Videos: Beer, filters, roads, weather, and executive session @ LCC 2013-03-25

A beer license, and some filters for public works: that's all that's on the agenda for the unquestioning Lowndes County Commission. They did have two very brief reports on the weekend's weather and how they dealt with it. Then they went into executive session for real estate and litigation, which seems to have been the real purpose of this meeting, which otherwise lasted four minutes. They vote on the agenda items Tuesday at 5:30 PM.

Here's the agenda, with links to the videos and some notes.

WORK SESSION, MONDAY, MARCH 25, 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 — March 11, 2013
    2. Regular Session — March 12, 2013

      Chairman recommended Commissioners look at the draft minutes when they got a chance. County Manager said County Attorney had provided "a minor edit" for the regular meeting minutes. No other questions or changes.

  5. For Consideration – Beer License — Race Way — 1177 Lakes Blvd., Lake Park

    Change of ownership; license for consumption of beer off-premises; no questions.

  6. Bid — Filters for Public Works

    Kerry Sanz[sp?] is the new purchasing agent for Lowndes County. Bid is for oil, air, and fuel filters for shop maintenance on all vehicles and equipments. Two bids, one incomplete. Only complete bid was from NAPA Auto Parts; Mr. Folsom was there to answer questions, but there were no questions.

  7. Reports-County Manager
    • Robin English, Director of Public Works

      She said they'd closed about five roads Sunday for water over the road, but the water had receded, and they'd be working late today.

    • Ashley Tye, Emergency Management Director

      Flood warning in effect for the Withlacoochee at 14.5 feet; expected to crest today; he doesn't expect any ill effects. The county's gauge on the WIthlacoochee River is at Skipper Bridge Road, and it currently shows

      Latest observed value: 14.65 ft at 9:30 AM EDT 25-Mar-2013. Flood Stage is 13 ft
      14.65 ft Withlacoochee River at Skipper Bridge Road

      It shows 14.7 feet predicted high. Maybe that's what he said; the microphone wasn't on at the speaker's podium, so it's hard to tell.

    • Joe Pritchard, County Manager

      He asked for an executive session for "attorney-client communication related to purchase of real estate and potential litigation". The voted unanimously to do that.

  8. Citizens Wishing to be Heard Please State Name And Address

    That's only in the Regular Session, which is tomorrow at 5:30 PM.

Here's a video playlist:

Videos: Beer, filters, roads, weather, and executive session
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 25 March 2013.