Thanks to County Engineer Mike Fletcher for doing almost what Gretchen asked at the Lowndes County Commission Regular Session 26 April 2016.
They rattled through the agenda with almost no questions, unanimously approving everything, including the $89,005 in emergency no-bid repairs. You’d have little idea why they were doing anything if you weren’t at the previous morning’s Work Session or you didn’t view the LAKE videos of the Work Session, in which we discovered for example it’s not Beatty Creek Bridge, rather Bevel Creek Bridge. Nonetheless, the County Engineer still said the creek name wrong.
Here are links to each of the LAKE videos of the Regular Session of April 26th 2016, with a few notes, followed by a video playlist. See also the LAKE videos of the Work Session of April 25th 2016, and the agenda.
They meet again this morning at 8:30 AM.
- 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
- 4. Minutes for Approval
- 5.a. Core Network Equipment-911
- 5.b. Liquor License – A & M Food Store – 5859 Bemiss Road
- 5.c. FY2017 Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant
- 5.d. James Road/Riverside Drive Quitclaim Deeds
- 5.e. Emergency Fiber Replacement to South Lowndes
- 6.f. Stone Creek Well Pump
- 7.b. Replacement of Beatty Creek Bridge on Williams Road
- 7.c. Resurfacing of 3 County Roads
- 7.a. Paving on Stewart Circle
- 7. Reports – County Manager
8. CWTBH – Gretchen Quarterman – Hambrick Road Traffic
Video. Gretchen thanked County Clerk Paige Dukes for fixing the county’s alert login timeout problem. Then she noted Hambrick Road is being resurfaced because giant trucks such as diesel tankers use it. Google maps show the shortest way from Moody AFB to Hahira not as Bemiss Road to GA 122 at 17.6 miles, rather Radar Site to Cat Creek Road to Hambrick Road to GA 122 at 16.1 miles. That’s 1.5 miles shorter, avoiding Walkers Crossing, which is dangerous, but making Hambrick Road dangerous. She asked the Commission to put up Local Traffic Only signs at each end of Hambrick Road, which would make it 17 miles Radar Site to Cat Creek to GA 122. After the meeting, County Engineer Mike Fletcher said he couldn’t do that, but he could put up signs saying no trucks over 10 wheels. And between then and now, he did!
Here’s a video playlist:
Videos: Hambrick Road paving and traffic and Bevel Creek bridge
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 26 April 2016.