Agriculture, Internet access, and Transportation driving Development @ LCC 2015-08-24

New County Extension Agent Jenna Kicklighter will introduce herself at Monday morning’s Work Session,, they’ll consider a a Beer and Wine License for Dollar General, a new secondary Internet Bandwidth Contract with Mediacom, and the US 41 N widening has already spawned further road paving to promote development:

Lowndes County Engineering has received a proposal from Innovate Engineering Solutions for the surveying, Right of Way deed preparation, and engineering design of Stewart Circle. Stewart Circle is located in the Mineola area off of Old US 41 North. Once paved, Stewart Circle will serve as a secondary ingress and egress point for the Val North Commercial Development. Lowndes County Utilities service this area so there is potential for further commercial development along Stewart Circle.

Remember what Tax Assessor Mike Hill said: “Paving roads drives development.” That’s development as in subdivisions.

Maybe there are also other kinds of development the county could be promoting, like solar panels at the airport or broadband for the rest of the county, not just for the County Palace.

Here’s the agenda.

WORK SESSION, MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015,  8:30 a.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
  4. Extension Agent Introduction- Jenna Kicklighter (Work Session)
  5. Minutes for Approval
    1. Work Session Minutes- August 10, 2015
    2. Regular Session Minutes- August 11, 2015
  6. For Consideration
    1. Beer and Wine License – Dollar General #15258 – 5353 Madison Hwy.
      Approval of the Beer and Wine License

      Documents:Beer and Wine License-Dollar General.pdf

    2. Surveying and Engineering Service For Stewart Circle
      Authorize Innovate Engineering Solutions to Complete Surveying and Engineering for Stewart Circle

      Documents:Surveying and Engineering Service for Stewart Circle.pdf

    3. Internet Bandwidth Contract

      Approve the Internet Bandwidth Contract

      Documents:Internet Bandwidth Contract.pdf

  7. Reports – County Manager
  8. Citizens Wishing to be Heard-Please State Your Name and Address
  9. Adjournment