HOORAY FOR THE COMMISSIONERS!
At the last BOC meeting
the Commissioners came out of Executive Session and said they and the County Manager
were parting ways. Getting rid of the County Manager,
was the best thing the BOC has done all year.
TWG will have to disagree with the Comm. Pennamon’s comment
that Mr. Williams performance and service to the BOC and the Jasper county
citizens had nothing to do with the parting of ways. Jasper County
is a total mess due to his not following instructions given to him by the BOC!!
Enough said, glad he is gone and hope
the BOC’s new direction for the county will get us out of the mess we are in.
But, please answer this question, “Why was Greg Williams in the County Manager’s
office at the courthouse last week?? If you agree to get rid of a person, DO
Other things discussed during
the last meeting were trying to get some stimulus money for
Broadband in rural Jasper County
and removing private lines in the BOC office.
During General Comments we heard the same questions by
contractor Cummings Grading as we heard during the Town Hall Meeting with Commissioner Mary
Patrick and Commissioner Ronnie
(See article here http://www.taxdogs.com/080409TownHall.html)
contractor doesn’t like it that he didn’t get the bid for Pitts Chapel Road. Can you say “Sore Loser”? He plead his case for 20 minutes or more
after the meeting with the editor of the local paper, who then went and wrote
an editorial about her opinion of the situation.
TWG and many other
citizens attended the 2 meetings in which Larry Kaiser, county engineer, danced
around every question the BOC asked him about Pitts Chapel Rd. He never gave a straight answer for anything
that he was asked and many in the crowd talked about the way Mr. Kaiser avoided
the questions. It seems that Mr. Kaiser
talked to Cummings Grading and told them he had the bid ahead of the BOC voting
on the bids and the contract.
TWG has urged citizens
for years to attend the meetings if
you want to know what really
goes on and what is really said instead of depending on an editorial
for the “news.” The next meeting is Monday, August 17 at
5:00PM for the work session and 6:00PM for the regular meeting.