Videos: Taxing alcohol on the road to the jail @ LCC 2013-01-22

One citizen actually got a response out of a Commissioner in Citizens Wishing to Be Heard! Unfortunately, only half a dozen citizens where there to hear that, or to see the Lowndes County Commission vote on matters that affect everyone, from abandoning a road leading to a river to an alcohol license.

Here's the agenda, with links to the videos and a few notes. See also the Work Session the morning of that same day.

WORK SESSION, TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
  4. Minutes for Approval
    1. Work Session — January 7, 2013
    2. Regular Session — January 8, 2013
  5. Appointment — Valdosta/Lowndes County Airport Authority

    They unanimously appointed their new Chairman Bill Slaughter to replace former Chairman Ashley Paulk on VLCAA.

  6. Public Hearing — Beer Wine & Liquor License — Rascal's — 4875 Hwy 41

    Approved unanimously.

  7. For Consideration
    1. Special Assessment Rate for 2013

      Approved unanimously. See Work Session for more details and separate post about 10 January 2011 for historical context and open questions: is it a policy or an ordinance?

    2. Abandonment of a portion of Old State Road (CR 16)

      Commissioner Demarcus Marshall remarked that this same item had been voted down 26 October 2010…. See separate post for details.

    3. Replacement of the Jail Fire Alarm System in Buildings 001 & 002

      One Commissioner asked if there were any contingencies, or was it a firm price. Answer was inaudible to the camera. Approved unanimously.

  8. Reports-County Manager

    No report.

  9. Citizens Wishing to be Heard Please State Name And Address
    • Gretchen Quarterman

      She suggested the county catch up with posting minutes on their web page, and she recommended they blurt it out about the ankle monitoring system. And she got a response from a Commissioner! See separate post.

    • Unscheduled item: Parade of Champions

      Chairman Slaughter once again talked about the Parade of Champions upcoming on 30 January 2013. This time he added the route: form up at Woodrow Wilson Drive, go south on Patterson Street, end at Drexel Park with a few speeches.

    • Unscheduled item: Birthdays

      Chairman Slaughter noted several Commissioners had birthdays in January.

Here's a video playlist:

Videos: Taxing alcohol on the road to the jail
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 22 January 2013.