VLCIA meeting right now and this evening

Skipping in to the Industrial Authority office to file an open records request, I noticed all five board members in the board room having a meeting. So I asked whether an appointed board was bound by the same state law as for an elected body that it had to announce meetings in advance. Lu Williams said that it was a special called meeting, that they sent a notice to the VDT, and yes, they were bound by the same rule.

I asked if I could have a copy of the agenda of the meeting in progress. She said they had all the copies in there but she would get me one later.

A few minutes later I went back and asked if they were in executive session. She said yes, they already went from the open called meeting into executive session to discussion personnel.

However, I did pick up a copy of tonight’s agenda, and typed it in, so, for apparently the first time ever, here is the agenda for a VLCIA board meeting on the web before the meeting. -jsq

Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:30 p.m.
Industrial Authority Conference Room
2110 N. Patterson Street

General Business

  • Call to Order
  • Invocation
  • Welcome Guests


  • Regular Meeting, April 19, 2011
  • Special Called Meeting, April 19, 2011


  • Review Compiled Balance Sheet and Income Statement for the Month Ending April, 2011
  • Review 2011-2012 Operating Budget milestones and distribute Proposed 2011-2012 Operating Budget to VLCIA Board Members for review/comment/revision.

Interim Executive Director’s Report —Allan Ricketts

  • Marketing/Existing Industry Update
    • New Community and Economic Development Videos
    • California/Florida Mailers
    • Existing Industry Visits
    • Existing Industry Program Used as Benchmark for Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD)
    • Upcoming Existing Industry Appreciation Events
  • Project Report
  • Miller Business Park Update
  • Westside Business Park Update
  • Industrial Park Acreage Update – Total 577

Attorney Report

Citizens to Be Heard

Building Committee Report

Adjourn General Session