July 18, 2014
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
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
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:
- Landfill Update
- Recreation Planning Update
- Health Insurance Deductible—this item has been discussed 3 times by the BOC and the County Manager can’t seem to let it go.
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