FIRE HYDRANT TAX DISTRICT ON BOC AGENDA FOR JULY 21ST

July 18, 2014

Water Tax

Once again, the Fire Hydrant Tax District has been set for a work session starting at 5:15PM. This tax was already set on 6/26/14 along with the millage rate. It brings in close to $48,000 a year for Jasper County Water and Sewer.

Despite the advice of the County Attorney, Comm. Trammell and Comm. Salmon just can’t leave the issue alone. Watch this discussion during the June meeting when Comm. Salmon wanted an investigation of the water authorities. The county attorney told him and the other BOC members they had no jurisdiction over the water authorities except to appoint their members.

Craig Salmon just can’t let this go. He has an agenda and he has repeatedly tried to do something despite being voted down 3 times this year.

During the May 13, 2014 meeting of JCWSA, Mr. Salmon attended to explain to them about the investigation he wanted. He did not attend or contact ASWA about this after his attempt at the May BOC meeting to have them investigated.

What the BOC has in mind is only known by them and their secret conversations. Take time to attend the meeting and hear this for yourself. No doubt members of JCWSA have been notified as they usually are and are allowed to speak during the work session while regular citizens are not.

 

Following is the BOC Agenda for the regular meeting July 21, 2014 at 6:00PM

Old Business: 

1.      Fire Hydrant Tax District Discussion (further discussion if needed)

2.      Fire Station #3 Building Expansion – Bid Results/Award of Bid/Encumbrance of FY2014 Budget Funds

3.      BB&T Fire Truck and Sheriff Vehicle Ratification

4.      LMIG 2015 RFP’s – Whitley Engineering

 

New Business:

1.      Adoption of new Landfill Consulting Contract – Triple Point Engineering

2.      Fire Station #1 Request to Bid – Roof Replacement

3.      Recreation Fee Structure – Family Discount Component

4.      NEGRC – Dept. of Human Services Coordinated Transportation Contract—NOTE:

A google search shows the following:

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Coordinated Transportation System is administered by the Transportation Services Section within the Office of Facilities and Support Services (OFSS).

The system is designed to provide services to human services clients, and therefore is a human service transportation system. The system provides services to eligible consumers as identified by the Division of Aging, Division of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, the Department of Behavioral Health Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD Rehabilitative Services.

Comment: If this is what it appears, this is a bus (transport) service that the taxpayers provide—to take people to the doctor, shopping (out of the county), etc. free of charge by hiring more people, paying for gas, etc. Does the BOC need to add more “services” for a few people at the expense of the property owner? The millage rate just went up and this BOC has lists of new things to spend money on rather than concentrating on poor roads, lack of code enforcement, and things that affect all of the citizens of this county.

 5.      Budget Amendments – Finance

County Manager Items:

  1. Landfill Update
  2. Recreation Planning Update
  3. Health Insurance Deductiblethis item has been discussed 3 times by the BOC and the County Manager can’t seem to let it go.

 

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4 Responses to FIRE HYDRANT TAX DISTRICT ON BOC AGENDA FOR JULY 21ST

  1. Gay Morrison says:

    I agree with you Freda! My dirt road has the exact same problem. But then if they do there job and do it well….they will get fired for some reason or another and it seems like insubordination is their casue to fire, here of late.

  2. Lynn Short says:

    “Trammell and Salmon won’t rest until they attain their long term goal of totally financing that debt dump of a water authority, JCWSA with money forcibly confiscated from the taxpayers of Jasper County. These two former JCWSA placeholders long ago tried to force the county taxpayers into assuming the massive debt assumed by the mismanaged mess masquerading as a water authority via failed legal action, and now that they are floating at the top of the punch bowl, they are in even a better position to dump their load of toxic sewage into the fresh water pond of public trust. These two respect no boundaries when it comes to turning the will of the debt pimps into the financial burdens of we the taxpayers of Jasper County…bet on it.”

  3. Lynn Short says:

    Jasper Country government could sure use a few old school adults at it’s helm. A couple of generations ago forthrightness was expected, every day, in every thing. It was a measure of maturity. Nobody got away with mushmouth spin, everyone kept to the simple truth as they knew it or they got eased out of adult society and sat at the kid’s table come Thanksgiving.

    We owe each other our true thoughts in a straightforward way. We don’t have to be right but we do have to be honest. Absent that, we devolve into frillery and artifice. This notion is mostly past tense now, as confirmed by political correctness—social anesthesia if you will. But there are those who carry on, convinced by experience that optimism is warranted only if you see things as they are, or close enough. They carry on not as a heroic mission mind you, it’s just the way they are. We’ll not name names here, they know who they are, it’s a small club. Ol Remus http://www.woodpilereport.com/

  4. Freda Diaz says:

    Comment: If this is what it appears, this is a bus (transport) service that the taxpayers provide—to take people to the doctor, shopping (out of the county), etc. free of charge by hiring more people, paying for gas, etc. Does the BOC need to add more “services” for a few people at the expense of the property owner? The millage rate just went up and this BOC has lists of new things to spend money on rather than concentrating on poor roads, lack of code enforcement, and things that affect all of the citizens of this county.
    We already have the “Older Americans Council” out beside the sheriff’s department, that does all of that. Why do we need another one? Are am I missing something here? I live on an unpaved road and every year we watch our taxes go up and up and up..when is it going to end? If they would hire some one responsible enough to know what they are doing when they come to repair the roads instead of putting a band aid on things it may make a difference. They come out one day, scrape the roads and put down a bucket full of gravel and never clean out the ditches…. then the next time they come out to scrape, they push the last bucketful of gravel into the ditch. The ditches are full. When the fall and winter rains come the road washes away because the water has nowhere to go. Then spring comes and they scrape again…and put another bucketful of gravel all on spots that do not need it and the worst places stay muddy. I don’t understand…..and the road never really gets fixed properly. What do we pay these people for? They don’t do anything but sit up on their little thrones and make decisions that are worthless and put the county in more and more debt. I say we get rid of all of them. Anybody else agree with me?

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