Started before scheduled time, unknown potential appointments and budget changes: Video Playlist @ LCC 2012-06-25

Gretchen arrived early, but they started even earlier. That’s right, once again the Lowndes County Commission started a meeting before the advertised time. None of the names of prospective appointees to four different boards were listed in the agenda, and many of them didn’t bother to show up. Nor do we know what’s in the budget amendments.

So we have videos starting in the middle of the appointments.

  • 6.a. Valdosta/Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority (VLPRA)
    Nope, they already discussed that before the announced start time, so there’s no video.
  • 6.b. Appointment to Valdosta-Lowndes County Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
    Presumably he stated his name at the beginning of what he said, but that was before the stated meeting start time. And the agenda does not include names of the applicants for appointment to any of the affected boards.
  • 6.c. Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful (KLVB).
    I would like to commend KLVB for listing all its board members and their terms on its own web page.
  • 6.d. Appointments to Lowndes County Library Board.
    If the Library Board has its members listed somewhere online, I can’t find it.
    Nobody showed up to speak. County Manager Joe Pritchard said Edward Rawls and Rabbi Elbaz(?) asked not to be reappointed, and Kay Harris is asking to be reappointed. (They didn’t mention that Harris is also the chairman of the library board and the editor of the VDT.) Names under consideration are [clatter, bang]. It’s impressive the ways Pritchard finds to be unintelligible even with his microphone adjusted correctly.
  • 7. Abandonment of a Portion of Brinson Drive
    County Engineer Mike Fletcher was not present, and County Manager Joe Pritchard spoke for him (intelligibly, this time).
  • 8.a. Budget Amendments —Stephanie Black
    Financial Director Stephanie Black said the budget amendments were basically housekeeping, but we the taxpayers don’t know what’s in those amendments.
  • 8.b-f. Five Service Contracts —Danny Weeks
    A question from a Commissioner! Raines wanted to know if they’re budgeted out of the annual budget. Pritchard said yes, and they’re all necessary contractual agreements.
  • 8.h. Sprint Nextel Closing Documents for 800 MHz Reconfiguration
    County Manager Joe Pritchard spoke for Aaron Kostyu, saying the FCC mandated Sprint Nextell pay off the cost of the 800 MHZ radio band restructuring. Sprint wants the county to sign an agreement saying the work is completed, which will release $6,760.95 in reimbursement, apparently from Sprint to the county.
  • 8.i. ACCG IRMA Liability Program Renewal
    ACCG is the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, which says ACCG IRMA is: “ACCG Interlocal Risk Management Agency is a pooled risk-sharing program designed to fill the needs of county governments and authorities for property and liability coverage.”
    This item was a request for liability program renewal in the amount of $537,260. Commissioner Raines wanted to know if a $10,000 deductible would save much. Answer, no, keeping it at $2,500 is the right answer.
  • 9. Reports-County Manager -FY 2010 Community Development Block Grant
    If they said anything about that in this meeting, we didn’t get video of it, which probably means they didn’t say anything.
  • TS Debbie and south Georgia extreme drought —Ashley Tye
    Already blogged separately.
  • 10. Citizens Wishing to be Heard Please State Name And Address
    This item only applies to the Regular Session, not the Work Session. However, you can get on the agenda to speak at the Work Session if you apply and the Chairman feels like adding you.

Here’s the agenda. Here’s a video playlist:

Video Playlist @ LCC 2012-06-25
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 25 June 2012.