Public Hearing Minutes

Jasper County Board of Commissioners

July 27, 2017

Public Hearing Minutes

6:00 P.M.

Comm. Pennamon called the Public Hearing to order at 6:00 p.m.

Commissioners Present: Chairman, Carl Pennamon, Vice- Chairman, Bruce Henry, Don Jernigan, and Craig Salmon. Doug Luke was absent.

Staff Present: County Manager, Mike Benton, Clerk, Sharon Robinson, and Finance Director, Rhonda Blissit,

City of Monticello Officials Present: Mayor Pro Tem, Stone Workman, Councilwoman Jenny Murphy, and Councilman, David Wease.

City of Shady Dale, Mayor Larry Champion was also present.

Comm. Pennamon noted the 2 cities and the county have agreed on the split to stay the same as the current SPLOST (78% for County, 19% for City of Monticello, and 3% for City of Shady Dale), for a $5 million dollar SPLOST for 6 years.

Comm. Pennamon noted Jasper County will use the $3.9 million as debt service, City of Monticello amount is $950,000, and the City of Shady Dale amount is $150,000. (A copy of the project list is attached and made a part of the official minutes).

Comm. Pennamon reviewed the project list for each entity.

Ms. Bretta Perkins noted she is curious as to why Turtle Cove is not included.

Comm. Pennamon noted that Turtle Cove is a community, not an incorporated area, so it will not be included in SPLOST, it falls within Jasper County portion.

Comm. Pennamon declared the Public Hearing closed at 6:05 p.m.

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Carl Pennamon, Chairman

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Sharon Robinson, Clerk