county commission took easy way out
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Since: Nov 12

Greeneville, TN

#21 Aug 21, 2014
How much are the mayors paid and what are their job descriptions ?
Just wondering and thanks for any info and or sources.
charlie

Greeneville, TN

#22 Aug 21, 2014
say what you want to about my ole buddy roger jones, but his letter to the editor in today's gvagas paper is spot on true. al broyles could not even begin to answer it, j ust used some smarta** answer. roger probably made a lot o f greene county folks mad as hel* over the years but he had the nuts to stand up and be counted, not hide behind 16 rookies to set a tax rate. glad you haven't lost your sand.
resident

United States

#23 Aug 22, 2014
I was thrilled to read Roger 's letter to the editor. About time somebody in this town said something and not just behind closed doors or on here. People need to take a stand. If you don't like what's going on do some investigation. There have been a few people do that with different departments and things are stirred up. We need to stir up more things in this county and put our tax money to work. The citizens deserve better and we as citizens need to stand up and fight for what is right.
Concerned

Greeneville, TN

#24 Aug 22, 2014
I have been really trying to stay up with what is going on regarding the budget and I don't understand some things maybe somebody can give me the insight. The paper reported that their are a few departments that by state law cannot be cut Sheriff, Schools and Highway Department from what they had the year before. It also says that the salaries for all the elected positions are set by the state based on population. These are the 3 biggest departments that the county has. If that's the case what really can the County Commission do they are screwed. All the other departments are very small compared to them. Even if you take one person completely out of the other departments and cut back hours that's not a major dent. It only leaves what convenience centers and shutting down the courthouse and fee offices. I know a few of the county employees from various departments and they don't make squat and their insurance they pay is outrageous. Based on what they make if I was them I would leave if I was going to take a 10% pay cut. My point in all this is why does the State get to set so many guidelines Their is no way honestly the new commission can cut 1.2 million dollars if they have to live by those guidelines.
yes

Phoenix, AZ

#25 Aug 22, 2014
Concerned wrote:
I have been really trying to stay up with what is going on regarding the budget and I don't understand some things maybe somebody can give me the insight. The paper reported that their are a few departments that by state law cannot be cut Sheriff, Schools and Highway Department from what they had the year before. It also says that the salaries for all the elected positions are set by the state based on population. These are the 3 biggest departments that the county has. If that's the case what really can the County Commission do they are screwed. All the other departments are very small compared to them. Even if you take one person completely out of the other departments and cut back hours that's not a major dent. It only leaves what convenience centers and shutting down the courthouse and fee offices. I know a few of the county employees from various departments and they don't make squat and their insurance they pay is outrageous. Based on what they make if I was them I would leave if I was going to take a 10% pay cut. My point in all this is why does the State get to set so many guidelines Their is no way honestly the new commission can cut 1.2 million dollars if they have to live by those guidelines.


Dept heads can sue if budget cut.
strange

Greeneville, TN

#26 Aug 22, 2014
yes wrote:
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Dept heads can sue if budget cut.
well, I guess someone will just have to make a stand. when the county is broke , we'll wish someone had stood up.
Voter

Greeneville, TN

#27 Aug 22, 2014
strange wrote:
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well, I guess someone will just have to make a stand. when the county is broke , we'll wish someone had stood up.
What stand do they take. If they cut it the Dept Heads can sue then the county is paying to fight another lawsuit. I feel all departments need to be cut not just the little ones to be fair. If they cut the convenience centers just wait trash will be everywhere.

Since: Nov 12

Greeneville, TN

#28 Aug 22, 2014
Voter wrote:
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What stand do they take. If they cut it the Dept Heads can sue then the county is paying to fight another lawsuit. I feel all departments need to be cut not just the little ones to be fair. If they cut the convenience centers just wait trash will be everywhere.
sure it will. Next we'll here they are going to close a school;the poor children. Scare tactics are often effective on low info voters.

Since: Nov 12

Greeneville, TN

#29 Aug 22, 2014
yes wrote:
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Dept heads can sue if budget cut.
something may need to be done at the state law level.

Since: Nov 12

Greeneville, TN

#30 Aug 22, 2014
Voter wrote:
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What stand do they take. If they cut it the Dept Heads can sue then the county is paying to fight another lawsuit. I feel all departments need to be cut not just the little ones to be fair. If they cut the convenience centers just wait trash will be everywhere.
Why are my rants being censored ? I put a lot of keyboard pounding into those !
resident

United States

#31 Aug 22, 2014
Well this county has a terrible crime rate but you want sheriff's cut? What burns me is the offices they want cut didn't come with their hand out like Robert Sayne did not once but at least twice this year and many times in the past. Yes we need an EMS in the county but it needs to be run differently. He complained about losing revenue but he refuses calls. Now how can you make money if you refuse calls? You complain to your buddy Bowers or Broyles and put your little hands out. Commissioner Dabbs was right. Every time there is a meeting Sayne had his hands out. He wants to run this county.. He is.. Right into the ground.. He's ruined the EMS and more and more people are realizing it. Somebody needs to check his budget and see why he drives around in a big Suburban.
Hypocrite

Elizabethton, TN

#32 Aug 22, 2014
resident wrote:
I was thrilled to read Roger 's letter to the editor. About time somebody in this town said something and not just behind closed doors or on here. People need to take a stand. If you don't like what's going on do some investigation. There have been a few people do that with different departments and things are stirred up. We need to stir up more things in this county and put our tax money to work. The citizens deserve better and we as citizens need to stand up and fight for what is right.
Can't stop laughing..........his letter should have been to himself 2 years ago when he was chairman of the school board and had over a million dollar deficit and refused to even try to balance it. Causing the opening of schools to be delayed, threatening to stop sports and closing some schools if the property owners didn't ante up a 20 cent property tax increase to help pay for benefits and raises for school employees- including retired people. Wow, can't believe people forgot so soon. It was reported on.
concerned

United States

#33 Aug 22, 2014
Whats funny josh kesterson was at critters corner slamming his new fellow commisioner tim white on how mr white would not be gettoing a handout of work from county anymore where off to good start already
strange

Greeneville, TN

#34 Aug 22, 2014
Hypocrite wrote:
<quoted text>Can't stop laughing..........his letter should have been to himself 2 years ago when he was chairman of the school board and had over a million dollar deficit and refused to even try to balance it. Causing the opening of schools to be delayed, threatening to stop sports and closing some schools if the property owners didn't ante up a 20 cent property tax increase to help pay for benefits and raises for school employees- including retired people. Wow, can't believe people forgot so soon. It was reported on.
that you cowlick
voted

Cherokee, NC

#35 Aug 22, 2014
They done had to call the law in on their first meeting. Apparently EDJ isn't going to agree with anyone or anything. How they REALLY deserve him:) lmmfao!
Hypocrite

Elizabethton, TN

#36 Aug 23, 2014
strange wrote:
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that you cowlick
.. I'm just a taxpayer that knows a hypocrite when I see one. Yep, he was the leader on the school board and wouldn't even try balancing their budget. Now we pay 20 cents more on our taxes due to his leadership then and he now lectures this commission and would probably see no problem raising property taxes again. he was mayor for one term. I also believe he played his game then by cutting convenience center hours to inconvenience people.He can keep his advice in Lenoir City.
strange

Greeneville, TN

#37 Aug 23, 2014
ya, that is you cowlick broyles . sounds like one of your stupid answers. g o back to orebank and lay down
New resident

Johnson City, TN

#38 Aug 23, 2014
instead raise taxes blah blah blah do something... bring tourist into the town.. that would make revenue for the county... Like the cave in south greene.. county buy it invest in opening into a public cave,, like bristol caverns. etc... cavers and toursist all over would come see new cave . this would bring in revenue. may take few yrs to get it open and safe, but its a money maker for the county.. YOU have to Give money to MAKE money..

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