Category Archives: Property taxes

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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SPLOST ELECTIONS ARE PLANNED SO NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT THEM     

November 2, 2017 Have you ever noticed how so few people know about and vote in SPLOST elections?  It is planned that way, so that only the people that benefit from a yes vote know about it.  As of Wednesday … Continue reading

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SPLOST –DON’T BE DECEIVED–IT IS MORE THAN JUST A PENNY

October 16, 2017 The BOC, Chamber of Commerce, and others like to tell us “it’s only a penny”, but it is a whole lot more than that.  It is additional property taxes year after year PLUS that “penny” on every … Continue reading

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BOC MEETING—LOTS OF TALK, LITTLE ACCOMPLISHED

October 3, 2017 The BOC had lots of talk—much repeated from a previous meeting, and little accomplished.  Here’s what happened–     Old Business: Discussion on New 4-H Vehicle—Cost -approx. $45,000+–TABLED until next meeting so where funds will come from … Continue reading

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BOC MEETING ABOUT LITTLE MORE THAN SPENDING MONEY

October 1, 2017   The BOC meetings have become nothing more than voting to spend money.  Case in point, tomorrow night’s BOC agenda with over $400,000 of requests.  It is doubtful any will be denied.   Old Business: Discussion on … 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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