I believe the Commission Chairman has officially lost his mind. He now believes that TAX money grows on trees and budgets are for the birds and completely unnecessary. Is it his age or is it a symptom of him being a tax leach his whole life? Keep in mind he has been a government employee his whole life. No amount of political platitudes makes up for a life time of training. But I digress.
Tonight Commissioner Gibbs made the simple suggestion of establishing a budget for the Court House Annex renovation. He recommended (and made a motion) it be the tiny sum of $1.5 million. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Powell. As soon the discussion phase of the process came, the Chairman piped up that he thought it was a terrible idea. Now he didn’t say it was terrible idea due to the amount recommended. He said it was a terrible idea because he thought there should be NO budget. Yes you heard me right, no budget at all. He wanted to see what the architects would come up with if they had no budget then see if Hall County could afford it. In my mind I picture the Annex modified to a small version of something looking a little like, say… the Biltmore House. That may make the Chairman happy but on the other hand he might say, “make it BIGGER!” Because we all know bigger is better. Now keep in mind, when the vote came, four yes four commissioners voted to establish a budget. While the Chairman stood on his hill and voted against there being a budget at all.
For the love of all that is Holy, can someone either talk some sense into the Chairman. Or better yet, can someone run against his tax loving no budget needing self? If anyone is interested in running for Commission Chairman pleassssssse pleassssssse let me or someone else know. This experiment of the Sheriff turned Marshall turned Commission Chairman is just not working. I can be contacted at email@example.com subject “boot the Chairman.”