Judging appointments, grants, and bids @ LCC 2013-05-28

Fast as a speeding “next” until the juvenile court judge showed up and asked for help getting a grant to save money by putting fewer children in jail. One candidate for a board showed up (late) to speak, and I continue to predict he’ll be reappointed tonight: that’s when they vote: tonight at 5:30PM in the Regular Session. Meanwhile, here are videos of this morning’s Lowndes County Commission Work Session.

Here’s the agenda, with a few notes and links to the videos.

WORK SESSION, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013, 5:30 p.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 — May 13, 2013
    2. Regular Session — May 14, 2013
  5. Appointment – Valdosta/Lowndes County Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals

    County Manager Joe Pritchard said Randall Crews had asked consideration to be reappointed, and Commissioners could see two more names, but he didn’t deign to tell the public who they might be. Crews wasn’t there then, but he did speak later.

  6. For Consideration
    1. GEMA Sheltering Memorandum of Agreement

      Emergency Director Ashley Tye said it was about renewing an agreement to provide a place for evacuees from the coast to go.

    2. 2013 Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program Application

      This is about a potential new grant Emergency Director Ashley Tye said he had been working on with Judge Council, applying to the Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program: see separate post.

    3. Department of Transportation Right of Way Mowing

      Commissioner Crawford Powell wanted to know for the $2500 per mile per year how many cuttings a year that would accomplish. Publilc Works Director Robin Cumbus said about four, maybe five.

  7. Reports-County Manager

    Couunty Manager had no direct report, but said Randy Crews had “joined the meeting” and wondered if Commissioners had any questions for him. Chairman Bill Slaughter invited Crews up to speak.

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

    That’s only in the Regular Session, which this time is this same day, tonight, at 5:30 PM.

Here’s a video playlist:

Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 28 May 2013.