Stop BIG GOVERNMENT in UNION COUNTY

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Ouch oh oh

Cornelia, GA

#1 Aug 28, 2013
All you Republican and Tea Party folks that support this SPLOST are hypocrites.

Your political position is 'Smaller Government' and low taxes.

Then why don't you vote that way locally?

Union Government is growing. More facilities to maintain, more employees, more expense. Getting BIGGER.

You know what BIG GOVERNMENT does? Costs you forever.

You control it, why don't you vote your beliefs locally?

The only position that supports your political belief is NO to SPOLOST. NO to Big Government in Union County.
uct

Blue Ridge, GA

#2 Aug 28, 2013
Who has said they support this splost?
Ouch oh oh do da

Cornelia, GA

#3 Aug 28, 2013
uct wrote:
Who has said they support this splost?


Some do.
Just Mike

Clarkesville, GA

#4 Aug 29, 2013
SO MANY PEOPLE vote in favor of all the SPLOST renewals because they mistakenly believe it will keep their property taxes lower. If they would only investigate HOW the SPLOST has been spent in the past, they'd discover how WRONG they are. Paris won't even disclose how this current renewal will be spent (to be determined, they say).

Since: Dec 10

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#5 Aug 29, 2013
1. Acquisition of Union County Community Center$5,500,000

2. County Administrative Facilities Upgrades, Improvements, Equipment, and vehicles $1,000,000

3. Library Upgrades and Improvements and Equipment $100,000

4. Public Safety Facilities, Vehicles and Equipment $1,000,000

5. Roads, Streets, and Bridges $6,000,000

6. Parks and Recreation Upgrades, Improvements, Equipment, and Vehicles $3,400,000

7. Solid Waste Upgrades, Improvements, and Equipment and Vehicles $3,400,000

8. Economic Development Facilities and Land Acquisition $300,000

and

City Projects

Administrative Buildings and Equipment $200,000

Public Safety Equipment and Vehicles $200,000

Public Works Vehicles, Equipment, Roads, and sidewalks $500,000

Water and Sewer System Improvements $600,000

The county and the city have estimated the cost of the projects described above to be $19,000,000

The County Projects $17,500,000

The City Projects $1,500,000

General Obligation Bonds not to exceed $10,000,000
Just Mike

Clarkesville, GA

#6 Aug 29, 2013
ACOG wrote:
1. Acquisition of Union County Community Center$5,500,000

2. County Administrative Facilities Upgrades, Improvements, Equipment, and vehicles $1,000,000

3. Library Upgrades and Improvements and Equipment $100,000

4. Public Safety Facilities, Vehicles and Equipment $1,000,000

5. Roads, Streets, and Bridges $6,000,000

6. Parks and Recreation Upgrades, Improvements, Equipment, and Vehicles $3,400,000

7. Solid Waste Upgrades, Improvements, and Equipment and Vehicles $3,400,000

8. Economic Development Facilities and Land Acquisition $300,000

and

City Projects

Administrative Buildings and Equipment $200,000

Public Safety Equipment and Vehicles $200,000

Public Works Vehicles, Equipment, Roads, and sidewalks $500,000

Water and Sewer System Improvements $600,000

The county and the city have estimated the cost of the projects described above to be $19,000,000

The County Projects $17,500,000

The City Projects $1,500,000

General Obligation Bonds not to exceed $10,000,000
I'm assuming this is the list of what the renewed SPLOST will be for, right? I thought the community center was already paid?

Since: Dec 10

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#7 Aug 29, 2013
Just Mike wrote:
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I'm assuming this is the list of what the renewed SPLOST will be for, right? I thought the community center was already paid?
No the Community Center was put under REVENUE BONDS

http://emma.msrb.org/EA436689-EA339673-EA7355...

Here is what Lamar did with YOUR money AFTER the SPLOST passed.

Note we will be paying back over 3 million dollars in interest if this is not paid off. The interest is what Lamar told you he would be paying for the Club house.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#8 Aug 29, 2013
Just Mike wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm assuming this is the list of what the renewed SPLOST will be for, right? I thought the community center was already paid?
Yes You are Right. This SPLOST 4 is for the new projects just a ditto of expenses that we heard we were going to be paid with the current SPLOST.
Duh huh

Decatur, GA

#9 Aug 29, 2013
ACOG wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes You are Right. This SPLOST 4 is for the new projects just a ditto of expenses that we heard we were going to be paid with the current SPLOST.
Idiot!

Has it occurred to you that, if for no other reason, we need the road maintenance? I don't even want to think about $6 million being levied against the homeowners.
letitbeknown

Dahlonega, GA

#10 Aug 29, 2013
Splost is a political tool to help Lamar to get re elected. Sure it pays for those things BUT we pay the extra to keep all these things up. BIG Government I dont like it. We can live with alot less without burdening the common tax payer down
Your Sign

Jefferson, GA

#11 Aug 29, 2013
I wasn't going to vote for it but now that I see that ACOG is so against it I'm for sure going to vote "Yes".
higher taxes

Dawsonville, GA

#14 Aug 30, 2013
I agree that the Commissioner did not use the money in the last SPLOST like he said he would. I wouldn't be against this so much if I thought he was going to be truthful about how the money was being spent. I am concerned about the bonds he uses to pay or these projects before they are purchased. This is bad timing to enter into debt this big.
Cheesecake

Decatur, GA

#16 Aug 31, 2013
Just Mike wrote:
SO MANY PEOPLE vote in favor of all the SPLOST renewals because they mistakenly believe it will keep their property taxes lower. If they would only investigate HOW the SPLOST has been spent in the past, they'd discover how WRONG they are. Paris won't even disclose how this current renewal will be spent (to be determined, they say).
And Doritos.
The voice

Decatur, GA

#17 Aug 31, 2013
The M0untains V0ice wrote:
http://tinyurl.com/otl3vfd
* above is a link to the SPLOST 4 Referendum and Projects list. 10 page PDF.
Most concerning part to me is on page 2. EXCERPT:
"..which proposal, if approved by the voters, shall also constitute APPROVAL OF the issuance of general obligation DEBT of the County in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $10,000,000..."
Voters need to study this.
tells me to load the guns and fuel the weedeater.
I hear

Decatur, GA

#18 Aug 31, 2013
higher taxes wrote:
I agree that the Commissioner did not use the money in the last SPLOST like he said he would. I wouldn't be against this so much if I thought he was going to be truthful about how the money was being spent. I am concerned about the bonds he uses to pay or these projects before they are purchased. This is bad timing to enter into debt this big.
a breeze 'a stirring.
I want

Decatur, GA

#19 Aug 31, 2013
Some bacon
Bring me

Decatur, GA

#20 Aug 31, 2013
A beer
Make me

Decatur, GA

#21 Aug 31, 2013
a sandwich
higher taxes

Dawsonville, GA

#22 Aug 31, 2013
Just finished reading the Splost 4 outline. All I can understnd is that there is a vague list of things the Commissioner wants to do, and he wants authorization to take out a 10 million dollar bond to advance fund it all. I'm against it because it is bad timing in this economy, and we simply don't have that much need here in the county. Life is pretty good, and it seems foolish to run up that much more county debt going into bad times. The second reason I am against it is that the project list is pretty vague I think we need a more detailed explanation of what the money is going to be used for. Exactly what it is going to be used for. Commissioner didn't do some of the bigger projects on the list witht he last money. Same projects on the list again. And I believe we are all owed an explanation for why we have to borrow $10 million to pay back the Development Authority 5 Million for the clubhouse when the last Splost was supposed to be paying for that. I honestly do not understand.

Since: Dec 10

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#23 Aug 31, 2013
higher taxes wrote:
Just finished reading the Splost 4 outline. All I can understnd is that there is a vague list of things the Commissioner wants to do, and he wants authorization to take out a 10 million dollar bond to advance fund it all. I'm against it because it is bad timing in this economy, and we simply don't have that much need here in the county. Life is pretty good, and it seems foolish to run up that much more county debt going into bad times. The second reason I am against it is that the project list is pretty vague I think we need a more detailed explanation of what the money is going to be used for. Exactly what it is going to be used for. Commissioner didn't do some of the bigger projects on the list witht he last money. Same projects on the list again. And I believe we are all owed an explanation for why we have to borrow $10 million to pay back the Development Authority 5 Million for the clubhouse when the last Splost was supposed to be paying for that. I honestly do not understand.
Thank YOU I am glad to see at least one person out there is finally looking at things as they really are.

You voted on the Club House to be paid with the last SPLOST.
That didn't happen.

You voted on a jail to be built that didn't happen.

You voted for Improvements to the Solid waste transfer Station that didn't happen.

You did not vote on a cannery was not on the referendum You got that.

You voted for $150,000 for improvements to the Horse Arena you got $595,000

You voted for $150,000 for Suches Community Center you got $409,000

You did not vote for the batting cages to be bought you got $126,000 and more expense and debt to pay for up keep.

You are not getting what you voted on and you NEVER WILL as Long as Lamar Paris is our Commission because RECREATION is more important. His wants ARE NOT THE COUNTY NEEDS!

VOTE NO TO SPLOST!!!!!!

DO you really want to see him borrow another $10,000,000 in advance to waste, Plus what is collected over the next 6 years?

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