Monthly Archives: May 2013

BOC Agenda for 6.3.13 shows “bidding out EMS Services”

The Next BOC Meeting—June 3, 2013 at 6:00PM  The agenda for the next BOC meeting shows some interesting items—see entire agenda here. EMS – Proposed bidding out of Services (this means privatizing EMS services) Open Records Request Procedures (this will … Continue reading

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JASPER EMS DIRECTOR SUSPENDED FOR 3 DAYS

May 30, 2013 JASPER EMS DIRECTOR SUSPENDED FOR 3 DAYS What seems like more of the same for Jasper County, the EMS director is under fire.   The current EMS director has never been allowed to do his job without harassment … Continue reading

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HERE WE GO AGAIN—BOC WANTS RFP TO PRIVATIZE EMS

May 13, 2013 The weekly budget meeting at 5:00PM this Monday night had some very interesting discussion about EMS, the budget, and going out for an RFP (Request for Proposal) to privatize EMS in Jasper County. Four commissioners were present … Continue reading

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What happens when a bidder is given approval before the bid is approved?

May 29, 2013 The county bid process in purchasing a batwing mower has left much to be desired.  There have been at least 3 meetings with this item on the agenda.  Tuesday night there was more discussion and more problems. … Continue reading

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EMS Budget—Rate Increase or Privatize?

EMS Budget—Rate Increase or Privatize? The County Manager, Lorri Smith, informed the BOC on May 21 that the EMS director did provide her with a rate increase for EMS services on April 6.  With these new rates, a 60% collection … Continue reading

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Facts are Stubborn Things–A Conversation between the Commissioners and JCWSA

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” –John Adams The ongoing request for money to support, bail out, or help … Continue reading

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Budget Priorities to be set for FY2014

May 20, 2013 What will be the BOC’s budget priorities?  At present there is at least one entity that has not been funded before, others that are not required to be funded, and many that want increased funding in the … Continue reading

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