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  • Chairman Don Skundrick speaks: "Well boys, another year, another shortfall. I propose we raise the current $80 surcharge on Jackson County homes to a nice round $100 per month."
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  • Chairman Don Skundrick speaks: "Well boys, another year, another shortfall. I propose we raise the current $80 surcharge on Jackson County homes to a nice round $100 per month."
    Doug Breidenthal and John Rachor simultaneously exclaim: "Don, you know we are philosophically opposed to that idea."
    Don, looking skeptical, says, "Buddies, considering that you have voted to raise this surcharge for five straight years, I find your philosophical opposition somewhat weak."
    John Rachor explains, "Well, I believe this might be a tax, therefore I want the record stating I'm philosophically opposed."
    Don, shaking his head, moves on to other business. "OK, now for the important stuff. Somewhere in this great nation I'm sure there are county commissioners that make more than we do, and I propose that our salaries are raised to achieve parity. After all, we are close to retirement and we want to maximize our PERS, for honestly, those trips down the Rhine are not getting any cheaper."
    Hear, hear and thumbs up are seen and heard in the background as the discussion moves on to the wines and beers of Germany. — Mike Hilmer, Medford
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