Q: He wanted to know if there are other communities competing for the project, and whether they had also paid a second extension.
A: Col. Ricketts answered that there is another community competing, but he did not know whether they had made that payment:
There is another community that is competing for this project. When I say competing, they have been selected as the runner-up or the alternate position. I do not know that they have made that payment yet. However, I am meeting with their project manager and their senior real estate developer tomorrow for lunch, and a site tour here, and I’ll raise that question.”Brad Lofton added that the other location was in Decatur County, and that VLCIA’s contract stipulated that the Lowndes County site was the primary site so they had to come here first.
Q: Roy Copeland wanted to know whether they had washed out.
A: Col. Ricketts said no, they were still there.
Norman Bennett, Roy Copeland, Tom Call, Mary Gooding, Jerry Jennett chairman,
J. Stephen Gupton attorney, Brad Lofton Executive Director, Allan Ricketts Program Manager,
15 March 2011
Videos by John S. Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.
The story continues in later posts.