Tag Archives: Public Hearings

Why have public hearings become such a joke? And who will benefit from the $9.5M Water/Megasite Project?

January 17, 2018 Public hearings are required by law; however, they no longer seem to serve the purpose of allowing citizens and taxpayers to express their opinion about an upcoming project before the final decision is made.  There are two … 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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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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BOC MEETS TOMORROW-MAY 25-TO APPROVE FY18 BUDGET & MILLAGE RATE

May 24, 2017 The agenda was posted sometime today for a meeting tomorrow night at 6:00PM to approve the millage rate and the $10,000,000+ FY18 budget.  There have been no public hearings, which have become nothing more than a formality … Continue reading

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NOISE ORDINANCE, 10 YEAR PLAN FOR JASPER COUNTY, and SHERIFF CARS

October 21, 2016 The Jasper County Board of Commissioners’ will conduct public hearings on the following items on October 24, 2016 beginning at 6:00 P.M. in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room.  Immediately following, the BOC will also have a work session … Continue reading

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NOISE NOT UNDER CONTROL YET & LIQUOR DENIED ON HWY 142

October 5, 2016 At the BOC meeting Monday night, October 3, four commissioners conducted business.  Comm. Trammell was absent due to sickness.  Two of the items on the agenda were the reason for holding the meeting upstairs in the small … Continue reading

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ALERT—IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEARINGS ADVERTISED (BUT NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE)

September 24, 2016 The BOC has advertised three (3) public hearings, but when asked for information to review before the public hearing, none was available.  So how does it work?  The citizens can comment at the public hearing, but have … Continue reading

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