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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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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Nash County fee increase – Public Hearing – January 5, 2015

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Nash County is holding a public hearing regarding a proposed fee increase for solid waste.  The following four (4) options are being proposed to the Board of Commissioners for their consideration.

  • Option 1 – Increase rural household solid waste fee from $96 per year to $125 per year. 23.2% fee increase
  • Option 2 – Establish municipal rate of $25 per year and increase rural household fee from $96 per year to $101 per year. New fee on municipalities, many already receive solid waste service, and a 4.9% fee ...
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