The added agenda item
6e. Emergency Repairs to Rocky Ford Road
got a couple of bids (unusual procedure; different from their
usual no-bid emergencies) passed.
The Chamber sent
Gary Wisenbaker to speak in Citizens Wishing to Be Heard
to ask for (after a very long preamble by John Page)
apparently money from GDOT for a long list (in a letter the taxpayers
did not get to see) of
transportation projects to help “the business community”,
apparently including the truck bypass.
They only appointed six of the seven members of the
Development Authority of Lowndes County,
although a Commissioner did ask about that.
It’s also curious they said all the terms expired right then,
since the Wayback machine has a snapshot of 4 April 2017, which shows three expiring in June 2017 and four already
expired in December 2016.
Apparently they just didn’t bother to appoint anybody to the four slots
that expired in December 2016 until eight months later,
and then they didn’t appoint anybody to one of the 2017 slots.
Here are videos of
swearing in the new Commissioners,
Commissioners, Mark Wisenbaker (District 3) and Scott Orenstein (District 2),
and also the re-elected Commissioner, Demarcus Marshall (District 4),
Senior Superior Court Judge, H. Arthur McLane, at 10 AM this morning,
19 December 2014. Continue reading →
On December 19, at 10:00 a.m., Senior Superior Court Judge, H.
Arthur McLane, will swear in newly elected Commissioners, Mark
Wisenbaker (District 3) and Scott Orenstein (District 2). The new
Commissioners will officially take office effective January 1, 2015.
You are invited to attend this event to be held in the Commission
Chambers, Lowndes County Administrative Building, 327 North Ashley
Street, Valdosta, Georgia.
The southern District 3 for Lowndes County Commission is down to
only two candidates, one Democrat and one Republican, so there will
be no primary races and Tom Hochschild (D) and Mark Wisenbaker (R)
will face each other in the general election in November.
Retiring candidate Don Thieme (D) throws his support behind Hochschild.
District 3 is mostly the south half of the county,
but it also wraps around Valdosta to incorporate Remerton and VSU.
PDF of district 1,2,3
as found on
And Crawford Powell has withdrawn from the race for House District 174,
so that leaves only two candidates there, too:
Jessie Smith (D) and John L. Corbett (R), with no
primary races, to face each other in November.
Additional entries in County Commission Districts 3 and 5,
plus a swap and a withdrawal,
musical chairs in local qualifying.
Plus three out of four County Commission seats up for election
will actually be decided in May, not November.
And one state House seat and the state Senate race are hotly contested.