April 17, 2015
- 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 the Assistant County Attorney—David Ozburn—all paid for by the county taxpayers.
- $18,187.28 was paid out in note payments—3 notes to Caterpillar for $5386.50 and 4 notes to BB&T for $12,800.74.
- Sherry Braley, Code Enforcement/Planning & Zoning, was reimbursed for more training $359.58. We just wish she’d start using that training and do some code enforcement.
- Economic Development Authority is paid $5000.17 per month to help pay for David Dyer’s salary of $48,000 a year plus mileage and expenses.
- Monticello’s and Shady Dale’s SPLOST portions are being paid out of the General Fund instead of the SPLOST fund. (How does anyone know how much the SPLOST balance really is?)
- James Gregory, Fire/EMS Director, is still receiving a vehicle allowance of $250 for driving back and forth to work.
- There were several late invoices paid (as far back as June, but mostly November & December invoices and mostly from the Sheriff’s department), but one major one was the December Georgia Forestry invoice for $4000.75.
- $203,887.42 was paid to Pittman Construction for road work under the LMIG program.
- The county attorney was paid in two separate invoices, $2205 for attending meetings from October to December and $1820 to defend the lawsuit brought against the county and JCWSA to prevent the county from signing on a JCWSA note and to keep the county from taking over the day-to-day operations of JCWSA.
The county staff writes checks 4 or 5 times a month, but the BOC only approves checks once a month—long after they are written and sent off. We certainly have to question if the BOC even knows what checks are written or what they are written for.
You can see a list of all the March 2015 checks written from the General Fund here:
After looking through the check register, please feel free to comment!