Category Archives: Property taxes

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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CITY TO PURCHASE NEW MEGASITE—COST UNKNOWN TO PUBLIC—40 YEARS OF DEBT TO BUY

June 7, 2017 The Monticello News recently printed an article titled, “City to Purchase Megasite for Water, Growth”  Even though the Monticello News reported “the purchase WILL be made through USDA grants and loans,” there has NOT been a grant … Continue reading

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FIGHT, DOUG, FIGHT– FOR THE POOR, OVER-TAXED PROPERTY OWNER

 Comm. Doug Luke has finally joined Comm. Bruce Henry in the fight to lower the millage rate and give the property owners some relief.  He did his best and fought for the citizens the entire meeting.  June 1, 2017  At … Continue reading

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AFTER 2 MONTHS OF BUDGET DISCUSSIONS, CRAIG SALMON THROWS A MONKEY WRENCH IN THE PROCESS

SALMON WANTED TO ADD $200,000 OR MORE TO THE BUDGET FIGURE RIGHT BEFORE THE VOTE  May 28, 2017  Interrupting a motion to accept the $10,041,274 FY18 budget, Commissioner Salmon sidetracks the board with what he suggests is a “dangerous question.”  … Continue reading

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ATTENTION-TURTLE COVE RESIDENTS—THANK YOUR COMMISSIONERS FOR YOUR NEW PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

May 27, 2017 Both commissioners representing the Turtle Cove area, Salmon on the east side and Jernigan on the west side, voted to use the higher millage rate Monday night instead of the rollback rate.  Comm. Pennamon voted along with … Continue reading

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BOC MEETS TOMORROW-MAY 25-TO APPROVE FY18 BUDGET & MILLAGE RATE

May 24, 2017 The agenda was posted sometime today for a meeting tomorrow night at 6:00PM to approve the millage rate and the $10,000,000+ FY18 budget.  There have been no public hearings, which have become nothing more than a formality … Continue reading

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