March 3, 2015
At the October 6, 2014 BOC meeting Comm. Salmon made a statement that he would pay for the 25 “Deer Capital” signs that Karen Degges pushed the BOC to order. The cost would be $35 per sign for a total cost of $875.
See video of the entire discussion. Comm. Salmon’s comments come at 5:20 on the video. He said he was willing to pay for the signs to help “advertise” Jasper County.
It appears that Comm. Salmon didn’t follow through with his pledge. Last night the BOC approved a budget amendment to move $1,050 for “Deer Capital Signs” into the Public Works budget. There was no discussion of this because it was on the consent agenda.
Karen Degges pushed the BOC to order the 25 signs saying they could easily sell them at the Deer Festival for $70 each for someone’s “man cave.” It appears they didn’t sell quite as well as she expected, so the Public Works budget will absorb the cost, according to the resolution.
You can see by the video and the resolution that was passed last night (3/2/15) by the BOC that TWG does not put out “inaccurate accusatory statements that are without merit.” Comm. Salmon needs to follow through with his pledge.
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