Park School Up for Auction
School Board decided at their October meeting to put up the Old Washington Park
School, off MLK Jr. Dr., for auction.
There is a public notice of auction in the 10/31/13 edition of the local
paper. The notice does not say when the
auction will be held.
hope and pray the Board of Commissioners is not a bidder on this property. More than once they have expressed an
interest in this building which would require millions of dollars in repairs
the 10/21/13 BOC meeting, Mary Patrick used the time allotted to Citizen
Comments to ask the BOC not to bid on this property or take possession of it
for the sake of the property owners (those who pay the property taxes in this
county) of Jasper County. She said, “We cannot afford this money pit. Lead paint, asbestos, and other major repairs
will not be worth the time and expense. If
it was worth it, the School Board would have utilized the building, but
instead they are smart enough not to spend (waste) the taxpayer’s money on this
contacting the auction company, LW Benton Co, Inc., we were told the auction
will be an ONLINE auction only with bidding starting on 11/21/13 and ending at
noon on 11/28/13. It will not be
live and the public will not know who is bidding or how much unless they watch
the website. Even then it might be impossible
to know who is bidding unless you know the bidder’s user name.
your commissioner know how you feel about spending taxpayer money on this
Remember, they are suppose to represent
the citizens—not a select few, but the majority.
** 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.