As we learned at the February Lowndes County Commission Planning Session Day 2, on 28 February 2017 in Waycross there was a “public hearing” about a possible regional T-SPLOST. When I asked SGRC about that, they sent the Waycross agenda, saying “This is not a public meeting and was not advertised as such, however it is open to the public.” Apparently something happened at that meeting, since T-SPLOST is on the Lowndes County Commission agenda now, with this in the attached document:
HISTORY, FACTS AND ISSUES: According to House Bill 170, counties within a Regional Commission District have the option to institute a Regional T-SPLOST. The Georgia Department of Transportation is requesting action to be taken by April 1, 2017, either in favor of or opposed to a Regional T-SPLOSI’. If ten (10) of the eighteen (18) regional counties fail to get support for a Regional T-SPLOST, then individual counties can initiate an independent T-SPLOST’.
After Lowndes County spent unknown hundreds of thousands of dollars suing on behalf of Advanced Disposal Services with investors from New York City to keep Deep South Sanitation from competing for solid waste pickup in the county, both finally got licenses to do so, and those are up for renewal.
Another Lift Station Pump needs replacing. How many is that? This one feeds most of the flow to the county’s Land Application Site (LAS).
And Dasher apparenntly wants the county to maintain its streets. All this morning at 8:30, with voting tomorrow evening at 5:30 PM.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
- Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
- Minutes for Approval
- For Consideration
- Adopt Resolution accepting infrastructure for Gramercy Subdivision Phase III
Adopt the Resolution
- Consideration of Regional T-SPLOST
Documents:Consideration of Regional T-SPLOST.pdf
- FY 2016 Performance Partnership Agreement and EMPG Application
Request the Board authorize the Chairman and EMA Director to sign documentation related to the PPA and EMPG application.
- Bevel Creek Lift Station Pump
The Bevel Creek lift station is a triplex station that delivers over 60% of the wastewater flow to the LAS. Currently we have a pump out of service that is twenty-seven years old. The cost to repair this pump exceeds the cost of a new pump. Staff recommends purchasing a new pump from Xylem for $34,908.11.
Documents:Bevel Creek Lift Station Pump.pdf
- Advanced Disposal Services Residential Solid Waste Franchise Renewal
Approve proposed renewed Residential Solid Waste Franchise for Advanced Disposal Services Middle Georgia, LLC and authorize the Chairman to execute it on behalf of the County.
- Deep South Sanitation Residential Solid Waste Franchise Renewal
Approve proposed renewed Residential Solid Waste Franchise for Deep South Sanitation, LLC and authorize the Chairman to execute it on behalf of the County.
- Agreement to Provide Street Maintenance to Dasher
Approval of agreement
- Reports – County Manager
- Citizens Wishing to be Heard-Please State Your Name and Address
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