#245 Oct 28, 2013
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND GET UP OFF YOUR BUTT AND GO VOTE NO TO SPLOST. THAT IS THIS WEEK OR NEXT TUESDAY DUMMY SO DON'T FORGET.
#246 Oct 28, 2013
Get out and vote this week. Just one question on the ballot. Do you want SPLOST 4?
Takes 5 minutes and can stop this tax until a FORENSIC AUDIT can be done.
#248 Oct 28, 2013
Q. Are these SPLOST Bonds, backed by the County, a safe investment?
A. According to State law, should the SPLOST sales tax revenue be inadequate to repay the bonds, THE PROPERTY TAX PAYERS WOULD HAVE TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE, to further secure payments of the bonds.
VOTE NO this week until a FORENSIC AUDUIT has been done to see where your money has been spent and wasted. Question the Projects that you voted on during the SPLOST 3 and should have ALREADY been paid for.
IF you vote YES you will be paying for the SAME projects as the last SPLOST.
IT"S YOUR MONEY
How much Debt can you afford?
GET OUT and VOTE!!!!!!!
#249 Oct 28, 2013
ACOG says vote for SPLOST!!!!
#250 Oct 28, 2013
Thanks for bringing the topic back to the top and for your non-personal refutations to the allegations!!!
#251 Oct 28, 2013
Is there an echo in here, or is your head just empty?
#252 Oct 28, 2013
You need to sit still. If you keep moving those marbles will keep rolling around in there and you will end up with a headache.
#253 Oct 28, 2013
take a bath I can smell you all the way over here you nasty a** ...lol
#254 Oct 29, 2013
The Commissioner is asking for the ability to take out another $10,000,000 (TEN MILLION) dollar loan in this Splost IV.
In the Last Splost III, Voters authorized a 3.4 Million Dollar Community Center. The Commissioner then proceeded to set up the URA as a Shell Financing Organization to take out a 5,105,000.00 ADVANCE BOND. Payments for the last few years, and this year and next are all INTEREST ONLY, and he's using the 3.4 Million to JUST PAY INTEREST.
Voters were told that Splost Projects would be paid by Splost. But Splost III will end in 2015 - BUT UNUON COUNT TAX PAYERS ARE ON THE HOOK FOR LOAN PAYMENTS ALL THE WAY THROUGH 20230.
Now Lamar wants Voter Authorization to take out another $10,000,000 (TEN MILLION)!!!
Union COunty Voters need to "Hit the Pause Button" on rushing into a new Spolt IV. Commissioner has rushed this, given it little thought, not answered serious outstanding questions.
Voters need to take the full time allowable (entire Next Year) to review the situation and demand a rewrite of the Splost IV before having a real vote on it in Nov. 2014.
VOTE NO - NOW!
Get answers. Demand a County Forensic Audit. Current Splost doesn't end for 2 more years. There is no rush to pass this now - as you can revote next year on a revised Splost Referendum.
#255 Oct 29, 2013
"Voters were told that Splost Projects would be paid by Splost. But Splost III will end in 2015 - BUT UNUON COUNT TAX PAYERS ARE ON THE HOOK FOR LOAN PAYMENTS ALL THE WAY THROUGH 20230."
"Voters were told that Splost Projects would be paid by Splost. But Splost III will end in 2015 - BUT UNION COUNT TAX PAYERS ARE ON THE HOOK FOR LOAN PAYMENTS ALL THE WAY THROUGH 2030."
#256 Oct 29, 2013
I will spend your money the way I see fitting . I was elected by the voting machines by my choice .
#257 Oct 29, 2013
Get out and vote
#258 Oct 29, 2013
In the paper two words are being used to push SPLOST
the act or state of continuing; the state of being continued.
extension or carrying on to a further point: to request the continuation of a loan.
1. The act of extending or the condition of being extended.
2. The amount, degree, or range to which something extends or can extend: The wire has an extension of 50 feet.
a. The act of straightening or extending a limb.
b. The position assumed by an extended limb.
4. Medicine The application of traction to a fractured or dislocated limb to restore the normal position.
a. An addition that increases the area, influence, operation, or contents of something: an extension for the vacuum cleaner; built a new extension onto the hospital wing.
b. An additional telephone connected to a main line.
a. An allowance of extra time, as for the repayment of a debt.
b. The period of this extra time: three months' extension on the loan.
THIS IS A NEW TAX. It starts all over that is why it is called SPLOST 4. If it was a EXTENSION or a CONTINUATION it would say SPLOST 3.
WAKE UP UNION COUNTY!!
The facts are out there. Hold off until a FORENSIC AUDIT can be done of YOUR COUNTY MONEY. This is a very important vote.
#260 Oct 30, 2013
Demand a FORENSIC AUDIT
Vote NO until you get one!
#261 Oct 30, 2013
Page 1B NGN
The Citizens for Excellence in Our Community wrote:
Union County SPLOST CONTINUATION
Proposed NEW PROJECTS include:
Roads & Bridges
Library Upgrades & Improvements, and Equipment
Public Safety Facilities, Vehicles, and Equipment
Parks and Recreation Upgrades and Improvements
Solid Waste Upgrades and Improvements
Economic Development Facilities and Land Acquisition
Jim Williams and Joe Garner do you mind telling us, the taxpayers what is NEW about these projects?
These projects were voted on in SPLOST 3
This IS NOT a CONTINUATION TAX!
This is a NEW TAX.
If it passes It will START NEW, with a list of left over projects from SPLOST 3.
#262 Oct 30, 2013
(Clint)He also advised local officials to not campaign for or against the vote for the same reason. He said the law regarding elected officials and campaigning on a SPLOST is not clear. "Educate, don't promote," he said. "You get into promotion where you say 'we will raise your taxes if you don't vote for it.'"
SPLOST is a voter-approved sales tax. It can run for five or six years, depending on how the local agreement between the county and cities is structured. Money can only be spent on voter-approved projects. Those projects are capital improvement. SPLOST money cannot be spent on recurring expenses like utility bills.
STICKING TO IT Whatever is on the referendum and whatever is in the IGA is what the money can be spent on. Nothing else, Mr. Mueller said.
A member of the audience asked if money could be spent on library books. "I say you are on shaky ground. They tend to turn that stuff over every year," he said.
Just how many times can you count where Lamar has said he will have to raise our taxes if we don't vote on it?
How many projects have been built with SPLOST 3 monies that was not voted on?(One going on right now at the old Chamber Building)
SPLOST is a VOTER APPROVED TAX. You vote YES you will pay. You vote NO it goes away.
You can not pay maintenance of these buildings with SPLOST moneys.
Why would you vote on $100,000 for Library upgrades, improvements, and equipment? You just spent $929,149 out of the last SPLOST plus all the grant money. Libraries are becoming obsolete.
WAKE UP UNION COUNTY!!!!
GET OUT and VOTE NO until there is accountability for all the past SPLOST monies.
“Our Cause Isn't Lost”
Since: Jan 11
#263 Oct 30, 2013
Sound good, feel good words and phrases have been the norm throughout the Nation for decades as code words for “political cash cows.” The time is NOW for folks to finally wake up, enough is enough.
They (the political elite) continuously tell us the money is “for the Children”, or “the Library” maybe a community favorite child project, or the always favorite “roads and bridges” better yet (and the Commissioner’s favorite)“to bring and produce jobs.”
But the “Children” never seem to benefit, or actually get smarter, the “Library” becomes more and more obsolete,“roads and bridges” continue to deteriorate, and the “jobs” never materialize.
Nevertheless, the money keeps on flowing, because they keep threatening, disaster if you don’t comply, and the folks keep on paying, and occasionally asking questions that are ignored and never get answers, and the political gravy train just keep on churning.
Just when do we again take control of our governments, stop the spending, the career political aspirations, and stop political agendas with more restrictive term limits?
Now is the time to once again reclaim our representative form of government, and both require and establish governments both National and Local that will be responsive to our needs and direction.
Start here, start and now.
VOTE NO SPLOST IV
#264 Oct 30, 2013
It seems to me that our commissioner promotes each and every SPLOST. It seems that his Q&A to himself is a promotion. Also, if he wrote that on county time, then it sure as shootin' looks like county funds were used to promote the SPLOST. It may be that a complaint should be filed with Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. They'll most likely investigate and require him to respond to the complaint.
#265 Oct 30, 2013
Wonder if an email went out to county employees promoting SPLOST?
#266 Oct 30, 2013
One of the guys that wrote Splost guidelines for the ACCG recently stated in an interview regarding the non-promotion of Splost, that Officials had to be careful of saying things like "Pass Splost or your Property Taxes will go up".
He said you CAN'T do that. But Lamar does it routinely. It's memorialized in print for all time. Now that is good evidence for a complaint.
Like I said in my UNION COUNTY NEWS REPORT - Lamar keeps violating laws and is putting hte County at risk of expensive lawsuits. If this Splost passes - this is just another thing that the County could get sued over by an irate taxpayer.
I bet County Attorneys aren't cheap.
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