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Jobs Watch: Robeson County Snags 25 New Jobs PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 21 May 2015 05:33

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Asbury Carbons, Inc. will invest $8 million and create 25 new jobs in the Robeson County town of Lumberton over the next three years.

The new jobs will include managers, maintenance operators and plant operators. Average annual wage is expected to be $32,920. The Robeson County average annual wage is $29,349.

The family business, which processes carbons and materials for a variety of industries, chose the state because of access to rail and ports, according to a statement from Gov. Pat McCrory's office.

North Carolina joins six other company sites in the U.S., as well as locations in Canada, Mexico and the Netherlands.

The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $100,000. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds. These grants also require and are contingent upon local matches.

UNC School Of Government Blog: What Role Does The Public Play in Local Government Budgeting Process? PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 05:43

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With budget planning underway in local jurisdictions across our state, officials may be wondering what obligation they have to involve the public in the process. A new blog posted by Kara Millonzi on "Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law," seeks to offer perspective.

"A unit’s budget officer must compile budget requests, estimate revenues, and submit a proposed budget and budget message to the board on or before June 1. G.S. 159-11. The budget message must contain a summary explanation of the unit’s goals for the budget year. It serves to highlight important activities funded in the budget and any changes from the previous fiscal year in program goals, appropriation levels, and fiscal policy. Thus when the budget officer submits the proposed budget and message to the board, the unit must also alert the public.

There are three statutory requirements that serve to notify the public of the proposed budget and solicit citizen input. First, on the same day that the budget officer submits the proposed budget to the governing board, he or she must file a copy of it in the clerk’s office. G.S. 159-12(a). It must remain there, available for public inspection during normal office hours, until the governing board adopts the budget ordinance.

The full blog post can be found http://canons.sog.unc.edu/?p=8103

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 05:44
League Of Municipalities Board of Directors Meeting Set For Blowing Rock PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 18 May 2015 05:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The board of the trade association that represents most North Carolina cities and towns will hold its board of directors meeting later this week in Blowing Rock.

The board of the League of Municipalities will met Wednesday and Thursday.

Key board members are:

Mayor Ronnie Wall, Burlington

First Vice President
Mayor Lestine Hutchens, Elkin

Second Vice President
Mayor Bob Matheny, Zebulon

Immediate Past President
Mayor Al King, Goldsboro

Additional board members can be found at nclm.org.

Performance and Cost Data Available For Services In 13 North Carolina Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 May 2015 05:45

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A final report on service costs in 13 North Carolina cities is now available as part of the North Carolina Benchmarking Project, a joint undertaking of the UNC School of Government and the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association.

The report represents fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.

It includes performance and cost data in the areas of:

-- residential refuse collection
-- houseshold recycling
-- yard waste/leaf collection
-- police services
-- emergency communications
-- asphalt maintenance and repair
-- fire services
-- building inspections
-- fleet maintenance
-- central human resources
-- water services
-- wastewater services
-- parks and recreation

The cost is $50. The report is available at http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c.433425/it.A/id.5952/.f?sc=7&category=686


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