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Should county cut salaries or hire real qualifications?

Dear editor:

I do have solutions to cutting taxes -- not increasing. In most executive positions, the employee must produce to fulfill the duties and qualifications of said positions or be replaced. We are in that mode with county offices, beginning at the top.

Franklin County has the second highest tax rate of NC's 100 counties and to manage our county the salaries are outweighing the production for the two top strategic positions -- manager and development offices for county government success. Who's going to step up to demand accountability for this is where our solution for money will be found.

Management requires training for a job title and that job title demands productivity. We want and should demand productivity. We, the taxpayers, are paying these salaries -- remember?

An out-of-the-county acquaintance came to a FC government office recently on family business and was horrified with his experience. He waited while the personnel enjoyed their "coffee break" atmosphere with office attire appropriate for "cleaning day" at home. I told him it must have been "casual Friday" -- but it was Tuesday. Who's over-seeing office personnel for service and dress code? Anybody?

Sure we need and expect services from our hired county offices, but the services are not compensatory with the monies paid as most of us feel and observe. Why not cut salaries and see who leaves -- I'm betting no one -- or better yet -- hire real qualifications. That's my challenge to whomever -- is it the county commissioners with the authority? We, the taxpayers, are waiting in anticipation for results!

Clara Wright Frazier
Youngsville


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Members Opinions:
July 03, 2015 at 2:10pm
Our whole county government runs on the premise of absolutely no accountability. From promoting special interest to outlandish spending on MOU's our county could care less how much money is wasted or on what. Hey, lets give a special interest group 25,000 dollars to take photographs of HWY 401 that will never be used. Oh, I forgot, That's already been done.



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