The very first 100% VSEB contract! In a welcome change of pace, Allan Ricketts announced at the 22 May 2012 Industrial Authority meeting that staff had accepted a proposal to have local conctractors plant native local grasses as part of landscaping Westside Business Park.
VSEB is the Valdosta Small Emerging Business program. He identified the grass as Little Bluefield. Later he said that was the same as Little Bluestem, which is a well known native warm season bunchgrass (Schizachyrium scoparium).
Here’s the video:
Local grass and 100% VSEB local contractors for landscaping Westside Business Park
Regular Meeting, Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority (VLCIA),
Norman Bennett, Tom Call, Roy Copeland chairman, Mary Gooding, Jerry Jennett,
Andrea Schruijer Executive Director, J. Stephen Gupton attorney, Allan Ricketts Project Manager, Tom Davis, CPA, Lu Williams, Operations Manager, S. Meghan Duke, Public Relations & Marketing Manager,
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 22 May 2012.
Video by John S. Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE).