Tag Archives: Comm. Craig Salmon

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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WHY WAS THE SPLOST DECREASED?  THE BOC FINDS THAT TAXPAYERS DO NOT WANT MORE DEBT

August 23, 2017 Comm. Pennamon opened the meeting on Monday night by revealing that he has come to realize that the taxpayers of Jasper County do not want more debt.  Comm. Pennamon also has been talking to the two local … Continue reading

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COMM. SALMON WANTS SPLOST DEBT BACK TO $8,200,000

August 8, 2017 After Comm. Pennamon went over the new list of SPLOST projects— $2,250,000 for the Sheriff’s offices, $2,250,000 for Roads, and $1,700,000 for a Recreation building — Comm. Salmon asked where the $2M the BOC agreed to cut … Continue reading

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IT WAS A BOND, NOW IT’S JUST BORROWING MONEY.  JDA REVENUE WAS GOING TO HELP PAY THE DEBT, NOW THE BOC SAYS “THEY NEVER SAID THAT.”

July 25, 2017 Constant changes and confusion….it’s how they get you to vote on what they “say” before you know all the facts. Do you know what you will be voting on in November with the 2018 SPLOST?  The purpose … Continue reading

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FIGHT, BRUCE, FIGHT

June 23, 2017 Comm. Bruce Henry has twice attempted to get the rest of the BOC to go along with him and start setting money aside for capital projects, such as roads and buildings. He has advocated using the estimated … Continue reading

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Comm. CRAIG SALMON SABOTAGES BOC MEETING—AGAIN

June 16, 2017 At the 5/25/17 BOC meeting, Salmon derailed the multi-month budget discussions and tentative approval of the budget by wanting to add several hundred thousand dollars to the budget at the last minute.  His idea was to either … Continue reading

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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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