The board packet for the March 9 and 10 Work and Regular Sessions of the Lowndes County Commission is on the LAKE website, received 3:00 PM Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in response to a LAKE open records request. I did not have time to process it before the Regular Session 2.5 hours later.
Here are the costs found in the agenda sheets for each item, most expensive first:
|$399,414.00||Bid for a 3,000 Gallon Tanker for the Fire Department d|
|$28,327.04||Request to Purchase New Firefighter Turnout Gear d|
|$19,167||Solicitor-General’s Office 2020 VAWA Grant Award Activation d|
|$4,836.00||Approval of Clyattstone Rd.-Simpson Ln. ROW Purchases d|
|$0||Abandonment of Unopened Right of Way – Hart Road d|
Of course, all those dollar figures are immediate costs. They do not include future costs such as road paving related to new subdivisions.
See also the LAKE videos of the preceding Planning Commission meeting. That GLPC meeting’s item 3. REZ-2020-03 Wetherington Property, Val Del Road RA to PD, re-appears on this Lowndes County Commission agenda as 6.b. REZ-2020-03 Wetherington Property, Val Del Rd. R-A to P-D, County Water and Sewer, ~72.54 acres Districts 2 and 5.
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