BOCC approves taxing resolutions

Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 09:57 AM.

Novak again interjected that while there remained many questions to be addressed on all four resolutions, “You can not continue during the budget process without the resolutions.”

All four resolutions passed, each garnering at least four votes.

“This is nothing written in stone today,” McDaniel said. “It’s just keeping the options on the table.”

Jail tales

A straightforward question turned into another quarrel about the jail.

A request by jail administrator Michael Hammond to negotiate with Liberty County to house female inmates – the Bay County Jail has run out of room for females, he said – was met with a question pertaining to the county’s responsibility/accountability for inmates housed in other jails.

The question came from Bryan and Hammond greeted it with allegations that Bryan was working to ensure the county is sued concerning the jail, that her actions regarding the jail had become “beyond ridiculous” and as such he did not feel comfortable addressing the question.

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