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New Mayors Orientation Available In Asheville, Greenville, Raleigh PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 12 November 2015 06:33

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With the municipal elections in the rear-view mirror, newly elected mayors can delve into best practices at a one-day class.

The classes will be held in December in three North Carolina cities, according to the League of Municipalities website.

Raleigh -- December 3

Greenville -- December 4

Asheville -- December 9

Registration details are available at nclm.org.

 
Deficiencies and Noncompliance Found In Audit Of Davidson County Clerk of Superior Court PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:45

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Auditor Beth Wood's office has released an audit of the Davidson County Clerk of Superior Court's office that includes findings deemed reportable.

Report Summary:

The results of our audit identified deficiencies in internal control and/or instances of noncompliance that are considered reportable under Government Auditing Standards. These items included: (1) System access rights that are inconsistent with proper segregation of duties were assigned; (2) The Clerk’s Office did not collect fees on estate inventories in accordance with state law. Details are provided in the Audit Findings, Recommendations, and Responses section of the report.

Report URL : http://www.ncauditor.net/EpsWeb/Reports/FiscalControl/FCA-2015-2128.pdf

 
UNC Blog: Expanded Motor Vehicle License Tax Authority For Municipalities PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 06:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - UNC School of Government Associate Professor Kara Millonzi has posted a blog about local taxing authority over motor vehicles.

The full blog can be found at canons.sog.unc.edu.

It begins as follows:

A municipality currently is authorized under general law to levy up to a $5.00 licensing tax on any motor vehicle resident in the municipality (motor vehicle license tax). See G.S. 20-97(b). A municipality’s governing board may levy the tax in the unit’s annual budget ordinance. The revenue generated by the tax is unrestricted; it may be expended for any lawful purpose. Several municipalities have received local act authority to increase the amount of the tax. And, as of July 1, 2016, all municipalities will have the authority to levy up to a $30.00 motor vehicle licensing tax. See Section 29.27A of S.L. 2015-241.

 
Jonathan Kreider Appointed To Guilford County District Court Seat PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 November 2015 06:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Greensboro attorney Jonathan Kreider will fill the district court seat held by retired District Court Judge Linda Falls.
 
Kreider has been the managing attorney at the Greensboro office of Dummit Fradin since 2012. His practice concentrates on criminal defense, including work on homicide, DWI, felony drug cases and various misdemeanors. His civil case load includes personal injury, workers’ compensation and family law cases.

Prior to that, he owned and practiced law at Kreider Law from 2010 to 2012.

Kreider earned his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2008.

 
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