“If this council does not act quickly to address the problems in this city, then we will not have a city,” said Johnathan Cohen.
Cohen and others in Robersonville are frustrated with the city’s financial woes.
âPlease do all of the citizens of Robersonville a favor and start running this town like a successful business,â Cohen said.
The North Carolina Local Government Commission took over Robersonville’s finances in October. The state auditor found that the city’s finances were in trouble, a deficit of $ 187,000 after years of trouble.
It forced Robersonville to cut services like its recreation programs. Long-time city employee Libby Jenkins announced her retirement with immediate effect last week.
âThere had been discussions within the council and with the local government before his announcement,â Brown said.
âI think I can come to Robersonville and help a lot. I really enjoy working with elected officials and I would love to have the opportunity to help you get back on track, âsaid Harrell.
Tuesday was Harrell’s first day. Brown thinks he is who
“We’re very lucky to have someone with their credentials, to find someone in this short period of time who can help us with our budget and get us going, so we’re very excited about that,” said Brown.
The Local Government Commission will continue to monitor the city’s finances. There are three pending audits of the city’s accounts from 2018 to 2020. These reviews are expected to be completed next month.