Videos: Tax Assessor appointed, Special Assessment Rate, VOCA, federal consultant @ LCC Regular

The new Tax Assessor is Richard Holcomb, nominated and appointed by acclamation.

That’s to fill the unexpired term of Gene Felts, who was appointed two weeks ago, got sworn in, and resigned before his first Tax Assessor meeting.

This time, Lowndes County Manager Paige Dukes did read out the list of remaining candidates.

However, we the taxpayers and voters still do not get to see the applications, which are not in this board packet, either.

[Collage @ LCC Regular 23 January 2024]
Collage @ LCC Regular 23 January 2024

The County Manager’s Report took six minutes.

Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker wanted to know more about the Animal Shelter budget, which took another minute.

A citizen waved around her Citizens Wishing to Be Heard (CWTBH) form and asked to speak, but was predictably told by Chairman Bill Slaughter that she could not because she did not turn in the form before the meeting. I’m told her name is Kelley Saxon.

In Georgia, many other county commissions converse with citizens during the meeting without requiring a form.

Meanwhile, in Florida, by state law any citizen can speak on any agenda item.

The whole meeting took 16 minutes.

See also the LAKE videos of the previous morning’s six-minute Work Session, and the agenda.

The board packet, received in response to a LAKE open records request, is on the LAKE website.

Below are links to each LAKE video of each agenda item, with a few notes by Gretchen Quarterman, followed by a LAKE video playlist.

Here is a LAKE video playlist:

Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission, Valdosta, Georgia, Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE)


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One thought on “Videos: Tax Assessor appointed, Special Assessment Rate, VOCA, federal consultant @ LCC Regular

  1. Dean Face

    Hey Thanks putting this together! I question what AI will do in this area over the next five years.

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