Most attending ever seen at the Lowndes County, Georgia, Board of Elections! Potential closure of the Clyattville voting precinct was the issue. That won’t happen because of the strength of the Clyattville community in organizing and working with the union hall.
These videos are for those of you who have jobs, or responsibilities, which prevent you from taking random days or hours off at a time. Commissioner Marshall was absent from the second day of the retreat because he has a job which does not allow him the flexibility of daytime hours off. (The first day of the retreat was on Presidents Day.)
The topics of discussion ranged from the ever popular litter and trash collection, to special tax districts, fire and emergency response, animal control and the animal shelter, and one of my favorites, electronic records. Most presentations were made either by the county manager or clerk but the current Deep South Solid Waste Authority Chairman Kevin Beals was first up to talk trash.
The 2018 Lowndes County Commission Retreat was just about the exact opposite of a commission meeting, except that same group of people are present (almost). There was discussion, disagreement, laughing, sighing, interrupting, listening, inside jokes, outside jokes, and general exchange of views. Those things don’t happen in a commission meeting. This year’s retreat was particularly different because there was no time frame attached to any agenda item and they didn’t discuss topics in exact order, and some topics got covered repeatedly. Commissioner Evans said to me during a break that the previous format of having departments just give a report can “get boring” and she had suggested that they have a different format with more discussion about communications.
The agenda was available on-line but was hard to find and the link I followed to find it is gone now. I did manage to download it before it went away. Find it here: 2018 LCC Annual Planning Meeting Agenda (plus searchable text). There were paper copies available at the meeting after the first break.
I sometimes think that the commissioners may be getting used to me but then, no, don’t be silly.
At the lunch hour, the Commissioners stepped outside to take a group picture and as County Clerk Page Dukes suggested that they get closer and not have so much “space” between them, Commissioners Orenstein and Griner (I live in their districts) huddled together.
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Jessica Freeman, planner and probation officer in Remerton, invited me to get to know Remerton a little better. “It’s not just college student housing and bars.”I met up with her at Remerton City Hall. She showed me around the new construction, which includes a second payment window for the busy days when water bills are due. It seems that everyone wears more than one hat on the city staff.
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Please join us for an informational, strategy, and planning session around how we can improve access to fresh, local affordable foods. facebook event
When: 5-7PM Thursday 31 March 2016
Where: City Hall Annex, 300 N Lee St, Valdosta, GA 31601
This is a follow-on from the South Georgia Growing Local 2016 conference with next steps and some planning as a community. We will likely focus around growing, community gardens, urban gardens, permaculture, food preparation, cooking and eating, but other topics may come up. Be sure to bring your best ideas about how to grow our local food movement in South Georgia.
Check it out the notification thingy from the county actually works. We got notified of a special called meeting.
Date: 22 Jan 2015 13:52:48 -0600
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I am Alfred Willis of 4153 Stone Hall Boulevard, Hermitage, TN. I am a consultant in architectural history and I speak for my clients, the Alden Park Homeowners’ Association. My clients engaged me to study a group of buildings threatened with demolition as part of a proposed student-housing complex. They were concerned by Continue reading
I found this on Facebook at the MPO.
Y’all come and give an opinion about rail in Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has begun work on the 2014 Georgia State Rail Plan. The Plan will serve as a statewide long-range rail planning document for passenger and freight service, providing a vision for rail throughout the state and housing comprehensive industry data.
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The agenda is not on the City of Valdosta website yet, but here it is. -jsq
Valdosta -Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals
|Matt Martin, |
Valdosta Planning and Zoning Administrator
| Carmella Braswell, |
Lowndes County Zoning Administrator
|300 North Lee Street, Valdosta, Georgia||327 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia|
|(229) 259-3563||(229) 671-2430|
AGENDATuesday, March 4, 2014