Category Archives: Property taxes

HOW MUCH MORE DID YOUR PROPERTY VALUES GO UP AGAIN THIS YEAR?

You have until this Friday, May 26, to appeal your property value. May 21, 2018 If you are not expecting another property tax increase, you need to wake up!  Property values in Jasper County continue to go up.  TWG has … Continue reading

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JASPER COUNTY TAXPAYERS OVER 65 HAVE LONG ASKED FOR A BREAK ON SCHOOL TAXES

May 17, 2018 There is only one way to get a break on school taxes in Jasper County—vote NO on the ELOST of $9.9 million.  Your property taxes are never going down, but you can vote to save 1% of … Continue reading

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ALERT: The City Could Completely Do Away With City Taxes, Slash Utility Rates or Both

May 9, 2018 According a recent letter to the editor, Mayor Pro Tem Stone Workman stated, “the City could completely do away with City taxes, slash utility rates or both.”  There’s just one catch, the County taxpayers are supposed to … Continue reading

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SO MAYBE THE CITY IS GOING TO DO CODE ENFORCEMENT THEIR “OWN D*** SELVES”

April 2, 2018 The City has been trying to push their code enforcement on the county for months, at least publicly.  If you listen to BOC Chair Comm. Pennamon and Mayor Brian Standifer, talks have been going on for at … Continue reading

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THE WOOD FLOORING PLANT—WAS A SCAM PERPETRATED ON THE TAXPAYERS OF JASPER COUNTY?

March 24, 2018 The DAJC through its director, David Dyer, has told the TWG that they will not honor the open records request for documents concerning the wood flooring plant…due to “pending litigation.”  Note to DAJC—pending litigation is not an … Continue reading

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HAS THE TAXPAYER-BACKED WOOD FLOORING PLANT CLOSED?

March 21, 2018 Rumors have been rampant since before Christmas that the “Wood Flooring Plant” (Thompson & Thwaite, LLC) has closed.  Reliable sources have told us again this week that the plant is closed.  TWG submitted an open records request … Continue reading

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City of Monticello continues to go into debt for new projects while it can’t pay for what it currently has

DOUBLE TAXATION OR CITY SERVICES? I continue to read in the paper that the City of Monticello is somehow double taxed for services.  According to last week’s article on the City Council meeting, Mayor pro tem Stone Workman said that … Continue reading

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