Category Archives: City

CITY OF MONTICELLO LAND PURCHASE GIVES WINDFALL TO LAND OWNERS

December 11, 2017 Any price seems to be acceptable when the taxpayers are paying for it. The City of Monticello recently closed on the 705.95 acres off Hwy 11 South that borders Feldspar Rd.  Despite the assessed value (which is … Continue reading

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DO YOU CARE WHAT WILL BE GOING ON IN JASPER COUNTY 10 YEARS FROM NOW?

December 7, 2017 The Comprehensive Plan Committee will help determine how Jasper County looks in the future.  Who is on it and what is their job? The Comprehensive Plan Committee was appointed at the 12/4/17 BOC meeting.  This committee is … Continue reading

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CITY OF MONTICELLO DECIDES TO DO THEIR OWN CODE ENFORCEMENT

November 18, 2017 Does this mean the County taxpayers are off the hook?  The City of Monticello has been pushing the County to do code enforcement for them, even though the City has the money to provide it themselves.  At … Continue reading

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JCWSA OPPOSED TO CITY MEGASITE PROJECT

October 12, 2017 JCWSA member Ken McMichael spoke to the BOC and wanted them to sign a joint letter to USDA opposing the city of Monticello’s “Megasite” project. Mr. McMichael told the BOC the JCWSA has always intended to use … Continue reading

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Monticello Mayor Brian Standifer says, “We want to be truly transparent.”  If so, what about…..

September 22, 2017 Mr. Mayor, you say you want to be truly transparent to everyone.  Please answer a few questions for us.  We will be happy to give you space on the blog for your answers. What about the USDA … Continue reading

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COUNTY CAN NOT PROVIDE SATISFACTORY CODE ENFORCEMENT BUT MEETING TO CONSIDER DOING CITY ENFORCEMENT ANYWAY

September 19, 2017 Last night’s BOC meeting proved one thing—the City is pushing the County to do code enforcement for them even though the City has the money to provide it themselves. Only 3 BOC members were present last night, … Continue reading

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BOC TO CONSIDER PROVIDING CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT AND BUYING 2 VANS AT ALMOST $50,000 APIECE

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 … Continue reading

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