Videos: quick agenda and then pipeline @ LCC 2014-02-25

The County Manager’s report was about FERC’s Scoping Meetings starting next week; two citizens spoke about the pipeline. The Chairman refused to let another one speak because she hadn’t turned in a form, and then he spent 20 minutes after the meeting telling her what the county wasn’t going to do.

We sort of found out where is the unopened right of way off of US 41 South. The special tax lighting districts item went quickly this time. We found out how much the county’s sewer lift station at a subdivision with a private golf club will cost to replace. This is the subdivision for which the Nelson Hill Wells were drilled as possible replacements.

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

WORK SESSION, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
327 N. Ashley Street — 2nd Floor
  1. Call to Order Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge


  2. Invocation

    Minister Commissioner Richard Raines gave his version of American history. He did actually say “Hebrew” this time; maybe he’s aware there are Jews who live in Valdosta and Lowndes County. Perhaps this part was a statement of intent to oppose the agents of chaos who want to gouge a 100-foot-wide path through here with a 36-inch methane pipeline:

    Those whose only industry is chaos, I pray that you would thwart their efforts.

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


    1. Work Session — February 10, 2014
    2. Regular Session — February 11, 2014
  5. Public Hearing
    1. Abandonment of Unopened Right of Way off of US 41 South

      This time County Engineer Mike Fletcher said when the county previously decided to abandon: see separate post.

  6. For Consideration
    1. Special Tax Lighting For Consideration a. Special Tax Lighting

      Video. County Planner Jason Davenport talked again about what he and Finance Director Stephanie Black had come up with about the shortfall for these districts, including automatic checks on the power rates each year. And he answered Commissioner Crawford Powell’s question of the previous day saying there were about five counties that were comparable. See the video from the previous morning’s Work Session for more detail.

    2. Stone Creek Golf Course Stone Creek Lift Station Pump Replacement Stone Creek Lift Station Pump Replacement

      Video. $13,184.
      View Larger Map

  7. Reports-County Manager Reports - County Manager - Sabal Trail - FERC info

    County Manager Joe Pritchard told everyone about the FERC Notice of Intent and Scoping Meetings starting next week (Albany Monday 3 March, Valdosta Holiday Inn on West Hill Ave. Tuesday 4 March, Moultrie 5 March, all at 6PM). See separate post.

  8. Citizens Wishing to be Heard Please State Name And Address
  9. Industrial Authority Presentation-Andrea Schruijer

    Only in the Work Session.

  10. Meeting Adjournment Meeting Adjournment

    Video. See separate post.

  11. Pipeline discussion after the meeting Pipeline discussion after the meeting

    Video. “There’s nothing we can do,” said Lowndes County Commissioners about the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline, after the Chairman refused to let a citizen speak. See separate post.

Here’s a video playlist:

Videos: quick agenda and then pipeline
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 25 February 2014.