The city will open up Kids' Town Park, the Kids' Town building and the National Guard Armory for rental. All city facilities will require following CDC regulations and practicing social distancing.

NAACP visitor

Delvan Houston of the NAACP came before the mayor and Roanoke City Council at Monday evening's meeting asking that two volunteer chaplains be assigned to the police department. The city already has one chaplain on the force, Lorenzo Foster, and it was agreed they would get another one.

He also expressed a desire for the city to look at its police procedures and policies to make sure things are in order, so that what happened to George Floyd can be avoided in Roanoke.

Other business

  • The council passed a resolution to declare abandoned and vacate an unnamed right of way between Maple Drive and Chewning streets.
  • The stipend pay for the public safety department and public works department for COVID-19 was extended until Dec. 31.
  • The council declared property at 117 McArthur Dr. and 64 Cole Rd. as public nuisances.
  • The council passed an ordinance in preparation for the upcoming municipal election.
  • A streetlight was approved for 896 Seymour Dr.
  • The council encourages citizens to be safe in celebrating the 4th of July.

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