September 17, 2017
Monday night, September 18, at 6:00PM the BOC will meet to discuss a variety of items. Tops on the list is providing Code Enforcement to the City of Monticello. The current P&Z Director, Shane Sealy, who is over code enforcement, has come up with a proposal and a cost to the county for providing this service for the City.
Here is Shane Sealy’s proposal:
First, it is really hard to believe that only 20 miles per week will be driven to do code enforcement in the City. Second, why would the County consider buying another vehicle and maintaining it to do this ‘service’? Third, why doesn’t the City just hire someone to do the job in the first place??
Two other items on the agenda have to do with buying new 2017 vans at a cost of almost $50,000 each.
4-H wants a new 2017 E350 van that will carry 14 passengers and 1 driver at a cost of right under $45,400. Since 4-H involves the kids in the Jasper County Schools and takes place through the schools, why is the School System not paying for this van and maintaining it?
Senior Center wants a new 2017 E450 van with a wheelchair lift that will carry 14 passengers and 1 driver at a cost slightly over $50,000. The Senior Center is also requesting a storage building, a greenhouse, and a walking trail.
We should also hear the County Manager giving an update on the landfill fire at the meeting.
It always benefits the citizens to attend these meetings, but if you can not, call the commissioners and let them know your thoughts on the agenda items.
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.