Public hearings to review grants


Staff Writer

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Rocky Mount City Council has a full plate Monday.

The council will hold two public hearings and consider several items beginning at 4 p.m.

The two hearings are relative to grants from the N.C. Transportation Department.

First, the council will hear from the public and consider the fiscal year 2019 Community Transportation Program Grant for funding a portion of the Tar River Transit administrative, operating and capital expenses totaling $1.2 million with a local match of $263,080.

Second, the council will consider the fiscal year 2019 Elderly and Disabled Transportation Grant for funding for the position of mobility manager and transportation after normal business hours for the elderly, disabled and general public totaling $160,000 with a local required match of $66,000.

City staff recommends the council approve both grant resolutions.

The council will discuss a municipal agreement with the N.C. Transportation Department for adjustment and relocation of city-owned water and sewer infrastructure necessary for the Springfield Road widening project that has an estimated completion date of December 2019. The city is responsible for 100 percent of construction costs estimated at $805,860.

The council will discuss a possible memorandum of understanding between Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools and the city for the provision of six school resource officers including a financial responsibility agreement.

In the consent agenda, meaning the council won't discuss it, is an appropriation in the Gas Fund for extension of gas services to Pfizer for $159,670.

The council is also set to approve an ordinance ordering community code inspectors to proceed with demolition of substandard properties at 506 S. Franklin St., 117 N. Tillery St., 505 Pender St., 801 Pender St., 1517 Tadlock Ave. and 1233 Barnes St.

The council will consider scheduling a special called Committee of the Whole for 4 p.m. on Nov. 13, one hour prior to a regularly scheduled meeting.

The council is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. in the George W. Dudley City Council Chamber of the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building in downtown Rocky Mount.