Tag Archive for Billy Powell

Do You Get What You Pay For?

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Last year I made a motion to not fund an additional Juvenile Court Judge. My rational was that our county population was ~180k and we already had 2 Juvenile Court Judges while Forsyth County (same size) only has 1; Gwinnett County with a population of over 800k only has 3. This was rooted in the…

One for Three is Good in Baseball

Chairman Richard Mecum

After Flowery Branch increased taxes, followed by the Hall County School Board increasing taxes, the Hall County Commission eked out a narrow 3-2 vote to hold the line. So with this victory, you would think that there would have been some decreased spending with this rollback…. If you think they spent less, you would be…

Where the Streets Have No Name

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I didn’t advertise it back when I was running for county commissioner, but I am not from around here. In fact, I graduated High School in Southern California. I can’t imagine how many people that voted for me are now saying: “It all makes sense now”. Well, back in 1987, I was a freshman in…

Those Sneaky Commissioners

I wonder what the County Commission is up to tomorrow. I just happened to be looking at the county website and saw the page about the meetings of the Commissioners. You see the section on “Work Sessions”? Says Monday prior to 2nd and 4th Thursday. But wait, there is more. If you click that link under…

Commissioner Powell Hates YOUR Yard!

On Monday the Times reported that the Hall County Commission revised their sewer rate proposal at the Planning Meeting. As usual the Times was wrong. It was a completely different plan proposal by Commissioner Billy Powell. The fun part is that it was written by South Hall, Village of Deaton Creek resident Phyllis Mercer. Phyllis,…

A Tale of 2 Fire Stations

Hall County is in process of putting up 2 new fire stations. One will replace Fire Station 3 at the corner of Price and Short Rd. Hint, it is going to be located near the intersection of Ledan Rd and Will Wallace Rd. The other will be built near Mt Vernon and Shirley Rd.