April 5, 2013
is the March check register
. Please look it over and see how much
the county is paying for training and registrations--over $5000 in March alone. Some of this training is little more than a
big get together and networking meeting, but it is costing taxpayer's
plenty. If those that are
commissioners had ever attended any meetings before deciding to run, they
probably would not have had to be “trained” quite so much. Other
employees attend annual meetings and various "training"
meetings. The hotel bills run quite high.
The taxpayers are now paying for DirecTv at
the Jackson Lake
fire station. Previously this was handled in some other
way, but not by the taxpayers. See
invoice here. You can see on
the invoice it says “County
taking over.” 911
has always had a TV service, but the cost comes out of the employee’s
checks. The taxpayers are taking over
paying for Station 1. How many more will
& Sons Funeral Home usually transports bodies to the crime lab; they were
paid $320 per body in March. Evergreen Funeral Home charged $100 and $125
per body it appears. At the March 18 BOC
meeting the commissioners were told the county was paying $475 per body by our County
Manager, encouraging them to
buy a vehicle for the Coroner to "save money." See video here of the vote at April 1
BOC will start working on the county budget for July 1, 2013-June 30,
2014. It will be interesting to see how
it ends up as the BOC has purchased something at most every BOC meeting since
taking office and there was a comment that some things would be funded at a
higher rate. The first budget meeting
will be Tuesday, April 9 at 5:00PM. The
second one will be Monday, April 15 at 5:00PM.
NEW DRESS CODE FOR COMMISSIONERS
BOC not only votes alike, they now dress alike.
At the April 1st meeting they all had on look alike shirts with a big
county emblem on the left and their names embroidered on the right. You can see them by watching this video:
** To keep the taxpayers of Jasper County, Georgia
informed as to where and how their tax dollars are
** To keep the taxpayers abreast of local policies
and laws being discussed and enacted.
** We advocate more open government, less government
spending, and lower property taxes.