Sabal Trail opposition at Thomas County Commission @ TCC 2014-12-09

Thomas County citizen Alton Burns, who already wrote to FERC, is on the agenda to speak against the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline at the Thomas County Commission tomorrow morning, 9AM Monday 9 December 2014 in Thomasville.

Remember, Sabal Trail’s route Alternative 3 would run through Thomasville, and FERC could pick any route, no matter which one Sabal Trail prefers. Plus, with Lowndes County about to vote on the resolution wanting Sabal Trail out of Lowndes County it already sent to FERC and with Valdosta scheduled to vote Thursday night on a resolution of support for Lowndes County’s opposition, the only proposed Sabal Trail route through Georgia that doesn’t go through Lowndes County is that Alternative 3 through Thomasville. Thomas County could do what Dougherty County and Albany already did, and Lowndes County and Valdosta are about to do: pass an ordinance saying no pipeline in this county, and no pipeline in the state of Georgia.

Also note the agenda lists names of potential appointees to seven different boards. Other county commissions could list such names on their agendas.

300x300 Logo, in Thomas County, Georgia, by Board of Commissioners, 6 December 2014 Board of Commissioners
3rd Floor Historic Courthouse
225 N. Broad Street
December 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval of Minutes November 25, 2014
  5. Public Hearing
    1. Bill Ross – Capital Improvements Element Amendment (CIE)
  6. Old Business
    1. Gas and Diesel purchase 12/5/2014
      1. Petroleum Products $1.8769 — Gas
      2. Plantation Petroleum $2.0931 — Diesel
  7. New Business
    1. Bill Ross – Resolution to Submit to CIE Amendment to Regional Commission
    2. Providence Community Corrections, Judge Mark Mitchell and Katrina Hodges
    3. Transit, Title VI Plan Adoption
    4. EMS Write-offs
    5. Adopt 2015 Budget for all Funds
    6. Approve 2015 Holiday Schedule
    7. Board Appointments/Reappointment
      1. Thomas County Animal Control Board (3 Appointments)
        1. Wayne Dodson
        2. Heidi Drawdy
      2. Board of Tax Assessors (1 Appointment Full Term, 1 Appointment unexpired Term)
        1. Scott Rich
        2. Eddie Brown, Sr.
      3. Board of Elections and Registration (1 Appointment)
        1. Marjorie Jones
        2. Lin Davis
        3. Celestine Devoe
      4. Georgia Pines (2 Appointments)
        1. Donnie Baggett
        2. Brenda Daniels
      5. SW Ga Regional Commission (3 Appointments)
        1. Elaine Mays
        2. Donnie Baggett
        3. Al Bryan
      6. SW Ga Workforce Investment Board (1 Appointment)
        1. Tommy Hill
    8. Alton Paul Burns — Sabal Trail Pipeline
  8. Open Meeting to Citizens
  9. Reports
    1. Manager
    2. County Attorney
    3. Committee
      1. Public Property Committee
        1. 12/2/2014 Recommendations
      2. Purchasing Committee
        1. 12/04/13 Recommendations
  10. Closed Session (if needed)
  11. Appendix
  12. Adjourn