tabled T-SPLOST until their next meeting
because they got a complaint from the Chamber about process,
and also from others.
Remember, even if it gets on the ballot, it can still be voted down again, like in 2012.
Even though the Lowndes County Commission delayed a vote on the
regional T-SPLOST at its last meeting due to local confusion on the
one-penny sales tax, enough counties in the area now support the tax
(10 out of 18 were needed) to move it forward to a public vote even
without the commission’s approval.
In the coming weeks, a regional roundtable of government
representatives will determine Continue reading →
More than four minutes yesterday morning on
Residential Solid Waste Franchise Renewal: maybe it’s still contentious
because they still don’t have a good model.
Maybe not everybody wants to have their trash picked up at the end of their
driveway like they lived in town.
They vote tonight at 5:30 PM, and they agreed
add an agenda item amending the ordinance to change insurance requirement from $5 million to $1 million.
As of this writing at 8AM, they have not yet changed their online agenda.
We’ll see how it eventually changes from
the agenda already blogged.
As we learned at the
February Lowndes County Commission Planning Session Day 2,
on 28 February 2017 in Waycross there was a “public hearing” about a possible regional T-SPLOST.
When I asked SGRC about that, they sent the Waycross agenda, saying
not a public meeting and was not advertised as such, however it is open
to the public.”
Apparently something happened at that meeting, since T-SPLOST is on the
Lowndes County Commission agenda now, with this in the attached document:
HISTORY, FACTS AND ISSUES: According to House Bill 170, counties within a Regional
Commission District have the option to institute a Regional T-SPLOST. The Georgia
Department of Transportation is requesting action to be taken by April 1, 2017, either in
favor of or opposed to a Regional T-SPLOSI’. If ten (10) of the eighteen (18) regional
counties fail to get support for a Regional T-SPLOST, then individual counties can initiate an
After Lowndes County spent unknown hundreds of thousands of dollars suing Continue reading →
A Budget Adoption Meeting 5PM before the 5:30 PM Regular Session,
as alluded to at
yesterday morning’s Work Session.
Is this a second Budget Hearing?
Does it count if it’s not advertised as a Hearing?
And it turns out the proposed budget is on the county’s website,
just not where they previously said it would be.
9. Citizens Wishing to be Heard-Please State Your Name and Address
Craig Cardella’s concern was that the County Commission does not have enough money
to do things that are important to the community.
He said he had given a similar talk to Valdosta Mayor and Council recently.
He said he had been a city manager in the past, and had worked in and around
local government nearly all his career.
Sometimes it doesn’t just look like they have something to hide:
the FBI found some of what the DeKalb County Commmission was hiding,
and one criminally-charged Commissioner promises to sing about the others,
while 62 vendors and all the other sitting Commissioners are being
No local elected body around here could have such problems, right?
The DeKalb FBI corruption investigation apparently started with
news stories in the AJC.
the board packet for tonight’s Lowndes County Commission meeting
that it took an open records request for LAKE to get so you can see it.
It’s time to vote,
today and tomorrow in early voting at
the Board of Elections, 2808 North Oak Street, Valdosta, or
Tuesday May 20th at
your polling place.
Turnout is very low for elections that will affect everyone in Lowndes
County and beyond.
Two of the Lowndes County Commission districts will be decided
May 20th (District 5 is a Special Election and District 2
has only candidates in one party): they will affect your
water, sewer, trash, rezoning, road building, and taxes.
All the Lowndes County School Board elections Continue reading →
KLVB presentation told us up to three states dump in
the Pecan Row Landfill in Lowndes County,
for which the county gets some unspecified amount of tipping fees,
which go to fund KLVB.
An appointment to
KLVB was added to the agenda,
although nobody deigned to reveal who was “that individual that has
requested to serve on that board”.
Homeland Security grant application turned out to be for defibrillators.
the agenda, with a few annotations and links to the videos.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street — 2nd Floor