Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.

May 6, 2022


The annual operating budget for the Town of Pine Knoll Shores is approximately $4.3 million. Under state law, the Town Manager for the town is responsible for presenting recommendations for a balanced budget to the Board of Commissioners. His recommendations are to be presented during the May 11 Commissioner’s meeting.

The Problem: The manager, applying basic math, keeps coming up with a total expected obligation for the town of $5.1 million. Revenue for the upcoming fiscal year is expected to stay constant at $4.3 million.

Your Job: Provide basic math instruction to the Town Manager so that he can present a balanced budget to the Board of Commissioners. Note, things need to add up. Revenue totals cannot be changed. The average age of the residents of the town is 67. Some may be a Social Security check away from financial insolvency.

Skills Needed: The ability to balance a checkbook.

Date Needed: Immediately

Supplemental Information: Town Managers traditionally hold Master of Public Administration degrees from accredited public universities. Admission to these programs requires the achievement of acceptable scores on Graduate Record Exam standardized tests. A quantitative assessment element is included. Successful degree candidates are required to pass a basic public budgeting course. None of this, however, insures the presence of basic check balancing skills. You need to be prepared to exercise extended patience during the tutoring sessions.

How to Apply: Contact Mayor John Brodman at

Volunteer announcement provided by:


Pine Knoll Shores property owner and tax payer

(2) comments

David Collins

Sounds like he was not hired for his brains , just to do their bidding . A pretty normal situation these days , plus a convenient scapegoat as well .


Oh the retiring Town Manager is providing a parting gift to everyone who has worked for him the past ten plus years, Everybody is being awarded a 10% plus pay raise in the term COLA increase. Now all North Carolina state workers have agreed that the 2022 COLA be at 2.5%. Now the Town Manager is assessing every home owner a 30% property tax increase for 2022 - 2023 on top of having one of the highest property tax bills in the Carteret County. Talk about the tail wagging the dog. Who works for whom in Pine Knoll Shores.

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