Maybe the county would have enough applicants their Work Session, Monday morning at 8:30 AM, if they advertised for applicants for open board seats, such as on the Development Authority of Lowndes County, And if they posted the application sheets for the applicants they did get, such as for the Lowndes County Library Board, we’d have some idea of who they are. They could even say whether the millage is going up or down.
There is a vacant seat on the Lowndes County Library Board. The Board of Trustees of the South Georgia Regional Library System respectfully requests the appointment of Mr. Gene Toffolo to fill the vacant seat.
They don’t say who applicant Gene Toffolo is. According to the South Georgia Regional Library he’s a 2016 Friends of the Library Board member:
Front Left to Right: Kay Scott, Janet Toffolo, Mary Helen Watson (President), Merrilee Casady, Sarah Smart (Vice President), Robert DeVan (Treasurer)
Back Left to Right: Gene Toffolo, Patricia Marks, Riley Howard, Karl Osmus, John Swiderski (Secretary)
The county’s agenda and agenda sheet for the Lowndes County Library Board don’t say whose seat expired or maybe somebody resigned. The county’s web page for this board is no more helpful, listing these members and expirations, none of which expires in 2017:
Board Members Office Term Expiration Malinda Taylor June 30, 2019 Barry Barr Chairman June 30, 2020 Ray Devery June 30, 2020 Sam Allen July 8, 2020 Dr. Linda Most June 30, 2018 Gary Wisenbaker July 8, 2020 Matthew Lawrence July 8, 2020 Patricia Gray Echols County Representative Mary McRee Lanier County Representative
The appointments for Jerome Tucker, Jeff Reames, Brooks Akins, Gary Cannon, Crawford Powell, Clay Griner, and Jerome Waters to the Lowndes County Development Authority have expired, leaving seven vacant seats. Mr. Powell, Mrs Cannon, Mr. Akins, Mr. Tucker, and Mr. Griner all seek reappointment.
So apparently Jeff Reames and Jerome Waters don’t want to be reappointed. Would it have taken too much ink to say that?
Note that this DALC is not the same as the Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority (VLDA), otherwise known as the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority (VLCIA), which gets 1 mil of tax money each year.
The Board of Commissioners is required to set the county-wide millage for 2017. A public hearing was held prior to this adoption as required. The county-wide millage should be set at 11.224 mills with the County receiving 8.974 mills, the industrial Authority receiving 1.00 mill and the Parks and Recreation Authority receiving 1.25 mills.
By “was held prior” they mean at 5PM Tuesday 22 August 2017 just before the 5:30 PM Regular Session in which they will vote on the millage.
They don’t say whether the millage is going up or down. It’s actually the same as last year.
Here’s the agenda:
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 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
- Adoption of Millage
Adoption of the county-wide millage at 11.224 mills
Documents:Adoption of Millage.pdf
- Beer & Wine License – Tiffany Smith of PFJ Southeast LLC DBA Pilot Travel Center #4561 – 3640 Madison Hwy., Valdosta, GA
Approval of the Beer & Wine License
- Request to Purchase Thermal Imaging Cameras
Request authorization to purchase 3 new thermal imaging cameras through the Bullard Trade In Program for $14,850.
- Purchase of 3- 105 lb. Industrial Grade Washer Extractor's for the Lowndes County Jail
Approval of Purchase and Security Agreement for 3 – 105lb Washer/Extractors for the Lowndes County Jail on State Contract Pricing.
- Bids and Contract for the construction of an Addition to the Lowndes County Communications Center (911)
Approval of low bid and execution of the contract by the chairman for the addition to the Lowndes County Communications Center (911).
- Reports – County Manager
- Citizens Wishing to be Heard-Please State Your Name and Address
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