They vote this evening, about right now. Here are videos of yesterday morning’s Work Session. The Forestry report referred to a report that the public can’t see. What the forestry rep reported was mostly numbers of burn permits.
County Manager Joe Pritchard had to stop Chairman Bill Slaughter from adjourning so he could say: “Friday afternoon we received a request for electronic signalling at highway 41.” County Engineer Mike Fletcher elaborated that it was a railroad pre-empt that would not allow for left turns onto Tillman Crossing when there’s a train. Request came from Norfolk Southern. Chairman agreed to add it to the agenda, then they adjourned.
The annual continued funding for the Little River USGS stream gage at GA 122 costs $400 more this year. Commissioner Marshall wanted to know what happened with the automated gage reporting system he thought they voted for previously, that would send reports when the gage was high. County Manager Joe Pritchard said that was actually the SCADA system for the county’s wells and sewage lift stations. Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker wanted to know how this gage operates. Box on bridge, tube down into river, monitors height and flow, reported through a cell phone, real time data on the web. It’s been there long enough to establish flood stages and advanced warning levels so people can protect their property.
The Abandonment of a portion of Spain Ferry Road and Kinderlou Clyattville Road turns out to be from six property owners (Schroers, Sims, etc.) because of heavy trucks and equipment crossing the road due to farming operations. They’ll still have Quitman Road access.
Dedicate a portion of Shiloh Road as McDonald Road, to honor memory of John E. McDonald who “died in service to his country in 1969.” Commissioner Scott Orenstein thanked the staff for organizing this. Which makes it even more mysterious why the agenda didn’t say the name.
Plus GEMA Sheltering Memorandum of Agreement “for the sheltering of evacuees from Coastal Georgia and/or Florida in the event those areas are threatened by a hurricane”. Plus Declaration of Surplus Items and Authorization to Sell on GovDeals.com.
- 1. Call to Order 5. Georgia Forestry Annual Report
- 6. Minutes for Approval
- 7.a. Abandonment of a Portion of Spain Ferry and Kinderlou Clyattville Roads
- 7.b. Surplus Items and Authorization to Sell on GovDeals.com
- 7.c. GEMA Sheltering MOA
- 7.d. USGS Funding Agreement for HWY 122 Stream Gauge (Little River)
- 7.e. Dedicate a Portion of Shiloh Road
- 8. Reports- County Manager
Here’s a video playlist:
Videos: Forestry, river gage, abandon two roads, dedicate another
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 21 September 2015.