On April 11, 2017 we discovered the T-SPLOST meeting would be at the regular SGRC location in Pearson, 1PM Monday April 17, 2017. Michelle Williams of Hahira noted a phenomenon of people not checking for ownership of lost and found pets. The week of 10 April 2017 was Telecommunications Week and the Chairman thanked 911 Center personnel.
The GDOT Mowing Contract includes all the exits in Lowndes County. They unanimously approved that and everything else, The longest item at almost eight minutes was the Tuscan Palms subvision asking to be forgiven paving money the county gave it that never was used.
See also the LAKE videos of the previous morning’s Work Session.
- 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
- 4. Special Proclamation Teen Explosion Youth Action Group
- 5. Minutes for Approval
- 6a. FY2018 Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program
- 6b. GDOT Project 00762 Exit 22 & 29 Utilities Relocation
6c. Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Mowing Contract
Video. Includes all the exits in Lowndes County.
6d. Tuscany Palms Subdivision Past Due Special Assessment
Apparently it is to the tune of around $400,000. The developer seems to have spent the money. The County Commissioners directed the Tax Commissioner to collect past-due special assessment, interest, and costs, probably resulting in them being sold at the courthouse steps.
- 7. Reports – County Manager
8. CWTBH – Michelle Williams – animal safety concerns
Video. She’s from Hahira and she noted a phenomenon of people not checking for ownership of lost and found pets.
8. CWTBH – John S. Quarterman – thank you for TSPLOST information
Video. I noted previously they had revealed the T-SPLOST meeting was to be 1PM Monday, April 17, 2017, in Pearson. I asked where in Pearson. They wouldn’t divulge that in front of the public, but the County Engineer told me after the meeting that it’s at the usual SGRC Pearson meeting place:
Sports Complex, 786 E Austin Ave, Pearson, GA 31642
Google maps: 805 Co Rd 245, Pearson, GA 31642
Why they couldn’t just put that on their website calendar is mysterious. See the LAKE videos of when they tabled it two weeks before. While Lowndes County dithered, ten other of the 18 counties in the region agreed to put it on the ballot, so now it doesn’t matter what the Lowndes County Commission decides about that. Remember, even with it on the ballot, it can still be voted down, like in 2012.
- 9. 911 –Chairman’s Comments and Meeting Adjournment
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: 911, T-SPLOST details, delinguent subdivision, Juvenile Justice Incentive, GDOT Exits
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, April 11, 2017.
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