JONESBORO, La. (AP) — A state judge has ruled that the town of Jonesboro will be required to utilize a fiscal administrator.

The News-Star reports Judge Jimmy Teat appointed William Ryder Tuesday to serve as the town's fiscal administrator. Ryder is a CPA who worked for the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office from 1978 to 2011.

The Attorney General's Office recommended Ryder serve as the town's fiscal administrator to administer, manage and oversee the fiscal affairs of the town.

The court agreed with the Attorney General's Office, which filed suit June 28, that the town doesn't have sufficient revenues to pay its expenditures.

The town council recently voted to lay off its police officers because of insufficient funding.