tabled T-SPLOST until their next meeting
because they got a complaint from the Chamber about process,
and also from others.
Remember, even if it gets on the ballot, it can still be voted down again, like in 2012.
Even though the Lowndes County Commission delayed a vote on the
regional T-SPLOST at its last meeting due to local confusion on the
one-penny sales tax, enough counties in the area now support the tax
(10 out of 18 were needed) to move it forward to a public vote even
without the commission’s approval.
In the coming weeks, a regional roundtable of government
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More than four minutes yesterday morning on
Residential Solid Waste Franchise Renewal: maybe it’s still contentious
because they still don’t have a good model.
Maybe not everybody wants to have their trash picked up at the end of their
driveway like they lived in town.
They vote tonight at 5:30 PM, and they agreed
add an agenda item amending the ordinance to change insurance requirement from $5 million to $1 million.
As of this writing at 8AM, they have not yet changed their online agenda.
We’ll see how it eventually changes from
the agenda already blogged.
As we learned at the
February Lowndes County Commission Planning Session Day 2,
on 28 February 2017 in Waycross there was a “public hearing” about a possible regional T-SPLOST.
When I asked SGRC about that, they sent the Waycross agenda, saying
not a public meeting and was not advertised as such, however it is open
to the public.”
Apparently something happened at that meeting, since T-SPLOST is on the
Lowndes County Commission agenda now, with this in the attached document:
HISTORY, FACTS AND ISSUES: According to House Bill 170, counties within a Regional
Commission District have the option to institute a Regional T-SPLOST. The Georgia
Department of Transportation is requesting action to be taken by April 1, 2017, either in
favor of or opposed to a Regional T-SPLOSI’. If ten (10) of the eighteen (18) regional
counties fail to get support for a Regional T-SPLOST, then individual counties can initiate an
After Lowndes County spent unknown hundreds of thousands of dollars suing Continue reading →
Two newly-elected officials spoke at the Thursday session:
new Tax Commissioner Rodney Cain
who was full of praise for his staff,
new-old Sheriff Ashley Paulk,
who said he had more important things to do than to go get undocumented
workers out of the fields.
“I tell ICE come show me a warrant.”
Here are LAKE videos of that day, and stay tuned for Day 2!
The County Manager said it’s “in the hands of the clerk, if you’d like to look at it” for at least two documents, so not only did
the agenda on the web lack even the one-sheet agenda item writeups,
Commissioners weren’t provided copies of contracts they were being asked to approve.
They vote this same evening, and the
Planning Commission also meets 5:30 PM Tuesday.
Perma Fix Explosion is a superfund site located at 1612 James P
Rogers Circle, Valdosta, GA 31601. The Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) identifies sites such as Perma Fix Explosion because
they pose or had once posed a potential risk to human health and/or
the environment due to contamination by one or more hazardous
wastes. Perma Fix Explosion is currently registered as an Active
superfund site by the EPA. However, it is not on the NPL (National
Priorities List), which means the EPA does not consider it one of
the nation’s most hazardous waste sites.