Monthly Archives: April 2015

BOC TRIES TO FOOL PUBLIC AGAIN

April 29, 2015 It comes as no surprise to anyone, that keeps up with what the current BOC does, to find them lying about their intentions. On April 6, 2015, the BOC made a motion and voted to approve extending … Continue reading

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MATTHEW ROPER—LANDFILL EMPLOYEE, CONSULTANT, OR PARTNER?

MATTHEW ROPER—LANDFILL EMPLOYEE, CONSULTANT, OR PARTNER? April 28, 2015 The sudden need by the Jasper County BOC to set up a Solid Waste Authority (SWA) led to some investigative digging by several citizens. Questions arose after seeing a letter laying … Continue reading

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AT&T CAN’T FUND JASPER COUNTY’S 8 CELL TOWERS BUT HAS SPENT $2.8B IN ATLANTA

April 23, 2015 Remember on March 2nd when AT&T came to the BOC meeting and told the BOC that the newly erected cell towers wouldn’t have service any time soon? The BOC was taken aback at their last meeting when … Continue reading

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WHY SPEND $4500 TO REPAIR EQUIPMENT WHEN YOU CAN REPLACE IT FOR $235,000?

April 22, 2015 Does that sound crazy to you? It probably does, but it was what our County Manager, Karen Degges suggested doing for a new “Fireline Pumper Truck.” Karen Degges told the BOC that there was a “demo unit” … Continue reading

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PEOPLE SHOULD BE FEARFUL OF THE PROPOSED SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY

April 18, 2015 This week in the Monticello News there was an ad asking for citizens to serve on the new Solid Waste Authority enacted by the BOC after a closed door meeting. Don’t be fooled! Unless you are particularly … Continue reading

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HERE’S SOME OF WHAT YOUR TAX MONEY PAID FOR IN MARCH 2015

April 17, 2015 The Jasper County March check register showed some interesting payments. Gene Trammell is attending the ACCG annual meeting Friday, April 17 – Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, and so is … Continue reading

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You are now on the hook for $1.8M if things don’t work out

April 16, 2015 Tonight, Comm. Gene Trammell took charge of the meeting, and immediately removed everything from the agenda except Economic Development and the Intergovernmental Agreement to guarantee $1,800,000 of bonds for the Thompson & Thwaite LLC Project (Frank Lake … Continue reading

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