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County collector reports on Dec. 2009 tax collections

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Saline County Collector Grace Miles submitted a summary of December 2009 property tax collections at the Saline County Commission meeting Wednesday morning, Jan. 13.

In total, $10,169,773.86 was collected, though Miles said the number should have been about $15 million.

The majority of the funds, $6,203,753.832, was distributed to area school districts, with Marshall receiving $3,581,253.63.

In other business, commissioners approved the employment of Aubrey Kemerling in the county recorder's office beginning Jan. 11. She will work full-time for $10 an hour.

Presiding Commissioner Becky Plattner was quick to point out that Kemerling's position is not a new one; rather she is replacing someone else.

Commissioners will meet again Thursday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m.

Contact Sydney Stonner at marshallbusiness@socket.net


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I believe that if its a job paid with public funds the position should be advertised. Private companies can do what they want, but when it comes to tax payer's money, the opening needs to be public.

I don't know what yomomma's problem is, but no matter how it is now, the position should be made public.

-- Posted by mtownresident on Sun, Jan 17, 2010, at 9:48 AM

yomomma,

See, ya just couldn't stand it!! I never said I had an application on file! Nor, did I state I had the job! Why?? It was not made public as it should have been and whatever I don't care! I am beginning to think you are employeed by the county as angry and defensive as you get!! TATA

-- Posted by toesrcute on Sat, Jan 16, 2010, at 7:56 PM

Ok. But you still didn't have a application on file so you still didnt get the job.

-- Posted by yomomma on Sat, Jan 16, 2010, at 10:57 AM

Yomomma,

You just like to get the last word and cannot accept when you are wrong........whatever

-- Posted by toesrcute on Fri, Jan 15, 2010, at 1:37 PM

Sorry Toes, but Reader is wrong. Allthough it does sound good thats not the way it is.

-- Posted by yomomma on Fri, Jan 15, 2010, at 11:38 AM

Reader,

Finally... someone to make sense of all of this who knows what they are talking about. I admit I was not sure but it only seemed logical to me. Thank you for your input.

-- Posted by toesrcute on Fri, Jan 15, 2010, at 1:16 AM

There is a big difference between private companies and public entities. Any time there is a position available in which the salary/wages are paid with PUBLIC FUNDS, aka tax payer dollars, then the position SHOULD be advertised. Many private companies have to have proof of posting openings, how many applicantions were received, how many interviews, etc for equal opportunity employment files, but public entities aren't required to do so? If that's the case, it needs to be changed now.

-- Posted by Reader101 on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 8:39 PM

Just FYI...companies are supposed to keep applications on file for 6 mos.

-- Posted by tcn on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 6:22 PM

If you want a job at a particular place, go apply there! If you dont hear a response in a few weeks or months GO BACK! Toes dont take it so personal!

-- Posted by yomomma on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 4:46 PM

And kkmom

Please DO NOT insinuate I do not try!! Thank you. I have put myself through school raising four children and worked full time while doing so! I am NOT lazy and I think it is very disrespectful for you to ASSUME things you have no clue about.

Have a nice day!

-- Posted by toesrcute on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 4:15 PM

kkmom,

Actually I am not sure because I am not looking for a job at either one of those companies so I would not know for sure. As stated, I want a better job, and employment opportunities with the county are rare and therefor would like to have an opportunity to apply for those jobs when they become available. You say fill out an application and then it will be on file but, lets look at this honestly, when an employer is looking for an employee to fill a position how far back do they go in their stacks of applications? So then you would have to put in application every two or three months. Why would it be so hard to announce the job as being available? Why? Really! Why?

-- Posted by toesrcute on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 4:12 PM

Does companies such as wal-mart or even McDonals advertise openings? I don't think they do. If you have a degree, apply at places that the degree would be used. Not everyplace advertises, they expect people to try!

-- Posted by kkmom on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 3:30 PM

Where does it say I am at the poverty level? Use your active listening skills please. One mouth, two ears!

Thanks :):)

-- Posted by toesrcute on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 2:42 PM

Do your homework, working for Saline County will NOT get you out of poverty!

-- Posted by yomomma on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 2:18 PM

You have a Degree in business and ur at the poverty level? Maybe you should get a degree in another field of work.

-- Posted by yomomma on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 2:14 PM

And yomomma,

You come across as someone who wants to complain about having to help someone at the poverty level but don't want to ALLOW those people to better themselves so you can continue to have something to complain about!! Period. Why can't we just give everyone the same opportunities. That is all I want. EQUALITY! Why is that so hard to comprehend?

-- Posted by toesrcute on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 1:41 PM

Not at all yomomma!

You are the one that cannot give ONE LOGICAL explanation as to why the county can't seem to give EVERYONE a fair shot at a good job by announcing there are positions available. That is all I am stating and it not just me stating that! So I am wondering why YOU have such an ATTITUDE with someone trying to better themselves??? There are, I'm sure, alot of people who don't know you can put in applications at the courthouse for such positions. Your screen name sure fits your attitude!! LOL

-- Posted by toesrcute on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 1:33 PM

Why should they announce the job? There are employers everywhere that do not advertise open jobs. Stop looking for reasons to be upset and go fill out a app.so it can be on file! WOW , SURE STEPPED ON THEM TOES! Lol

-- Posted by yomomma on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 8:40 AM

Talking from someone with a little experience on the inside, I do not believe that the job was posted either. I had been checking everyday to see if the Victim Advocate job has been posted since the date that I was fired from on November 24, 2009 when I returned to work after taking 3 days off to stay with my 12 year old daughter in the hospital to have a tumor removed. I have not seen any such post about the job opening so to the best of my knowledge (I strongly want to state that this is only to my knowledge), I do not believe the position has been posted to the public. I state this because the paper posted an article on December 8 that stated that "Jamie Willis, of the prosecuting attorney's office, will become a salaried employee, earning $26,422 per year. She had been earning an hourly wage of $10." I don't know it may just be a weird circumstance that someone already working inside the court house would receive the same exact salary that I did when I worked there. One has to admit though that is a very specific and odd salary sum to come up with and it is that odd of an amount because it is a grant paid position. It is obvious that someone would not be making the same exact salary that I did unless they were obtaining the grant paid position. However, Mr. Stouffer has not released her being the new Victim Advocate so I guess there is room for my theory to be wrong. Don't get me wrong, this has nothing against Jamie Willis as I am sure she would be perfect for the position. That being said I also believe that it should have been made public to make it a fair process for the citizens of Saline County especially since the people who do the hiring are elected by our votes, not to mention with how hard it is to gain employment in today's economy why not let, no expect, the officials that we elect to give another person the same opportunity since that would mean being able to employee two employees instead of just one and therefore help one more family have an income coming into the home. So, I am with the majority of you in stating that I believe it is a matter of who you know on the inside at least for the unelected job positions. I guess when and if Mr. Stouffer announces Jamie Willis as the new Victim Advocate in the near future one can see if it is the way I believe-time will tell!

-- Posted by peopleamazeme on Thu, Jan 14, 2010, at 12:13 AM

Where are my replies to yomomma? or is this blog also about who you know?

-- Posted by toesrcute on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 11:40 PM
Response by Eric Crump/Editor:
Only one of your comments to this story has been deleted, and that was because it was a duplicate. The rest are still available.

AND

It seems to me the county should inform the PUBLIC of open positions and it YOU have a problem with that it is your problem.

Have a blessed day.

-- Posted by toesrcute on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 11:08 PM

yomomma,

Back up!!! You don't know me or anything about me to sit and judge me. I simply stated the FACTS! The position WAS NOT announced. Period. And what the sam h*ll does snow have to do with this???

-- Posted by toesrcute on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 11:05 PM

Why doesn't the county advertise their open positions instead of going through applications on file? Wouldn't they get a more qualified base of people to choose from?

-- Posted by Night Sky on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 9:28 PM

Toes you sound like one of those people who love the snow but is the first one to complain when your street isn't plowed!

-- Posted by yomomma on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 9:13 PM

The county accepts applications all year long! They are not obligated to inform YOU of a opening. Go apply and it will be on file!

-- Posted by yomomma on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 8:47 PM

I would have if the job had been ANNOUNCED!

And I have a job just seeking to better myself!!

Thank you very much!!!!

-- Posted by toesrcute on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 8:17 PM

It was open to the public! Did you happen to have a application on file at the courthouse? If not stop complaining,get off your a** and start filling out some apps.

-- Posted by yomomma on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 7:53 PM

Outsider,

As someone with a business degree seeking employment I can tell you it was not open to the public.

Thanks

Toes

-- Posted by toesrcute on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 3:45 PM

outsider,

I think we all know the answer to that! I have been looking to change jobs since I recently received a business degree and have checked the paper daily as well as quite a few agencies within the area and I never saw it.

Thank You

Toes

-- Posted by toesrcute on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 3:42 PM

Was the job in the recorder's office announced and open to the public to apply for?

-- Posted by outsider on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 12:07 PM


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