Category Archives: Budgets

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

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 … Continue reading

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WHY WAS THE SPLOST DECREASED?  THE BOC FINDS THAT TAXPAYERS DO NOT WANT MORE DEBT

August 23, 2017 Comm. Pennamon opened the meeting on Monday night by revealing that he has come to realize that the taxpayers of Jasper County do not want more debt.  Comm. Pennamon also has been talking to the two local … Continue reading

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JASPER COUNTY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNERS GET TAX BREAK

July 6, 2017 It might be very small, and certainly won’t offset the tax increases from the BOC and School Board, but it is something. Despite the majority of the BOC refusing to use the rollback rate on the tax … Continue reading

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FIGHT, BRUCE, FIGHT

June 23, 2017 Comm. Bruce Henry has twice attempted to get the rest of the BOC to go along with him and start setting money aside for capital projects, such as roads and buildings. He has advocated using the estimated … Continue reading

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Comm. CRAIG SALMON SABOTAGES BOC MEETING—AGAIN

June 16, 2017 At the 5/25/17 BOC meeting, Salmon derailed the multi-month budget discussions and tentative approval of the budget by wanting to add several hundred thousand dollars to the budget at the last minute.  His idea was to either … Continue reading

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SALMON TRIES TO BELITTLE CITIZENS AT PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

June 13, 2017  After months of budget discussions without allowing any citizen input, the BOC finally held (legally required) public hearings on the budget.   Even though everyone knew it wasn’t going to change any minds on the BOC, two citizens … Continue reading

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FY 2018 BUDGET—PUBLIC HEARINGS MONDAY, JUNE 12

June 11, 2017  The citizens of Jasper County have been allowed little to no input on the FY18 budget; however, now that the “proposed” budget has already been approved by the Jasper County BOC, they will let you have a … Continue reading

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