Airport Authority got inserted among the judges and lawyers,
Coroner’s Office failed to turn in a budget.
The day was mostly sitting around waiting,
because most of the actual presentations were only a few minutes each,
yet were scheduled hours apart,
in the last day of the
three days of
“Budget Hearings” which aren’t really hearings because nobody from the
public can speak and they don’t have a budget to hear yet.
See the first day for
Here are links to videos of each item with some notes by Gretchen,
followed by a video playlist.
No video for the first item, EMS, due to camera failure; sorry.
For the rest,
as the Chairman said, referring to Gretchen and the LAKE camera:
We have our videographer back there, so we’re ready.
The same company that sued Lowndes County in 2007 to try to put a
tall building above the 30-foot height limit in Valdosta’s Runway Protection Zone
now appears to want to put a contractor yard for Sabal Trail’s fracked methane
pipeline in the same location.
Will this involve any tall cranes?
What about Moody’s flights off of that runway at Valdosta Airport?
And what about those aquifer recharge zones?
One citizen actually got a response out of a Commissioner in Citizens Wishing
to Be Heard!
only half a dozen citizens where there to hear that,
or to see the Lowndes County Commission
vote on matters that affect everyone,
from abandoning a road leading to a river to an alcohol license.
Commissioners discussed several items much more than last year’s Commission
at this morning’s Work Session; they vote 5:30 PM tonight at their Regular Session.
However, you’d think with an
ankle monitoring program Commissioners praised so highly,
they’d want the public to know the details.
Nope, still none of the documents related to that nor any of the other
items they were discussing were revealed to the tax-paying public.
They don’t have a press release about that,
nor about the
Parade of Champions
the Chairman talked about
even though it wasn’t on the agenda.
He was silent, however, on who the
candidates for the Airport Authority
are, and none of them were present.
It's curious how the Lowndes County Commission can hold a public hearing
for a single beer, wine, and liquor license, but not for
doing away with the solid waste collection sites
5,000 county residents.
And what's this "Special Assessment Rate for 2013"?
At today's early morning work session maybe they'll say,
or perhaps at tonight's regular session, both on the same day
because of yesterday's holiday.
Valdosta Regional Airport is owned and operated by the Valdosta-Lowndes
County Airport Authority. This six-member authority was established
in 1987 and is comprised of three appointees from the city and three
appointees from the county. The full-time staff of the Airport Authority
is comprised of the executive director/airport manager and 5 additional
staff members. The following personnel are members of the Airport
Steve Everett – Chairman
Wayne Edwards – Vice Chairman
Dr. James Sinnott
Jim Galloway – executive director/airport manager
The board reviewed several airport improvement projects in various stages
of completion — including a remedy to the drainage problem, a proposal
for a new Airport Rescue and Firefighting vehicle and new ARFF station
and the anticipated opening of the new Subway restaurant.