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Commissioners question Berger's travel, attendance


WILMINGTON, NC ( -- Some New Hanover County Commissioners plan to address attendance and travel issues with Commissioner Brian Berger.

At a meeting Thursday, Chairman Ted Davis suggested the board adopt a travel policy that requires commissioners to reimburse the county for hotel rooms or conference registration fees when a hotel room wasn't used or a conference was missed.

Davis said Berger has booked hotel rooms at taxpayers' expense and didn't show up to use them on several separate occasions. Last year, he didn't show up for nights booked at hotel rooms when attending annual meetings for both the National Association of Counties and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Most recently, he missed the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners' annual Assembly Day held May 30 in Raleigh.

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This guy is missing...

WAY more than conferences! What a total embarrassment he is.... Hey Brian pack your toys and go home. Oh... no... WAIT!

easy fix

Make them ALL use their personal credit cards for any travel and submit an expense report each month for reimbursement. Most companies do this.

If it was not used for

If it was not used for county business then the taxpayers should not have to foot the bill.

Well I agree only if the

Well I agree only if the county had to pay for Mr Bergers,and if this was booked and counted him when booking he should have to pay for his share that was not used.

Problem solved

Now that his house has been foreclosed, big bri may be looking for that out of town travel so he will have a place to shower, sleep and get some food.