Annually Lowndes County and its cities including Valdosta feed quail to state legislators at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta: this is the Bird Supper.
The longest item was not on the agenda: Special Recognition of Fire Rescue.
Second longest at two minutes was 7d. MOU with City of Remerton for Fire Inspection and Plan Review Services.
On the agenda for this morning, with voting Tuesday evening, $18,250.00 of $73,000.00 to bore under US 84 for a water main to we don’t know who (see also LAKE videos of previous Regular session), and $7,500.00 paid in full by GDOT to close the CSX railroad crossing at Dasher-Johnson Road and to improve the crossing at Good Hope Road. Also final Public Hearing to abandon part of McLeod Road (see also previous Regular Session), first consideration of Abandonment of Doyle Kelly Road. Plus reappointment of attorney Karl Osmus to the Lowndes County Library Board, the three rezonings from the recent Planning Commission meeting, an MOU with City of Remerton to provide Fire Inspection and Plan Review Services, and Lowndes County Historic Courthouse Architect Selection, 4.5 years since the Courthouse Preservation Committee Meetings.
Gretchen is heading to the Commissioner meeting now with the LAKE video camera.
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WORK SESSION, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
In her first meeting as Chair, Vicki Rountree moved right along, even getting the opening reading of the set script down to barely four minutes, even including invocation and pledge.
All the rezonings considered that Monday by the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC) are in Lowndes County, not in any of its incorporated cities. The two on Madison Highway appear to be coincidence. REZ-2019-01 Jerry Stoker is apparently for one or both of the two Stoker Development LLC parcels on Old Pine Road. This is part of the general development of what Lowndes County staff refer to as “Central Lowndes County”, as in their preferred development area.
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Nevermind he already voted in a previous Regular Session after being elected.
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They approved everything that Tuesday evening that they discussed that same morning, including a special tax assessment rate.
No item took as long as two minutes. There were no special reports and no citizens wishing to be heard. The whole thing took 16 minutes and 44 seconds.
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Here are the LAKE videos of the first day of the two day Annual Planning Meeting of Lowndes County Commissioners and staff. Gretchen is back down there today, videoing the rest.
Below are links to each LAKE video of each item, with a very few notes, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also previous post for the agenda (which was not posted publicly) and a few previous comments.
Lowndes County Commissioners and staff are meeting for two days to discuss strategy, as they do every year.
They didn’t post an agenda on lowndescounty.com, but Gretchen photographed the one they had at Chairman Bill Slaughter’s pond house, so here it is:
Annual Planning Meeting
6926 Simpson Road ~ Hahira
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At least some elected officials from at least Lowndes County and Valdosta will be gathering Monday on neutral ground to discuss tax revenue allocation. Apparently this is a public meeting which anyone can attend.
In its usual laconic manner, this is all the county says in its online calendar:
Date: February 4, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Valdosta- Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority Offices
Address: 1901 North Forrest Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
Google Street View, VLPRA, 1901 N. Forrest Street, Valdosta, GA 31601
A usually reliable source says this meeting is for voting Council and Commissioners, and the Mayor and Chairman were not invited. I don’t know if elected members of Council would only be from Valdosta, or also from Remerton, Lake Park, Hahira, and Dasher. If a quorum of any Council or Commissioners for any of these elected bodies is present, Georgia law requires it to be an open meeting which the public may attend. I can’t imagine the county would have posted it publicly if it wasn’t.
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Not on Valdosta’s online calendar yet, but we got this email notice from City Council Tim Carroll, indicating Valdosta wastewater is first on his list to discuss. His number 4 about Internet speed and access is also of interest throughout the county and beyond. As are his other items.
I hope each and everyone of you are having a great start to 2019. As we kick the year off, it is time to begin preparing for the cities annual Mayor and Council retreat.
It will be held March 15 & 16 at the Women’s Building.
When: All day, Friday-Saturday, March 15-16, 2019
The Woman’s Building,
1409 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31602
What: Annual Retreat, Valdosta Mayor and City Council
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