ROBERSONVILLE, North Carolina (WNCT) – Residents of Robersonville are devastated by the city’s financial woes. The city’s mayor said she was working to get things back on track with the help of state officials.
“If this council does not act quickly to address the problems in this city, then we will not have a city,” said Johnathan Cohen.
Johnathan Cohen and others in Robersonville are frustrated with the city’s financial woes.
“Please be of service to every citizen of Robersonville and start running this city like a successful business,” 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. He forced Robersonville to cut services like its recreation programs. Then, last week, longtime city employee Libby Jenkins announced her retirement with immediate effect.
“There had been discussions within council and with local government prior to its announcement,” said Mayor Tina Brown.
On Friday, the state recommended Ayden Town Manager Steve Harrell to take on the same job in Robersonville on an interim basis. Harrell said he was ready to help.
“I think I can come to Robersonville and help a lot. I really enjoy working with elected officials and would love the opportunity to help you get back on the right path, ”said Harrell.
Tuesday was Harrell’s first…
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