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Vent session: Speakers air concerns with BOC
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jul 24, 2014 | 1507 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jones County Board of Commissioners members listened to criticism from visitors and one of their own during last week’s board meeting.

The agenda for the July 15 meeting was short and started with visitor Tom Payne, who spoke once again about the county’s newest fire station constructed in Griswoldville Park, which is located off Highway 57.

Payne said it was his understanding the construction of the fire station was not put out to bid, and he said he felt the county would be better served to have a competitive bid.

“There is no sense in wasting money. We trust you to be judicial with our money and that was not done on the fire station,” he said.

Payne said estimates he has received show the county was overcharged by $40,000 and he pointed out that it would take $4 million in retail sales to generate that amount of sales tax funds.

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