Videos: Runner Ernie Andrus, Brookwood again, 3 board appointments, 2 road abandoments, Comp Plan Update, Budget Adoption @ LCC 2016-06-28

For an authority that gets 1.25 mil of your property tax dollars, the Commissioners didn’t even know who was wanting to be reappointed, none of them asked what happened during a year when one of them was apparently serving on that board without a formal appointment, not all of the Commissioners were present even voted, and none of the candidates for any of the board appointments even shhowed up, much less spoke. The Lowndes County Commission at its June 28th 2016 Regular Session also unanimously adopted the budget for what the Chairman repeatedly called “the physical year”, despite only perfunctory public hearings in advance, and no draft budget available on their website for the public to see. After they approved the budget to spend the money (and according to County Manager Joe Pritchard after earlier that same morning the Tourism Authority approved their budget), the Lowndes County Commissioners unanimously approved a hotel/motel tax rate increase. Odd order, eh?

About the 1.25 mil property tax Parks and Rec Authority, the Chairman finally got around to saying Ashley Paulk did want to be reappointed. Of course they all voted to reappoint Ashley Paulk (or at least nobody said nay). They weren’t so unanimous about the other VLPRA appointment for 2 more years after Michael McDowell apparently served for a year without actually being appointed; see below.

The Comprehensive Plan Update still wasn’t listed as a Public Hearing on the agendas handed out at the meeting, despite County Planner Jason Davenport saying the previous morning that it should be. The only member of the public who spoke was Gretchen; see below.

They started with a proclamation in support of 92 year old runner Ernie Andrus, who is raising money to preserve a World War II ship.

They voted for both of the road abandonments, the one labeled as such and the other one.

They approved the repair of the pump for the Land Application Site, which is good, since the repair already happened.

Not on the agenda, the Brookwood Place Subdivision tabled two weeks ago popped up in Reports.

Below are links to each LAKE video of Tuesday evening’s Regular Session, followed by a video playlist. See also the LAKE videos of the previous morning’s Work Session and the agenda.

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Here’s a video playlist:


Videos: Brookwood reappears, 3 board appointments, 2 road abandoments, Comp Plan Update, Budget Adoption
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, June 28 2016.

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