Editorial: Financial Stewardship First

On Tuesday, July 13th, the residents of Jones, OK will go to the polls to decide on the proposed 1 cent sales tax increase. On May 4th, after a close and heated April election, the very first vote from the brand new Board of Trustees was calling a special election for an increase in taxation. … Continue reading Editorial: Financial Stewardship First

Complete Audio from Public Forum

Here is the audio from the public forum on May 11, 2021. I have noted several time frames below that were referenced in the article yesterday. 1:45 Sarah Boggs Speaking 1:54:58 Brett Ramsey’s Question regarding a blended approach to financing. 1:56:33 Missy Wilkinson states that rates will go up. 1:57:00  Mayor Poland clarifies the wording … Continue reading Complete Audio from Public Forum

Editorial: Town Plans to Spend Sales Tax Increase Beyond Water/Wastewater Repairs

The Jones City Hall was packed on Tuesday evening as over 40 residents, business owners, and community stakeholders gathered at the public forum to discuss the upcoming sales election. The point was driven home that our community NEEDS significant funding to make water and wastewater improvements. The biggest debate was how to accomplish this. After … Continue reading Editorial: Town Plans to Spend Sales Tax Increase Beyond Water/Wastewater Repairs

Editorial: Nobody Likes Taxes. Do They?

I do not know that I have ever met anyone in my life that enjoys paying taxes. I know I do not! But I also know that if I did not pay taxes, many of the services we tend to take for granted would not exist. Such as police protection, fire protection, sidewalks, roads, welfare, … Continue reading Editorial: Nobody Likes Taxes. Do They?

Jones Board Approves Resolution – 1% Sales Tax Increase to Go Before Voters

The Jones Board of Trustees met for just under four hours Tuesday Night as they considered a string of proposals to address the Town's crumbling water infrastructure. The first major item was Resolution No. 2021-5-4B by The Jones Public Works Authority. The Resolution directs the Public Works Authority to file an Application with the Oklahoma … Continue reading Jones Board Approves Resolution – 1% Sales Tax Increase to Go Before Voters