City officials say state budget plan lacks support of military

Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 at 12:02 PM.

-- passed a motion to approve a interim contract with retiring city manager Jim Freeman for $56,322 for a 52-week period beginning May 3. Minus benefits, Freeman’s old salary was $111,808 for the year. Freeman is retiring at the end of the month but said he would return to help the city until a permanent replacement for him is found.

-- passed a new sewer allocation policy adding flexibility with available capacity in light of the pending project to relocate the sewer plant discharge pipe from Slocum Creek to the Neuse River. The project is designed to increase sewer capacity initially from 1.9 million gallons per day to 2.25 million gallons per day. Ground-breaking is expected in mid April on the $11.1 million project.

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