Tag Archives: Jasper County BOC

WHAT WERE THE SPLOST CUTS AND ARE THEY REALLY CUT?

“WE DIDN’T CUT IT, WE JUST PUT IT IN A DIFFERENT BUCKET”—Comm. Salmon August 5, 2017 TWG has repeatedly warned you of the $8.2M of debt the BOC plans to encumber you with, while trying to pass it off as … Continue reading

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Chairman Pennamon wants TWG Chair Mary Patrick to Become a Political “Asset” for the Board of Commissioners

August 1, 2017 Last night Comm. Pennamon could not stand it that Mary Patrick thanked Comm. Bruce Henry for sticking in there and pushing (over 3 or 4 meetings) to cut the SPLOST projects and the corresponding debt.   It seems … Continue reading

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HOW CAN CITIZENS COMMENT WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE A CLUE WHAT IS GOING ON?

July 8, 2017 TWG has complained for years about the vague and even misleading agenda the BOC produces for their meetings.  If the citizens don’t know what an agenda item is about, how do they voice their concerns to the … Continue reading

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JASPER COUNTY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNERS GET TAX BREAK

July 6, 2017 It might be very small, and certainly won’t offset the tax increases from the BOC and School Board, but it is something. Despite the majority of the BOC refusing to use the rollback rate on the tax … 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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FY 2018 BUDGET—PUBLIC HEARINGS MONDAY, JUNE 12

June 11, 2017  The citizens of Jasper County have been allowed little to no input on the FY18 budget; however, now that the “proposed” budget has already been approved by the Jasper County BOC, they will let you have a … Continue reading

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AFTER 2 MONTHS OF BUDGET DISCUSSIONS, CRAIG SALMON THROWS A MONKEY WRENCH IN THE PROCESS

SALMON WANTED TO ADD $200,000 OR MORE TO THE BUDGET FIGURE RIGHT BEFORE THE VOTE  May 28, 2017  Interrupting a motion to accept the $10,041,274 FY18 budget, Commissioner Salmon sidetracks the board with what he suggests is a “dangerous question.”  … Continue reading

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