Whu d’ya have? Buildings or roads? 25 years of debt? It is up to you!
July 17, 2017
Commissioners complain about not being able to pave roads because they don’t have enough money. And, according to Comm. Pennamon, the Public Works crew does not have enough vehicles to get everyone to their respective work areas.
But what are the priorities of the BOC?
Building more buildings—big buildings –multi-million dollar buildings—for Recreation and for Administrative offices, training rooms, and a fitness and locker room for the Sheriff’s department.
A new Public Works building has been talked about a long time, and $300,000 was set aside sometime around 2011. However, this project has been scratched from the SPLOST list.
Public Works is using the old work camp/jail as offices. It is probably 50 years old or older:
Public Works uses a building that is falling in (among other problems) to work on equipment:
But the Jasper County BOC’s priorities are $2.5M for a Rec building, $2.5M for administrative addition at the Sheriff’s office, and $2.5M for roads (that will give you about 5 miles of roads). And to accomplish this, they want you to vote in a 25 year bond. Will your road be one of the 5 miles paved when you are asked to vote for a $7.5M bond debt of 25 years?
Watch Comm. Luke tell the public why roads can’t get paved—it costs about $500,000 per 1/2 mile—
Watch Comm. Pennamon ask the Sheriff if he can let Public Works have one of his old, out of service cars so everyone at Public Works can get to their work area in the county—
Priorities, priorities. What is really important to the people of Jasper County? You have a chance to say at 3 public hearings—each one at 6:00PM.
Thursday, July 20
Monday, July 24
Thursday, July 27
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.