In an outbreak of transparency and due diligence in the last Lowndes County Commission of 2017,
they took ten minutes
replacing Mary Goodman
hearing from three nominees, and appointing Brad Folsom.
They took three and a half minutes to choose among three nominees
None of those nominees spoke, but the vote was so split
they actually had a runoff, which ended in a 3:2 final vote.
They also reappointed Joyce Evans by silent “acclamation”.
Leadership Lowndes spoke for 12 minutes (as long as three citizens get),
citizen Willie Mae Jones wanted to know what next to get her Black Road paved,
and County Engineer Mike Fletcher said the signatures were verified as 84% of the property owners on the road, so it would go on the paving list
with the 74 projects already on there.
Chairman Bill Slaughter
actually asked for Commissioner comments,
and each of them said a few words, mostly thanks to the staff and Merry Christmas.
Chairman Bill Slaughter even thanked citizens for coming to the meetings. Merry Christmas, Commissioners!
They vote this evening on what you can see them discussing yesterday morning in
these LAKE videos of the Lowndes County Commission Work Session.
The longest business item was not even a minute and a half on
REZ-2017-12 West Ridge Business Park.
By far the longest item was not on the agenda:
11. Reports – County Manager a. Steve Gupton- LODAC Presentation,
about a local drug counseling organization, originally private,
but for long now funded by Valdosta and Lowndes County plus grants.
As one of the presenters noted, probably only Commissioner Joyce Evans
was thoroughly familiar with LODAC.
Six minutes and ten seconds yesterday morning
to breeze through the
agenda for the Work Session;
the Lowndes County Commission votes tonight at 5:30 PM.
the Chairman announced
Budget Work Session to start at 9AM,
which didn’t match the posting about that time put on the county’s website.
It probably won’t take them 15 minutes after 8 AM to breeze through this
light agenda, including reappoinging Jeff Sikes to the
increasing “convenience fees for online and telephone payments to $2.50 per transaction”, some I-75 exit work, and a swimming pool at Moody Air Force Base.
Plus a beer and wine license due to the usual change of ownership,
and an HVAC maintenance contract.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
After the County Commission Work Session shown in these LAKE videos,
the Planning Commission met Monday evening,
and this evening (Tuesday 5:30PM) the County Commission votes,
but will table the
The Planning Commission meets Monday evening to consider
those ULDC amendments,
so county staff will recommend to the County Commission at their Monday 8:30 AM Work Session that they table the MAZ text changes
at their Regular Session Tuesday 5:30 PM evening.
the Air Force wants to maintain the road rights of way
for Davidson Road and along Grassy Pond.
Land Bank Authority
wants to appoint some more members, acording to “the attached resolution”
which of course we the taxpayers aren’t allowed to see without an open records request.
Last Monday there was a hearing about
hazard mitigation plan updates
which I, uh, showed up late for.
Ten minutes late, which, given that nobody else showed up at all, meant
that the county staff went home, so as to avoid wasting taxpayer dollars
presenting to an empty room.
That was the second and last public hearing
So if you want to see that presentation, your last chance is
Monday morning at the County Commission Work Session:
4. Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Presentation (work session only)
That is not a public hearing, so you can’t speak.
They did hold two public hearings at which you could have spoken.
Other items include a beer and wine license (these are often controversial),
an employee health care plan renewal (I think that’s what Section 125 is),
and a telephone company site lease agreement.