Videos: County paying for road right of way @ LCC 2019-01-08

They added two items to the agenda they didn’t even mention in the previous morning’s Work Session: purchase of some real estate on Davidson Road near Moody Air Force Base, and “just compensation” for right of way on Simpson Road.

Wait a minute! For ten years we’ve been told the county no longer buys rights of way: if you want your road paved, you have to donate the right of way. So why this exception? And why sneak it in like this?

Will Kamisha Martin get paid for right of way if the county paves Black Road? Will Rev. Berlinda Hart Love get paid for right of way if the county paves Williams School Road? They were the two citizens who were heard.

Not on the agenda were Chairman’s Comments, in which Bill Slaughter listed the same upcoming events as he mentioned in the previous morning’s Work Session. Just before adjournment, Commissioner Demarcus Marshall thanked everyone for being re-elected for four more years. Maybe Chairman and Commissioners Comments should get agenda items!

At Commissioner Joyce Evans’ request, applicant Aneesha Johnson (Dupont Plant Manager) said a few words before they appointed her to the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority; well ratified the appointment the City of Valdosta already made.

See also the LAKE videos of the previous morning’s Work Session (with the Chief Ranger’s Forestry report) and the (old) agenda.

Here’s a LAKE video playlist:


Videos: County paying for road right of way
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, January 8, 2019.

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