Tag Archives: Economic Development

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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JDA SUBMITS $1,026,654 BUDGET TO THE FOUR COUNTIES FOR FY17

October 31, 2016 JDA continues to hit the taxpayers of the 4 counties (Jasper, Newton, Morgan, and Walton) year after year.  Along with their new, amended, updated agreement with the 4 counties, JDA now submits a budget—which we all know … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY GETS $400,000+ GRANT TO BUY PROPERTY—WHICH PROPERTY?

July 14, 2016  Please, don’t tell us taxpayer’s money—yes, a grant is taxpayer’s money—is going to buy “some old property” as Comm. Trammell revealed at the last BOC meeting.  Is this “old property” the Old Washington Park School building?    … Continue reading

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THE REAL JASPER COUNTY GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

May 13, 2016 Almost daily the deal makers– two commissioners—Pennamon and Trammell—and economic development director, David Dyer meet. David Dyer makes $65,000 per year plus expenses plus mileage and sometimes a bonus as Jasper County’s Economic Development Director.  It seems … Continue reading

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WE’VE JUST PICKED UP $2M IN JDA DEBT, AND NOW JDA WANTS TO GIVE BAXTER (BAXALTA) MORE TAX INCENTIVES

May 11, 2016 Unbelievable!  When did the JDA meet and decide to help out that poor little international company worth billions that wants more tax incentives?  How many years have we been told that “Baxter” and Stanton Springs is going … Continue reading

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DISTRICT 5 COMMISSIONER CANDIDATES—WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

May 4, 2016 Two contenders are vying for the District 5 Commissioner Seat–current commissioner, Doug Luke, and challenger, Roger Harrison.  Both Doug Luke and Roger Harrison attended the Chamber’s forum on 4/21/16; however, only Mr. Harrison attended the 4/28/16 forum … Continue reading

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STANTON SPRINGS-JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY’S NEXT “BIG” IDEA—A SPEC BUILDING

March 14, 2016 What is a Spec Building?  It is defined as: Spec(ulative) building is building properties for which no buyer has been pre-identified and carries the risk that the finished product will be difficult to sell at a price … Continue reading

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