Public Facilities Authority, Water tank, dump trucks, VOCA, VAWA, road abandonment @ LCC 2020-10-26

This morning the Lowndes County Commission will discuss abandoning a driveway, er road, a couple of grants for legal purposes, relining a drinking water tank for a fancy subdivision, dump trucks for Public Works, and reappointing Michael Walker, Crawford Powell, and Scott Purvis to the Public Facilities Authority, plus a vacant seat. They will vote Tuesday evening at 5:30 PM.

What does PFA do?

Created via Resolution 05-1130, the general purpose of the authority is declared to be that of providing through the acquisition, construction, installation, renovation, expansion, modification or rehabilitation, any buildings, structure, facilities, improvements, furnishings, fixtures, machinery, equipment and services for the citizens in the county. Members are appointed to three year terms and meet as needed. For more information, contact the Office of the County Clerk, 229-671-2400, or email the County Clerk.

[Map: Road to be Abandoned]
Map: Road to be Abandoned

Cost What
$464,196.00Bid for Four 10-Wheel Dump Trucks for the Public Works Department
$148,000.00Stone Creek Elevated Tank Coating
$17,326.00 Solicitor-General’s Office 2021 VAWA Competitive Application
$6,000.00 Solicitor-General’s VOCA Continuation Grant

How the Abandonment of Artherman Lane can be considered not to affect the budget is mysterious, since Public Works will no longer need to spend to maintain that driveway.

On the Solicitor-General's VOCA Continuation Grant, VOCA is the Victims of Crime Act. The $6,000 cost is health insurance premiums for the two Victim Advocates ($3,000 each).

On the Solicitor-General's Office 2021 VAWA Competitive Application, VAWA is the Violence Against Women Act. The $17,326 is for Cash Match, about $2,000 lower than last time. Lowndes County funnels grant money for five counties, by delegating the District Attorney (DA) to receive and distribute the funds.

Here is the agenda. The board packet is on the LAKE website due to a LAKE open records request.

WORK SESSION, MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
  4. Minutes for Approval
    1. Work Session – October 12, 2020 & Regular Session – October 13, 2020
  5. Appointments
    1. Public Facilities Authority

      Documents:Public Facilities Authority.pdf

  6. Public Hearing
    1. Abandonment of Artherman Lane

      Documents:Abandonment of Artherman Lane -.pdf

  7. For Consideration
    1. Solicitor-General's VOCA Continuation Grant

      Documents:Solicitor-General VOCA Continuation Grant.pdf

    2. Solicitor-General's Office 2021 VAWA Competitive Application

      Documents:Solicitor-General Office 2021 VAWA Competitive Application.pdf

    3. Adoption of the 2021-2022 Budget Calendar

      Documents:Adoption of the 2021-2022 Budget Calendar.pdf

    4. Approval of DA’s Federal VOCA Grant Application Renewal

      Documents:Approval of DA Federal VOCA Grant Application Renewal-.pdf

  8. Bid
    1. Stone Creek Elevated Tank Coating

      Documents:Stone Creek Elevated Tank Coating.pdf

    2. Bid for Four 10-Wheel Dump Trucks for the Public Works Department

      Documents:Bid for Four 10-Wheel Dump Trucks for the Public Works Department.pdf

  9. Reports – County Manager
    1. Georgia Forestry Presentation (Work Session)
  10. Citizens Wishing to be Heard-Please State Your Name and Address
  11. Adjournment


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