Blount County Tax Revolt presented Blount County Commissioners Mike Akard, Archie Archer, Tom Cole, Jamie Daly, Karen Miller and Tona Monroe with an award for voting against the largest property tax increase in the history of Blount County government and for voting against the budget that was funded by the tax increase.
Commissioners Karen Miller and Tona Monroe were also given an additional Special Recognition Award.
Community stalwarts Jim Folts and Linda King spoke. Richard Hutchens gave slide show presentation on the excuses used to justify wasteful spending. Those reasons are routinely given at commission meetings.
The Daily Times covered the awards banquet, which had to be moved from the original room to a larger room because turnout was greater than expected. http://www.thedailytimes.com/news/blount-county-tax-revolt-honors-six-for-tax-increase-opposition/article_b509ef67-08de-533d-8b37-8592d6fc56ff.html
The emails have been pouring in this morning. Thank you to everyone for the kind remarks and thank you to the good folks of Blount County Tax Revolt for their dedication in protecting the hardworking taxpayers of Blount County.