount increasing property taxes by 20%

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Rocky Mount Telegram letter to editor  states how the “proposed” event center and sales tax legislation could result in Rocky Mount increasing property taxes by 20%.

Sales tax redistribution plan likely to hurt Rocky Mount revenue

Friday, April 3, 2015

We all know government makes decisions that impact our lives daily. Too often overlooked is the collective impact of the actions of our elected officials at all levels.

The Rocky Mount Telegram reported the recent proposed sales tax legislation, if approved, would cause Rocky Mount ...

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It’s Just Money . . . Public Money . . . Your Money . . . Our Money

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On September 10, 2014, the Community Council mailed a public records request regarding expenses to Edgecombe County, Nash County and the City of Rocky Mount.  The request specifically asked for itemized expenses per elected official and manager to include but not limited to travel, schools, conferences, lodging and meals.  We requested to receive a response within ten (10) ...

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“Proposed” Rocky Mount Event Center by the Numbers – Interpretation

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Here we try to breakdown the SFA presentation to be less confusing.  SFA presented a Pro-Forma for the “proposed” Rocky Mount Event Center at the committee of the whole and to the public.  The report did not total many of the projections and some information was not even presented.  For example, the only means to determine attendance was to base it off of the concessions revenue and expense report.  SFA only presented information on the operation of the facility and no ...

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“Proposed” Rocky Mount Event Center by The Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA) – V2

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On February 23, 2015 the Rocky Mount City Council held an informational meeting regarding the “proposed” event center for citizens and property tax payers.  The most recent consultant presentation was by The Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA).  Please review the links to the attached documents and video to learn more.  Citizens could only ask questions by filling out a response card.  One question confirmed citizens will receive an increase in property taxes to pay for the event center.  According to the Davenport & ...

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“Proposed” Rocky Mount Event Center by The Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA)

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On February 23, 2015 the Rocky Mount City Council held an informational meeting regarding the “proposed” event center for citizens and property tax payers.  The most recent consultant presentation was by The Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA).  Please review the links to the attached documents and video to learn more.  Citizens could only ask questions by filling out a response card.  One question confirmed citizens will receive an increase in property taxes to pay for the event center.  According to the Davenport & ...

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Rocky Mount Event Center Presentation

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Rocky Mount Event Center Presentation
by Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA)

According to the City of Rocky Mount

This Monday, February 23rd the City Council will hear a report from the second consultant SFA, Sports Facilities Advisory, at the Committee of the Whole Meeting (http://goo.gl/UyQnf8 ). No public comment but ...
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Event Center – Get Involved and Let Your Voice Be Heard

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Community Council Mailer - Feb 2015

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Will the Rocky Mount City Council tap EB-5 funding to finance the “proposed” event center?

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EB-5 funding is back in the news.  Recently, we linked to Fortune magazines article on EB-5 funding and now ABC News has exposed pitfalls of EB-5 funding.  ABC News titled this Whistleblowers: US Gave Visas to Suspected Forgers, Fraudsters, Criminals By BRIAN ROSS and MATTHEW MOSK.

Is it a fluke that two news sources expose EB-5 funding problems?  ...

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Update from The Community Council

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We want to take a few moments to update you on The Community Council and our plans regarding the “proposed” event center by the Rocky Mount City Council.

We now have signs stating our opposition to the proposed event center due to people having no vote and further financial drain on our fragile economy.  Signs will be available if you would like to have one.  Secondly, we have hired a firm to assist us ...

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