Tag Archives: Mike Benton

COUNTY ALLOWS DEVELOPER TO TEAR UP ROADS WITH NO CONSEQUENCES—EXCEPT TO THE TAXPAYERS

June 27, 2018 It is hard to deal with county officials and their employees that do not seem to understand the rules or enforce the existing rules/ordinances.  The developers tearing up county roads with heavy equipment are given more time … Continue reading

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JACKSON LAKE ROAD—DANGEROUS AND GETTING MORE DANGEROUS WHILE COUNTY IGNORES PLEAS

June 23, 2018 Despite pleas from neighbors on Eagle Dr., both the County Manager, Mike Benton, and the P&Z Director, Shane Sealy, have ignored the dangerous situation reported on Jackson Lake Rd. at the entrance to the new subdivision (“The … Continue reading

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HIGHWAY 142 BAR IS NOW HIGHWAY 142 JUNK YARD

October 24, 2017 “The Hwy 142 Bar is now the Hwy 142 junkyard.  K Motors is basically a junk yard.  It looks rough.” —Doug Luke 10/2/17 BOC meeting It seems the County Manager doesn’t get it when a commissioner complains … Continue reading

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JASPER COUNTY BOC TO HAVE NEW WEBSITE…SOMETIME SOON, MAYBE..

October 9, 2017 We have been hearing for months that there will be a new Jasper County website.  The BOC has repeatedly asked, “Where is it?”  County Manager, Mike Benton, continues to say it will be up “next week.”  At … Continue reading

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PROPOSED SPLOST DEBT SO LARGE THAT PENNAMON WANTS FINANCIAL ADVISOR

July 30, 2017 Comm. Pennamon suggested getting a financial advisor to help with the proposed $8.3M SPLOST debt.   The Jasper County BOC has posted a “Called Meeting” for Monday, July 31, 2017 at 6:00PM.  The only item on 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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WHEN THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF “THE PROCESS” DOESN’T FOLLOW THE RULES

October 25, 2016 Gene Trammell was questioned at the Hillsboro forum about the “autopen” being used to sign county checks instead of the BOC signing and reviewing the invoices.  It was also questioned if the BOC even knew what the … Continue reading

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