The longest item was not on the agenda: a Health Fair Update in the County Manager’s Report.
They breezed through everything else including 5 a. Lowndes County Public Facilities Authority Appointment, although the Chairman did have another name to propose.
Below are links to the LAKE video of each item, plus a very few notes, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also the LAKE post with the agenda, which includes much background about 5 a. Lowndes County Public Facilities Authority Appointment. For REZ-2017-10 Laurel Run (Tuscany Palms) see also last month’s Planning Commission meeting.
- 1. Call to Order 4. Minutes for Approval
5 a. Lowndes County Public Facilities Authority Appointment
Video. County Manager Joe Pritchard named Crawford Powell to be reappointed, and Scott Purvis to replace Steve Gupton. Chairman Bill Slaughter added:
Mr. Michael Walker, CPA in the Community, I believe Dane, Walker, Hughes.
A Commissioner, sounds like Mark Wisenbaker, asked if they would be getting his information before they vote tomorrow. The Chairman said he would “take care of that today”. He did not say the public would get to see any of their applications.
6a. REZ-2017-10 Laurel Run (Tuscany Palms) ~3.9 acres
Video. Zoner Carmella Braswell summarized the case and Commissioners had nothing to say.
6 b. Abandonment of Portions of Old Lake Park Road and Hickory Grove Road SE
Video. County Engineer Mike Fletcher reminded them they had decided at the previous meeting to hold a public hearing, which will be tomorrow evening. He said they had advertised in the paper and put the sign on the road, and the only response so far was one call in favor.
7 a. Abandonment of a Portion of Morning Bird Drive
Video. County Engineer Mike Fletcher said Morning Bird Road is a dirt road in a subdivision out near Clyattville. It was originally intended to be a useful road, but there are no houses nor lots subdivided on it, and it’s getting dumping and no traffic, so the developer wants it closed. Commissioners will need to decide tomorrow evening whether to hold a public meeting later.
7 b. Adopt Resolution accepting infrastructure for Laura Avenue
Video. County Engineer Mike Fletcher said this is in Grove Pointe subdivision and is awaiting plat and “punchlist”. So the acceptance would be preliminary waiting for those things.
7 c. Trust Deed for New Statenville Highway Dollar General
Video. County Engineer Mike Fletcher said this had been withdrawn because commercial establishments like this, unlike subdivisions, not need a trustee, according to a recent state of Georgia decision.
7 d. Backup Appliance for South Lowndes Data Center
Video. “Mr Ryan” (?) didn’t say it was a redundant backup. Commissioner Clay Griner wanted to know how many quotes they got. Answer: four.
7 e. Surplus Computers, Cellular phones, Vehicles and other items
Video. Finance Director Stephanie Black said it was an extensive list, “the majority of which will go on govdeals”.
7 f. Employee Health Benefit Administrator Change for 2018
Video. Human Resource Director Kevin Beals said Paragon Benefits had been the administrator since January 2014. Now there are more choices for administrator. He never did say who he recommended. The agenda sheet for this item says “Allied Benefit Systems, Inc./BCBSGA” and that the change would cost less.
- 8. Reports – County Manager – Health Fair Update
- 10. Meeting Adjournment and recognition of Leadership Lowndes Attendees
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: Public Facilities Authority, Health Fair
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, October 9, 2017.
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