Century standoff over billing clerk

Council deadlocks on mayor’s suggestion; monthly bills have not been mailed for town

Century Mayor Henry Hawkins made a recommendation that the council approve moving town employee Toni Simmons up to billing clerk and increase her pay from $9.80 to $12 and then select an applicant from those that were interviewed for the billing clerk position to fill the front desk position.

Councilwoman Ann Brooks made a motion to not follow the recommendation, which was seconded by Councilman Ben Boutwell.

Councilman Luis Gomez and Councilwoman Sandra McMurray Jackson voted no, and Boutwell and Brooks voted yes, which resulted in a tie. Councilman James Smith was not present.

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