SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) – City
leaders from Southport are expected to adopt an interim budget on Thursday.
By law, the city has to present
its final budget draft by the end of June.
But officials say they are behind
Over the past year, they've
replaced the town manager and two finance directors.
Mayor Pro-Tem, Mary Ellen Poole
says a software update also slowed down the process.
"We changed our financial record
keeping system," said Poole. "It caused our book keeping records to be behind.
We don't have any problems but it took some time to catch up and that's why we
have an interim budget."
The interim budget will last
Southport leaders will have to
draft a permanent budget by August 1.