The Commission awarded no-bid contracts to Lovell Engineering (for Zipperer Road and Boring Pond Road) and ASA Engineering (for Coppage Road). Three of the seven board appointees showed up and spoke: Sam Allen and Penelope Schmidt for Library Board, and and Russell Mast for VLPRA. The Commission appointed all of them unanimously, including no-shows Terri Lupo to VLCIA, Martha Cunningham and Matt Lawrence to Library Board, and Susan Prince to VLPRA. Chairman Bill Slaughter consistently omitted the “Valdosta” from the names of all these boards, even though the reason VLCIA and VLPRA exist is a state law requirement for no overlap between uninincorporated and incorporated area taxation for such services.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
Here are links to the videos in the order they actually held the meeting. See the videos of the previous morning’s Work Session for more detail on many of these items.
1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
Video. Minister Commissioner Crawford Powell gave his usual Ivory Billed Woodpecker invocation.
- 4. Minutes for approval
5.a. Lowndes Library Board
Video. Unanimously appointed: Martha Cunningham (not present), Sam Allen (retired Valdosta Schools Superintendent), Penelope Schmidt (10-year educator from Hahira), and Matthew Lawrence (not present).
- 5.b. Lowndes County Industrial Authority
5.c. Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
Video. They unanimously appointed Susan Prince (not present) and Russell Mast (Chairman; he said VLPRA had a positive fund balance) They didn’t appoint Dan Deaver (not present).
- 6.a. REZ 2014-12 White, Whitewater Rd & Bent Tree Dr.
6.b. REZ-2014-13 Nelson Hill subdivision, Val Del Road
Video. The applicant withdrew the first part of the request, for a 75-foot high communications tower for high-speed Internet access. The second part County Planner Jason Davenport said “dealt with some of the rezoning conditions that were ultimately approved back in 2006”; they tabled it until August. I wonder how much of that second part involves retroactively approving staff variances that were made in 2009 and 2011 without any public hearings?
- 7.a,b,c,d. Annual service contract renewals for 911 center
- 7.e. FY2014 EPMG grant application
7.f. Evidence Based Associates contract for juvenile justice grant
Video. Commissioner Joyce Evans made the motion.
- 7.g. Lovell Engineering surveying and engineering for Zipperer Road
- 7.h. Lovell Engineering Boring Pond Road Phase III
- 7.i. ASA Engineering Service for Coppage Road
- 7.j. Sewer Service Agreement for Lake Park Elementary
8. Reports: none 9. CWTBH: none; Adjourn
Video. The Chairman didn’t even bother to mention Citizens Wishing to Be Heard.
Here’s a video playlist:
Videos: a few appointees spoke
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 8 July 2014.