Longest at 2.5 minutes: appointment to Parks and Rec. Commissioner Scottie Orenstein was not present at this Regular Session of the Lowndes County Commission.
Not on the agenda and not on the county’s website, Chairman’s Announcement of Emergency Operations Center Open House.
The applicant spoke for 6.a. Beer, Wine & Liquor License – Jack’s Chophouse, 4479 N. Valdosta Rd. We have a winner for the RFP for Banking Services.
Maybe they all finally got to read the 7 d. Ordinance Adopting Current Board of Health Rules, since this time they passed it. No mention of the Chairman’s remark the previous morning: “We can see if we can get it in electronic form.”
- 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
Chairman’s Announcement of Emergency Operations Center Open House
Video. This item isn’t on the county web site or calendar but there is a facebook event. County Clerk Paige Dukes gave a brief description of the event also. WTXL had already carried a story on it, and LAKE had blogged it. I (jsq) meant to go, but did not get there.
- 4. Minutes for Approval
5 a. Valdosta- Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
Video. Commissioner Demarcus Marshall pointed out that his two recommendations, Hiram Johnson and Reginald Mitchell, both live in the unincorporated part of the county. Chairman Bill Slaughter nominated Bubba Highsmith, as originally planned. Marshall nominated Reginald Mitchell. For Bubba Highsmith, the Chairman said three Commissioners raised their hands. Only Mark Wisenbaker’s hand is actually visible, but presumably the other two were Joyce Evans and Clay Griner. Scottie Orenstein was not present. So Bubba Highsmith was appointed to VLPRA.
6 a. Beer, Wine & Liquor License – Jack’s Chophouse, 4479 N. Valdosta Rd
Video. Speaking for, Keith Sermons(sp?) said he was the applicant, he’d lived here since he was 19, he’d been the general manager of Austin’s Steakhouse for many years, and he thought this would be a good location to do his own thing. Motion carried.
7 a. RFP for Banking Services
Video. Ameris Bank is the winner of a 36-month contract with county option to renew for three 1-year periods.
7 b. Computer Bulk Purchase
Video. Passed unanimously.
7 c. Amendments to E-One Grinder Pump Station Specifications
Video. After some confusion about which item (not Board of Health yet), this grinder pump item passed unanimously.
7 d. Ordinance Adopting Current Board of Health Rules
Video. Chairman said “Mr. Coppage” was present for any questions. There were none. Passed unanimously.
7 e. Solicitor-General’s VOCA Supplemental Grant MOU
Video. Chairman said “Ms. Hayes” was present for any questions. There were none. Passed unanimously.
- 8. Reports – County Manager (none)
9. CWTBH – there was one form but no person 10. Meeting Adjournment
Video. Mr. D.J. Davis had apparently already left.
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: EOC, KLVB, Grinder Pump, Bank, Computers, Health Ordinance, and Alcohol
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, July 24, 2018.
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