Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sales Tax Commission to vote on final plan today.

The city of Jackson issued the following press release:

Commission With Oversight of 1 Percent Sales Tax To Meet on Wednesday

Mayor Tony T. Yarber will seek a vote by the 1 Percent Commission on the final draft of the Infrastructure Master Plan at today's commission meeting. The multi-year plan will address the comprehensive needs of the city’s crumbling infrastructure, including roads, bridges, drainage, water and wastewater.

The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. in the Warren G. Hood Building, 200 S. President St. The meeting is open to the public.

Jackson citizens voted in 2014 to tax themselves to help finance comprehensive improvement of the city’s infrastructure systems. The plan has to receive the commission’s approval to release the revenue that’s been generated by the tax so the city can begin work.


Anonymous said...

Have heard that Yarber doesn't have the votes to pass his incomplete plan. FWIW.

Anonymous said...

Starting to believe the Mayor is not all he was supposed to be. Very disappointed in his efforts, or lack thereof, over the last several months. Talk is cheap....and his short tenure is proof of that. But he's never missed a good photo opp.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is the makeup of the Commission that is the problem instead of the Mayor. I believe some of them have other interest at heart instead of what is best for Jackson.

Anonymous said...

@9:25 You are damned right, "talk is cheap". Tell the tax commission to get into action, NOW.

Anonymous said...

I hope the Mayor takes his attorney along. I expect he will receive a response, but likely with addendums to the city's proposal.

Pete Perry said...

10:58. If you have something to say, you should say it rather than insinuate behind your 'anonymous self'. Just who do you think one that Commission has another interest at heart rather than what is best for Jackson? I would suggest that everyone on the commission lives and as far as I know works in Jackson. And except for two (City public works director and President of JSU) they have all lived in Jackson for decades.

So - please tell me who has personal interests at heart rather than what's good for Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Does the City have to do any work, prepare plan, request funds or keep records? If any yes forget it.

Anonymous said...

10:58 - Buhler?? Buhler? No, of course not. Just crickets.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't anyone else join Pete Perry in voting no? They voted on a plan without full knowledge of what would be funded....Perry is the only one on that board with some sense and with the best interest at heart in the Bold New Citaaay.

Anonymous said...

There was a motion to begin work on some 30 of the Mayor's selected projects, but to have further discussion on six of them. Perry made the motion - it failed 5 to 4. More discussion with the Mayor bullying everyone with a take it or leave it, and the final vote was 8 to 1. Perry objecting.

Folks afraid of having the 'scarlet R' on their forehead, I guess, made them lose their balls.

Anonymous said...

No one joined Pete Perry because everyone knows Perry is an idiot!

Anonymous said...

Now sit back, relax and watch the special tax dollars get squandered.

Anonymous said...

Why should the taxpayers of Jackson foot the bill to pave County Line Road? It all started with Dale Danks administration. If they had left it 2 lanes, you wouldn't have had the economic boom in Madison County along the County Line Road area. I'm in favor of letting it get potholes like the rest of the city! Start with the streets that really, really need it!

Anonymous said...

Young Harvey Yarber will address areas that aren't as bad as others, like Eastover, in order to pay off the power brokers that helped put him into office.

Anonymous said...

10:10 - guess you are calling Duckworth, ONeal and Bohner as idiots too, since they joined Perry on the vote to hold back on a few of the Mayor's demands.

You must be one of the McD dumbasses. Get over your man-hate and look at the issue on its face.

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