Everything passed: yes, Valdosta is joining a lawsuit against big pharma about opioid addiction, yes, The Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church can expand, and yes resolutions passed supporting the Withlacoochee and Little River (WLRWT) and the Alapaha River Water Trail.
There was amusement about Council members joining the BIG Little River Paddle Race, and maybe writing a song for the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest. Two citizens had complaints. Valdosta City Council members had praise for departing Public Information Officer Sementha Mathews and also for each other.
Below are links to each LAKE video with a few notes, followed by a link to a LAKE video playlist. See also the agenda, and the LAKE videos of the preceding Planning Commission meeting.
- Movie: Preparing
- 1. Opening Ceremonies
2. Minutes, 3. Public Hearings
Video. The minutes were approved by the same kind of silent “acclamation” the county uses.
The Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church expansion (CUP-2018-02) on 505 East Force Street was moved by Sonny Vickers, seconded by Vivian Miller-Cody, all aye.
The Pace rezoning VA-2018-05 on North Oak Street was already marked as withdrawn in the agenda.
- 4. Resolutions
- 4.a. Opioid Resolution
4.b. Withlacoochee and Little River (WLRWT) Resolution
Video. Moved by Vivian Miller-Cody, seconded by Tim Carroll, all aye. Mayor John Gayle noted there was a quorum, with four Council members and the Mayor.
4.c. Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT) Resolution
Video. Moved by Vivian Miller-Cody, seconded by Tim Carroll, all aye.
- 5.a. Donation of property on East Park Avenue
6. CTBH Eddie Barnes Jr. mistaken identity arrest
Video. He he was arrested through mistaken identity and he has evidence he was somewhere else and the store that was robbed has camera recordings of somebody else. Mayor referred him to the police chief, who was in the back of the room, and said come on down.
- 6. CTBH Georgia Boston Rynes
- 6. CTBH Phil Hubbard water trails and paddle race
- 6. Bobby McKenzie water trails and rivers; Mayor Gayle on Alapaha River
- 6. Paddle Race, Film Festival, Songwriting Contest, Water Trails soon finished
7. City Manager’s Report –Mark Barber
Video. To accept the City Manager’s Report: all aye.
- 8. Thanks to Sementha Mathews –Tim Carroll
- 8. Thanks to Sementha Mathews –Vivian Miller-Cody and Sonny Vickers
- 8. Thanks to Vivian Miller-Cody and Sandra Tooley –Eric Howard 03342
- 9. Adjourned
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: Suing big pharma, resolutions to support WWALS water trails
Regular Session, Valdosta City Council (VCC),
Video by John S> Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 5 April 2018.
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