Rocky Mount – Utility savings? Or smoke and mirrors?

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How much has the City of Rocky Mount allowed residential customers to share in the savings due to the recent reduction in electric and natural gas rates? Well, to answer that question you need to compare the rates, fees and which services you utilize in addition to some Xanax to figure out this convoluted system.  Heck, we are still not sure we’ve figured this out but here goes.

If you are strictly comparing the rates then the reduction is placing real ...

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Rocky Mount Telegram – NC Bond Referendum and the Event Center

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It was interesting to read the Rocky Mount Telegram Editorial in support of the North Carolina bond referendum. This referendum will allow North Carolina taxpayers to vote, up or down, for a $2 billion general obligation bond for infrastructure.

The Community Council is not taking a position on this statewide measure but we do wonder why the Rocky Mount Telegram supports a referendum at the state level for infrastructure but ...

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

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Twin Counties

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 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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Charlotte has $22.8 million worth of reasons why Rocky Mount should not build an event center

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The Charlotte City Council will vote to stick creditors with $22.8 million of debt owed for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  Debtors include NASCAR, Wells Fargo and Bank of America.  Last year the NASCAR Hall of Fame only attracted 170,000 visitors which is a mere 230,000 short of the projected 400,000 visitors.  Even after failing to pay debt obligations the NASCAR Hall of fame is projected to lose up to $500,000 per year. For the sake of the Queen City let’s hope ...

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