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.
Brad Shealy from the District Attorney’s office called back.
The reason there was no decision at day before yesterday’s
Grand Jury meeting was there were no applicants.
He said qualifications include you must be 18, a high school
graduate, and a property owner, presumably meaning real estate.
Plus you have to go to Tifton or Athens for a 40 hour course.
Which he said is better than it used to be when the only
location for the course was Athens: Tifton is close enough
to drive up and back daily.
If you want to serve, please contact the Clerk of Court
(see below for her number).
When will new members be appointed to the Board of Equalization,
who are the candidates, and how are people to know?
Maybe you’d like to volunteer.
If so, send your resume to the Clerk of Court (not the County Clerk).
Apparently you have about two weeks.
Lowndes County is looking for volunteers to be members of the Board
of Equalization (BOE). The purpose of the BOE is to hear property
tax disputes between the Lowndes County Board of Assessors (BOA) and
property owners. The board must not be biased towards the Lowndes
County Assessor’s office or the taxpayer. It hears evidence from
both sides and decides, based on the evidence presented, what the
value of the contested property should be. The board may: