As usual, the items with the most long-term expense are in the agenda for zero dollars, for the Lowndes County Commission meetings Monday and Tuesday: two subdivisions, one opposed by 200 neighbors (REZ-2021-03 Johnston Subdivision, School House Pond Road), another wanting the county to accept its roads, water, and other infrastructure (Adopt Resolution Accepting Infrastructure for Quarterman [no relation] Estates Subdivision Phase III on Whitewater Road), meaning the county is on the hook for maintenance, in addition to costs of sending school buses, sheriff, fire, etc.
Most of the $2 million acknowledged in the board packet is for fire and rescue, which seems good to me.
In a rare move, apparently negotiations fell through with a landowner for land for utilities, so the county has condemned it and is taking it for a nominal fee: Approve Condemning Right of Way and Drainage Easement for Hightower Road – Cooper Road TSPLOST Paving Project.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
- Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
- Award Presentation
- Minutes for Approval
- Public Hearing
- For Consideration
- Adopt Resolution Accepting Infrastructure for Quarterman Estates Subdivision Phase III
- Approve Condemning Right of Way and Drainage Easement for Hightower Road – Cooper Road TSPLOST Paving Project
- Advanced Disposal Services Residential Solid Waste Franchise Renewal
- Deep South Sanitation, LLC. Residential Solid Waste Franchise Renewal
- FY 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Application
- Reports – County Manager
- Citizens Wishing to be Heard-Please State Your Name and Address
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