The Transylvania Times -

By Derek McKissock
News Editor 

Interim Manager Recommends Axing Engineer Position - Brevard NC


Jay Johnston, the city of Brevard's director of engineering and utilities, has been told his position will be recommended not to be funded in the upcoming budget.

Interim City Manager Jim Fatland said last week he would recommend to city council that the city engineer position be defunded starting July 1, when the new fiscal year begins.

"Most small towns really cannot afford to have a full-time engineer," said Fatland, the city's finance director who was named interim manager March 31, the same day Joe Moore resigned from the position.

In his budget, Fatland said he would recommend the...

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