The Lowndes County Commission spent nine minutes yesterday morning discussing spending $124,454 and borrowing $1,734,000. They vote this evening at 5:30 PM.
The county has now gotten up to not just demanding landowners give road right of way to the county, but also condemning property if they don’t get it donated.
The longest item at less than two minutes was 6.d. Request for Professional Engineering Services Proposals – CDBG. As Gretchen remarks in the notes, apparently this is in support of Arglas, the Japanese glass products manufacturer locating on Rocky Ford Road.
Second longest was 7.b. Bid for a Breathing Air System for the Fire Department, due to a question by a Commissioner.
- 1. Call to Order 5. Minutes for Approval
- 6 a. Jury Management System for the Lowndes County Clerk of the Court
- 6 b. Approve Condemning ROW for Howell Lane Paving Project
- 6 c. Second Modification of GEFA Loan Agreement
6d. Request for Professional Engineering Services Proposals – CDBG
Video. Apparently the county is using CDBG grants for public infrastructure for project announced by Development Authority for Arglas. They are making entrance road, sewer, water, rail road spur off of Rocky Ford for new business area.
Interesting use of taxpayer money.
Theoretically, Arglass will bring a lot of jobs and money to the community and the county will make this back in time.
Business Facilities picked up the VLDA PR, 12 August 2019, Arglass Yamamura Chooses Georgia For First U.S. Glass Plant: The glass container manufacturing company will invest $123 million and create more than 150 new jobs at its new Valdosta, GA plant.
- 7a. Bid for 1/2 Ton Truck for the Fire Department
- 7 b. Bid for a Breathing Air System for the Fire Department
- 8. Reports – County Manager – Excellence in Financial Reporting
- 10. Meeting Adjournment
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: Jury, Paving, and GEFA in Work Session
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 2019-09-23.
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