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Chipley, FL

Three Washington Co. Jobs on the Budgetary Chopping Block

Yep Hubby asked that I request on... Was told none existed... but that I could get the budget and audit reports... 80+ dollars later.. I have those... Looks like I will be making another request Tuesday!!  (Sep 1, 2013 | post #39)

Chipley, FL

Three Washington Co. Jobs on the Budgetary Chopping Block

I did request a CAFR... Was told that ONE DOES NOT exist.... But I do have all the information from the Auditors... Now that is a sight to see....  (Sep 1, 2013 | post #37)

Chipley, FL

Three Washington Co. Jobs on the Budgetary Chopping Block

Until this week I really didn't understand the budget... Brought it to an accountant to explain the concept... Cant say that I truly understand it now... but the numbers don't add up... Kinda like a checkbook... balance forward should always be the same... As for someone feeding me INFO? Oh please do tell... My agenda is the same as it has always been, misspending of tax money.. Believe me, I don't like that ANY person has to be removed from a JOB... because of budget cuts.. I have always pointed out that GAS ALLOWANCE is at least one job saved, if not more... and always cut down on that issue... Gas Allowance is nothing more than greed... JMO I fully believe there is a clique on the CC.. 3 against 2.. always... The attorney spelled it out for them, as to the manor of laying off... DId they accept it ? NOPE... I think Im more against the MANNER in which this has been done, when they have had options they chose not to use... One person gets a 15% raise, while others are possibly losing jobs? Makes no sense... What about the others taking over empty positions? Where is their raise? Oh yeah I forgot... They must not be one of the GOOD OLE BOY CLUB.. One other question.... Does no one find it interesting that the person that is the "MAIN CONTACT" of this county... Doesn't even live in this county? He makes decisions for this county..YES? I think that position should be filled by a resident... not a non resident... Who knows... Might even consider a run for office... under the Libertarian Party..  (Sep 1, 2013 | post #30)

Chipley, FL

Three Washington Co. Jobs on the Budgetary Chopping Block

Got to start it now... Otherwise, little deeds will be done, people forget.. and the list goes on... Get yourself a copy of the Budget... and maybe last years... and the Audit reports.. Cost me about 80.00 but well worth it... Ever play a game of Chess? Well you sometimes have to move a piece to protect it... Kinda like the budget.... Anyone ready and willing to go through it with me again? Let me know... Interesting read.... I hope these Commissioners ....and anyone else involved in the budget.... can sleep well at night..  (Sep 1, 2013 | post #28)

Chipley, FL

BOCC sets millage rate

But have we heard the last of layoffs, money needed to keep the county running. Mr. Abbott said he had a balanced budget. I would love to see it. And hope the Commissioners has learned, this is not something you can put off till last minute to decide. I hope we can do it without a MSTU or other type of taxation.  (Jul 31, 2013 | post #1)

Chipley, FL

CC's Dropping The Ball Again

We see how this goes today... Wonder if they made the decision on the milled asphalt yet? Just how much is the "FREE" stuff going to cost us the tax payers? And better yet.... where is the money going to come from to pay salaries, trucks, gas, wear and tear on equipment. Remember we are a BROKE COUNTY!!!! Believe me.. I do understand the want or need for this stuff. and if things were different, I think if I were Commissioner, I would jump at the opportunity... I listened to Dallas say, his budget was already at the limit, and overtime hours were being used because of the storms... Equipment was failing, and wanted to know where the money would come from to keep working.... BUT we have money and time to spend on this......??????? But we don't have the money to keep jobs...... So sad...  (Jul 31, 2013 | post #29)

Chipley, FL

CC's Dropping The Ball Again

Abe The problem with serving on the CC.. is that you are only ONE vote... Many are probably qualified to serve, but for what? Again your only ONE VOTE out of 5... and depending on the day...or the subject... your out numbered... and downgraded personally for your vote... No win situation.. Many have tried to make changes... but they are down voted... NEW leadership is needed period... Voting all of them out and starting with a FRESH GROUP, that understand the needs and wants of this county... notsure... The MSTU thinking has been on the books, and I believe even voted on LONG before Commissioner Gothard even considered running for office. MSBU is an entirely different situation, and nothing I'm involved in.. AND I hate to say it.. but no matter what direction she goes in with that.... It's a no win for her. The Commissioners work for US the voters and residents of this County. Yet lately we are not allowed to speak about concerns. HR Bill 50 will change that some.. I hope.. They only way they will listen is if more than one or two residents speak up. Without fear... Might not always be right, but WE are allowed that right.... TO SPEAK....TO QUESTION... DEMAND THAT THEY HAVE OUR BEST INTEREST. No one thought ahead, the what ifs... We had the money and blew it.... and even now, if they WANT something.. they FIND the money.. So I have to think we aren't as broke as THEY would like us to think... So if they have MORE MONEY.. are they going to use it wisely? Put it away for a rainy day? Mr Abbott, I thank you for once again bringing up doing away with the gas allowance... BUT you saw how that went... Time is Now folks.... We have elections coming up in just over a year... I still say.. LEAD BY EXAMPLE.... You 5 need to give of yourselves... before asking US to pay for more...Bet this County would be entirely different if County Commissioner was a VOLUNTEER job....  (Jul 30, 2013 | post #27)

Chipley, FL

Police Brutality and Procedures

Hypocrites? LMAO. And you are? Sheriff Haddock already knows who it is.... Plus hubby has NEVER hidden who he is. Hs always been open about it. Unlike you... Now if you wish to go and tell Sheriff Haddock... about DTOM talking bad... Be sure to mention YOUR POST ON HERE as well..anonymously "Yessirree " and any oner name you might have used.  (Jul 30, 2013 | post #4)

Chipley, FL

CC's Dropping The Ball Again

Now to get people to do it.... Not an easy task... Been trying for years.  (Jul 29, 2013 | post #21)

Chipley, FL

CC's Dropping The Ball Again

Way to many people afraid of rocking the boat, or having their real name out out there... Afraid of retaliation... That is what government, whether it local or not hope for. Fear... Read the chipley paper tonight. Look at what our leaders wish to do... $250.00 MSTU (tax) per property owner, plus whatever they can come up with... Want to eliminate positions.... and still won't give up THEIR gas allowance. Got to love it... Ready to make noise yet? This is real folks... People are going home, losing their jobs, for what? $600.00 x 5....a month gas money could keep one employee... Yep... We are going to foot the bill once again for 5 people to make some really stupid decisions.. Meeting for approval is Wed at 9am at the annex... Dig a bit deeper in the pockets guys... Ready to form a citizen group yet????  (Jul 29, 2013 | post #17)

Chipley, FL

CC's Dropping The Ball Again

Nope. Never be part of the problem... I will always work to be part of a solution. Sometimes everyone needs some down time, health comes first, when all you do is bang your head against a brick wall. Sometimes one person can't do it all. If others would get off their asses, stop waiting for someone else to do their dirty work. We all want the same thing.... Honesty...integrit y...accountability ... If we work together it could be possible..  (Jul 29, 2013 | post #15)

Chipley, FL

CC's Dropping The Ball Again

Sorry guys. Not me. Given up. The county will never change. Why waste my breath. Just was told I was being accused of writing. If I'm going to write, not going to use any other name. Not afraid of the truth.  (Jul 28, 2013 | post #11)

Chipley, FL

Washington County Fire

Rainmaker.. Please do tell my reasoning? I would love to know why you think anything has/had to be politically motivated..... Hmmmmm... funny just a few years back, everyone in SH was so upset about monies another Fire Dept used.... Please ask yourself... What's the difference?  (May 30, 2013 | post #92)

Chipley, FL

Washington County Fire

You are correct, I have gone after Mr. DeRuntz on specific items... But, you see we are adults and it was Mr DeRuntz that recommended me. Funny how that works, people can disagree but still remain friendly and respectful. My being on the Planning Commission does not mean that I would change my views of specific things I feel strongly about. As for false allegations and name calling..... I have only stated things I have proof of, in black and white. It is then up to the BOCC to decide.  (May 29, 2013 | post #81)

Chipley, FL

Washington County Fire

The lot of you are so pathetic. Funny how NOW some of you claim the girls at EOC are to blame for all the mistakes made. Wait.....maybe they are the reason we have storms too. Geesh. Bet you never thought of that. It is just pretty sad, that some have to stoop to such a low level of childish name calling.  (May 29, 2013 | post #77)

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