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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Do you vote like the current Rocky Mount City Council?

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If you were a Rocky Mount City Council member would you vote similar to the current council or differently?  Please take our short quiz by copying and pasting into your browser the following link or clicking on the picture (https://goo.gl/rJxcoQ).

 

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Did the Rocky Mount City Council violate the open meetings law?

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“The Rocky Mount City Council may have violated open meetings laws recently when hiring an interim manager, a consultant for the Downtown Event Center and a new city manager, according to a public records law professor.” according to the June 4, 2017 Rocky Mount Telegram article by Lindell John Kay

To read the article click on the following link Public votes not taken on city hires

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Rocky Mount City Council agrees to hire Rochelle D. Small-Toney as new City Manager without an announced public vote.

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Rocky Mount City Council agrees to hire Rochelle D. Small-Toney as new City Manager without an announced public vote by the city council.

Rochelle Small-Toney most recently served as deputy city manager for Fayetteville, NC.  According to The Fayetteville Observer – Fayetteville deputy city manager on family leave, not expected to return – Fayetteville deputy city manager on family leave, not expected to return she left in September for a four-month leave of ...

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Great News! Only 1.21% decrease in Nash County property tax values but Rocky Mount didn’t fair so well

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Nash County –  2017 Revaluation

Notices should be mailed to property owners by the end of the week (February 9, 2017).  Property owners have until March 10, 2017 to appeal the values of their property.  To learn how to appeal go to the tax department located on the Nash County website or click on the following link (https://goo.gl/f424Vb).

In 2017, Nash County is not realizing a typical revaluation as we are projecting an overall

1.21% decrease for ...

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When will the Rocky Mount City Council and Manager pull their heads out of the sand?

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When will the Rocky Mount City Council and Manager pull their heads out of the sand? Who in the world is going to come to Rocky Mount when a game is cancelled due to GUNSHOTS not weather?

That’s exactly what happened on Friday night November 6th at the Top Gun “Winter World Series” game that was held at the Rocky Mount Legion Field on Howell St.  At one point the players, coaches and spectators were ...

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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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