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Council to mull funding for projects

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BY LINDELL JOHN KAY
Staff Writer

Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Rocky Mount City Council is set to discuss replacement of firefighting equipment among other topics Monday evening.

To get things started, Mayor David Combs will administer the oath of office to Mayor Pro Tem Tom Rogers, who was elected by his fellow council members last month.

The council will consider resolutions required in connection with fiscal year 2019 installment financing of equipment at $2.8 million and construction at $4 million.

The city plans to replace a fire pumper and articulating telescopic aerial device from the general fund; a non-overcenter aerial device; a 50-foot fully hydraulic derrick truck and an articulating telescopic aerial device from the electric fund; two trenchers from the gas fund; a high duty pump from the water fund; a sewer vacuum truck and tracked skid steer from the sewer fund; and two dump trucks from the stormwater fund.

Construction projects include the Pfizer gas main project from the gas fund; a hypochlorite system project from the water fund; and a hypochlorite system from the sewer fund.

The council also will conduct a public hearing concerning the installation of a diesel generator for peak shaving purposes at Substation 9 on English Road.

The State Utilities Commission requires prior notice and if requested a public hearing.

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 will hold a Committee of the Whole workshop at 4 p.m.

At that meeting, the council will discuss amendments to the city's Land Development Code in relation to the ordinance prohibiting the parking of oversized commercial vehicles on residentially zoned property. The council will receive an update on boards, commissions and committees by City Clerk Pam Casey.

The council also will enter closed session to protect attorney-client privilege in discussion economic development and personnel matters.

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