Monthly Archives: May 2015

WHAT IS FUND BALANCE & HOW MUCH IS IT?

May 30, 2015 At the BOC meeting Thursday evening, the Commissioners continually talked about taking money out of “Fund Balance.” Unfortunately, it appeared that none of them really understand what Fund Balance is. It is NOT cash, and it is … Continue reading

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BOC TO VOTE ON MORE PERKS FOR THEMSELVES AT TAXPAYER’S EXPENSE

May 30, 2015 After just agreeing to increase the county budget by $600,000 to $9,500,000, the BOC has it on the agenda to buy themselves Note Pads—iPad or Samsung Galaxy. And just like the cell phones we, the taxpayer’s pay … Continue reading

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THE BOC MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY REVOLTED LAST NIGHT

May 29, 2015 Over the past 2 years it has been amazing to watch the current BOC listen to presentations, information, non-answers, and financial manipulation given by County Manager Karen Degges and never bat an eye. They have practiced very … Continue reading

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SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE & BOC MEETING THURSDAY MAY 28 AT 6:00PM

May 27, 2015 Both the SWC and the BOC are meeting at 6:00PM, but in separate meetings. The BOC will be discussing the new budget for FY16 which will increase from $8.819 million to $9.198 million or a $379,000 increase. … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE LANDFILL REALLY COSTING US? NOT WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD!

May 25, 2015 Citizens have repeatedly heard various figures about what the landfill is costing, what a drain on the county this landfill is, and how the Solid Waste Committee needs to cut the costs down below $100,000 a year … Continue reading

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WHAT THE SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN DISCUSSING –PART 2

May 24, 2015 The SWC had its second meeting on May 14, 2015. We were surprised that some of the information they requested was substituted with “fluff.” It will be hard for the SWC to make decisions if they can’t … Continue reading

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WHAT THE SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN DISCUSSING –PART 1

May 23, 2015 In order to keep up with what is going on with the Landfill issue, regional waste, and discussions by the SWC, we are providing links to the videos made at the first SWC meeting on May 7th. … Continue reading

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