Greene County Home Rule
First Prev
of 3
Next Last
Greene county citizen

Greeneville, TN

#1 Jun 8, 2013
http://greenecountyhomerule.com

The citizens of Greene county should have the right to vote for or against tax increases.

Mayor Broyles and the 21 commissioners don't own Greene county the citizens do.

People they're taking advantage of us, let's put a stop to it!
Teacher

Norcross, GA

#2 Jun 8, 2013
I agree. All tax increases should be put up to a vote. WE NEED HOMERULE.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#3 Jun 8, 2013
Totally ready for this. Damn the greed
Just me

Greeneville, TN

#4 Jun 8, 2013
They started this home rule a while back. What happen with it? Didn't it get enough signatures or what?

Is this something that can still be done or is it over with? I think there's time limits to petitions. I'd be glad to sign it if it will still work.
right

Monroe, NC

#5 Jun 8, 2013
Vote of steve burns and alan broyles. The both been in office longer than elvis has been dead.
Lets clean house greeneville and greene county
Texas Moore

Johnson City, TN

#6 Jun 8, 2013
right wrote:
Vote of steve burns and alan broyles. The both been in office longer than elvis has been dead.
Lets clean house greeneville and greene county
That's pretty stupid. It hasn't been that long. If you can't remember Terry Jones as Sheriff and Roger Jones as county mayor, they you must be about 10 years old. I think that Roger was the one that changed the title from county executive to county mayor.
Lmao

Greeneville, TN

#7 Jun 8, 2013
Elvis is not dead!
Just me

Greeneville, TN

#8 Jun 8, 2013
right wrote:
Vote of steve burns and alan broyles. The both been in office longer than elvis has been dead.
Lets clean house greeneville and greene county
We definitely need to clean house, but we need to do something faster before they raise anymore taxes.

What can we do to put a stop to it NOW?
right

Monroe, NC

#9 Jun 8, 2013
Teaxs more you are the greene county is fu-ked up.terry Jones has not been sheriff since 1999.his budget was 2.1 million and greene county was 5th in crime solved .terry jones made around 52,000 a year.your crooked sheriff now has a budget of 12.6 million and is dead last in state for crime solved. Steve burns makes around 82,000 per year. Now i agree with u roger Jones was no better than what we have now.but the state changed the name to county mayor not roger Jones. But get your facts straight and do your home work before you fight with me. You see before i vote i look at the facts not just the party.anyway i think we need to clean house on them all in office.
right

Monroe, NC

#10 Jun 8, 2013
Texas more.roger Jones was never mayor while terry jones was sheriff. Terry was sheriff from 1994-1998 ish.alan broyles was county executive while terry was sheriff.roger jones was not county mayor until after 2001. Also the state change name to county mayor not roger Jones.
Which has nothing to do with the fact our countt government needs to be cleaned out top too bottom.
We only have presidents and governors for two terms i say the same for everyone else.that wat you dont get crooks that make a career in ripping tax payers off.
Lonnie

Greeneville, TN

#11 Jun 8, 2013
right wrote:
Teaxs more you are the greene county is fu-ked up.terry Jones has not been sheriff since 1999.his budget was 2.1 million and greene county was 5th in crime solved .terry jones made around 52,000 a year.your crooked sheriff now has a budget of 12.6 million and is dead last in state for crime solved. Steve burns makes around 82,000 per year. Now i agree with u roger Jones was no better than what we have now.but the state changed the name to county mayor not roger Jones. But get your facts straight and do your home work before you fight with me. You see before i vote i look at the facts not just the party.anyway i think we need to clean house on them all in office.
Does Steve Burns set his own salary, or would Terry Jones also be making $82,000 a year, if people actually wanted him as their Sheriff?
right

Greenville, SC

#12 Jun 8, 2013
Good question. The sheriff budget has went up ever year in the past 12 years.so when the budget goes up he gets a raise. Also the county mayor by state law makes 10% more than the sheriff. So now you can see why the county mayor really dont fight too hard when it comes to giving the sheriff his money and his raise because he know he too will get a raise. Our county mayor makes around 98,500 per year.
But when terry jones was sheriff his budget was 2. 1 million so thats why his pay was way lower than steve burns is now.so it comes down to the more the tax payers give the more they will make.thats why i say only two terms for every elected official. That way we can keep better hands on what they do year to year
Really

Greeneville, TN

#13 Jun 8, 2013
right wrote:
Good question. The sheriff budget has went up ever year in the past 12 years.so when the budget goes up he gets a raise. Also the county mayor by state law makes 10% more than the sheriff. So now you can see why the county mayor really dont fight too hard when it comes to giving the sheriff his money and his raise because he know he too will get a raise. Our county mayor makes around 98,500 per year.
But when terry jones was sheriff his budget was 2. 1 million so thats why his pay was way lower than steve burns is now.so it comes down to the more the tax payers give the more they will make.thats why i say only two terms for every elected official. That way we can keep better hands on what they do year to year
The county mayor makes $98,500 a year? Seriously? That's unbelievable that idiot makes that much money.
Hmm

Bristol, TN

#14 Jun 8, 2013
I think the sheriff salary is set according to county population. I'm not sure though.
Lonnie

Greeneville, TN

#15 Jun 8, 2013
right wrote:
Good question. The sheriff budget has went up ever year in the past 12 years.so when the budget goes up he gets a raise. Also the county mayor by state law makes 10% more than the sheriff. So now you can see why the county mayor really dont fight too hard when it comes to giving the sheriff his money and his raise because he know he too will get a raise. Our county mayor makes around 98,500 per year.
But when terry jones was sheriff his budget was 2. 1 million so thats why his pay was way lower than steve burns is now.so it comes down to the more the tax payers give the more they will make.thats why i say only two terms for every elected official. That way we can keep better hands on what they do year to year
I thought this sounded like somebody with a grudge against the current Co. Mayor and Sheriff, so I looked it up. The pay for county officials is set by the Tenn.Statute # TCA 8-24-102. Their salaries are determined by population. Counties with between 65,000 and 99,999 people have the pay for a County Sheriff set at a minimum of $80,707. That statute also says that the Sheriff's compensation "shall be at least 10% higher than paid to the general officials of the county."

Therefore, the minimum salary for a Sheriff can be higher than $80,707 if the other office holders of the county make over their minimums. "The Sheriff may also receive additional compensation for ex-oficio duties, such as Workhouse Supervisor. These compensation guidelines are in effect from July 1, 2012-June 30,2013."

The County Mayor also has his salary set by Tenn #TCA 8-24-102 based upon population. The minimum salary for a County Mayor presiding over a population of 65,000-99,999 is $84,742. His salary has to be "5% higher than any other county constitutional officer."

"If the Sheriff's salary is above the minimum, then the County Mayor's has to be 5% higher than that." You apparently have no idea what you are talking about. The budget has absolutely no part in determining the pay of either man. It is based on population, and determined by the State of Tennessee.
right

United States

#16 Jun 8, 2013
Wrong when he got the detention center he got a raise. When he gets his new jail he will get another. Since u act like u know so much why dont you ask your sheriff why he is dead last in crime solved in the state.wake up.out with the old in with somone new.
Really

Greeneville, TN

#17 Jun 8, 2013
Their pay should be based on how well they do their job.

So maybe $12,000 a year?
Hmm

Bristol, TN

#18 Jun 8, 2013
Wow the county mayor sure makes a lot more than the city mayor.

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#19 Jun 8, 2013
That's it I'm running for county mayor.
Texas Moore

Johnson City, TN

#20 Jun 9, 2013
right wrote:
greene county was 5th in crime solved .terry jones made around 52,000 a year.your crooked sheriff now has a budget of 12.6 million and is dead last in state for crime solved.
What is the source of those "crime solved" statistics? Can you give me a source, or are you just running your crap-eater?

Burns is obviously doing a good job. It's not exactly like he is being closely challenged in elections.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Greeneville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Greenevile High School Setting Bad Precedent 13 min so yesterday 6
gcsd 2 hr Alonzo 52
Another shooting 2 hr Bubba work real hard 40
Few names on DTF list working for them 2 hr Huck 12 with a F 11
Leann swatzell (Nov '16) 3 hr Swatzells Lil Sis 5
The Roads in this town and new commissioner 3 hr pissed off 2
Choisissez notre poupée de luxe vraiment pas cher 4 hr dollssale 1

Greeneville Jobs

Personal Finance

Greeneville Mortgages