As expected from the previous morning, they appointed
Chairman Bill Slaughter to the
South Georgia Community Service Board, after he got that board to change the time of its meetings to be different from this Commission’s time.
A Commissioner after the vote appointing Chairman Slaughter
asked what this board did.
Chairman’s answer: mostly behavioral health,
and they used to hold their meetings the same time as the Lowndes meetings,
but they have moved them to Adel at 1PM presumably also on Tuesday.
For quite a bit more background, see
the LAKE video from the previous morning’s Work Session.
Chairman asked for timeline.
Ashley Tye said federal year starts October 1st, so Valdosta would like to have
and agreement ready to sign before then.
Also they could come back at a later time, but could lose out on the federal
Chairman asked for timeline to get agreement ready by then.
Tye said agreement with USGS would be with Valdosta,
and he would check back with them for a more firm date,
and would probably be best to decide at next Lowndes County Commission meeting.
Commissioner Demarcus Marshall asked confirmation that waiting until the
next meeting would work.
Answer: tabling until next meeting would work.
And that’s what they did.
Videos: 3 appointments, 1 well public hearing, Withlacoochee River Flood Map
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, July 12, 2016.
They vote Tuesday 5:30 PM.
Monday morning at the Work Session,
after some resistance from a Commissioner, surprisingly Chairman Bill Slaughter
paying the $40,000 to match Valdosta on the LiDAR flood maps
to prevent loss of life and property damage.
He even said “folks that live in our cities are Lowndes County Citizens as well.”
Emergency Management Director Ashley Tye
answered questions the Commissioners didn’t think to ask about Continue reading →
Greater Lowndes Planning Commission
Lowndes County City of Valdosta City of Dasher City of Hahira City of Lake Park
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
Lowndes County South Health District Administrative Office
325 West Savannah Avenue
Monday, June 27, 2016 * 5:30 P.M. * Public Hearing
In these LAKE videos you can see the Commissioners and staff didn’t mention the contractor for the emergency no-bid $67,822
to fix the
Carter Way Culverts
owns property on Carter Way.
They never said how much the no-bid
Old US 41N paving project would cost.
Judy Havercamp thanked the Commission for the recent
She clapped, but did not get shouted down by the deputy;
I guess his instructions only apply to people not complimenting the Commission.
John S. Quarterman, president of WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc.,
wastewater spills to be posted on the county’s website and sent out by their alert system,
and with a written letter updated the Commission on many recent pipeline
developments and asked them to rescind their recent Sabal Trail easement
or to help in other ways to stop that boondoggle.
County Manager Joe Pritchard asked them to add to
an item about fixing a private road off US 84, Carter Way.
Most of the Commissioners previously seemed to be unfamiliar with this issue,
although we had seen Chairman Bill Slaughter and Commissioner Joyce Evans
listen to what seemed to be a request for this same road at the
Lowndes County Democratic Party Meet the Candidates meeting
the previous Monday.