County Manager Joe Pritchard thanked county staff for their performance during the recent storms and the public for mostly staying off the roads. It will cost $450 to qualify to run for County Commissioner.
No, we don’t know what was wrong with the sound. We will try to get it better tomorrow evening.
Below are links to each LAKE video of each item, with a few notes, followed by a video playlist. See also the notes on the agenda.
- 1. Call to Order 4. MInutes for Approval
5a. Development Authority of Lowndes County Appointment
Video. The County Manager caught himself and said “a seat that has not been filled”. He noted that it serves as “a financial vehicle for projects” and is not the same as the Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority, aka the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority (VLCIA). They had no names to offer, and the Chairman suggested they come up with some before tomorrow evening. See notes on the agenda for which slot and how long it’s been vacant. Maybe they should try advertising for applicants….
- 5b. Greater Lowndes Planning Commission – 2 Appointments
5 c. Lowndes County Board of Health Appointment
Video. Since Myron Faircloth resigned (“relocating out of our community”), there’s a vacancy, but they don’t have any names to suggest. The Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter did say he had talked to Board of Health Chairman Dr. Grove, who said while a health care background would be helpful, it was not necessary.
- 6 a. Adoption of the 2018-2019 Budget Calendar
- 6b.Beer and Wine License – Fred’s Store # 3115, 4401 Bemiss Rd
- 6 c. Workers’ Compensation Insurance Renewal
- 6 d. Set Qualifying Fees
- 7 a. Bid for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Equipment
8. Reports – County Manager
Video. Only about a hundred accidents, he said.
- 10. Adjournment
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: Weather, Development, Planning, Health Board Appointments, budget, qualifying
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, January 8, 2018.
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