February 4, 2015
In addition to being a forensic accountant and the County Manager, Ms. Degges has informed the BOC she is an engineer and has to help the public works director with the roads and is director now of both Animal Control and Planning & Zoning. (She told them somebody had to do it!)
This is why our roads are in such great shape in Jasper County; Ms. Degges is supervising the engineering on them.
As for Animal Control, we just can’t understand why Sherry Braley has told people she was now over Animal Control and got a $2.83 hour raise over the past few months. When people look for Ms. Braley over in Planning & Zoning, many times they have been told by Brad Cherry (Building Inspector), that she is at Animal Control. But we are glad to know that everything is being taken care of because if Ms. Degges is in charge, what could go wrong?
Best of all, with her impressive financial skills, Ms. Degges told the BOC that Jasper County is in great shape and will have a $630,000 surplus at the 6/30/14 year end. Watch the video here:
She says this BOC is conservative in spending and is pinching pennies, and $630,000 will go into savings for the county. This means there will be no tax increase coming up! It also means that you were taxed that additional 2 mils (2 mils= $630,000) so Karen Degges could make herself look good.
When we get our open records requests for the information she presented, we will give you more details on just how wonderful things are going in Jasper County.