Videos: a pipeline! 2 appointments, 3 hearings, 9 considerations, and 2 bids @ LCC 2013-06-25

Got a pipeline aimed at your house? The county takes no responsibility. And videos are good for juvenile court, but still not for the Commission. Lots more; see below.

Here’s the agenda, with links to the videos and a few notes. See also the videos of the previous morning’s Work Session.

WORK SESSION, MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
  1. Call to Order

    No obvious pre-discussion this time.

  2. Invocation

    Commissioner Crawford “Ivory-Billed Woodpecker” Powell didn’t say anything about politics this time, nor about freedom. I guess Jews aren’t welcome, what with that explicit invocation of Jesus Christ.

  3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
  4. Minutes for Approval

    At the Work Session they skipped this item entirely, and at this Regular Session Chairman Bill Slaughter made it clear he didn’t want any amendments, just a motion to approve, and that’s what he got. They approved unanimously, of course.

    1. Work Session — June 10, 2013
    2. Regular Session — June 11, 2013
  5. Appointment
    1. Lowndes County Library Board

      They appointed a librarian! See separate post.

    2. Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority

      Surprise! They unanimously reappointed former Chairman Ashley Paulk to VLPRA. As pointedly indicated by Chairman Bill Slaughter the previous morning, there were absolutely no questions.

  6. Public Hearing
    1. Part to be renamed Renaming George Road (CR #105)

      This time County Engineer Mike Fletcher said the residents wanted to rename George Road to be Caney Branch Road after Caney Branch, “a small creek that runs through this area, localized”. because, well, see the separate post.

    2. Beer, Wine, and Liquor License — 1019 Entertainment Group, LLC — 2375 US HWY 84

      Finance Director Stephanie Black said is the former location of Vegas, and since the application was made there had been a fire. George Small of 2092 South Sherwood Drive spoke for, saying they’d have it fixed up soon after the fire. Commissioners had no questions for the speaker, but Commissioner Marshall did ask for an update from the Fire Chief. Chief Guyton said there had been no request for a fire inspection. Nobody spoke against. Commissioner Page moved to table until all inspections had been passed. Marshall seconded. Unanimous approval.

    3. Beer License — Big Al’s — 4991 Hwy 41 S., Lake Park

      Nobody spoke for or against. No questions. Unanimous approval.

  7. For Consideration
    1. Beer, Wine, and Liquor License — Discount Liquor — 3498 B Madison Hwy

      Nobody spoke for or against. No questions. Unanimous approval.

    2. Section 5311 Rural Transportation Operating Contracts

      The contract is with GADOT, and the contractor is MIDS, Inc.; see separate post for number of trips, buses, and dollars.

    3. Grant Application for Services-Training-Officers-Prosecution (S.T.O.P) Violence Against Women and Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)

      See previous morning for details. Unanimous approval.

    4. Service Contract for the Mobile Data Terminals

      Commissioner John Page moved to approve all four 911 items (defg) at once. Chairman forgot to call the vote, then came back and did that, with unanimous approval.

    5. Approve the Motorola Service Contract for the Public Service Radio System
    6. Approve the Service Contract for the Liebert UPS’s at the 4 Tower Sites
    7. Approve the Service Contract for the Liebert UPS at the 911 Center
    8. Video Arraignment for Juvenile and Magistrate Court

      IT Director Aaron Kostyu said video would save the courts a lot of time and money; see separate post.

    9. Enterprise Backup and Storage Solution

      Commissioner Page wanted clarification as to how things were backed up now. Aaron Kostyu said currently the 70 servers were each backed up manually, and this solution would automate that, plus non-critical data now not backed up would also be backed up. Powell moved, Page seconded, unanimous approval.

  8. Bid
    1. Fencing for the Clyattville Water Tower

      All bids were rejected.

    2. New Pavilion at North Lowndes Recreation Park

      Kari Sands read a description of SPLOST V funding for a metal pavillion. She recommended approval of a bid by Keller Construction for $52,292. She didn’t mention any other bids. They unanimously approved it.

  9. Reports-County Manager

    There were no reports.

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

    Nobody wanted to speak.

Here’s a video playlist:

Videos: a pipeline! 2 appointments, 3 hearings, 9 considerations, and 2 bids
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 25 June 2013.