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Council to revisit parking ban

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BY LINDELL JOHN KAY
Staff Writer

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Rocky Mount City Council is set to discuss truck parking among other topics Monday afternoon.

The council is set to receive an update on a new ordinance banning parking of commercial vehicles and trailers in residential areas.

The council voted earlier this year to ban tractor-trailers and other large vehicles from parking in neighborhoods. Several truck drivers have expressed their displeasure with the measure.

The council also will consider approval of two bids. The first is for a digital signage system for the Rocky Mount Event Center awarded to Research Media Network at a cost of $89,430.

The second is for a 2018-19 award to Polytec for liquid calcium hydroxide, a water purification chemical, at a unit price of $0.1428 per pound for a total cost of $99,960.

The council will consider the annual renewal of a contract with Cape Fear Tutoring relative to the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which allows for reimbursement to the city for healthy snacks provided during the after school and summer programs, estimated at $13,857.

Staff recommends a third amendment to a water tower license agreement with SunCom Wireless Property Company, a Delaware limited liability company that allows placement of an emergency backup generator to support its cellular antennae on the Airport Road Water Tank. Installation of the equipment will require an additional 35 square feet of ground space and will result in a $150 increase in the monthly lease payment.

The council also is being asked by staff to approve having the community code inspector demolish a dilapidated dwelling at 4144 Sunset Ave.

The council will consider a change order with Barnhill and Holt Brothers for the Rocky Mount Event Center, which provides for construction and amendment of the CMTS construction management contract without increasing the project's budget.

The council is set to enter closed session at the end of the meeting in order to consult with its attorney. 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.

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