First they welcomed Cub Scout Pack 400 and Troup 410, a member of the Lowndes County Explorer Program, for their interest in the gubmint. Also a Valdosta City Council member (Sandra Tooley, although Chairman Bill Slaughter didn’t name her), and Carl Smith. Plus Tax Commissioner Felicia Williams. He didn’t name any of the regulars in the room, yet the welcomes took more than a minute which, plus the minute for the invocation and prayer, that was two minutes of non-business in the entire 5 and a half minute meeting, so that was only 3 and a half minutes of actual meeting. Which was more than 2.5 minutes of the previous morning’s Work Session. It does make you wonder: where and when do they actually discuss the county’s business, and why isn’t it in the public meetings?
Below are links to each of the LAKE videos of the August 23nd 2016 Regular Session of the Lowndes County Commission. See also the LAKE videos of the immediately preceding Millage Hearing and of the previous morning’s Work Session.
- 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
- Welcome and Recognitions by Chairman
- Welcome and Recognitions (part 2)
- 4. Minutes for Approval
5.a. Adoption of Millage
Video. Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker wanted to be sure of the millage amount. Chairman Bill Slaughter did not ask for votes against, and then said he wanted the record to show the Chairman voted for as well. I thought the Chairman could only vote if there was a tie.
5.b. Declaration of Surplus – Computer Equipment
Video. Commissioner Demarcus Marshall wanted to know if the proceeds go back into the general fund. Answer: yes.
5.c. Core Network Equipment Refresh
Video. Commissioner Demarcus Marshall wanted to know if they payments were annual. Answer: yes.
- 5.d. Generator Service and Load Bank
6. Reports (none) 7. CWTBH (none) 8. Adjournment
Video. You can see in this video the county’s own clock projected on the screen behind the Chairman’s head says 05:30:20.
Here’s a video playlist:
Videos: 2 minutes 39 seconds, plus new county agent
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, August 23, 2016.
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