A plan to hire a company to prepare a Diversity Plan is on the Rocky Mount City Council agenda for Monday evening.
“The intent of the plan was to assist the city in recognizing the importance of a diverse workforce reflective of the community as much as possible allowing the city to better understand and respond to citizens,” said Assistant City Manager Ann Wall in a memorandum to City Manager Charles Penny. “The intent of the plan was also to establish a workplace which values employees and encourages their development.”
The plan contributes to the City Council’s goal to improve workplace diversity throughout the city. If approved, Visions Inc. will conduct a four-phase process to assess workforce diversity and develop a Diversity and Inclusion Plan with strategies for attracting, developing and retaining a talented and diverse workforce. A timeline for the completion of the $67,430 contract has not been set.
Also on the agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting is a resolution supporting naming the U.S. 64 Bypass/Winstead Avenue Bridge the “Officer Alan C. Silver Memorial Bridge.”
Silver was the first line-of-duty death for the Rocky Mount Police Department when he died in 2007, several days after an automobile wreck he was in while responding to a robbery-in-progress.
If approved by the City Council, the naming then would go to the N.C. Department of Transportation for approval.
There also are two public hearings set for the meeting. One hearing is about a request to provide sanitary sewer services for 18 lots along Village Road.
Installation would cost $93,000 with a total assessment of $77,850.
The second public hearing is regarding a proposed street name change from Ford’s Colony Club to Belmont Club Way in an effort to emphasize the new ownership and development.
Other items on the agenda include:
- Recognition of the Rocky Mount Academy football team for winning the 2013 NCISAA 8-man Football Championship.
- Requests for property at 3173 S. Halifax Road and 7365 West Mount Drive to be connected to the city’s water system, but not annexed into the city.
- Allocation of $150,000 in housing incentive program funds to the Rocky Mount/Edgecombe Community Development Corp.