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New Chief Deputy Sworn In – Brevard, NC


Last updated 1/25/2021 at 2:50pm

Charles Thomas Jordan was sworn in as deputy chief of the Brevard Police Department during last week’s Brevard City Council meeting.

Jordan comes from Montgomery County, Md., where he was captain for the Montgomery County Police Department. His police career began in 1993 as a U.S. Capitol police officer.

He then began a 25-year career with Montgomery County.

He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and a graduate degree from John Hopkins University.

Jordan replaces Shawn Miller, who retired, the city said.

Special Presentations

County Manager Jaime Laughter provided council an update on the vaccination status.

The best way to stay up-to-date is to visit, she said, where there is a link at the top to the COVID-19 information.

“We are continually posting updates as we modify plans or as we have new information to share,” she said. “You can also like Transylvania Health Department on its Facebook page, as we will be using social media just because it is expedient. One can watch Board of Commissioners meetings, which are live-streamed every second and fourth Monday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.”

She added the public may also sign up for Transylvania County Emergency Alerts, called Team Alerts, for which there are links on social media.

Also in special presentations, Dan Mullinix, assurance manager for the Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A., in provided a “clean audit” report for the city for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2020. According to his report, highlights included the assets and deferred outflows of the city exceeded its liabilities and deferred inflows at the close of the fiscal year by $30,008,407 (net position).

The city’s total net position increased by $1,250,714.

The net position increased due to land donated from the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) for the Brevard Dog Park; land donated from Bethel “A” Church Board of Trustees for Silversteen Park; and land donated from Mary C. Jenkins Foundation Board of Trustees for the Mary C. Jenkins Center.

At the close of the fiscal year, the city’s governmental funds reported combined ending fund balances of $5,961,818, a decrease of $534,983, in comparison with the prior year. Approximately 44 percent of this total amount, or $2,612,102, is non-spendable, or restricted.

At the end of the fiscal year, the unassigned fund balance for the General Fund was $1,660,220.

This represents approximately 19 percent of total general fund expenditures for the fiscal year.

New Business

Councilwoman Maureen Copelof read a resolution for the city to officially accept President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as legally elected and to condemn the storming of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6., to which council unanimously approved.

“We hereby resolve that the United States Constitution is and will remain the preeminent law of the land governing the election of president and vice president,” Copelof said. “The City Council hereby affirms and reaffirms its support thereof.”

In another section of the resolution, it reads, “the actions of the mob intent upon insurrection and violence on Jan. 6, 2021, were illegal, unpatriotic, violent, inexcusable and tragic. The City Council hereby condemns all such actions.”

The council will meet today for a special session, including voting on the sale of the property on North Broad Street for a proposed hotel.


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