Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Commissioner Moore Stuns Reporter

This afternoon, Commissioner Scott Moore was being interviewed by a reporter and was asked about a resolution that was postponed during yesterday's commission meeting. The resolution in question is to allow certain elected officials to move their retirement plans to the state retirement plan. The reporter indicated that she had inquired of the county's retirement office and that this move could potentially cost the taxpayers $1.0 million dollars. The reporter asked, Is this a wise decision?

Commissioner Moore responded. I don't know. It would probably be as wise as giving $55 million dollars to the News-Sentinel that they never pay back. The reporter some what stunned said, well that's another story. Commissioner Moore asked the reporter when will I read that story? The reporter said that she was working on it.

Here is what the front view of a $55 million dollar PILOT (Payment In Lieu Of Taxes) looks like. A side view looks like a BIG metal shed on a hill.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is the PILOT bribe the reason the KNS went after Tim Hutchison and ignored all the Ragsdale crimes until WATE/WBIR forced them to report the news?