Monthly Archives: June 2014

THE COUNTY NEEDS AN ADDITIONAL FINANCE DIRECTOR POSITION??

June 30, 2014 How would you like to earn $85,000 a year, come to work whatever time you wanted to, get many of your job duties removed, and still get paid the same amount? All you have to do is … Continue reading

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BUDGET HEARING–BOC GIVES THEIR REASONS FOR RAISING MILLAGE

Complete Budget Hearing on Video June 20, 2014   The following videos show the budget hearing held June 16 at 6:00PM. The 5 videos last a total of 30 minutes. If you watch the following videos you will get an … Continue reading

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NEW COUNTY BUDGET IS LARGEST IN JASPER COUNTY HISTORY

June 18, 2014 Here is a copy of the “Summary of Proposed Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2015” for the Jasper County Board of Commissioners. This is usually the only information on the budget the citizens of this county see, … Continue reading

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FY2015 Budget Increases over FY2014 Budget

June 14, 2014 Monday night, June 16 at 6:00PM, you have an opportunity to voice your opinion about the new budget that includes a 2 mil increase plus a $480,000 transfer of funds from Curbside. ($1,066,912 increase over FY14) Karen … Continue reading

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COUNTY TO TAKE OVER CITY POLICING DUTIES

THE FIRST STEP TO CITY-COUNTY CONSOLIDATION HAS TAKEN PLACE June 11, 2014 You have probably heard about all the uproar over the City Council disbanding the Monticello Police Department (MPD) by voting to approve the FY15 budget Tuesday night (6/10/14). … Continue reading

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COUNTY EMPLOYEES GET BIG SURPRISE—THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS INCREASED AND THEY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IT

June 6, 2014 As reported in our “BOC meeting highlights” blog, the BOC increased the county employees’ cost of health insurance by raising the deductible they pay from $1000 to $2500 and adding a $15 per pay period cost for … Continue reading

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PROPOSED COUNTY BUDGET INCREASES TAXES BY 2 MILS

June 3, 2014 After announcing the 2 mil increase (1 for the Sheriff and 1 for the General Fund according to Comm. Trammell), there were comments by both Comm. Trammell and Comm. Luke. See video: 1 mil = $316,000 The … Continue reading

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