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Page 2A August 14, 2019 loiyson Advisory Group aids to financil lonning Layson Advisory Group spe— cializes in all aspects of financial . planning, from managing that first paycheck to making the most of retirement. The Layson Group offers tax preparation services for individuals and small busi— nesses, financial planning, life insurance, 40 1 k rollovers, money management services and retire- ment planning. Layson Advisory Group can now offer Medicare and Medicare supplements with the help of their Medicare Spe- cialist, Terry Smith. The company, which is located at 5233 Riverside Drive, Suite C in Macon, has been in busi- ness since 1981. Layson Advi— sory Group is a family— owned business, started by husband and wife team Tony and Debby Layson. “We are most proud of the growth our business has been able to achieve,” said the Laysons. “Today we have been able to ex- pand our business and offer our clients so much more than when we first started this business. We value all of the friendships we have made over the years. It truly is what keeps our business going.” Along with Tony and Debby, . the business includes their daughter, Skye, and two of Debby’s siblings, Terry Smith and Wanda Andrade. Layson Advi- sory Group is family and treats clients like family. “We enjoy making long-lasting relationships with our clients,” the Laysons said. “We have clients who have been with us since we first opened. Because of those long-lasting relationships, we have earned their trust to be able to work with their kids and grandkids throughout the years. It is so rewarding to see multiple generations come through our doors.” Layson Advisory Group is dif- ferent from similar businesses in that it provides both tax planning and financial advice, whereas most businesses offer one or the other. “With the proper tax plan, you will make more money by saving‘on taxes than you can by making more money! A financial plan without a tax plan is an in- complete plan,” the Laysons said. “We are able to design a unique financial plan for each client with ;a1§§fik)runr osbasssa all financial aspects in mind. The Layson Advisory Group uses its New Generation Planning Tool to show clients where they are, listen to their concerns, and help get them to where they want to be. Layson Advisory Group is an independent firm, and it is able to customize a financial plan to the needs of any particular cli- ent. The Laysons are fiduciaries, meaning they act on behalf of the client and what is' best for him or her. “Our clients are our No. 1 priority,” the Laysons said. “Our mission is to provide the families and businesses we serve with innovative financial strategies, solutions and planning that result in financial clarity, security and overall financial health.” The trust of clients is very important to the Layson Advi- sory Group, especially in a world s where people have to be vigilant about whom they trust. It is com- mitted to earning and maintain— ing that trust. The Laysons are there for anyone who needs help with small business account- ing, tax issues or financial and retirement planning. For more iii, Pictured, left to right, are the members of the Layson Advisory Group team: Terry Smith, Tony Layson, Debby Layson, Skye Layson. 1 information, call 478-743-0260 or visit wwwLaysonAdvisoryGroup. com. “ . ‘l i i Layson Advisory Group is not affiliated with, or endorsed by, the federal Medicare program or any other government agency. LAYSON MEDICARE ANNUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD OCTOBER 15 - DECEMBER 7 DO YOU KNOW WHAT PLAN CHANGES YOU CAN MAKE? WE CAN HELP! We are longtime residents of Monroe County! LAYSON ADVISORY GROUP 5233 Riverside Drive, Suite C 0 Macon, GA Call to register for one of our MEDICARE SEMINARS August 22"" at 10am or 5:30pm 478—743-0260 Layson Advisory Group is not ufliliated with, or endorsed by, the federal Medicare program or any other government agency. Reporter “Certified Roof Cleaning” GET RID oF: ‘ Black Streaks Moss Algae &'Lichens Your largest investment is most likely your home, the roof is a large part of that. So, when it comes to protecting and maintaining it, trust the professionals at Gleam Power Washing! Our roof cleaning service includes a soft wash treatment that terminates all , infestations and restores the look of your Shingle, "Tile and Metal Roofsll" ’i i‘. a w‘fi‘ Wmavwweww =v {BEFORE Commissioners balk at strict new rules on conduct at meetings By Richard Dumas that ended with Ambrose forum to belittle, ridicule or ager Jim Hedges said the forsyihomymemet accusing Evans of violat- embarrass county commis- Friday before the Tuesday ' ing the county’s new ethics sioners, other county of- meeting was sufficient. Monroe County Com- policy by revealing publicly ficials, county employees, or Commissioners then settled missioners postponed on a discussion that occurred others in attendance at the on the Thursday before the Tuesday, Aug, 5 a vote to in closed session. ' meeting. Violation of the Tuesday meeting as a com— adopt new guidelines on Perhaps the most notable rules of decorum in this or- promise between Hedges how county meetings are section of the new docu— dinance by a member of the and Vaughn. run and how long members ment is Section titled, Board of Commissioners, a District 4 commissioner of the public would i . county employee or George Emami said he have to speak. ‘You mean If there’s a vote taken on 1C)ounty pfficial sfhtill thinliis the requfirements for Monroe Coun ' ' r ' ' e 'a vio ation o e agen a item in ormation attorney Ben this board and its not to my liking Monroe County .mduded in the proposed Vaughn said he and l VOte agamSt It, I can t say a Code of Ethics.” ordinance are too onerous. wrote the ordi- word pu b|ic|y or anything about it? Commissioners The ordinance instructs nance amendment en I d isa ‘ me with that ‘ objected to details commissmners to pro- ‘_ primarily using _ g ' ' of the ordinance. Vlde such spec1fics as the di- meeting rules - Commissmner John Ambrose Ambrosesaid he amount ofmoney required established by the opposes a rule that to implement an agenda Association of would only allow item and a statement of County Commissioners of “Decorum.” The Deco- the four district com- ' why the agenda request is Georgia (ACCG), Com- rum section would make missioners to direct their needed and how it would missioners discussed the personal arguments like the comments to the commis— affect the county. amendment for an hour in one between Ambrose and sion chairman, Greg Tapley, Emami, who requested their first pre—meeting work Evans violations of the code instead of each other or an item for discussion on session but tabled it after of ethics. Section reads: to members of the public. the Aug. 6 regular meet- revisions were suggested, “The Chair shall enforce Vaughn said the county’s ing agenda about making The amendment was pre- the rules of decorum. The customary parliamentary an amendment to the sented 19 days after District purpose of meetings of the procedure under “Robert’s county’s building code, i 1 commissioner Larry Board of Commissioners Rules of Order” is orga- said, “I would not have Evans and District 3 com- is to conduct the County’s nized in such a way that wanted to have had to go i missioner john Ambrose business. Meetings shall be commissioners should only and prepare a financial i engaged in a public feud conducted in an orderly address comments to the analysis for bringing this , during 3 july 18 meeting fashion. They are not a chairman. up tonight. And that would i Ambrose said he also have irritated me to have to j 17 West Johnston Street I Forsyth GA 31029 a ‘On the Square 0 478.994.8325 disagrees a rule that do when Ijust want to i ' would bar commissioners get a poll and see what y’all 5 from publicly opposing an think.” approved board action. Vaughn replied that i Ambrose asked, “You general brainstorming ideas ,j , mean if there’s a vote taken like Emami’s should be 3' V I V on this board and it’s not to discussed in future work 3 s my liking and I vote against sessions and said itegllll‘lls to i it, I can’t sa a word publicly be included On a re ar :or anything, about it? Then I meeting agceinda should i disa ree with that.” have more etails. l WEDNESDAY' AUST Vaighn replied that Another major proce— . . . “5”” “””””W”” commissioners are already dural change would require shroom bisque With roasted garlic and Gorgonzola croutons , . . med smoked turkey, mushroom and Swiss on French bread prdnblted State law from members 0f the p11th speaking out against actions wishing to be on the agenda suit“ were taken by the board. also to provide notification Blackened chicken W" Penne in a V Vaughn said, “You can to the county manager by Creole cream with Parmesan and ciabatta oppose an action before an noon on Thursday. Memi ‘ ' ‘ "' " ' action is taken, but once the bers of the public wishing THURS 0‘“ AUGUST ‘57” board votes and takes an to give public comments we summit action, you’re not supposed at meetings without prior “baded” P°*°*° bisque to publicly oppose the ac- notification will still be Pally Me" tion taken by the board.” allowed to do so under the a“ mm; A significant procedural new ordinance but be NWV one“, BBQ shrimp we, provolone change outlined in the restricted to a time limit of . ‘ soft grlts with ciabal-ta proposed ordinance would three minutes per person. . . , . . . require county commis- A hearing led by an FR [DAY AUGUST 16TH sioners, the county attorney independent arbiter to and county department * determine whether Evans 5PM zucchini hm; ,opfliiffim: heads to submit items to be violated the county’s ethics . Whife grilled cheese Wm, Asiago cm, included on an upcoming policy 18 slated for Tuesday, meeting agenda by noon on Aug. 27. Evans revealed arm: start Thursday prior to the next during the July 18 meeting 5 Blackened “Wk “>05 with °ni°ns and Peppers Tuesday’s regular meeting. V that Ambrose had previous- 1 °"" 'i" P“ “d Chm" County commissioners and 1y been accused by a county RESERVATlONS RECOMMENDED employees used to have employee of soliciting her until the end of the busi— for sex last year, an item ness day on Friday. Vaughn only discussed previously initially proposed moving in closed session. Ambrose the time required to submit has staunchly denied the items for the agenda‘to one accusation and no known week before the scheduled investigation into the mat- meeting, but county man- ter ever took place. . nan n-fi—hm.’ (mm A» L~< senn: arr-m 2" Q or; 2 51:11) 9-