Terri Lupo (Georgia Power regional VP) for the Industrial Authority; Martha Cunningham, Sam Allen, Penelope Schmidt, Matt Lawrence for the Library Board, and Dan Deaver, Susan Prince, and Russell Mast (Chairman) for two positions on Parks and Rec. Apparently the public was supposed to guess about the two public hearings (one about the frequently-staff-varianced subdivision Nelson Hill) or the nine contracts, since the county didn’t post an agenda before the meeting. Commissioner Joyce Evans did ask if the applicants would be at the Regular Session Tuesday evening, and was told they would. Will they speak this time, unlike the applicants two weeks ago?
They finally posted an agenda after the meeting.
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.
Call to Order 4. Minutes for Approval
Video. They started late, because Commissioner Crawford Powell was chatting with the County Engineer until Chairman Bill Slaughter told them he was ready to begin the meeting.
Appointments – Lowndes Library Board
Video. Martha Cunningham, Sam Allen, Penelope Schmidt, and Matt Lawrence.
Appointments – Lowndes County Industrial Authority
Video. Two vacancies. Dan Deaver’s is a rotating position between city of Valdosta and county. Three applicants, all three currently on the board (how does that work; a Commissioner asked, and didn’t get any explanation)? The other two are Susan Prince (who was on the SPLOST promotion committee), Russell Mast (Chairman). Deaver is with Georgia Gulf Sulfur.
- Appointments – VLCPRA (2)
REZ-2014-12 White, Whitewater Road (withdrawn)
Video. Withdrawn by applicant.
REZ-2014-13 Nelson Hill (tabling requested)
Video. Tabling requested, same as at the Planning Commission. Was for “tower to serve the subdivision with high-speed Internet” but now Mediacom is going to do it within a month, said County Planner Jason Davenport. He expects the applicant to withdraw that part, and maybe the rest of the request, too.
- -d. Service Contracts for 911 Center
FYI 2014 EMPG Planning and Preparedness
Video. County’s match is in-kind staff time.
Evidence Based Associates Service Agreement
Video. The never-ending juvenile justice item: county and court was awarded funding, and now needs agreement to continue using the same contractor. Emergency Management Director Ashley Tye continues to handle the paperwork for the judge.
Surveying and Engineering – Zipperer Road
Video. County Engineer claimed a majority of the landowners on Zipperer Road had submitted a petition to pave Zipperer Road, and he had picked Lovell Engineering for surveying and engineering to the tune of $63,750. Commissioners had no questions about either of those things. Maybe they should.
Surveying and Engineering for Zipperer Road
Video. Two mile section between Carter Road and Rile(?) Road. Lovell Engineering again. Demarcus Marshall wanted to know if building up the road was included. Engineer said yes, due to potential reimplementation of Boring Pond dam.
Engeineering for Coppage Road
Video. County Engineer said he wanted ASA Engineering for this one, now funded by SPLOST for work started years ago.
- Reports – County Manager (none) – Meeting Adjournment
Here’s a video playlist:
Videos: opaque appointments
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 July 2014.