The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has terminated its contract with consultant David Sutton and decided to hire another consultant to update the comprehensive plan.
At a called meeting Tuesday morning, the BOC unanimously agreed to end the contract with Sutton because the project has “fallen behind schedule.”
“What we have seen in this calendar year…was not the expectations of the commission and staff,” county manager Darrell Hampton said.
Jerry Weitz and Associates was hired to handle the update. The fee will be a maximum of $57,600. Weitz is also a consultant for the Jefferson and Talmo Planning Commission (formerly known as the Quad Cities Planning Commission).
For the full story, see the June 10 issue of The Jackson Herald.
Better idea put the "comprehensive plan " on hold until the economy get's better. Don't hire another consultant.
What's the difference between Fletcher/Crace and Bicknell/Hampton ?? Not much at this point.
It's simple we need Public Safety and Public Utilities(Water/Sewer) and works(Roads/Bridges) other then that get out the axe and start chopping.
I'm afraid the County has no choice. The State mandates that the County has a Comprehensive Plan and even sets a deadline to complete one. Local governments are not allowed to just decide not to have one.
BTW, the 57k figure is not much for a project like that for a County that size. It's actually a really low figure.
county should start by freezing spending, then start cutting unnecessary departments. government should only be involved in public safety, infrastructure and education. in these trying economic times, we can put off spending money on recreation ( should be user pays), arts and others frills.