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Kinston Department of Public Safety

205 E. King Street

Kinston, North Carolina 28502

United States

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Budget | BJ Murphy, Mayor of Kinston [cached]

Kinston City Manager Tony Sears felt the council acted in a logical and responsible way to return the service to the city, and believed it was a good move.

"Only time will tell, but from a staffing standpoint, we're on the right path," he said.
The rise in funds for street maintenance came in the 2012-13 fiscal year, City Manager Tony Sears' first.
"He put me in a precarious situation during my first budget," Sears said.
Sears said.
"The thought was in 2002 when you got to 2012 that the revenue from the local option sales tax would be more than what the original revenue source would have been, and I think we were well underway to do that," City Manager Tony Sears told the members of the Kinston City Council recently. "I think, given the state of the economy in the '90s and the early 2000s, that that was believable."
The state of North Carolina's and the national economy during the past four to five years has made it difficult for many communities to make up the difference, though, including Kinston.
"We haven't received the gains that we thought we were going to get from the local options sales tax," Sears said.
Earlier this year, as Kinston officials discussed the budget for the 2013 fiscal year, City Manager Tony Sears told City Council members the water and wastewater rates could increase by more than 10 percent to make up the difference by no longer being able to charge outside customers a higher rate.

Public Safety | BJ Murphy, Mayor of Kinston [cached]

Kinston City Manager Tony Sears said the conference will open up further discussions in the future with the city leaders and residents.

"Obviously, we can't begin and end just like this," Sears said.
Thanks to Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy, City Manager Tony Sears and City Councilman Joe Tyson, the program is being revived.

Transportation | BJ Murphy, Mayor of Kinston [cached]

Kinston City Manager Tony Sears has been among those ready to have the ordinance brought to the board.

"We've wrapped up the community meetings with the UDO," Sears said. "It's been almost a year since we started it and the staff is really excited to review it in front of the council."
Sears was also interested in the grant opportunity brought before the council about body cameras for members of the Kinston Department of Public Safety.
"The cameras are the most economic and efficient way to provide officer safety," Sears said.
Kinston City Manager Tony Sears said there haven't been any discussions about the document because the administrators hadn't had the opportunity to take a look at it.
"The city council and city of Kinston has not seen the document," Sears said. "It has only recently been available."
Sears did acknowledge how Lenoir County has shown a willingness to incorporate Kinston into the commission.
" Lenoir County was gracious enough to allow the city of Kinstonto have a seat at the table, and we really appreciate the relationship we have with the county," Sears said.
"It's always good when different agencies can get together and talk about what issues they're facing, compared with what issues you're facing and see if there's a common ground where you can help one another," Kinston City Manager Tony Sears said.

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Kinston Mayor BJ Murphy and City Manager Tony Sears are working to inform the public about the traffic delays.

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Kinston City Manager Tony Sears confirmed Dec. 9 a report by the Dallas Morning News that the Binghamton-Wilmington-Kinston deal fell through, but that the Rangers were still looking to put a team in Kinston in 2017, allowing for the Rangers to end its affiliation with the California League's High Desert Mavericks. "When we speak with the people from Texas, we have been assured that the deal is moving forward as-is, to the point that we have a phone meeting set up in early January to discuss moving forward with the project," Sears said Dec. 9.

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