Chris Yarborough resigned from the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities Board (DBHDD) and Kelley Saxon has applied; she spoke about her qualifications. There are For Consideration four computer purchase items and only one bid for two 1 Ton Dual Wheel Truck with Service Body for the Utilities Department.
Below are links to each LAKE video of yesterday morning’s Work Session, with a few notes, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also the agenda. Gretchen is on her way with the LAKE video camera to the 5:30 PM voting session.
1. Call to Order 4. Minutes for approval
Video. Provided audio was not working at the start. I removed the cable from the box several seconds in. -gretchen
5. Appointment – Department of Behavioral Health
Video. County Manager Joe Pritchard said to the Commissioners, “You have an information sheet in your packet concerning Ms. Saxon”. As always, the taxpaying and voting public didn’t get to see that sheet.
Commissioner Joyce Evans asked Ms. Saxon to introduce herself, and she said she is a Lowndes County resident and a graduate of Lowndes High School. She works with felony probationers, for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision. Many of them have substance abuse mental health issues, and she helps get them help so they can become better citizens for our community. She’s also on the Lowndes County Commission for Community Health, and the Mental Health Action Team, which gets mental health help into city and county schools.
- 6a. Computer hardware and Software Bulk Purchase
6b. Email Server Software and Client License
Video. A Commissioner wanted to know if this was in the budget. Answer: yes.
6c. Purchase of Computer Servers, Software and Storage
Video. To support the 911 center, Sheriff, jail, and public safety software initiative; they previously approved the monies for the latter, said Aaron Kostyu.
6d. Replacement Server Blade Purchase
Video. For voice IP (VOIP) and telephony. Commissioners discussed approving items 6.a-d. in one motion at the regular session.
7a. Bid – 2- 1 ton Dual Wheel Trucks for Utilities Department
Video. Langdale Ford bid $85,100 for the two trucks. That was the only bid. Purchasing looked at the state bid price, and this bid was lower.
8. Reports – County Manager (none)
Video. Chairman did actually ask if Commissioners had any comments; they did not.
Chairman’s Comments and 10. Adjournemnt
Video. Chairman praised Commissioners and staff about the recent retreat. Interesting that he also calls it that, despite its billing as an annual planning session. LAKE videos of that retreat: Day 1 and Day 2.
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: Retreat was good, DBHDD appointment, computers * 4, utilities trucks
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, February 26, 2018.
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