NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County commissioners met this afternoon to prepare for Monday’s meeting where they plan to discuss ousting Brian Berger.
Among their issues with Berger is the county’s claim he owes money for hotel rooms that he did not use at conferences in 2011.
Berger says he did use the rooms for all of the days he was supposed to.
Thursday, one of the hotels confirmed Berger’s use of the rooms to WWAY, but at the agenda briefing, Commissioner Beth Dawson said there are bigger issues than unpaid bills.
“Tough times call for tough actions and this board is not going to sit by and see our staff that we are responsible for continue to be harassed. We are responsible for a safe, professional, non-harassing workplace environment,” Dawson said.
County spokesman Charles Smith says no one is allowed to comment on Berger’s hotel issues until Monday after the meeting.
Berger was not at today’s agenda briefing.