Newly appointed city clerk to be sworn in at meeting

By Brie Handgraaf

Staff Writer

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After the prayer and roll call at tonight’s Rocky Mount City Council meeting, City Clerk Pamela Casey will be sworn into the position by Judge Quentin Sumner.

Casey previously served in the assistant city clerk position, but she was appointed to the city clerk position following the April retirement of longtime City Clerk Jean Bailey. The 53-year-old wife and mother was hired by the city in 2007 after a career as a legal assistant.

Also on the 7 p.m. agenda is a proposal to award a $236,050 contract to SE&M Constructors for air handler units and a boiler addition at City Hall and the police department.

Rocky Mount Director of Engineering Brad Kerr also made two requests for the council’s consideration at the meeting.

He made a request to amend the water and sewer collection fee schedule to accommodate more expenses associated with the setting of a water meter and to remove the price list of another meter that is no longer used.

Another request is for the owners of a property on the 100 block of Dalewood Drive who would like to connect to the city’s water system since the house’s well is no longer operational. Kerr said the $3,815 in costs would be assessed against the property.

An annexation petition for a property on the 3900 block of Arlington Street also will be considered at the meeting.

The petition has to be investigated by the City Clerk’s office before the annexation can be approved or denied, according to the council agenda.

Scheduling a July 17 joint meeting with the commissioners of Nash and Edgecombe counties to discuss the Visioning and Strategic Planning Process is on the agenda.

Assistant City Manager Ann Wall said the officials need to meet together to receive a report and discuss regional goals and action plans to support those goals. The agenda states the meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the media center at Rocky Mount High School.