Why are we furloughing librarians to save $30,000
when we apparently floated bonds for unbudgeted millions on the county palace?
That’s essentially what I asked
the Lowndes County Commission at their
8 January 2013 Regular Session.
Nobody had an answer.
Just to add to what Commissioner Lee said,
in addition to everyone appreciating all your service, I’m sure
we all appreciate all his long years of service.
Of course there are some things that have come up since he was first
on the Commission.
For example, Internet access.
The Internet is the roads of the future.
Perhaps funding that might be as important as
It’s a thought.
For more on that, see
what Idelle Dear said just before.
And I really appreciate that clock there.
It’s a sign that sometimes change is good.
At least they are doing a few things differently.
When this building complex was opened in 2010,
the county put out a double-sheet flyer saying it
was completely paid off out of SPLOST money,
with zero dollars owed.
I’m wondering how it is that then, either in November or December,
the Commission just before your one here,
refinanced bonds that included I think it was six or seven million dollars
for this very building complex?
I’m very confused by that.
I wonder if someone could clarify how we’re
paying on something that was completely 100% paid off with zero owed.
It’s actually about $8.9 million.
Why are we paying that?
County Manager Joe Pritchard, pictured below,
on that 2010 flyer I mentioned,
paid no attention.
A prominent local member of the fourth estate said nobody was
allowed to answer.
Actually, the Commission’s own
Policies and Procedures for Citizens Wishing to be Heard
include these lines: