Monthly Archives: August 2015

WHY COMM. PENNAMON WANTS EMS AUDITED

August 30, 2015     Comm. Pennamon questioned the auditor about EMS and why more details were not included in the FY14 audit. He seemed to be concerned about the increase in accounts receivable.   He should be concerned about … Continue reading

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IT’S ABOUT TIME THE CITIZENS GOT TO KNOW MORE OF THE STORY ABOUT “ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT” DEALS

August 28, 2015 Soon, all the deals made by economic development authorities all over the state and country, will have a little sunshine on them, and the taxpayers that end up paying for those deals will have a better idea … Continue reading

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WHY ARE THE TAXPAYERS PAYING LEGAL BILLS FOR CELL TOWER WORK WHEN THE CONSULTANT WAS PAID $55,000+ FOR THE DEAL?

August 26, 2015 “David Dyer has inside information since he worked for AT&T.”—Gene Trammell at the 1/12/15 BOC meeting David Dyer has played several roles in getting the 8 new cell towers in Jasper County approved, and was paid quite … Continue reading

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CITY AUDIT SHOWS WITHOUT UTILITY FUND TRANSFERS, CITY WOULD BE BROKE

August 23, 2015  There have been complaints about the cost of Monticello’s utilities (water, gas, and electric) for as long as anyone can remember. However, if rates are lowered, the city would have to increase its property tax collections by … Continue reading

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“HERE LATELY PURCHASING HAS GOTTEN TO BE A HOT ISSUE FOR US.” –Gene Trammell

August 20, 2015 The problem is not the purchasing, the problem is the BOC hasn’t been following the bidding process to purchase larger items.  Here’s what Chairman Trammell has to say on the subject: Trammell said that he had asked … Continue reading

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MACK TILLMAN ROAD—THE INSIDE STORY

August 18, 2015 After citizen comments, the BOC has started having Commissioner comments. Monday night during his comments, Comm. Pennamon tried to “set the story straight” about Mack Tillman Dr. He said PW did not pave that road. Listen to … Continue reading

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BOC WILLING TO BUY MORE EQUIPMENT AND HIRE MORE PEOPLE SO PUBLIC WORKS CAN “DO THE JOB”

August 18, 2015 The main topic at the BOC meeting last night was Public Works. Comm. Trammell stated, “You [referring to Preston Campbell, PW Director] know where we want to go. Despite what others say, we have confidence in you.” … Continue reading

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