Smithfield councilman donating salary to nonprofit

Posted August 5, 2010

— A Smithfield town leader will be allowed to donate his full salary as a council member to the Johnston County Council on Aging.

The Town Council voted Tuesday to pass an amendment that would allow Bill Jordan to give his salary of $2,490 to the agency. 

The move comes after the town leaders cut the agency’s budget from $4,500 to $2,500 this year because of budget worries.

Jordan said he wanted to make up the difference.


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  • eden4576 Aug 6, 2010 set you straight...Bill once was the town mayor..he's been around a while..on the "rich" note..he's a retired high school principal...they don't make too much money to be considered rich.

  • bpjamesncsu Aug 6, 2010

    LongWayHome...too late, even at State and especially Federal level. The vast majority of officials at these levels are millionaires, since they're the only ones who can afford to run for office.

  • Sidekick Aug 6, 2010

    LomgWayHome - He is already in office.

  • mchljam2 Aug 5, 2010

    I'm with you 2opinionated! No need to look on the wrong side of a good deed!! Thats what's wrong with society as a whole too many willing to look at an unselfish act and pick it apart. Too many feeling the right to judge others,very sad! But Kudos to Councilmen Jordan!!

  • NotAgain Aug 5, 2010

    This is a nice thought and all, but if it becomes a re-election statement, we are headed down a risky slope. When these type things make it to a larger stage, we may end up with rich folks in office because the rest need some income. (think about State and Federal level)

  • 2opinionated Aug 5, 2010

    Wow, if everyone that was able had this attitude. Imagine. Bless Mr. Jordan.