“The city’s the one that generates the sales tax, we’re the ones that have the businesses in it, we’re the ones that have to pave the streets to travel on, we’re the ones who have to provide the police department, fire trucks and everything else…the citizens of Jasper pay for it and they’re only wanting to give us 20 percent.”
“It only gives us the ability to plead with the county commissions our case that we are the keeper of the fire, the police and the public services for the businesses, not only the residents of Jasper. The population of Pickens County would like for the city of Jasper to prosper so that we can continue to be the goose that lays the eggs,”Weaver opined.
“Looking at the history, I would be awfully afraid to do much budgeting on the $30 million. Historically, we would be looking at about $24 million. Instead of being the $6 million that you really wanted it’s going to come out about $4.8 unless some tremendous economic growth occurs.”
“If the county had more foresight they could see this is where the people are traveling up and down our roads. They’re coming down city streets and our business sections. We’re representing Pickens County.”
“is kinda embarrassing. It would’ve been nice if we’d gotten a little more money to put toward roads. But I’m like Jim. I don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth.”
“We have a motion to accept the county’s generous offer of 20 percent, sarcastically.”He then laughed and asked for a second which was offered by Brown. After inviting discussion in which no one participated, he stated,
“It sounds like we’ve beat it (a dead horse) to death already.”