HonestAbe

HonestAbe 1 year ago on Douglas pins pay raise on fellow commissioners

I posted two other comments that were not posted here. For what reason I don't know because they were clean posting's and opinion. Driving a wedge? Grandstanding? Is this what it is called when a commissioner cares enough about workers and taxpayers of this county that he tries to stop his own raise? There was not going to be a 2nd on his motion. Without a 2nd you get no vote on the BOC. Driving a wedge and grandstanding if there is any was self inflected by the ones who have voted to raise tax and refused to stop a raise for themselves.

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HonestAbe 1 year ago on Douglas pins pay raise on fellow commissioners

Thank god we have John Douglas on the commission or we would never have known that they were getting this raise.

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HonestAbe 1 year, 5 months ago on Charter school to close after this year

Maybe if they had spent millions to build them a new school their grades would have been better. We don't need good teachers we need new buildings- right board?

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HonestAbe 1 year, 5 months ago on Proponent, opponent for Newton SPLOST speak at forum

Mr Stone do your research. The children murdered in Newtown were in a elementary school. We need security in our elementary schools to. Cameras won't stop bullets.

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HonestAbe 1 year, 5 months ago on Opportunities available for Newton SPLOST information

@NoSPLOST Yes you have. I can't believe anyone would vote yes on March 19th. You would think they would at least want to push it back to the Nov general election as a way of telling this board to correct their problems. Plus they would know much more about what they really need in 2015 to 2020 than they do now. Anyone voting yes on March 19th will also be voting yes for their high school and middle school students to pay this tax in years 2015 to 2020. They should at least take the extra year to researh this because the school system won't lose a single penny on this go around.

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HonestAbe 1 year, 5 months ago on SPLOST could purchase safety equipment, help property taxes

Everyone needs to read the SPLOST referrendum. Go to the NCSS and bring it up. Cat A is for their spending which takes in the first 45million. On cat B They say they may pay up to 30 million to retire bond debt. By their own admission they say they estimate they will take in $55 to 57 million. Cat a is their for a reason- This is what they plan to full fill first. That will leave only 10 to 13 million to pay off Bond debt. The only reason they put the figure at 75 million is to make sure it runs the entire 5 years. They have already bonded out debt of. - 2010B= for $25,050,000 2012A= $17,340,000 2012B $8,935,000 plus interest of $5,863,052 as of July 30 2012 (halfway of current SPLOST) This totals up to $57,188,052.00 in debt as of July 30 2012. There plans is to bond $62,500,000 (as in millions plus if you double the interest the total debt will be getting very close to $75 million. So EVEN if you were to collect the whole $75 million and put it on paying off debt you still have $45 million in debt. So no way they eliminate all the Bond millage off our tax bills.. My sources are, NCSS website, OpenGov.com State of Georgia Departments of Audits and accounts and out of their own mouths.

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HonestAbe 1 year, 5 months ago on Opportunities available for Newton SPLOST information

The Georgia School Boards legislature priorties are to add an additional 1% sales tax to for general spending. If they get this done it will be an additional 1% tax added onto the 1% SPLOST they are trying to pass now. They also have a legislature priorty for a constitutional amendment whereas they would be able to get ALL SPLOST procedures with NONE going to local independent school districts in the county.

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HonestAbe 1 year, 5 months ago on Craig upholds LB Recycling bid

If i was a bidder from now on i would put .00000000000000000000000000000000000001 cents above all other bids. Only one word for accepting this type of bid. Stupid and unethical. Of course Craig makes more money if Oconee sues.

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