Not on the agenda, County Agent Jake Price introduced two new people in his office. The Industrial Authority Executive Director explained the bonds are not new, she just wants to refinance them to reduce payments.
Among items they will vote on tonight at 5:30 PM, the longest item at almost four minutes was the request for an additional Deputy Coroner. Looks like they’re finally going to sign up an attorney for the opoioid litigation. They spent more time on the cleaning bids.
The whole Work Session Monday morning took 13 minutes, including the presentaitons. Below are LAKE videos of each item, with a few notes, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also the agenda.
1. Call to Order ; Introduction of new County Agents
Video. County Agent Jake Price introduced new personnel Lynn Hall, new 4-H program leader since February, who retired from teaching school after 31 years, and Andy Carter, ag. agent, worked for “Coggins/Generation Farms” for ten years.
4. Valdosta- Lowndes County Industrial Authority Series 2018 Bonds
Video. VLCIA Executive Director Andrea Schruijer present. VLCIA Chairman Tom Call was also present. They want to refinance some old bonds to reduce interest rates and save $700,000. They may come back later and make a request for “some new dollars”.
- 5. Minutes for Approval
6 a. Appointment – Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority
Video. County Manager Joe Pritchard noted George Page got appointed to the Airport Authority by the City of Valdosta, so the only name left in nomination is Steve Everett. They last reappointed him May 13, 2014. By the way, he’s the Chair of VLCAA.
7 b. Additional Deputy Coroner Request
Video. Austin Fiveash went on for almost three minutes. The Commissioners wanted to be assured he didn’t need any new equipment. Current Deputy is Tommy Willis. About a thousand deaths a year in Lowndes County, about 400 investigated by the coroner’s office.
- 7 c. Shredding Contract from River Mill Data Management
- 7d. Opioid Litigation
8 a. Bid for Exterior Cleaning for the Judicial/Administrative Complex
Video. After the bids were opened, the low bidder said he made an error (he left out rental of a piece of equipment for $10,000), but what he bid is what he bid.
9. Reports (none) 11. Meeting Adjournment
Video. Adjourned at 8:43 AM.
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: New County Agents, VLCIA bonds, Airport Authority, Opioids
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, May 21, 2018.
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