October 12, 2016
The recent forum between the two candidates for the District 3 County Commission seat lasted about 90 minutes with opening comments and answers to questions from the floor.
At this link
you can see 11 different videos of the event, including the opening statements by the two candidates, J. Ross Hays and Gene Trammell.
Ross Hays, “My goal is to be your voice. I want to spend as much time as possible with you all so we can figure out what direction we want the county to go.”
Gene Trammell, “I’m running because it takes 2 to 3 years to learn the ropes and there is so much that goes on behind the scenes that you are not aware of.” “I can be more effective in this next term.”
A hot topic at the forum was roads. The question was, “Why are the roads in this county in such bad shape?” This topic lasted about 20 minutes; therefore, a video of an accumulation of comments is presented here:
Trammell says there has been only one application over the past year for a civil engineer to work for the county. We ask, “What does that tell you about our Public Works department?”
Something that was brought up by Gene Trammell about Turtle Cove water was shocking. He said, “The law says whoever provides water has got to provide the sewerage.” Does he indicate that TCPOA will have to provide sewerage in the near future at a cost of $20-$30 million?
Other topics for you to see at this link—
- Non-Disclosure Agreements
- Agenda—behind closed doors
- Issues that need to be addressed in the next 4 years
- 5-acre lot size
- Cost of development to the taxpayers
If you are interested in any of these topics or any other topic concerning the county, there will be TWO MORE FORUMS for you to attend and ask your own questions.
October 20, 2016 at 7:00PM—Old Ben Hill School, Hillsboro
October 27, 2016 at 7:00PM—Jackson Lake Rd. Fire Station (Station 1)
If you are really interested in what happens to your county in the next 10 years, attend the hearing on Monday, October 24 at 6:00PM. The public has opportunity to speak on various issues: See “plans” for Jasper County here. Make sure you take time to review this document and understand how this will affect you, your property taxes, and your county.