September 7, 2017
You gotta be kiddin’, right? Code Enforcement cannot (or will not) enforce the codes in the County. Why would the BOC consider providing code enforcement to the City of Monticello?
If this proposal is anything like the last one the City suggested, it will involve the City paying the County for the services. Why doesn’t the City just hire a code enforcement officer to handle their own problems? If the County code enforcement starts to “help” in the city, it will soon become a full time job and the county will either have NO services at all or have to hire someone else to work in the county.
Jasper County has some of the SAME problems and EYESORES that have been around for 5 or more years, and nothing has been done.
Such as Edison St.
Why not clean up the county before providing services to the City? Cities are supposed to provide their own services to their residents—that’s why they are cities.
Jasper County residents are now paying about 2 mils a year more in taxes to provide special 24/7 Sheriff services to the City of Monticello. Oh, yes, we understand that the City residents pay County taxes, too, but the county residents do NOT have a special precinct with deputies dedicated to a 2 square mile area 24/7 where they live.
CONSOLIDATION IN INCREMENTS?
It seems that this is just one more step toward City-County Consolidation. The City is planning to borrow unknown millions from the USDA for their mega-site, but they can’t afford to hire a code enforcement officer? With City-County Consolidation, the county taxpayers will get to pay for all that debt, too!
Call your BOC members and tell them to vote against this proposal Monday night, September 11th (6:00PM at the courthouse).
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