Just how does the BOC conduct county business these days since they only meet 2 hours a month?


February 17, 2016

Remember last year, the year before, and up until the last 3 or 4 months, when BOC meetings used to have some real county business on the agenda?  The meetings would usually last 2 to 3 hours, and the commissioners used to also have enough issues to discuss and hold 2 meetings each month.   For the past 3 months the BOC meetings have been little more than appointing people to boards, setting a holiday schedule, and approving check registers for checks that were written and sent out long before the BOC ever approved them.

Two items that this BOC has had on the agenda in the past 3 months that had any substance were holding a hearing on a special use permit for a junkyard and approving taking over $1.3M of JDA debt.

So how does all the county work get done anymore with the BOC meeting only once a month for about 2 hours?  We think we might know.

BACK ROOM Meetings



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.



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4 Responses to Just how does the BOC conduct county business these days since they only meet 2 hours a month?

  1. Not Invited says:

    Meeting in a public place is not the same as having a public meeting, unless you invite the public to your little soiree.

  2. Fake Integrity says:

    There seems to be no doubt that Trammell and Pennamon are making all the decisions after being told by a certain little group what to do and what to say. The other board members are kept informed by telephone and email, but just enough to think they are part of the get along gang. Trammell is busy telling folks that 2 can meet, 2 can meet and there is nothing illegal about it. Keeping people in the dark about everything possible is Trammell’s MO. Talk to people in Baldwin County if you want to know the real Gene Trammell. Folks in Jasper County should have had enough of Carl Pennamon a decade ago. Fools are easily led down the path to nowhere.

  3. Another Mo' Debt Meeting says:

    I wonder how many millions of dollars of public promises were made to David Dyer by the great strategic planners Gene Trammell and Carl Pennamon at this lunch buddy meeting? Maybe they’ve found another multimillionaire Presbyterian in need of a taxpayer funded interest free loan? Those guys always with the FOWARD planning …mo’ debt ..mo’ debt and mo’ debt.It’s all they know how to do.

  4. cheryl nowetner says:

    As well as their back room meetings, try getting a question answered. this board was called THE BEST BOARD EVER by the newspaper, so how is that working for you now?

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