Minutes aren’t on Lowndes County’s new website back more than a few years.
Even on their previous website, three sets of minutes were not there.
More than four years after Gretchen asked,
and today we finally got those three.
Look who signed those minutes as County Clerk:
K. Paige Dukes, the same County Clerk who took four years to
return them in response to an Open Records request.
Here’s the message, and I’ve linked in those minutes.
From: Amanda Smith <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:43:18 +0000
To: “‘firstname.lastname@example.org'” <email@example.com>
Subject: Meeting Minutes
Back in 2011 the County Clerk didn’t say which May she would provide
that list of ordinances….
Her response of today is below.
old ordinance is so old it’s signed by Inez Pendleton.
It’s still in force, though, so shouldn’t it be on the county’s website,
along with all the other ordinances in force that also aren’t there? See below for list; also notice the dates I’ve boldfaced.
proposed new ordinance
is not readily translatable to plain text; looks like she scanned a paper copy.
Both are relevant to
today’s Lowndes County Commission meeting.
For the minutes she mentioned, see separate post.
From: Paige Dukes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:42:29 +0000
To: John and Gretchen Quarterman <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Open Records Request for Ordinances
Will nearby buildings fall into this 120-foot sinkhole?
Will Shiloh Road have to be moved like Snake Nation Road was?
What about sinkhole insurance?
If there are “fault lines” causing sinkholes heading westwards in Lowndes County,
wouldn’t they cross the proposed path of the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline?
What will Lowndes County do if that thing goes in and a sinkhole opens under it?
What if Sabal Trail declares such a sinkhole force majeure and doesn’t pay?
LAKE learned about this because the County Clerk shared it on facebook
to her friends some of whom happen to be Gretchen’s friends.
Maybe mighty Lowndes County can afford its own facebook page?
PLEASE SHARE. Lowndes County Engineering has closed Shiloh Road
at Franks Creek due to a very large sinkhole.
Citizens will need to take the usual detour.
Please do not visit the area, this is not a photo opportunity.
Sinkholes are unpre…
That personal Paige Dukes facebook post did not seem to have
any corresponding information on lowndescounty.com last night.
announced at the Lowndes County Commission meeting on Tuesday,
the new county website was available this morning. I took a little
self tour and then started sending in comments to County Clerk Paige
Dukes. Paige has been responsive in answering my questions and
comments and I heartily suggest to everyone that you take a look
around and then send in your comments.
Gretchen reports from Macon that Lowndes County Commissioner Clay Griner (District 5), Paige Dukes (County Clerk), Joyce Evans (District 1), Scott Orenstein (District 2-elect), and Valdosta City Clerk Theresa Bolden (not pictured)
are all at the
VDT Open Government Symposium in Macon.
Congratulations, Jim Zachary and the VDT, on getting them to show up! Continue reading →