Retreat at Jekyll Island Club @ LCC 2021-02-25

Lowndes County Commissioners and staff are meeting tomorrow where those pesky taxpayers won’t be “distraction to strategically address community needs and set goals for the next year.”

Tripadvisor says: “A Historic Treasure not just for “Millionaires” of Jekyll Island Club Resort”, with rooms from $207 to $220 per night.

[Cherokee Cottage]
Cherokee Cottage

I do congratulate the newish Lowndes County Public Information Officer for putting out a press release, and for promising a daily “synopsis of discussions” to be posted on the county’s website.

How about a daily video, such as LAKE has posted for several years? Or livestream the meetings via facebook live, YouTube, or Zoom?

Meghan Barwick, Lowndes County Press Release, February 18, 2021, Lowndes County Board of Commissioners Host Annual Planning Meeting,

Lowndes County, Georgia- The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners will hold their annual planning meeting on Jekyll Island February 25-26, 2021 at the Jekyll Island Hotel, Cherokee Cottage, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, Georgia. The planning meeting will begin on Thursday, February 25 at 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. and resume Friday, February 26 at 8:30 a.m. wrapping up at 12:00 noon.

The purpose of the annual planning meeting is to discuss vision, goals, and direction for the future of Lowndes County. Agenda items to be discussed include facility projects (SPLOST & non-SPLOST), utilities, fire/rescue service expansion, road improvement projects, zoning, housing initiatives, litter control, economic development opportunities and more. The items being presented have been selected by the commissioners and will be prioritized during their discussion.

The annual planning meeting is open to citizens. In addition, staff will release a synopsis of discussions that will be posted on the county’s website, Any official actions on items will take place at a future public meeting of the Board of Commissioners.

While Lowndes County has not held an annual planning meeting out of town for the past several years, the intent is to provide an environment in which elected officials can come together without distraction to strategically address community needs and set goals for the next year. The timing of the annual planning meeting is in accordance with the beginning of the budget process each year.

Daily updates will be posted online, In response to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines will be observed.

County retreats used to be on Jekyll back when Rod Casey was Chairman, in 2005 and 2008, for example. The 2008 retreat included “and other solid waste management improvements.” So that’s where they dreamed up the plan of privatizing waste collection with a max bid so low nobody did.

They didn’t post videos back then, either.


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