No real agenda was posted by the county, so below I’ve made one up to match the videos.
Call to Order
and immediate adjourn to executive session for attorney-client privileges.
County Manager Joe Pritchard shooed the Commissioners, the alleged County Attorney, the County Clerk, the Finance Director, and one or two other staff into the back room.
Reconvene into open session
Chairman Bill Slaughter divulged the purpose of the meeting so they could vote on it. The decision was 58% of SPLOST for the county and 42% for the cities, to be divided among the cities as they see fit. The vote was 4 to 1. Which is rather odd, since you can clearly hear Chairman Bill Slaughter voting ” aye” and raising his hand.
The Chairman isn’t supposed to vote unless there’s a tie. Since Commissioner John Page wasn’t present, a tie could have happened, but it didn’t. As you can see, only Commissioner Richard Raines voted against.
Here’s a video playlist:
Videos of Special LOST Lowndes County Commission Meeting
Special Called Meeting, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 15 October 2013.