Wesley Corbitt was named finance officer following Rincon City Council’s executive session Monday night.
Corbitt fills the post that has been vacant since February. Corbitt has over 20 years experience working with county and city governments.
“I was a CPA in the county for many years,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of experience in the government sector. I was the county auditor for years. I think I first got their audit back in the early ’80’s.”
Corbitt said his experience in annual government audits includes the municipalities of Effingham, the county’s audit and those of Sylvania, Claxton, Garden City and McIntosh County.
“I think I can help the city with better financial information, help them stay on top of things and keep some good controls in place that will appreciate,” he said.
Corbitt will put in a 30-hour work week. Corbitt fills the slot of Donna Wall, who left seven months ago. In the interim, the work has been performed by temporary consulting help.
In addition to his duties as finance officer, Corbitt is also an associate pastor at Grace Community Church on Goshen Road.
Councilman Scott Morgan brought up the issue of potholes from all the recent rains and remarked what bad shape many of them were in and what a danger they posed. Many of the potholes discussed are on, as it turned out, private property.
He said he gets calls every week about the problem. Levi Scott said that some of them are on very high trafficked streets and need to have something done about them. The city plans to send notice letters to the property owners in question.