Discussion at Monday morning’s Work Session of the Hospital Authority appointment clarified that it’s just for one opening, but didn’t explain why they seem to be doing it backwards to what Georgia law says. Commissioner Demarcus Marshall asked for resumes for the applicants. The Commissioners vote tonight at 5:30 PM.
New intern, Hampton Rawlinson(sp?), working with Finance and Clerk. Finance reported on credit cards for elected officials. Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker stumped County Engineer Mike Fletcher. County Manager Joe Pritchard had no report.
Here are links to each LAKE video, with a few notes, followed by a video playlist.
- 1. Call to Order : Introduction of Intern
- 4. Minutes for Approval
5a. Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County
Video. County Manager Joe Pritchard said the three names were supplied by the Hospital Authority for one position. County Chairman Bill Slaughter said the Authority did consult with him before submitting the names. None of which explains why they’re doing it backwards from what the law seems to say.
Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker wanted to know why Bill Cowart wasn’t on the list. Pritchard said Cowart, after 16 years, choose to move on.
Commissioner Demarcus Marshall asked to see resumes for the applicants, “just to be sure nobody works for nobody”. Maybe the public could also see those resumes.
- 6 a. Abandonment of Excess Portion of Right of Way off Payton Place
- 7a. Quit Claim Deed for Abandoned Right of Way off Payton Place
7b. Abandonment of Unopened Right of Way – Avenue I
Video. Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker wanted to know what a couple of landowner names were. County Engineer Mike Fletcher didn’t know, and said he would find out before Tuesday evening.
7c. Approval of Elected Officials Using County Issued Cards
Video. Commissioner Demarcus Marshall wanted clarification. Finance Director Stephanie Black said unlike staff, elected officials had to sign an agreement and be approved during a public meeting.
- 8. Reports – County Manager (none) 10. Adjournment
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: 3 Hospital Authority appointments, 3 road abandonments
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, November 7, 2016.
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