The added agenda item
6e. Emergency Repairs to Rocky Ford Road
got a couple of bids (unusual procedure; different from their
usual no-bid emergencies) passed.
The Chamber sent
Gary Wisenbaker to speak in Citizens Wishing to Be Heard
to ask for (after a very long preamble by John Page)
apparently money from GDOT for a long list (in a letter the taxpayers
did not get to see) of
transportation projects to help “the business community”,
apparently including the truck bypass.
They only appointed six of the seven members of the
Development Authority of Lowndes County,
although a Commissioner did ask about that.
It’s also curious they said all the terms expired right then,
since the Wayback machine has a snapshot of 4 April 2017, which shows three expiring in June 2017 and four already
expired in December 2016.
Apparently they just didn’t bother to appoint anybody to the four slots
that expired in December 2016 until eight months later,
and then they didn’t appoint anybody to one of the 2017 slots.
That’s 2:39 for all business in Monday’s Work Session of the Lowndes County Commission, except for
a report at the end about a new county agent.
The whole thing took less than 5 and a half minutes, according to their own clock.
Valdosta City Council Sandra Tooley showed up at 5:35, just before they adjourned, and wondered what happened.
You ever get the feeling they discuss business somewhere other than in public m eetings?
Tonight there’s a third millage hearing at 5PM, followed by their voting
Regular Session at 5:30 PM.
See previous post for some background on the millage and the agenda.
Below are links to each of the LAKE videos of the August 22nd 2016 Work Session of the Lowndes County Commission.
They vote tonight. Continue reading →