YVEDDI has raped and pillaged this county for years. I was the Stokes County representative for the the first two years of my term. They were shocked when I refused to accept payment for travel to drive to Boonville for the meetings. The county pays travel expenses for commissioners traveling to meetings, although I never accepted payment for travel. I wonder if YVEDDI and Stokes County are paying for a trip up to Yadkin County. I was done with YVEDDI at the first meeting; they asked for my opinion on recovering overdue fees for citizen transport. The customers were three months behind and had not responded or paid on any of the bills. My response was, "Cut the customer off and let them walk". Looking at me with a blank stare, they quickly voted to send a "real nice letter", asking them to pay again. Jimmy was appointed as my replacement in 2004. We successfully got 40% of the business took away while I was there.
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