November 10, 2017


At Monday night’s meeting, the BOC voted to spend over $106,000 and take it all out of “contingency” because it was not budgeted.  This will leave the county with less than $44,000 in contingency to last until June 30, 2018.


In three (3) unanimous votes, the BOC approved

  • Sr. Center Van for  $52,784.92
  • Extension-4H Shuttle Van for $49,892.92
  • Janitorial Services for the Sr. Center in the amount of  $3900

 $150,000 was budgeted and approved for Contingency to enable the BOC to meet emergencies from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. 



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3 Responses to BOC USES 70% of FY-2018 CONTINGENCY TO BUY VANS

  1. My Pockets Are Empty says:

    Governments set aside contingency funds for unexpected expenses for use in an emergency. This Board of Commissioners does not grasp that concept. They think any taxpayer money set aside in reserve is their piggy bank to use as they wish. Just because a speaker comes before them at a meeting and requests funding, does not mean they should grant all requests. These commissioners need to get a backbone.

    Commissioners should not be forcing property owners pay for the new 4-H van. We already pay for funding the program through our income taxes, which go to the USDA. 4-H also gets funding through major private corporations and private donations.

    Did anyone, including our commissioners, investigate getting a grant or donation to purchase a van? I seriously doubt if any real effort was put into securing funds. As always, our commissioners are addicted to reaching into Jasper County taxpayers pockets.

    I was involved in 4-H in school and we functioned very well without having a van. Having said that we could have afforded one much better than Jasper County taxpayers.

  2. Inquisitive says:

    Is purchasing the two vans considered an emergency? Did neither of the two departments know that a new van is in their future 6 months ago when the budget was discussed?

    Did the commissioners/county manager consider 1-2 year old vehicles? Most vehicles lose the most value in the first couple of years.

    How much will insurance cost on the new vehicles?

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