Monday, May 12th, 2014, we saw this county government vehicle pull into the parking lot and the employee go into Dollar General at about 10:30 AM. The employee was in the store for about 15 minutes. Why are county employees going shopping when they are supposed to be working and again as we continue to point out, in violation of county employment policies no less. If they had to buy supplies, for one, this is not the way the county should be spending money, they have catalogs where they can order whatever goods they need and spend less money and pay no taxes than buying from national retailers. Which also brings up the next question, if they are buying supplies in this way, are they paying taxes using money we paid in taxes for them to waste like this adding extra burdens on us all?
If this was personal shopping, why are we paying them to shop and drive all over the county to do so? It does not look like this issue will ever be solved. The county government thinks your pockets are so deep that they can spend all your money any way they see fit? This after the Board of Supervisors spent a great deal of energy holding the line to prevent taxes from going up? Something has to give and it may just be your wallet in the next round come 2015.