September 16, 2010 - The newly elected Blount County Commission had their first meeting on September 16th. Now that we have 20* (21?) fiscally conservative Republicans, we can finally get some progress on tackling our debt, right? Not so fast. One of the first things these "fiscally conservatives" did was to increase the budget by $42,000 for a parking lot for the sheriff. Folks, Blount County is already $250 million in debt with a $60 million balloon payment due in June of 2011. What do you think about your commissioner now?
*Jim Folts and Peggy Lambert were not in attendance