Videos: River Gauges, Roads, Alcohol, and Fire @ LCC 2019-10-21

Surprise bonds for the Development Authority and Lowndes County Schools, and a turn lane for Wiregrass Tech, plus a new Forestry Ranger about fire, in these LAKE videos of yesterday morning’s Lowndes County Commission Work Session.

The longest item was five minutes about funding the Skipper Bridge Withlacoochee River USGS Gauge in addition to the Folsom Bridge Little River Gauge, by EMA Director Ashley Tye. Valdosta apparently discovered that Skipper Bridge is not in the city limits, so Valdosta will no longer fund that gauge. But the former funding from the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) plus more from Lowndes County will cover it, if the Lowndes County Commissioners vote for it at 5:30 PM Tonight, after their discussion yesterday morning.

Georgia Forestry Ranger Randy Spell talked about the use of a vehicle in the Rural Fire Defense Cooperative Lease Agreement And MOU.

Second longest was the extremely vague resolution about accepting private roads into the county road system, which is basically a long series of criteria that could be considered, with no weighting, ranking, or anything to indicate how those criteria would be applied. So, as before, the Commissioners can pick or refuse any road they like or don’t like. They proceeded to discuss accepting roads inside several subdivisions “we’re growing!”, said the Chairman.

Third longest at two minutes was $150,000 for a turn lane and a deceleration lane for a new additional entrance to Wiregrass Tech for its new allied health building. That was one of three new agenda items County Manager Joe Pritchard asked to have added to the agenda for tonight. The other two were about bonds, for the Development Authority and for the Lowndes School system.

See also the agenda and further details in the Board Packet on the LAKE website.

Here’s a LAKE video playlist:

Videos: River Gauges, Roads, Alcohol, and Fire
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 2019-10-21.


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