April 17, 2015

Hand with moneyThe 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 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!




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  1. Observer says:

    During the BOC meeting on 3/2/15, the commissioners approved check # 42366 through 42690. Check # 42366 was issued on 1/13/15 and check # 42690 was issued on 2/27/15.

    The commissioners approved checks that were written between 1/13/15 and 2/27/15 that night.
    The approval of checks is just another dog and pony show.

    The fact that commissioners do not query invoices became clear during the last town hall meeting. When a rather sizable expense was questioned, the commission chair had no idea that a check was issued.

  2. Suggestion says:

    Has ACCG ever heard of Webinars? Webinar is short for Web based seminar. It is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web using video conferencing software. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information.

    We often hear about wanting to move into the 21st Century. Please do so quickly. It would save us taxpayers a lot of money.

  3. Weary Tax Mule says:

    If we tax mules pony up $5,000 a month or $60,000 a year, of which $48 ,000 goes toward floating David Dyer’s generous retirement plan, then where does the other $12,000 dollars wander off to?

    Lunch money for entertaining Gene Trammell and the Social Strategic Planning Committee (SSPC)?

    Hey, who wants to start a local business, with no money down, and ten years of tax free rides on the back of the friendly Jasper County tax mule’s back? See Gene Trammell and David Dyer for details on how to apply.

    Don’t miss the opportunity to take your turn at riding the Jasper County tax mule before the river of red ink rises and the rides are no longer free,

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