January 17, 2016
Last year Sherry Braley was arrested by the GBI for “misappropriating” county funds. The Grand Jury has yet to hear the case.
At the 1/11/16 BOC meeting, the BOC was informed that the forensic audit for P&Z cost $26,000 and this might need to come out of contingency.
Mike Benton told the BOC “we had a problem and didn’t know it.” Now we all know that is not true. See a partial list of TWG blogs below telling everyone, including the BOC, that there were problems in P&Z and in particular with Sherry Braley.
Mr. Benton also told the BOC that P&Z income had doubled from the 1st 6 months of FY15 to the 1st 6 months of FY16 (July 1, 2015-December 31, 2015). He said, “this is proof in the pudding of what went on.”
There were plenty of things the County Manager (Karen Degges) and BOC knew because at least one employee told them so and wrote certified letters to the county attorney, only to be ignored and then fired!
Sept. 30, 2014–EXCUSES, EXCUSES, AND MORE EXCUSES
June 26, 2015–HOW MUCH MONEY WENT MISSING WHILE THE AUDIT WAS DELAYED?
June 28, 2015–ANIMAL CONTROL MONEY SEEMS TO BE MISSING
July 26, 2015–WE HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING—GENE TRAMMELL
Let’s hope in the future the BOC will be more willing to investigate and DO something, rather than act ignorant and cost us so much money.
Citizens, be informed and stay informed! Only by being informed can the citizens understand what is being done and talked about, and then press our officials to make good decisions for everyone in Jasper County. That is our goal with the Taxdogs blog.