Monthly Archives: August 2013

WHAT IS OR WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE EMS COMMITTEE?

August 31, 2013 The first EMS Committee meeting was held July 17th.  The most recent EMS Committee meeting was held this past Wednesday, August 28th.  According to the Monticello News in the 8/22/13 edition, the EMS Committee would be talking … Continue reading

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County Manager Comments on BOC Cell Phones

Karen Degges, County Manager, has submitted the following as a comment on the blog.  However, in order for everyone to be able to read it, we have copied the comment to send out as a regular blog entry.  We urge … Continue reading

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Economic Development Authority to issue $2.6M of bonds for Norton Packaging

There will be a public hearing on Wednesday, August 28 at 9:00AM in the Jasper County Courthouse to confirm and validate $2,600,000 of revenue bonds for the purpose of financing the acquisition, construction, and installation of a 46,250 sq. ft. … Continue reading

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No BOC meeting on Monday, August 19th

Being there was no agenda posted on the courthouse door, a call was made about the BOC meeting on Monday evening, August 19th.  According to county staff, there will be no BOC meeting. It continues to be a challenge to … Continue reading

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Landfill Director Fired

Over the past few months one director after another has been fired.  First was Wes Chester, the Recreation Director; then the EMS Director, Ellette Jackson; and now the Landfill Director, Ken Tillman. Mr. Tillman was met by Sharon Robinson, HR … Continue reading

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Taxpayer’s Now Paying for Commissioner’s Cell Phones

Open Records Reveal Many Things—Did you know the BOC now has smartphones the taxpayers are paying for? The open records laws are very important if the citizens want to be informed about issues, want to know what their money is … Continue reading

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Where is This Newly Graveled Road?

This is over 1 mile of road with no houses and no driveways.  It was graded, crowned, graveled, and the ditches manicured. Have you seen any other dirt road in the county given such treatment?  Dirt roads where people actually … Continue reading

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