Valdosta Daily Times

Local News

May 14, 2013

County addresses varied agenda

Appointments, street paving discussed in work session

VALDOSTA — Lowndes County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bill Slaughter missed the work session Monday morning due to illness, but Commissioner Joyce Evans successfully chaired the brief meeting in his absence.

The Board moved through a short agenda of two appointments, a rezoning, two alcohol licenses, a bid for street paving and two other issues in about 15 minutes.

Jeff Sikes and J. Kevin McCraney submitted applications to the Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority seat to be vacated by Wayne Edwards later this month. The Board will appoint one of these men to the position Tuesday evening.

Sikes is the President/CEO of 1st America Drugs, 1st America Drug Services and 1st America Home Equipment, and McCraney is the South Region External Affairs Manager for Georgia Power.

The Board will also decide whether to re-appoint South Georgia Community Service Board Chairperson Shamb Purohit, whose term expires in June.

County Planner Jason Davenport presented the Commission with a proposal to rezone a 2.7-acre property at 4850 Peat Moss Road from Suburban Density Residential to Low Density Residential, so that the owner can add a second building. The owners could have chosen to subdivide their property, but instead chose to rezone, Davenport said.

The Board considered a beer license for consumption off-premises for C&M Country Store at 2295 New Statenville Highway and a beer and wine license for Quick Change #3 at 4592 North Valdosta Road, both due to a change in ownership.

Commissioners discussed whether to issue a Trust Indenture to the Valdosta Islamic Center for a private water well at the group's new church, the Merciful Community Center located at 5426 Old U.S. 41 North. The Trust Indenture is a requirement of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and places management responsibility in the hands of the well owners and not the County.

The Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority proposed the sale of a small one-room building in Clyattville Park for disposal. The building does not meet the Authority's current needs, and the proposal is intended to ensure the County consents to the disposal.

The Board discussed a construction bid in the amount of $495,845 for soil cement, bituminous prime with sand, and paving for Bayhill Drive, Pinewood Drive, Grand Pine Drive, Glenn Hill Drive, Bay Wood Drive, Bemiss Knights Academy Road North, a portion of Old Bemiss Road, Payton Place and Dodd Road.

The Scruggs Company holds the low bid, and the funding source for the projects is the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) program through the Georgia Department of Transportation. Bayhill, Pinewood and Grand Pine drives are 80 percent ready to begin the construction projects.

The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the commission’s chambers.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 140414-valdostaboe001 copy.jpg Valdosta Board of Education reviews finances

    Valdosta City Schools Board of Education celebrated many successes Monday night, discussed budget information and heard an announcement of intent from a hopeful charter school.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • dancing with the stars copy.jpg Dancing with Valdosta Stars raises scholarship money

    Valdosta State University Music and Theatre & Dance’s Third Annual Dancing with the Stars of Valdosta presented a fine dance show this past weekend.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • N0041120.jpg Passover: A nation reborn

    “And you shall tell your children that on that day the Lord has took you out from the house of bondage.” — The Passover Hagadah

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140414-DFCS001.jpg Luncheon recognizes DFACS employees

    Dozens of Lowndes County Division of Family and Children Services employees gathered Monday at Olympic Park for a barbecue lunch in recognition of their hard work.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140414-Sewage002.jpg Fla. calls for Valdosta boycott

    Florida residents are calling for a boycott of Valdosta regarding the sewage spills, with areas affected downstream increasingly distressed over the millions of gallons that have polluted the waters of the Withlacoochee and the Suwannee River Basin during the last several years.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • police-lights-backgrounds-for-powerpoint.jpg ‘Dangerous’ fugitive caught

    A fugitive from Ohio wanted for attempted murder and a number of assault and robbery charges was captured by Valdosta police Saturday.

    April 14, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140412-TownHallMtg_2 copy 2.jpg Rep. Sharper holds town hall meeting

    Saturday morning, State Rep. Dexter Sharper held a town hall meeting at Crossing Jordan Baptist Church to meet with concerned citizens of Valdosta, share his feelings toward bills on the governor’s desk and to discuss the upcoming Let Us Make Man event.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140412-EasterEggHunt10 copy 2.jpg Kids have an egg-ceptional time

    The Therapeutic Division of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority held hosted the “Egg-ceptional” Easter Egg Hunt for Special Needs Children Saturday.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police_Car_2 2 copy 2.jpg Numbers show overall drop in crime in Valdosta

     Responding to what he believes is a public perception that crime is out of control, Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress presented statistics to the city council this week demonstrating an overall decline in crime for more than a decade and said the perception may be due to his department’s openness with the media.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140410-Sewage001.jpg City sewage woes continue

    Calculating the total gallons of treated and untreated sewage that the City of Valdosta has spilled into the Withlacoochee River and its tributaries is difficult because it has been going on for over 25 to 30 years.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

Top News
Poll

What you think about school and workplace rules about Facebook friends?

There have to be rules.
No need for rules, just use common sense.
If people want to be friends, what is the big deal?
Nobody uses Facebook anymore.
     View Results