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Landis to discuss fate of town manager

By Liz Moomey

LANDIS — The Board of Aldermen will discuss a personnel matter at its meeting Monday.

The Salisbury Post called Town Hall on Friday afternoon to confirm reports that the matter concerns Town Manager Reed Linn. A town employee declined to comment, referring the request to Mayor Mike Mahaley, who could not be reached Friday afternoon.

Asked about the the matter, Mayor Pro Tem Tommy Garver said nothing official will be decided about Linn until the Monday Board of Aldermen meeting. The board will also receive a letter from Linn on Monday

The possible resignation comes after a Salisbury Post report last month that the state’s Local Government Commission said it was concerned about town spending. Specifically, the report found that Landis made significant amendments to its budget at the conclusion of the fiscal year rather than accounting for expenditures as they occurred.

The commission sent a letter to the town about overspending during the 2017-18 fiscal year and said it had tried to contact Financial Officer Ginger Gibson and Linn and had not received a response. The letter called that a “grave concern” for the commission.

Linn is also the town’s fire chief. He became town manager in 2004.

Also at Monday’s meeting, the town board will discuss:

• Adopting the amended minimum housing ordinance.

• Have a public hearing to discuss the amended minimum housing ordinance.

• Consider adopting a proclamation declaring February as Black History Month.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at 312 S. Main St.



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