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-Three To Two, 3-2, 3-2

How many times have you heard this?  The vote is always 3 to 2.  This isn’t something new; it’s been going on for several years.  It didn’t start with this board.  At least one of the members of the TWG has attended most every BOC meeting for the last 4 years. 

Three to Two—white to black—this is the mantra.  Let’s look at some of the items voted on 3-2.  It has nothing to do with race, personnel, or district.  Take for example a few of the most recent 3-2 votes:

  1. Landfill—the State EPD is REQUIRING that the landfill be capped. They have given the County a deadline sometime in October.  The county has already been fined and will be fined an additional $100 per day.  This is something that HAS to done.  What was the vote? 3-2.
  2. Dozer Repair—a dozer used at the landfill needed new tracks or some type of repair.  If the repairs weren’t done, it would cost more to fix in the future.  What was the vote? 3-2.
  3. Road Plan—a road plan was discussed for the County.  This would put the roads on a list in the order of priority based on number of houses, cars per day, shape of the road, etc.  This is something this County has needed for a long time. What was the vote?  3-2.

This 3-2 vote is more of an obstructionist move rather than a vote for the good of the County.  There seems to be no logical reason for these votes other than to disagree for the sake of disagreeing. The County can not move forward if the Commissioner’s can’t work together, so let’s look at who is voting, what’s being voted on, and why the vote is the way it is. 

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