The new Tax Assessor is Richard Holcomb, nominated and appointed by acclamation.
That’s to fill the unexpired term of Gene Felts, who was appointed two weeks ago, got sworn in, and resigned before his first Tax Assessor meeting.
This time, Lowndes County Manager Paige Dukes did read out the list of remaining candidates.
However, we the taxpayers and voters still do not get to see the applications, which are not in this board packet, either.
The County Manager’s Report took six minutes.
Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker wanted to know more about the Animal Shelter budget, which took another minute.
A citizen waved around her Citizens Wishing to Be Heard (CWTBH) form and asked to speak, but was predictably told by Chairman Bill Slaughter that she could not because she did not turn in the form before the meeting. I’m told her name is Kelley Saxon.
In Georgia, many other county commissions converse with citizens during the meeting without requiring a form.
Meanwhile, in Florida, by state law any citizen can speak on any agenda item.
The whole meeting took 16 minutes.
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