City to weigh approval of new hotel


Staff Writer

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Rocky Mount City Council is set to discuss the permitting of a hotel at Rocky Mount Mills and purchasing firefighting equipment among other topics Monday evening.

Evan Covington Chavez, development manager for Rocky Mount Mills, is requesting the council to review a special use permit to establish an office at 1104 Falls Road and a hotel at 1032 Falls Road. Both locations are within the Rocky Mount Mills Village Historic District. City staff is asking the council to schedule a public hearing for Jan. 22.

The council will also consider resolutions related to the fiscal year 2018 installment financing of equipment for $2.9 million and construction for $3.9 million. Projects include construction of the backup PSAP at Fire Station 7 and other fire station improvements; rebuild of Substation 7; and the sewer outfall rehabilitation project. Replacement of equipment includes two fire pumpers, two dump trucks, a side loader, a large derrick truck, a large bucket truck, a generator, a front loader, a tractor, a bush hog, a backhoe and a dump truck.

The council will also recognize and congratulate Rocky Mount Academy’s football team on winning the 2017 NCISAA 2-A state football championship and the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department’s Hot Shot Soccer 14-U All-Star Team on winning the 2017 SWAC Soccer Championship.

The council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. in the George W. Dudley City Council Chamber of the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building. The council is scheduled to hold a Committee of the Whole workshop at 5 p.m.