I too hope that the Mayor can stay away from the Town Hall. That would be a lot easier if the Town Manager actually made Town information public so that all of us could see what us actually going on in the Town government.
The amount of property taxes extracted from residents and property owners is the important number. Changes in the base allow for manipulation of the rates to near meaninglessness.
The Town Manager today was the buy behind the flawed cost memo in 2002 that provided cover for the Town Council to decide not to partner with the County on the Wastewater System. The same mistakes then are still being made today. The difference is that Holden Beach and the County were up and running several years ago at half the cost.
I believe she knew the role of the Mayor in Council/Manager form of government and stated that during the campaign. It was the previous Mayor who had a problem with that limitation and often took credit for actions of Council. Of course he also went on the local news and claimed he paid his Town taxes when he had not.
I will not be preparing my alternative budget for this Mayor or any Council member but the for residents and property owners of the Town of Oak Island who moved here to be on the Island of Oak Island and are being mugged by the Town of Oak Island.
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