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Fire Department Retains Accredited Status
09/15/2020
The City of Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount Fire Department (RMFD) has received the statement of findings from their annual compliance report made to the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The purpose of the annual compliance report is to ensure the agency has maintained compliance with all core competencies set forth by the commission and document any changes that have occurred in the previous year.
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Development Services earns state recognition
09/14/2020
The city of Rocky Mount Development Services Department recently earned a pair of awards from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association. The Marvin Collins Small Area Plan Award recognized the department’s efforts in the Atlantic-Arlington Corridor Study, and the Great Transformation Award was in recognition of the Rocky Mount Mills development.
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City fills vacant Executive Leadership positions; Dunn named Director of Parks and Recreation
09/10/2020
City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney is pleased to announce that a pair of vacant positions within the Executive Leadership Team have been filled. Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, Abdul Baloch will serve as the city’s Chief Internal Auditor, while W. Gregory Cotten will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer. Joel Dunn, who has served as Interim Parks and Recreation Director since January 2020, has been promoted to Director of Parks and Recreation. His promotion is effective, immediately.
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City provides update to computer system disruption
09/02/2020
On August 14, 2020, the City of Rocky Mount discovered that certain City systems were infected with a malware impacting our ability to access those systems. The City immediately launched an investigation and notified law enforcement. Although this investigation is ongoing, the City has learned it was the victim of a sophisticated ransomware attack. Fortunately, the City maintains backup copies of impacted systems and data which is allowing the City to securely restore systems and City services.
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Fire Department receives new rating after inspection
09/01/2020
The City of Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount Fire Department (RMFD), and North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey are pleased to announce the fire department has completed its routine inspection and received an improved rating. The inspection, conducted by officials with the Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), is required on a regular basis as part of the North Carolina Response Rating System (NCRRS). State law requires OSFM officials to inspect departments serving districts of 100,000 people or less, which makes up all but twelve of the state's fire districts. Among other things, the routine inspections look for proper staffing levels, sufficient equipment, proper maintenance of equipment, communications capabilities and availability of a water source.
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Housing rehab and repair available to residents
08/26/2020
The city of Rocky Mount’s Community and Business Development Department is committed to improving neighborhoods and properties. The department currently is accepting applications for its Urgent Repair Program through Monday, September 1. Applications also are being accepted for the Housing Rehab Matching Rebate program; which will continue until all funds are exhausted.
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City campaign encourages face coverings
08/14/2020
The city of Rocky Mount has launched the Rock the Mask Rocky Mount! Campaign featuring the Mayor and City Council members to encourage citizens, visitors and other travelers to wear face coverings in public. As part of the campaign, two vinyl and one digital billboard were recently installed, along with an online media campaign encompassing social media and email marketing. The Rock the Mask! billboards are located on eastbound Highway 64 just past the Atlantic Avenue on-ramp, Benvenue Road near Hunter Hill Road and on Winstead Avenue near the Highway 64 interchange.
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Nominations open for City Manager’s Award
02/25/2020
City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney is accepting nominations from employees and citizens for the first installment of the City Manager’s Award, which will be presented to city of Rocky Mount employees who best exemplify the organization’s core values of Customer-Centered Service, Professionalism, Respect, Teamwork & Leadership and Supportive Work Environment.
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