IT’S TIME FOR THE COUNTY MANAGER
Did you try to
attend the work session before the 6/15/09 BOC meeting concerning the P&Z
ordinance? Well, guess what? There wasn’t one! The County Manager
apparently failed to post the meeting so the commissioners couldn’t meet
without violating open meetings laws.
Why wasn’t this oversight brought up in the meeting? The BOC didn’t even apologize to the
citizens that came and had to sit around and wait an hour for the
regular meeting to start. Maybe the BOC is just plain
embarrassed, and they should be!!
How many times
does the County Manager have to be asked to do things
over and over and over? Attend any meeting and you can see why. He
appears to be sleeping through most of the meeting and hasn’t a clue as to what
he’s been asked to do and doesn’t seem to care. He can’t seem to make any
decisions on his own and doesn’t follow the decisions made by the BOC.
TWG has not heard one idea he’s brought to the commissioners for cutting
wasteful spending and when one or two commissioners do have ideas, it appears he
never implements them. The majority of the BOC continues to allow it to
happen. Why?? Would they tolerate other employees that showed this kind of
Here’s the county manager
ordinance which lays out his job duties.
Here’s the county manager job
description. Please!! Which ones does he actually do?
Don’t stop at the first page after you realize he does none of these. Keep reading!
You can see what he is supposed to be doing but seems to be doing
of your tax money goes to pay for “this nothing”!
There’s a big budget cut for
When is the
entire BOC going to wake up and see what a disaster this county manager is? He
is wreaking havoc for Jasper
County. A million dollar “error” happened last year
because he allowed departments to overspend while he told the BOC that they
were “under budget.” The man’s resume
says he is a CPA, but he can’t even give the BOC a correct bank balance. At the last meeting he almost fooled the BOC
by implying there was a fund balance to handle over spending. Comm. Patrick immediately called him down and
made sure everyone understood that fund
balance has nothing to do with cash even though it sounds like it does. The County Manager
readily agreed it didn’t, then started his usual, “but…..” Comm. Patrick said the only way we can handle
overspending is to borrow more money and then raise taxes to pay it back. Please, Commissioners, don’t let this man
deal with any finances. He doesn’t appear
to know what he is doing!
encourages the BOC to take back the authority that is rightfully theirs and get
this county back on track. The County
Manager form of government has never
worked in Jasper County and the further the BOC is out of the actual
decision making process the worse it has become. The BOC needs
to ask the citizens what they think about the County Manager
form of government. The people don’t really seem to be happy with it or
in favor of it. We elected the BOC, not the County Manager! Take charge and get things done!!
If the commissioners
would work together and remove the County
Manager, the budget could
be controlled better, and maybe the cuts wouldn't have to be as big.