The big news was the waste disposal railroad, but the Lowndes County Commission also heard about three water issues (one a rezoning), plus a beer license, revenue bonds, community planning month, and a health fair at its Work Session this morning.
Here’s the agenda, with links to the videos and a few notes, or links to separate posts.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street — 2nd Floor
Then they went into an unscheduled executive session for client/attorney privilege.
- Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
- Minutes for Approval
- Work Session — September 24, 2012
- Regular Session — September 25, 2012
- Public Hearing — REZ-2012-15 Glenn O’Neal, Pecan Plantation Rd. & US Hwy 84 W E-A to C-H, County Water & Septic, ~4.5 acres
Some condition was in their packets, but we have no idea what it was.
- For Consideration
- Bevel Creek Lift Station Pump Repair
Pump 1 repair cost $15,907, and pump 2 $32,115. Commissioner
RainesPowell wanted to know about warranties. Answer: new pump 1 year, rebuilt pump 90 days.
- Alapaha Waterline size Increase
A developer is extending a water line for two houses, and Mike Allen would like to increase the size of the water main leading to it. Cost not stated.
- Beer License — Naylor’s Pantry — 8777 E. Hwy 135
Stephanie Black described the request. Commissioner Joyce Evans expressed concern about nearby churches.
- Refunding Revenue Bonds
The speaker (?) clarified that no new debt was being created. The county is merely refinancing existing bonds. He said two months ago he estimated savings at $1,400,000. Friday that number had gone up to $1,675,000.
- Solid Waste Management Request for Proposal
They vote tomorrow on something not discussed in public, with no public hearing, that will raise rates. Follow the link for details.
- Community Planning Month Proclamation
County Planner Jason Davenport said October is community planning month, joint with Valdosta. He supplied the Commission with a list of event dates and places. He didn’t show them to the public, but they’re already on the Valdosta City website.
- Employee Health Fair
Joe Pritchard said last week they had a health fair, and asked Suzanne (last name unstated) to talk about that.
- Citizens Wishing to be Heard Please State Name And Address
That’s only in the Regular Session, which is tomorrow evening at 5:30 PM.
Here’s a video playlist:
Water, water, water, waste!
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 8 October 2012.