Former Princeville commissioners Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and Calvin Sherrod said they are furious over the actions of the Local Government Commission (LGC) and have filed a $20,000 lawsuit against two of its employees. The argument is scheduled to be heard Feb. 25, in the small claims court in Wake County.
The summons specifically named T.Vance Holloman, deputy treasurer and secretary of LGC, and Sharon Edmundson, director of fiscal management of LGC and acting finance director for Princeville.
The lawsuit stems from the commissioners not receiving a $150 stipend for December — the last month of their four-year terms that ended when they reelection bids. Former Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates also lost her bid for re-election, but did not file lawsuit.
The plaintiffs are fighting for $10,000 each for "mental and emotional distress, loss of time from work, gas used for travel concerning the issue, and pain and suffering," according to the summons.
Purvis-Andrews and Sherrod are accusing Holloman and Edmundson of refusing to pay their stipend, violating their Civil Rights, interference with the matters of Princeville elected officials, trying to run the operations of the town, and plying discriminatory unfair and deceptive practices.
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