I think it helps make the point if you need to first listen to the City Manager’s Report before you hear what happened at the end of this video.
City Manager’s ReportSecond night of classes [for something] is this coming Monday.
Police Department review April 16-19 including a public hearing April 18th 6PM at the City Hall Annex.
Electronic recycling was very successful.
Composting program “very unique”: they give it away free three days a week; bring your own truck.
Matt Martin promoted from interim planning director to full time.
City’s table is #17 at the event tonight [100 Black Men annual dinner].
Employee appreciation luncheon Thursday April 21 at [?] Park.
Next meeting one council member will serve on committee about comprehensive plan.
Council CommentsCouncil Yost said:
Thank you to those citizens … who have been here for the whole evening. There are a lot of them who do not stay. Just as important as biomass, everything that we do on a bi-weekly basis and I appreciate you being here. No matter what you say up front, the fact that you’re going to sit here and listen to the busines that we’re doing is important, and I appreciate it.
Council White asked about the time for the appreciation dinner. City Manager clarified it was 11:30-1:30.
[Some interchange that I can’t quite make out.]
Mayor said Mr. Hanson has reminded him that he had said if citizens wanted to be heard after the meeting he would stay. He suggested first that he’d stay after adjournment, and then he suggested that any council members who wanted to leave could do so. One did; the rest of the council stayed.
The only person to stand up to speak was Scott Orenstein. The days when I agree with both Robert Yost and Scott Orentein are rare, but that was such a day.
Here’s the video:
Regular monthly meeting of the Valdosta City Council (VCC),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 April 2011,
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.