Videos: Paving, animals, speed zones, prison work details, fees @ LCC 2017-06-13

They welcomed Ross Berry, the new CEO of South Georgia Medical Center, and he spoke briefly. Last minute agenda addition: 6.f. Lowndes County Accountability Court Grant and Match Citzen Judy Havercamp spoke about the animal shelter. Citizen Shirley Garlan spoke for her neighborhood, asking to connect to county water.

They spent by far the longest time (almost 20 minutes including public participation) on the New Statenville Highway rezoning for a Dollar General, which they finally approved with conditions, including what County Planner Jason Davenport said was an unprecedented condition on lighting. For this item, see also the the LAKE videos of the preceding Greater Lowndes Planning Commission meeting.

Second longest at more than five minutes was 7.a. Resurfacing of FIve County Roads and Two Alternate Projects, on which Scruggs did bid, they just weren’t the low bid; see the agenda sheet document:

The Scruggs Company Valdosta, Georgia $2,096,115.11
H&H Paving Quitman, Georgia $1,826,278.56

Commissioners chose to not accept the low bid, after discussion about previous work by that company, and to award the contract to the next bidder, which was Scruggs. Rejecting the low bid has happened before, when Ashley Paulk was Chairman, five or more years ago.

Below are links to each LAKE video of the Tuesday June 13, 2017 Regular Session of the Lowndes County Commission, with a very few notes, followed by a video playlist. See also the agenda and the LAKE videos of the previous morning’s Work Session.

Here’s a LAKE video playlist:


Videos: Paving, animals, speed zones, prison work details, fees
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, June 13, 2017.

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