The agenda sheet for rezoning REZ-2020-20 Ballyntyne (back again from last month) claims no budget impact, but that ignores the many thousands of county tax dollars already spent on Clyattstone Road, as well as followup maintenance of roads, sewer, and water, not to mention School Board expenses for sending buses, as well as Fire Department and Sheriff Department expenses whenever called.
This is what I’ve found the Lowndes County Commission has already spent on Clyattstone Road, and I may have missed some.
|$1,681,770.84||Grading, Drainage, Base, and Paving of Clyattstone Road and Simpson Lane.||2020-09-21|
|$1,417,333.98||Clyattstone Water Main Extension||2020-09-21|
|$43,245.50||The stated ROW cost in the agenda||2020-02-24|
|$23,590.50||Approval of Clyattstone Rd.-Simpson Ln. ROW and Easement Purchases (Parcels 26 and 34)||2020-07-14|
|$20,000.00||For wetland credits acquisition||2020-04-28.|
|$11,535.00||and the other stated ROW cost in the agenda|
|$2,916.00||Up to that amount for an acre of drainage for Simpson Lane||2020-04-16.|
|$1,085.00||Approve Purchasing ROW and Drainage Easement for Clyattstone Rd.-Simpson Ln. TSPLOST Paving Project||2020-05-27|
|$3,201,476.82||County tax dollars so far spent on Clyattstone Road|
So that’s more than $3 million tax dollars the county has already spent subsidizing subdivision developers on Clyattstone Road, before getting into maintenance and later School Board and Fire and Sheriff Department expenses. Remember that when somebody says public transportation has to be subsidized.
Here are the expenses acknowledged in agenda sheets for this coming week’s Commission meetings:
|$351,115.00||Bid for a Pumper for the Fire Department|
|$315,557.58||Approval of Railroad Agreement for Hightower Road Project|
|$96,556.75||Low Pressure Sewer Force Main Upgrade on Old Bemiss and Bemiss Knights Academy Road|
|$28,000.75||Approval of Hightower Road and Cooper Road NE, Right of Way Purchases|
|$2,500.00||Moody Water Treatment Plant Emergency Repair|
The board packet, received in response to a LAKE open records request,
is on the LAKE website:
Here is the agenda.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
- Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
- Minutes for Approval
- Public Hearing
- For Consideration
- Approval of Hightower Road and Cooper Road NE, Right of Way Purchases
- Approval of Railroad Agreement for Hightower Road Project
- Low Pressure Sewer Force Main Upgrade on Old Bemiss and Bemiss Knights Academy Road
- Moody Water Treatment Plant Emergency Repair
- Reports – County Manager
- Citizens Wishing to be Heard-Please State Your Name and Address