8.b. Sewer Service Requested for Lowndes County Board of Education
Utilities Manager Mike Allen said LCBOE wants sewer service for
Lake Park Elementary to help out their failing septic tank;
he recommended Option 3.
Commissioner Crawford Powell asked for Option 3 to be displayed
Aaron Kostyu noted that if there was a copy it could be projected.
Allen moseyed over to the table by the podium with a copy, pictured here,
with transcript below.
the 22 July 2013 Work Session
Here is the letter discussed (“So at this point, in order to comply with the deadline submitted by EPD, it was necessary to go ahead and work with Lovell on this.”)
and approved (“The water is good, right?”)
23 July Regular Session of the Lowndes County Commission,
obtained through an Open Records Request by April Huntley,
plus a transcription.
You may wonder, as I do, why the county didn’t just put it online
along with the agenda, like so many other county commissions and
city councils do. Continue reading →
7.b. Letter to Environmental Protection Division concerning Alapaha Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
Regarding the letter written by Lovell Engineering to GA EPD on behalf of the
county, discussed in the previous morning’s
22 July 2013 Work Session,
Commissioner Demarcus Marshall asked:
I just had a question regarding the timing of the letter.
I know it says eight month pilot study.
And I just wanted to know for the record, that
the water is good now, right?
It’s drinkable, and so forth, just for the public to be aware
that it’s not some public health risk out there.
Letter to Environmental Protection Division concerning Alapaha Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
It’s because of a notice of violation from GA EPD, said Utilities Director Mike Allen,
and he’d been working with Lovell Engineering on a letter to say the problem
of disinfection byproducts would be fixed by the end of March 2015.
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:56:39 -0400
To: Paige Dukes, Mike Allen, Phyllis Judge
Subject: Open Records Request – 20130426 – Waste Water
Please find attached an open records request for the following:
1) All written reports to EPD about waste water spills for the last 3 years
2) All year long monitoring programs/results after each spill
3) published notices in legal organ of all spills for last 3 years
4) a copy of the Overflow Emergency Response Program
I would prefer electronic copies of these documents if they are available.
I attached a scan of the paper Lowndes County Open Records Request form
I filled out.
After learning that Lowndes County (not Valdosta) was having a waste water spill,
I called the Utilities Department
and asked to speak with Director Mike Allen.
The person that answered the phone said that he was not available
and perhaps she could answer my question or put me through to his
I figured that perhaps I could get some of my questions answered so
I asked about the status of the current waste water spill. She said
that it had been repaired as of 5am today (April 26).
I then asked if it would be possible to get a copy of the Overflow
Emergency Response Program and she asked my name. When I said my
name (Gretchen Quarterman) she said that I would have to talk to
and she would transfer me.
After a long wait, she came back on the phone and said she would
transfer me and I was transferred to the voice mail of Paige Dukes.
I did not leave a message.