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December 14, 2012

Princeville meets Monday night

TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — The board of commissioners will have its final meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Monday at the town hall.

As of close of business Thursday, Commissioner Ann Howell said she had not gotten an agenda and that she didn’t know what would be on it.

The meeting will be the fifth meeting since the Local Government Commission took over the town’s finances in July. A meeting was scheduled for July, but it was not held after LGC announced the takeover the same day of the scheduled session.

Since the LGC’s takeover, the 3-2 split on the divided board appears to have gotten wider. After a closed session during November’s meeting, two board members came out exchanging words after discussing a “personnel issue.”

The board did not disclose what took place in the closed session, however, commissioner Calvin Sherrod said he was against an extension for interim town manager Maggie Boyd. No other comments were made about Boyd or the manager’s position.

Boyd was hired in February by a 3-2 vote that included Sherrod, Everette-Oates and Isabelle Purvis-Andrews. Commissioners Ann Howell and Gwen Knight voted against her.

After the LGC took over the town, it cut the full-time town manager’s position from the budget and offered a slot for 15 hours per month. Everette-Oates has claimed the limited time was not enough for Boyd to perform her duties.

Since the takeover, the board has twice voted 3-2 to rehire Boyd — with both following same 3-2 split as in the first vote. However, in September, Sherrod voted to rehire Boyd with the stipulation to keep her for only 30 days. Since she has not been replaced, Sherrod has expressed dissatisfaction that Boyd remains as interim town manager.

After November’s closed session, Sherrod said he was against an extension for Boyd.


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