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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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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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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Carolina Journal – Community center would add debt without taxpayer OK

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Click on image to link to newspaper. Turn to pages 8 and 9.

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