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If my land starts to tilt or i can't find helium for my granddaughters birthday parties i will contact him. Otherwise Hank please stay out of north newton.
I felt my land was starting to tip over while he was here. Can't believe he wasn't in Washington trying to solve the major helium problem. What a disgrace to Newton County, The state of Ga, the USA and the human race he is.
This is the problem i saw with a non elected county mgr from day one. he doesn't have to answer to the voters of Newton County so he will ALWAYS be for a tax increase because it will make his job easier. It's time to eliminate this position and go back to the old form of government
Don't see this company or owners name listed as having Ga Pesticide contractor license at the Ga Dept of Agriculture. Article say they are responsible for weed control which would require these license. Great to save moneybut everything needs to be legal
If the recycle centers are losing this much money shut them down. We may have to pay a small monthly price to have our garbage picked up but at least everyone and not just property owners will have to be the ones supporting most of this loss. This would also solve the out of county abuse of the recycle centers. Many ga counties operate this way. If we can't afford to support the community centers shut them down to until the tax base improves. I mean most areas of the county don't have these and are making out ok. Other counties shut down stuff like this when they don't have the money. Keep a good police, fire and emergency services and wack on the less important stuff when revenue is low. That is called managing. And where is the permanent 1% local tax going (LOST)? Is this included in the revenue figures reported?
I agree with Henderson on the need for a full time Chairman and a fulltime county mgr. But the point in time to look at this is now. One of them needs to go. If this county makes any kind of tax increase they will stab themselves in the foot as far as increasing the tax base and getting Baxter employees to buy or build here. So if they raise tax they will DECREASE total revenue in future years which will lead to furthur tax increases. They are having to pay for all this borrowing they have done in past years and ride it out. Keep the millage where it's at. Cut legal fees by $200,000 and send it to the recycle shortfall, stop out of county dumping in our recycle centers will save more. When legal time has elasped roll the SPLOST money for the civic center into the general budget. Quit turning down or delaying business such as the drag strip and go cart track that would have brought revenue in.
Cost should not be a determining factor? Then he makes a motion not to hire more nurses at this time?
2.5 million dollars were allotted in the 2011 county SPLOST to buy county vehicles for the Sheriff, fire dept, and county fleet. And they now want the property tax payers to foot $550,000 to buy more?
Another example of SPLOST not being used for most important items. Sheriff say's he needs $550,000 to replace patrol cars and transport vans. SPLOST could be used for this. Yet in the 2011 SPLOST they felt it more important to build an Ag center and fund pet projects in district 4. They had to know at that time that patrol cars would need to be added or replaced. Now they are asking that ALL this burden fall on the property owners.
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