July 7, 2015
If you have not read the blog from July 6, 2015, please read it first:
Below is the video showing the motion and vote of the Jasper County BOC to allow Karen Degges to go on 90 days medical leave:
When the meeting adjourns, a citizen questions the BOC if Karen Degges is getting paid for 90 days Medical Leave. Yes or No?
Jim Alexander, county attorney, tells the BOC “you don’t have to answer that.” Watch this video–
The question was not addressed to the county attorney, but to the BOC. The county attorney is not the 6th commissioner and was not only out of place with his comment but was rude as well.
The BOC didn’t want to answer the question, but with other citizens speaking out, they finally did say, “Yes, she’s getting paid for 90 days.”
The county attorney has been really busy lately cleaning up messes he has created, such as a Solid Waste Authority set up in Executive Session. Putting someone on PAID medical leave is going to have some very costly consequences for county taxpayers. (Next blog on this subject will have details)
Jim Alexander is not the county attorney; that is an incorrect title. He does nothing to protect or defend the citizens of Jasper County. His title is Jasper County Board of Commissioners’ Attorney, and we will refer to him as the Commissioners’ Attorney in the future.
Your comments are welcome!