I don’t have any interest at all in this board enforcing covenants like that.
Commissioner Richard Raines said that at yesterday morning’s Work Session about
a covenant the neighbors want
a rezoning applicant to sign, yet it was Commissioner Raines
who made the motion last fall to let an Exclusive Franchise
with Advanced Disposal Services;
a covenant the county is now trying to enforce by suing
local business Deep South Sanitation.
They said nothing about
that 100 foot wide pipeline barrelling through the county.
They vote tonight, 5:30 PM.
County sound still wasn’t working, going on a month now, back in the videoing pen in the
back of the room, so what you hear is what we hear back there, as recorded by the LAKE camera.
the agenda with links to the videos and a few notes.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
I don’t know how you found this example, but good work & thanks for
the research. This is a real genuine effort to produce government
transparency. Anything short of this is faux transparancy. Can you
find out how the citizens were able to get this good faith transparancy
I am expecially concerned with the cloudy transparancy on RFP &
bidding procedures within our county. Having spent 12 years in
government construction contracting I know the detailed safeguards
that have been enacted to protect the taxpayers from contracting fraud
& crony capitalist back door agreements. It is my observation that
these safeguards are being bypassed by end around tactics & the current
popularity of public/private partnerships has a plethora of possiblities
for good old boy system abuses.
Recently a local contractor started
an unfunded, unawarded government project that was exposed
by the local newspaper. The city’s answer to the illegal contracting
procedures was to issue a contract change order for $143,807 with a 10%
contingency. It has been my experience that anytime a contractor starts
work on an unfunded project said contractor eats the cost of any work
completed & all contractors are aware of this rule.
In addition it is a dis-service to taxpayers for that amount of money
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with Government Code section 551.056. Please note that, in the event of
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By “Backup Materials” they mean the packet the Commissioners got.
The rest of that web page fior their 13 December 2011 meeting
has video and text for ciizens communications and consent items,
plus each item that had its backup information in the Commissioners’
packet is separated out with video, text, and backup links.