SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) – A city employee in Southport is getting some extra money in her pockets.
We've learned that the town clerk will get an extra $15,000 in her paycheck next year. The Mayor of Southport is calling it a "salary adjustment."
Regina Alexander has been a government employee in Brunswick County for more than 30 years. For the past several years, she's worked as the city clerk in Southport.
At the town's monthly meeting on Thursday night, Alexander announced her plans to retire, effective at the end of 2014.
Southport officials aren't calling it a raise but will give her a salary adjustment of $15,000, bringing her annual salary to a total of more than $70,000 for 2014. That works out to be about a 25% bump in pay.
The Mayor says that Alexander will be taking on several new projects including transferring automated files and rebinding the city's historical books to bring them up to date.
After multiple requests, several of the town's aldermen were not interested in doing an interview and the Mayor told us that he did not think it was a news story.
The town manager says that no other town employees were granted salary adjustments at the meeting.
This move is also expected to increase Alexander's pension when she retires, which is handled by the state.
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