Update 2023-06-29: Slides: One Valdosta-Lowndes @ LCC Work 2023-06-26.
People might have come to see if they knew One Valdosta-Lowndes was going to present at Monday morning’s Lowndes County Commission Work Session. Instead, County Manager Paige Dukes announced it during her County Manager Report, and then OVL Executive Director Mary Beth Brownlee presented. Thanks to Mary Beth for sending LAKE her presentation slides.
At the end of the meeting, the Commissioners held an executive session to discuss personnel. There is only one personnel directly managed by the Commissioners: the County Manager.
The second longest item at 4 minutes was 5. Fire Officer of the Year – Fire Fighter of the Year Recognition.
Next longest at two and a third minutes was 7.a. Lowndes County Accountability Court Grant Approval and Cash Match.
Everything passed unanimously, including the adoption of the FY 2024 Operating Budget and the reappointments to three boards.
Once the county finishes taking over its own permitting, the 6.c. Valdosta Lowndes County Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals won’t exist, and Lowndes County will have to appoint its own. The new one could have the same county members.
Were you invited to the stakeholder meetings the County Manager announced for “the development community”? Maybe taxpayers and citizens are not stakeholders.
Below are links to each LAKE video of each agenda item, with a few notes by Gretchen Quarterman, followed by a LAKE video playlist.
- the agenda,
- the board packet, received in response to a LAKE open records request, and
- the One Valdosta-Lowndes presentation slides, thanks to Mary Beth Brownlee.