Tag Archives: Open government

WHY WASTE TIME GOING TO THE BOC MEETINGS WHEN EVERYTHING IS DECIDED LONG BEFOREHAND?

December 3, 2018 The purpose of a citizen going to a BOC meeting is to find out what is being discussed and what is approved that affects the county, the budget, and our property taxes.  2018 has been a tough … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY & COUNTY ENTER INTO LEASE AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION—WHY IS THIS A BIG SECRET?

August 8, 2018  Only by reading the July 2, 2018 minutes would you ever know that the Jasper County BOC and the DAJC have a lease agreement for a piece of land.  The lease term is one (1) year with … Continue reading

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A PUBLIC HEARING IS A REQUIREMENT, BUT HAVING IT WHEN YOU CAN ATTEND IS UP TO THE BOC

June 10, 2016 As we reported last week, the BOC is required to have a public hearing before they can legally adopt a budget.  Yesterday, the notice of the public hearing went up on the BOC’s webpage. Public hearings for … Continue reading

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UPDATE ON SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

June 7, 2015 The SWC has two jobs. One is to determine what to do to abide by the EPD consent order by June 30, 2015 and the other is to look at the cost of the landfill operations. There … Continue reading

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BOC TO APPOINT SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY MEMBERS MONDAY, MAY 4TH AT 6:00PM

AND ONE MEMBER MAY BE THE COUNTY MANAGER May 2, 2015   Even though they voted to extend the time to make the board appointments for 60 days on April 6th, the BOC plans to appoint members to the SWA … Continue reading

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THEY HAVE NO SECRETS? WHY DOES THIS BOC KEEP LYING?

THE JASPER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TALK BIG, BUT HIDE THEIR ACTIONS & INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC March 18, 2015 After “reminding” the BOC and the citizens that this was “SUNSHINE WEEK” at the called meeting on 3/16/15, Comm. Henry later voted … Continue reading

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“NEW” COUNTY WEBSITE AND COMING INTO THE 21ST CENTURY INCLUDES “OPEN RECORDS”

January 27, 2015 There has been repeated comments by our BOC and County Manager about “bringing Jasper County into the 21st century.” Mostly this comment is made as they agree to spend money and/or go into debt for something they … Continue reading

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