June 10, 2006
More SPLOST Roads Designated Before Work Starts On Original List
can you be a Commissioner, talk about SPLOST, promote SPLOST,
and go to SPLOST meetings where SPLOST projects are talked
about and then not know that the proposed roads
on the project list are not in your district?
Hill continues to say, “It’s not right!” But whose fault
is that? Each Commissioner designated roads, including Comm.
Hill. However, the roads he designated had been
removed from his district several years ago.
has tried to get the BOC to “make allowances.” However,
2 attorneys have said, “No! What was voted on is what must
be done. That is the law.” Members of the SPLOST committee
have told the Commissioners to abide by what the voters
passed to keep the voter’s trust.
is another instance of Commissioners voting on projects,
resolutions, studies, etc. without really researching things
or knowing what they are voting on (and signing).
Level 2” SPLOST roads may become a reality. The State reports
that Sales Tax revenues are up 13% over last year. The citizens
of Jasper County voted in SPLOST to help get some of our
roads out of the poor shape they are now in. We need to
watch carefully to make sure what we voted on
is done FIRST and PROPERLY
before the new “Post Level 2” roads are started.
additional roads designated are Davidson Road and Jeffries
Road (Comm. Hill’s choices), County Line Road, and Jackson
note, the “old” SPLOST that was voted in to pay for the
Courthouse, came in short by over $277,00.
These funds had to be taken from the General Fund to pay
the bond payment last month. It was predicted by several
citizens and the TWG for at least 2 years now that the SPLOST
proceeds would be short. At one time it was thought the
shortage would be as much as $450,000. The “Courthouse SPLOST
Committee” consisted of Linda Jordan, Dan Jordan, and Phil
can read more on both of these stories at The
Monticello News “County to Cash
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