March 13, 2017
Last Monday night (3/6/17), the BOC voted to hire Allen Smith Consulting (again) to manage the grant applied for to renovate the Senior Citizens Center, without considering getting bids for the services. Even though this was previously done—August 3, 2015—it was not in the official minutes for some reason.
Watch this video that was made August 3, 2015, where this was discussed for 5 minutes and Comm. Trammell refused to go out for bids because he had used this company before. Comm. Pennamon and Comm. Trammell had met with the reps of this company earlier and they pushed this through.
You can read the original post concerning this here:
You would think the BOC would figure out that they had already approve this since there have been $3582.62 of checks written to Allen Smith Consulting since September 2015.
Good memories and excellent, informative meeting minutes would go a along way in Jasper County. Competitive bids would also ensure the public is getting the job done for the best price.
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.