The longest regular item at 4 minutes on this voting Regular Session agenda was 6.b. Accept Hamm Estates Dr. into the County Road Inventory. Longer were two Citizens who spoke at the end about Keep Lowndes-Valdosta Beautiful (KLVB).
Here again are the costs found in the agenda sheets for the items, from most expensive down, with links back into the agenda.
|$290,000.00||2020 Administrative Services Agreement with Allied Benefit Systems, Inc.|
|$50,433.00||Bid for Repairs to Knights Academy Road; emergency repairs for Culvert Aprons|
|$43,245.50||Approval of Clyattstone Rd.-Simpson Ln. ROW Purchases|
|$24,613.44||Microsoft Server 2019 Data Center License|
|$11,535.00||Approval of Clyattstone Rd.-Simpson Ln. ROW Acquisition|
The actual cost for the Clyattstone Road-Simpson Lane project is larger; more like $77,696.50 so far, before grading, base, and paving; see the LAKE notes on the preceding morning’s Work Session.
Below are links to each LAKE video of each agenda item, with a few notes. See also the LAKE videos of the previous morning’s Work Session, the agenda and the board packet, which is on the LAKE website due to a LAKE open records request. See also the LAKE videos of the preceding Planning Commission meeting.
1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
4. Minutes for Approval
5a. REZ-2020-01 Nancy G. Hobby, 2626 Loch Laurel Rd. R-1 to E-A
Video. No speakers for or against, no discussion by Commissioners. Immediate motion to approve from Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker, and unanimous approval.
5b. REZ-2020-02 SKT Investments, LLC, Lester Rd. E-A to R-A
Video. No speakers for or against, no discussion by Commissioners. Immediate motion to approve, and unanimous approval.
6 a. Microsoft Server 2019 Data Center License
Video. Will replace 40 servers that are at end of life. Motion by Commissioner Demarcus Marshall; all aye.
6.b. Accept Hamm Estates Dr. into the County Road Inventory
Video. County Engineer Mike Fletcher said “this is just the introductory” and he had a petition from local citizens asking for a road to be taken into under county maintenance.
County Attorney G. Walter Elliott referred to the Dedication of Private Roads Resolution that the Commission passed October 22, 2019. It lays out a process. Commissioners at this session voted to follow that process.
6c. Approval Of Clyattstone Rd.-Simpson Ln. ROW Purchases
Video. More like $77,696.50 so far, before grading, base, and paving; see the LAKE notes on the preceding morning’s Work Session.
6d. Approval Of Clyattstone Rd.-Simpson Ln. ROW Acquisition
6e. 2020 Administrative Services Agreement – Allied Benefit Systems
6f. Deannexation Of Ganas Property By Lake Park
Video. This just means the county doesn’t object. The actual decision will be made by the Lake Park City Council.
7a. Bid For Repairs To Knights Academy Road
Video. County Engineer Mike Fletcher: “I have contracts in the room already signed.”
8. Reports – County Manager (none)
Video. “No report this evening.”
9. CWTBH – Michael Noll – KLVB
9. CWTBH – Jeanette Coody – KLVB
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: Hamm Estates roads, Deannexation, Rezonings, Right of Way, Software, Health Insurance, Repairs, KLVB
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 2020-02-25.
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