August 4, 2020
The BOC held its monthly meeting last night, and on the agenda were two (2) items concerning the City of Monticello.
- Agreed to pave 0.56 miles of College Street at a cost of $218,255 with the City agreeing to reimburse HALF of the cost or $109,127.
- Passed a Resolution (which was NOT included in the agenda packet) with the goal of providing code enforcement in the incorporated limits of the City of Monticello.
Part of your tax increase is going to pave a city street while your county road is probably falling apart, has potholes, or is still dirt.
Part of your tax increase is going to help the city with code enforcement while our county code enforcement issues are being neglected at best and totally ignored at worse. TWG has posted numerous pictures of junk, trash, burned out houses, houses without windows, etc. etc.
Did you know that the City of Monticello pays over $16,000 PER MONTH to GEFA for a loan on the “megasite” they bought that is pretty much worthless because the water is not useable? TWG has documents showing the plan for this unneeded property is now “walking trails”.
If the City spent $16,000 a month on code enforcement and streets, they should not need the county’s help. Their fiscal problems should not be paid for by county taxpayers.
Do you think the BOC should be worried about county problems and let the City handle their own problems?
Citizens, be informed and stay informed! Only by being informed, can the citizens understand what is being done and talked about, and then press our officials to make good decisions for everyone in Jasper County. That is our goal with the Taxdogs blog.