April 13, 2016
It must be too hot in Jasper County for the Jasper County Commissioners. They are retreating to Athens to discuss county business, and they need a facilitator to help them discuss what is important to Jasper County. For some reason they can not openly discuss county business in front of the citizens that pay for all their plans to spend money or tax us more. They are having this retreat during a week day when the everyday citizen is working to support the spending habit of the BOC and is therefore unable to attend.
The agenda—a copy presented below—has an unusual item on it: “Commissioner-County Manager Relations.” Why would this item be on the agenda? Is it because two commissioners (Trammell & Pennamon) are busy micromanaging everything that happens on a daily basis (with the frequent assistance of a 3rd commissioner-Salmon)? Or is there another reason–why the County Manager is still considered “interim” after 9 months?
TWG comments are in blue on the agenda. Yes, an actual agenda has been published after the Attorney General sent the county attorney a letter addressing the lack of an agenda at the 3/31/16 work session.
JASPER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
NORTHEAST GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMISSION HEADQUARTERS, ATHENS GA.
APRIL 14, 2016
9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
FACILITATORS: JIM DOVE AND MOTT BECK NORTHEAST GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMISSION
9:00 A.M. CALL TO ORDER AND WELCOME CHAIRMAN GENE TRAMMELL
9:15 A.M. SPLOST JIM DOVE
10:30 A.M. BREAK
10:45 A.M. TSPLOST JIM DOVE
11:15 A.M. PUBLIC WORKS JIM DOVE
12:00 P.M. LUNCH NEGRC
1:00 P.M. JOINT CITY – COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT JIM DOVE
The county plans to perform code enforcement in the City when they can’t or won’t enforce the codes in the county—for the past 4 years?! Is the City going to pay anything for this service?
1:30 P.M. COMMISSIONER – COUNTY MANAGER RELATIONS JIM DOVE
2:00 P.M. UPCOMING AREA DEVELOPMENT JIM DOVE
Will David Dyer be attending this Retreat?
2:30 P.M. RETREAT SUMMARY JIM DOVE
3:00 P.M. ADJOURN JIM DOVE
Will the county attorney be attending the retreat? There are no legal items are on the agenda. However, it will be another way to spend money on unnecessary things.