Video of 6 minute meeting @ LCC 2012-10-22

Here’s a single video of this morning’s entire Lowndes County Commission Work Session. The railroad item was neither of the ones on which I was speculating. The animal shelter wants a 24 hour “cooling-off period” with a submitted animal kept at home before “evaluation” by the shelter. The Tax Commissioner wants to refund some taxes they apparently accidentally overcharged. The Fire Chief has bids for equipment for the new fire truck. And there’s going to be an animal health fair. They vote tomorrow evening at 5PM.

Here’s the video, followed by the agenda, with links to the relevant parts of the video, and a few notes.

Video of 6 minute meeting
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 22 October 2012.
Thanks to Dexter Sharper for use of his video camera.

Here’s the annotated agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
  4. Minutes for Approval
    1. Work Session — October 8, 2012
    2. Regular Session — October 9, 2012
  5. For Consideration
    1. CSX Railroad Agreement
      It’s for putting a water main under the railroad at Rocky Ford Road.
    2. Animal Shelter Standard Operating Procedure Manual Amendment
      The animal shelter director wants animal owners who are sending their pet to the shelter to keep it at home first for a 24-hour cooling-off period before “evaluation” at the center. That’s a euphemism for the center decides to euthanize them, which is a euphemism for they inject a poison into the animal until it dies. Why?
      In this cooling-off period, we believe the shelter should not function as a boarding facility.
    3. Authorize Tax Commissioner to Refund Exemption Errors
      Tax commissioner found some errors and wants authorization to refund the difference to taxpayers.
  6. Bid — Equipment for Rescue Pumper
    Bids for equipment for the new fire rescue pumper were:
    $34,903.40 Muncipal Equipment
    $37,290.97 Georgia Fire Rescue
    $37,920.00 Fireline
    $41,711.16 Apco
    $42,511,15 ? Fisher
  7. Reports —County Manager
    County Clerk Paige Duke reported:
    On November 3rd the animal shelter along with the Humane Society will have the first animal health fair here in Lowndes County. It’s hoped that this is going to be an annual event, held the first Saturday of November. And the purpose is to mirror the benefits you see for people health fairs.
  8. Citizens Wishing to be Heard Please State Name And Address
    That’s only at the Regular Session, which is tomorrow evening at 5:30 PM.