Alex Floyd was officially hired as Pembroke’s city administrator on an annual contract.
His responsibilities will include managing the day-to-day operations of the city government, including directing the work of city department heads and acting as the liaison between the mayor and council and public.
Floyd, who will make $50,000 annually, has been working for the city as the director of the Downtown Development Authority since 2015.
Floyd’s move to his new position leaves that position vacant and council will begin a search immediately.
In other business, council approved an increase in the deposit required for new water customers from $100 to $150. The administrative fee for new customers will increase from $10 to $15.
Council also approved a fee increase for the J. Dixie Harn Community Center. The new fee is set at $200.
A bucket brigade was approved for the BCHS Band Boosters on March 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Council is also entering a contract with Spatial Engineering for Rightspot Geographical Information Services. GIS mapping is required for many grants, prompting council’s action.