WOULDN’T IT BE MORE FAIR IF COMM. PENNAMON PAID HIS PROPERTY TAXES ON TIME, TOO?

October 15, 2013

As of Friday, October 11th, Comm. Carl Pennamon, Chairman of the BOC, still hadn’t paid his property taxes.  The first installment of the county property taxes was due on October 1st.  On October 11th, Comm. Pennamon still owed $1246.58 in county property taxes.

Comm. Pennamon usually is late paying his property taxes.  His excuse has always been that he waits until he gets his tax refund to pay his property taxes.  Everyone knows when property taxes are due each year, and people plan accordingly so they can pay them.  What if all citizens waited until they got their tax refund to pay their property taxes for the preceding year?  The county would run out of money!

Of course, everyone doesn’t pay their property taxes on time, but surely the Commission Chairman, one of our leaders that sets all of our taxes and votes to spend our tax money, could surely pay his own property taxes on time.  After all he is not having to pay for his health insurance or his cell phone and is getting a salary of around $1100 a month from the county.  We all have to pay our property taxes to make sure Comm. Pennamon receives his salary and benefits each month.

Just recently, Comm. Pennamon did pay his taxes on time.  He made sure his taxes were paid in full in December 2012, right before he took his oath of office as County Commissioner.  Being on time only once every four years is not really acceptable to the citizens that struggle to pay their county property taxes on time each year.

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5 Responses to WOULDN’T IT BE MORE FAIR IF COMM. PENNAMON PAID HIS PROPERTY TAXES ON TIME, TOO?

  1. Chicken Man says:

    Are there penalties for paying late? He sure must have filed his tax return late to not have his refund by now. Makes no sense.

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  2. Emma says:

    I like Carl’s suggestion of the commissioners being volunteers. Maybe then we would get the kind of people we need in this position. And, since they are part-time, is it legal for us to pay for their insurance? Home Depot and other corporations can’t, because it’s against the law. And why in the world do we give Pennamon millions of dollars to manage and he can’t manage his own personal finances? There are a lot of things happening that aren’t public knowledge yet, that are not good for Jasper County. This is a very arrogant board of commissioners. Some of their employees are the same way. They think that the rules are for others, not for them, because they are special. What do you call a group of narcissists? In this case, county commissioners.

  3. Carl says:

    We should stop paying all of them. Just to see how deep their “passion to serve” really is. Our Fire Fighters do their other job for free. And most county employees are still facing furlough days. I’d be curious to see who REALLY has our best interests at heart

  4. Gayle says:

    I Agree. I wish we the people could make him . Should be a law that my tax dollars do not pay him unless he pays his taxes.

    Gayle Gray

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