Tommy Burns II Named New Harnett County Manager
Tommy Burns former town manager of Coats and Lillington has been named Harnett County Manager in tonight’s County Commissioners meeting. His salary was set at $115.000 per year. In appointments the board voted to make Joseph Jeffries and Tony Wilder Deputy County mangers with Jeffries making roughly 98,000 per year. Harnett County now has 3 people running the county with salaries reaching over the hundreds of thousands.
Wake County has two deputy county managers; there population is around 929,780 according to the US census in July 2011 compared to Harnett County’s 119,256 July 2011 censuses. Wake County’s budget is $ 938,520,000 compared to Harnett County’s $104,451,914. Many people are wondering with our numbers why the taxpayers are shuffling out additional funds for a position that is not needed.