The longest item was 6 h/i/j Tyler Technology Repository/Processing/E-filing, in which Georgia is catching up to Florida.
Below are links to each LAKE video of the 13 November 2018 Regular Session, with a few comments. See also the agenda, the LAKE videos of the 12 November 2018 Work Session, and the LAKE blog of the county’s own videos of its 9 October 2018 Regular Session.
5a. REZ-2018-17, 5999 Val Del Road, E-A To R-1, ~98.95
Video. Planning Technician Molly Stevenson said the applicant asked to table until the December 11 meeting, so as to produce a site plan with 60 houses and two roads. Chairman Bill Slaughter elaborated that that was reducing from three to two roads.
Scottie Orenstein(?) moved to table, and Demarcus Marshall seconded. The vote was 3 to 1 to table, with Mark Wisenbaker(?) voting against. I think. They did it by voice vote, and I can’t distinguish their voices that well, so maybe it was the other way around on the motion and the vote against.
- 5b. REZ-2018-118, 3982 Bemiss Knights Academy Road, E-A To R-10, ~42.71a
- 6a. Grant Re-Application For Rural Transportation Program & Resolution
- 6b/c/d. Beer & Wine License – Pilot Travel Centers
- 6e. Approval Of DA’s Federal VOCA Grant Application Renewal
- 6f. Intrado Phone System Upgrade Agreement (AT&T)
- 6g. Solicitor-General’s Office VAWA Continuation Grant Application
6 h/i/j Tyler Technology Repository/Processing/E-filing
Video. Aaron Kostyu said all three Tyler Technology items were “due to the state passing SB 407 in July, which mandates e-filing for court documents and court filings, January first, 2019.”
Commissioner Scottie Orenstein wanted to know if this would make information available without an open records request. Kostyu said yes, the courts did not fall under the Georgia Open Records Act “the way we do”, but people could get these documents by going to the clerk of court now; this change just does away with that barrier and makes records more searchable. They passed all three items unanimously.
So, Georgia is catching up to Florida, which has required this for years.
- 7. Reports (none) – Chairman Comments 8. CWTBH (none) 9. Adjournment
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: Val Del subdivision tabled second time
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, November 13, 2018.
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