August 4, 2018
Are you ready? Craig Salmon has been pushing the City-County Consolidation issue for months, and Carl Pennamon has been a long time advocate.
The BOC will vote Monday night to put Consolidation on the November ballot.
AGENDA ITEM: Question for the Nov 6 Ballot Regarding Public Support for Consolidation of Jasper County, City of Monticello and the City of Shady Dale
Yes, you want consolidation or No, you don’t. The ballot won’t tell you about all the debt the county will take over for the city, including the new Megasite debt.
Does the City want this? At the last Service Delivery meeting, at least two council persons –David Wease and Cynthia Miller said they did not. The Mayor did not seem to be in favor either.
Of course, we have to wonder if a vote will matter anyway. We voted against JCWSA being set up, and guess what? They did it anyway, and this BOC signed a 31 year bailout agreement for it.
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