Two special board meetings set for January

Meetings will cost the town at least $2,250


Two special-called meetings of the Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners have been called for the month of January.

The board will meet at 9 a.m. and at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Historic Train Depot for an organizational session with department heads and employees.

They will meet again at noon on Jan. 24 to go over the annual audit report with the town’s auditor.

The organizational session, Town Manager Charles Brown said, is to give the new mayor and board members an opportunity to meet with department heads, discuss any issues with employees, and have a get together luncheon at noon.

The town manager said newly-elected Mayor Kenny Talton had asked for the session to get an opportunity to meet with town officials and employees on a casual basis.

The session on Jan. 24 is to go over the town’s annual audit with auditor S. Preston Douglas of Lumberton.

Audit sessions have been undertaken for the last two years since the town changed its auditing firm, Brown said.

Special-called sessions cost the town $150 for each of the five board members ($750), plus $125 per hour for the town attorney.

The mayor is paid a flat $300 monthly fee for his services.

The town’s regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 6 and the two special-called sessions this month will come at a taxpayer expense of $2,250, plus any attorney fees at $125 per hour.


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