Abandon Beaver Lane, Aging Development Appointments, Kinderlou Lift Station Pump @ LCC 2016-05-23

This morning’s 8:30 AM $45,600.00 for new grounds for four radio towers: was it in the budget, or is this another emergency no-bid item? Ditto the $10,379.00 for the Kinderlou Lift Station Pump? Each item names only one company quoting.

After abandoning Beaver Lane, will the county vote to fix it as a private road, 4689 Mt. Zion Road, parcel 0061 01 like they did with Carter Way? And from whom did the county receive the abandonment request? Will the County Manager’s Report include the Hahira W. Main St. annexation?

Also on the Lowndes County Commission agenda for discussion Monday morning and vote Tuesday evening, appointing “Ms. Andrea Schuijer and a Commissioner” to the South Regional Joint Development Authority. Presumably that’s a misspelling for Andrea Schruijer, who is also Executive Director of the Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority. But the county’s web page on that Joint Authority says she’s already on it. So is this a reappointment? And which slots are vacant? Also, what does this Joint Authority do?

The agenda sheet for the appointment to the Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging almost says what they’re planning to do: “Commissioner Joyce Evans’ term on the Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging Board will expire June 30, 2016, leaving a vacant seat. Staff asks that the Board appoint a member to fill the vacant seat.” It doesn’t say they’re going to reappoint Commissioner Evans.

LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
PROPOSED AGENDA
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
  4. Minutes for Approval
    1. Work Session- May 9, 2016
    2. Regular Session- May 10, 2016
  5. Appointments
    1. South Regional Joint Development Authority
      Appoint two members: Ms. Andrea Schuijer and a Commissioner

      Documents:South Regional Joint Development Authority.pdf

      The county actually has a web page on this Authority, which says there are members from Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Cook, Echols, Lanier, and Lowndes Counties (although many of their slots are vacant), and the current Lowndes members are Glenn Gregory, Andrea Schruijer, Bill Rountree, and Bill Holland. So should that be reappoint Ms. Schruijer? And who’s not being reappointed to make room for “a Commissioner”? The county’s web page says this Authority serves as “a funding mechanism” but not for what:

      Similar to the Lowndes Development Authority, this joint authority is comprised of members representing Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Echols and Lanier counties. Serving as a funding mechanism, members are appointment by their respective county for a term of four years. For more information, you may contact the Office of the County Clerk, 229-671-2400, or sdenson@lowndescounty.com.

    2. Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging
      Appoint/reappoint a member

      Documents:Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging.pdf

  6. Public Hearings
    1. Abandonment of a Portion of Beaver Lane (CR 250)
      Make one or both of the required determinations

      Documents:Abandonment of a Portion of Beaver Lane.pdf

      Is the rest of Beaver Lane already private? It is only connected to the county road system by this section they now want to abandon. And the only property owners show on the Lowndes County Tax Assessors maps for Beaver Lane between Mt Zion Road and Phillips Road are Jimmy L. Watkins of 4689 Mt Zion Road, parcel 0061 001, Robert C. and Stephanie J. Simmons of 4876 Phillips Road, parcel 0062 001A, and Thomas Wade and Laverne B. Jackson of Mt Zion Road, parcel 0062 001B. They all seem to front on one of the other roads. That’s all in the Withlacoochee River watershed.

      4689 Mt. Zion Road, parcel 0061 01

  7. For Consideration
    1. Electrical Quote- Tower Grounding Radials
      Approval of grounding feature enhancements

      Documents:Electrical Quote-Tower Grounding Radials.pdf

    2. Kinderlou Lift Station Pump
      Staff recommends purchase of a new lift station pump for $10,379.00

      Documents:Kinderlou Lift Station Pump.pdf

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

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