June 2, 2018

The taxpayers now provide the BOC with free smartphones and almost free health insurance, along with life insurance, retirement, and training costs in addition to their pay.  Now they want the taxpayers to provide a “tablet” for their use?

Monday, June 4 at 6:00PM, the BOC will meet and discuss buying tablets (iPads), laptops and other portable devices for each commissioner… and probably the county manager, county clerk, finance director, and any other county employees that have cell phones we are paying for.

Will this make the commissioners smarter?  Will it get things done faster?  What will buying $??? of iPads, laptops, and/or other portable devices for each commissioner accomplish?

The BOC is discussing this now, so they can add it to the new budget.

The reaction when mentioning this idea to a few citizens is—“If they get one, I want one!!!!  Why should they have one, with my money, when I can’t afford one myself?”

You can contact the BOC and let them know how you feel about this new, additional expense.

Commissioner Contact information—click link for email and telephone number:

District 1 – Carl Pennamon 
District 2 – Bruce Henry
District 3 – Don Jernigan
District 4 – Craig Salmon
District 5 – Doug Luke



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.

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  1. Why oh why says:

    What is the justification for another mobile device? How will this make the commissioners more productive?

    From my vantage point, the new county website does not provide any more information than the old one did. It does have a fresher look, but that is about it. Why spend money on looks, when there is so little money for infrastructure.

  2. Wrong Priority says:

    Instead of discussing purchasing ipads and the like, which will add little value commissioner efficiency, how about better spending our tax dollars on repairing and repaving roads in the county. The road in front of my house is in pathetic condition.

  3. What is important? says:

    Jasper County folks never cease to amaze me.  They get excited about a post about 500 acres of junk, but either ignore or condemn articles about increased taxes, higher budgets, and wasteful spending.  Weird!

  4. Let The Crush Flow says:

    So I feel like if the Board of Commissioners had the bigger screen tablets, which afford them as a group, the more unifying experience, then yes, whatever amount it takes. No self-respecting political puppet should be forced to play Candy Crush on a 5.5 phone .Tiffi and Mr. Toffee approve this message..

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