Bladenboro appoints town manager, commissioner resigns
The Town of Bladenboro Board of Commissioners met Monday night for a "special session," which concerns the incoming town administration.
BLADENBORO, NC (WECT) - The Town of Bladenboro Board of Commissioners met Monday night for a "special session," which concerns the incoming town administration.
The town voted to change the form of government from a mayor-town manager form to a mayor-council form of government. The Board considered this change at the meeting.
The new form of government eliminates the town manager position. Monday night, the board discussed a potential amendment to allow them to appoint a town administrator, if it is in the town's best interest.
Delane Jackson, the current town manager, had expressed interest in the position. He was appointed to Town Manager after the closed session meeting.
"It concerns me what they are doing tonight," says Mayor-Elect Rufus Duckworth. "You know, the people have spoken. And I think we've got an outgoing board that the people spoke against and they want to circumvent what the people said they want at the last elections."
Jackson said the special meeting was just an opportunity for the old town administration to finish up business before their term is over.
Commissioner Larry Simmons also resigned during the meeting.