Four million dollars in tax money discussed this morning, to be voted on at 5:30 PM tomorrow (Tuesday) by the Lowndes County Commission.
Yet their video cameras seem to be broken and I haven’t seen anything about paying to fix them or buy new ones. Meanwhile, Valdosta City Council started online through an iphone, and numerous other counties in Georgia and Florida have made their meetings accessible online.
We don’t know where are the lift stations or manholes to be financed through a GEFA loan for $1,875,000, but I’d say that’s a good use of funds. Not so sure about the $1,974,139 for relocating utilities for widening Lake Park Bellville Road, because I’m not clear on why that road needs widening. I do wonder why sewer and drinking water improvements have to be funded through loans while road building gets tax funds.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
- Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
- 2021 Comprehensive Plan Kick-off Presentation (Work Session only)
- Minutes for Approval
- For Consideration
- TIA Local Agreement for Briggston Road
- TIA Local Agreement for Shiloh Road
Documents:TIA Local Agreement for Shiloh Road.pdf
- Approval of Hightower Road and Cooper Road Right of Way Purchases
- Purchase of Wetland and Stream Credits for Old US 41 North Widening Project
- Just Compensation – Right of Way Parcel 10 Hightower Road and Cooper Road, TSPLOST Project
- Approval of the Solicitor General's VAWA Competitive Grant Award
- Request for the Purchase of Motorola Radios for Public Works
- Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) Loan Application for the Lake Park Bellville Road Widening Project
- Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) Loan Application for Lift Station & Manhole Rehab Project
- GMASS Rural Land Maintenance Contract
- Approve Purchase of West Savannah Avenue and Briggs Street Properties
- Contract with Condrey and Associates, Inc.
- Reports – County Manager
- Citizens Wishing to be Heard-Please State Your Name and Address
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