Brunswick Commissioner making sure to spend discretionary money


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Brunswick County Commissioners felt some heat last month after residents found out many were getting compensated above and beyond their salaries to attend “meetings”. There had never been a formal policy in place to define what a meeting was until September 21st when commissioners put new rules into place.


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Commissioners also decided to do away with a “discretionary fund” they got each budget year. But it appears that fund won’t formally go away until the next budget year. Commissioner Marty Cooke placed this line item on tonight’s meeting agenda,

“Commissioner Cooke requests approval to provide $250 from his discretionary account balance to the Brunswick County Master Gardeners Association to support Justin Simmons and Bryan Simmons attendance at the National Junior Horticulture Association annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio on October 6-11, 2010.”