Below are links to each LAKE video of yesterday morning’s Work Session, with a few notes,
followed by a LAKE video playlist.
See also the
Gretchen is on her way with the LAKE video camera
to the 5:30 PM voting session. Continue reading →
Citizen Delores Matchett wanted to know why Howell Lane isn’t paved when all the streets around it are; she mentioned several new subdivisions.
She said Commissioners had no idea how fast people drive on that dirt road.
Commissioner Demarcus Marshall noted (as a different Commissioner did
Monday morning) that
the three lift station pumps are no-bid.
The agenda sheets for them said because of some unexplained county policy.
They vote Tuesday night at 5:30 PM. In these LAKE videos of Monday morning’s
8.5 minute Work Session, you can see they are buying
three new lift station pumps, and for each:
“This pump has not been bid due to it being a sole source item in accordance
with the County’s standards and specifications.”
One commissioner did ask about that.
Where can we see these no-bid standards and specifications?
In other water news, they are likely to approve the annual renewal of the
USGS Little River GA 122 stream gauge, which they started paying for after the 2009 floods.
Another item that was tabled at the last meeting was the selection of the second person from the county to be a member
of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Community Service Board. I have asked to be appointed, but the item did not get put on this week’s agenda. In this critical period while new systems are going to be put in place for consumers of DBHDD’s services, it is important that people be at the table to hear and react to what is planned by Atlanta for Region IV in which we reside. Linda Floyd, RN from the VSU Nursing program will be re-appointed, but another place is empty.
From: “Jane Osborn”
Subject: Georgia Crisis Response system
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:54:39 -0400
John, There was a Conversations that Matter group held here June 9th to
discuss the changes coming with the closing of the state hospitals as
it relates to persons with developmental disabilities. We had about 40
local people who were consumers, family members and some service
providers in addition to officials from the Region 4 office that covers
this area. The services for them will be drastically smaller than those
planned for persons with a diagnosis of mental illness, but this
training announcement has one session left in this area…June 28 in
Scroll all the way to the bottom to find information for
The one we had here was sponsored by the
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
and All About Developmental Disabilities, an Atlanta-based advocacy
group. One of the things we learned was that these Crisis Response
Systems supposedly have been in place since June 1, one based in
Valdosta and one in another part of the region. You can go to the
DBHDD website to see the counties included in our area.
The teams were
formed by contracting with organizations from California and Indiana