Category Archives: Open Government

WHY WASTE TIME GOING TO THE BOC MEETINGS WHEN EVERYTHING IS DECIDED LONG BEFOREHAND?

December 3, 2018 The purpose of a citizen going to a BOC meeting is to find out what is being discussed and what is approved that affects the county, the budget, and our property taxes.  2018 has been a tough … Continue reading

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COMMISSIONERS HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON ITEMS PUBLIC IS CLUELESS ABOUT

October 31, 2018 There was an ad this past week in the paper for a public hearing on the “Capital Improvements Element (CIE) of the Development Impact Fee Program—whatever that is—to take place 11/5/18 at 6:00PM.   The following letter below … Continue reading

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JASPER COUNTY TAXPAYERS PAY OVER $7,000 FOR BIG SPREAD AT EMPLOYEE PARTY

October 26, 2018 Anyone can have a Christmas party, but it should not be at taxpayers’ expense.  In 2016, the checks paying for the employee Christmas party totaled more than $2500.  In 2017, the county employees were each given a … Continue reading

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BOC APPROVES SALMON’S “DEER CAPITAL” SIGNS AS WELL AS OTHER SIGNS TO BE PUT UP ON HIGHWAYS

October 2, 2018 Last night the BOC discussed putting up signs for all to see as they enter and leave Jasper County on the major highways—Highways 11, 212, 83, and 16.  One of the signs was the “Deer Capital” signs … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY & COUNTY ENTER INTO LEASE AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION—WHY IS THIS A BIG SECRET?

August 8, 2018  Only by reading the July 2, 2018 minutes would you ever know that the Jasper County BOC and the DAJC have a lease agreement for a piece of land.  The lease term is one (1) year with … Continue reading

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WHO HAS TAKEN OVER THE WOOD FLOORING PLANT?  ARE THE TAXPAYERS OFF THE HOOK FOR NOW?

July 10, 2018 On March 21, 2018, TWG asked, “Has the taxpayer backed wood flooring plant closed?”  https://taxdogs.wordpress.com/2018/03/21/has-the-taxpayer-backed-wood-flooring-plant-closed/ On March 24, 2018, TWG reported that DAJC’s Executive Director, David Dyer, responded that the DAJC “will not honor the open records … Continue reading

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K9 KENNELS SHUT DOWN BY DEP’T OF AGRICULTURE AND CITED IN MAGISTRATE COURT

July 7, 2018 In Magistrate Court yesterday, the DOA said that David Williams of K9 Kennels is still required to have a kennel license.  He disputed that, telling the Magistrate Judge, “Shane says I don’t have to have one.  Shane … Continue reading

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