November 11, 2010
brewing between the BOC, Tax Commissioner and JCWSA?
be some trouble brewing between the BOC, Tax Commissioner and JCWSA
hydrant tax that has been billed on the tax bill and will be due on
pushing to make sure the resolution voted on to allow the JCWSA this
tax is adhered to!! He
has forwarded an email to TWG that he sent
to the other commissioners. He had asked
that this issue be put on the agenda for Monday night and it
part of the email sent by Comm. Cox:
As far as JCWSA, Jarret is not
responsible for the maintenance and brush clearing on the
pay them (that is part of the tax) for the maintenance and brush
Jarret is going to do this then they need to reimburse his salary for
spent on this task. I made sure the resolution had this wording and I
(JCWSA) do not think for one minute that this will just go away. It is
certainly not Jarret's job to furnish any certification letter. He is
- BOC votes 3-2 (Cox and
Patrick against) to tax property along the JCWSA water lines.
- Resolution includes the
stipulation that hydrants have to be maintained and there has to be
certification that the water pressure is where it should be each year.
- The tax is for
“maintenance” of the fire hydrants.
- On 8/17/10 TWG reported
that the county paid fire fighter, Jarrett Slocumb, was doing the
maintenance by weed eating around the hydrants
- There is no evidence in
the JCWSA bookkeeping that the county has ever been reimbursed for this
JCWSA TO RECEIVE SPECIAL
the JCWSA is drowning in debt and have recently borrowed another
the Bank of Monticello to get them through the year until they can get
special tax money. It is due 12/31/10. The JCWSA minutes
show that “the Tax Commissioner has confirmed that the Authority
will have the
Fire District check in hand by noon on December 31st”.
also been busy trying to obtain land again in the Cedar Creek area to
wells for water and meeting with
Comm. Pennamon to get his affidavit about the 7/1/02 meeting where a
for the fire hydrants was supposedly signed.
If this resolution was discussed and signed it was
in CLOSED SESSION AND
DONE ILLEGALLY because it is not in the minutes nor was it reported in
underhanded deeds of the JCWSA are being
exposed slowly but surely.
has also let the JCWSA know he wanted them to find
“suitable replacements” for 2 of its members, even
BOC is to appoint the members. Some of
the suggestions were Jarrett Slocumb
(so he could maintain the hydrants for free?) and Don Kelly,
CEO of the Bank of Monticello (wouldn’t that be conflict
with all the money owed to the bank by JCWSA?).
TWG appreciates Comm.
Cox staying on top of this issue, and we still hope
that the entire BOC will make sure the resolution is enforced. Attend the meeting Monday night 11/15/10
starting at 5PM for the budget and 6PM for the regular meeting. BOC will be appointing new members to the
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