All the votes took less than eight minutes, at the Regular Session of the Lowndes County Commission, Monday, January 9, 2023.
Only one Commissioner had one question about a voting item, 6.e. Stop Loss Insurance Coverage through HM Insurance Group. Maybe they all knew how they were going to vote before they got to this public meeting.
There was discussion about inspections being efficient for “the development community” in the non-voting 7. Reports – County Manager.
They appointed people to three boards, accepted infrastructure for a subdivision, agreed to a lease, accepting a grant, and an insurance plan.
None of the appointees were present.
See especially Gretchen’s comments on 6.b. Extension of Agreement for ULDC Updates.
The whole thing took seventeen minutes. For sure, the County Manager’s Reports are informative, but subtract those eight minutes and the more than a minute for the preliminaries, and only eight are left.
Below are links to each LAKE video of each agenda item, with a few notes by Gretchen Quarterman, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also the LAKE videos of the preceding Work Session and the agenda and board packet.
1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
4. Minutes for Approval
5.a. Valdosta-Lowndes County Conference Center and Tourism Authority
5.b. South Georgia Regional Library (SGRL) Board
Some time back, Commissioner Joyce Evans asked if applicants would please be asked to come to either the work session, or the regular session so that the Commissioners could meet the applicants. That sort of happened for a while but not any more. Public doesn’t get to meet the appointees either.
5.c. Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
6.a. Patrol Car Laptop Lease
6.b. Extension of Agreement for ULDC Updates
If you are wondering about zoning, this is the link on the county web site: http://www.lowndescounty.com/157/Unified-Land-Development-Code
Note that the zoning map is from 2015.
It used to be, (when Jason Davenport was the planner and the county has had several since then) that the commission would “approve” an updated zoning map every year or two. Guess that doesn’t happen any more either.
I would make a bet that Zoning Board of Appeals would have some suggestions on changes that would be appropriate to ULDC, based up on the variance requests they get. Were those members asked for input?
6.c. Adopt Resolution Accepting Infrastructure – Cattle Crossing Subdivision
6.d. Approval of SG’s VOCA Continuation Grant Award for 2022-2023
6.e. Stop Loss Insurance Coverage through HM Insurance Group
7. Reports – County Manager
9. Meeting Adjournment
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: seventeen minutes for three appointments and other business @ LCC Regular 2023-01-09
Lowndes County Commission Regular Session, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, Monday, January 9, 2023.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE).
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