The County Manager asked for Carter Way to be on the agenda for tonight’s
5:30 PM Regular Session.
At yesterday morning’s Work Session
the County Attorney reminded us that
in a previous episode (March 25th Work Session) we learned
that the Loretta B. Moore irrevocable living trust owns half of the access
to the damaged part of the road.
Since then he’s learned that the trustee is
the Loretta Anne Ruth, who lives in Panama City, Florida.
He has contacted her, and has a copy of the trust formation document.
He says Ms. Ruth has signed an agreement with the county, and
he expected Charles Cowart of Cowart and Sons to sign an agreement that same morning.
From: Bill Slaughter
Subject: Carter Way
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:04:14 +0000
I got a call today regarding comments that have been made about
Agenda Item 7.h on your blog page, for clarification COWART & Sons
was not awarded a contract for this emergency repair the contractor
was Rountree Construction!
We requested a temporary easement from property owner Cowart & Sons
to allow Rountree Construction to perform the work on a private road Continue reading →
The Lowndes County Tax Assessors online database shows
Cowart & Son own
Parcel 0017 024 of 13.09 acres on Carter Way.
item 7.h. Carter Way agenda sheet
12 April 2016 Regular Session of the Lowndes County Commission.
mentions “Over 10 residences and a telecommunications tower” on Carter Way,
but never mentions that the contractor, Cowart & Sons,
just awarded that emergency no-bid contract for $67,822 to fix culverts on Carter Way,
is also located on Carter Way. Actually, Rountree Construction got the contract; see correction. It’s still an emergency no-bid contract for a private road.