Videos: Hospital, transportation, water, incarceration, taxes, Internet, and military @ LCC 2015-02-06

Commission and staff followed up on safety on Val Del Road that John Page brought up in Citizens Wishing to Be Heard a month ago. Appointed board and agency openings: they have a list, but you can’t see it, for the Bad Dog Board or any other. The Chairman had “support” for a referendum to appoint Tax Assessors, although “this is not a vote”. About Internet access, County Manager Joe Pritchard discussed a map of a “skeletal framework” of city and county, VSU, SGMC, Georgia Military College, Wiregrass Technical College, “the outlying cities”, as well as the industrial parks, for DSL, cable modems, etc. This discussion has come a long way in the year since Chairman Bill Slaughter said “We have broadband”.

They seem to want the county to be an Inland Port.

They had a whole item about Moody Air Force Base, including Moody’s concern about lack of broadband service. Later, Demarcus Marshall noted that in his Town Hall meeting people wanted help for military veterans, so he wanted that added to the goals.

After the County Manager called for a break after financial background, the Commissioners proceeded to discuss goals without him. The Chairman’s first goal was Solid Waste, but he was very specific about what he wanted.

See the agenda and the LAKE videos of Day 1.

See also County weighs road maintenance, paving at retreat, by Joe Adgie, VDT, 8 February 2015, but the VDT reporter left the retreat after the morning, so the only independent record of the afternoon session is these LAKE videos.

Here’s a video playlist:

Videos: Hospital, transportation, water, incarceration, taxes, Internet, and military
Day 2,
Annual Planning Meeting, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 6 February 2015.