Opioid litigation will be added to the agenda for this evening, although not for voting, as 8.i, Selection of Legal Firm for Opioid Litigation: Select legal firm,
The Studstill Law Firm and the Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley Law Firm have both submitted proposals to represent Lowndes County in the opioid litigation.
That was the longest agenda item at the Monday morning Work Session. The Probation Resolution and Services Agreement, which had been tabled two weeks before, got almost two minutes, including questions about cost. Add the minute and a half for the Electronic Monitoring Contract and those two items with the same presenter got the longest total.
The two North Lowndes Park Soccer Complex items, Wetland Credits and Bids, that will massively change Hahira, did not get a total of two minutes. The Hay Lease Agreement Amendment is another water item, because it’s about the county’s spray field, also known as its Land Application Site (LAS). And the Bevel Creek Lift Station Pump that feeds it. Final water item: dates of completion for the GEFA Loan Agreement, whatever it’s for.
The mysterious Wisconsin Public Finance Authority Bond Issue is to finance a project on Old Statenville Road in the Valdosta City Limits.
Here are links to each LAKE video of each agenda item, with a few notes, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also the agenda.
- 1. Call to Order 6. Minutes for Approval
7 a. Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority
Video. “As you can see in your book” George Page would also like to be considered. The Chairman did ask for any more names of people who want to be considered.
8 a. Probation Resolution and Services Agreement
Video. Commissioners wanted to know if the costs were in line with other counties, and whether fees would pay for the program (yes and yes).
8 b. Electronic Monitoring Contract
Video. The part Commissioners seemed to find most interesting is that the county won’t pay anything.
8 c. Purchase of Wetland Credits for North Lowndes Park Soccer Complex
Video. County Engineer Mike Fletcher said Williams Investments is “the land bank up in the Adel area”.
- 8 d. Adopt a Procurement Policies and Procedures Manual
8 e. Wisconsin Public Finance Authority Bond Issue
The project is a 204-unit multi-family affordable housing development known as Brittany Woods & Park Chase Apartments.
That’s at 1150 Old Statenville Road.
8 f. Hay Lease Agreement Amendment
Video. It’s an amendment to the agreement between the county and renter Rodney (?) for the hay lease on the “spray field”, also known as the Land Application Site (LAS) “to meet EPD requirements”, said County Utilities Director Steve Stalvey.
8 g. Bevel Creek Lift Station Pump
Video. Replace, recommends staff, for $41,109.10.
- 8 h. Modification of GEFA Loan Agreement
9a. Bid for Coffee Services
Video. They spent more time on this $12,000 coffee item than on the more than million dollar GEFA loan.
9 b. Bid of Water Services
Video. One bid for around $5,000 a year.
9 c. North Lowndes Park Soccer Complex – Bids
The bid package is for construction of North Lowndes Park Soccer Complex including all work shown on the Bid Set of Plans, issue date February 1, 2018, and Specifications, issue date February 1, 2018, to include but not be limited to the following items: Site clearing and other items as noted on the plans in order to construct and install a new 8 soccer field complex with concession and restroom pavilion, and maintenance building. Additional items to be constructed include, entrance road extension from the existing park, parking lot, signage, concrete pavement, fencing, site and field lighting, utilities, storm drainage structures and basins, irrigation, landscaping, and furnishings.
Map: Lowndes County Tax Assessors, of Parcel 0024-003, Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority.
- 10. Reports – County Manager
- 12. Adjournment
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: Opioids, Soccer, Airport Authority, Probation, Ankle Monitoring, Wetlands, Hay, GEFA, Pump
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, May 7, 2018.
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