Gilmer County tragically lost Post Commissioner Randy Bell but most of all the citizens lost their “Watch Dog.” Whether it was the Tax Assessor Board, golf course, the Courthouse or the Gilmer County Building Authority; Bell left no stone unturned when he started his investigation.
Bell was known for speaking out about the issues and here we share some of FYN archived videos of Bell – addressing what he felt was the issue of the day.
In this first video Bell expresses his opinion after the Board of Commissioners vote to increase property tax to pay bond payments created by the Gilmer County Building Authority. Bell opposed the creation of the Gilmer County Building Authority and when created warned this would happen.
In this video Bell can’t find receipts for the payments made to Reece Golf for improvements at the golf course. He questions commissioners and Jim Smith about the payments.
In this video Bell takes on what he feels are discrepancies in property tax assessments.
Bell asking questions about the golf course that leads to a long discussion. Did the county know well in advance it had a problem with the golf course, you decide.
Bell wants the county to put a debt ceiling in place and explains why.
The famous oath of office controversy.
Last but not least Bell, while serving on the Tax Assessor Board, felt a code of ethics should be put in place to ensure that property assessments would be fair for all Gilmer county citizens.
FYN hopes you enjoy these videos. The opinions expressed in these videos are not those of FetchYourNews.com.
Randy Bell, the Watch Dog. God Bless, Happy New Year!