DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER 2022

DISTRICT 4 TOWN HALLS

SEPTEMBER 8, 2022, THURSDAY (ALL INVITED)

WHERE:               DOG RIVER LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM

WHEN:                 6 PM – TIL

SEPTEMBER 15, 2022, THURSDAY

WHERE:               CLINTON PARK (EPHESUS CHURCH ROAD) NEW PAVILION AT TRAIL HEAD

WHEN:                 6 PM - TIL

PROBATE JUDGE

Although my attempt to cap the vital records’ fees collected by the Probate Judge failed with a 3-2 vote, I was surprised at who voted against my motion.  At the time the Probate Judge’s salary was adopted in the 2021 budget, I argued then that we needed to address the underestimated $20K amount for vital records’ fees reflected in the budget, when it was known the fees would be thousands more annually.  When the total figure came in at the end of 2021, they amounted to $139,447, thereby resulting in an income for the Judge in excess of $260K. An email was sent in December 2021, to the members of the BOC by a concerned citizen regarding the fees, District 3 Commissioner, Tarenia Carthan, responded wherein she stated, “In regard to the fees, the county audit team and finance department will get us the numbers at the end of year close out (March 20, 2022) and we can discuss as a board with the county attorney options to address fees if exorbitant.”  Although for months when I raised in Executive Session the issue of capping the fees, with input from the county attorney, I did so without support from any of the other commissioners.  And, to top it all off, in the meeting where I made the motion to cap the fees, Commissioner Carthan stated, “she was appalled that we were even discussing it” and ended up voting against my motion.  Commissioner Mitchell voted along with me on the motion.

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SEARCH WARRANT

Don’t be surprised when you hear that Douglas County was served a search warrant last week by the GBI.  As it is open to public record, the media will be all over this story.  They requested emails from several elected officials and staff to/from/regarding individuals/companies outside the government.  The warrant was based on O.C.G.A. 16-10-22 – Conspiracy in Restraint of Free and Open Competition in Transactions with State or Political Subdivisions.  This is part of an on-going investigation and ask that you treat it as such.  Just wanted to give you a heads up.

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