Category Archives: Property taxes

WHY IS THE PENINSULA PROPERTY VALUED FOR ONLY 25% OF ITS SELLING PRICE?

September 27, 2018 Over the past several years, properties are valued on the tax books for what they have sold for.  If you go to protest the value of your property, the first thing you will be told is this, … Continue reading

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SUPERINTENDENT GETS 3% RAISE WHILE TEACHERS LACK SUPPLIES

September 21, 2018 The school board (BOE) voted Tuesday night 3-1, with Lewis Rice voting no, to give Superintendent Mike Newton a 3% raise.  Bobby Norris did not attend the meeting.  Shilling, Barton, and Lynch approved. Newton currently makes more … Continue reading

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WORKMAN ATTACKS FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT DISAGREE WITH HIS SERVICE DELIVERY “DOUBLE TAXATION” MANTRA

September 7, 2018 The Monticello City Council has met to discuss the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) on August 30 and again on September 6.  In each of the meetings, council members who brought up ideas or concerns contrary to Mayor … Continue reading

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YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL IS READY—ARE YOU?

July 29, 2018 You know, our tax commissioner, Angela Walsh, is on the ball.  While searching online today, I realized that the Jasper County tax bills are already on the Tax Commissioner’s website.  If you want to see how much you … Continue reading

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BOC proud of cuts to FY19 budget….but it is $388,000 higher than last year and taxes are going up

June 28, 2018 Even though the FY19 budget increased by $388,653 over the FY18 budget, the commissioners were proud of themselves for all the “cuts” they made.  There will be  additional revenue of $350,480 over the previous year and the … Continue reading

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BOC VOTES TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE SHARE OF HEALTH INSURANCE

January 19, 2018 The hot topic of discussion at last night’s BOC meeting was employee health insurance, and the skyrocketing costs due to ACA (Obamacare) mandates. Comm. Pennamon, Comm. Jernigan, Mike Benton, and Kelly Fox had a telephone conference at … Continue reading

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CITIZENS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE FY19 BUDGET BUT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO COMMENT ON IT THIS WEEK

June 17, 2018 As TWG has said before, “Public hearings are a total joke in this county.”   The BOC has another called meeting tomorrow night, June 18, about the FY19 Budget— Topic of discussion to include:  FY2019 Budget & … Continue reading

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