Valdosta has agreed to meet with the dozen downstream Florida counties, elected officials to elected officials,
6PM, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Valdosta City Hall Annex, and “the public will have an opportunity to speak.”
A dozen downstream Florida counties want to meet with the Valdosta City Council,
elected officials to elected officials,
to present a resolution they passed
urging the states of Florida and Georgia to do something about Valdosta’s sewage,
and to discuss raising funds to help Valdosta fix its sewage infrastructure,
so the Florida counties can restore their eco-tourism on the Withlacoochee, Alapaha, Suwannee, and Santa Fe Rivers.
Restoring eco-tourism came up again and again. It’s not just the actual sewage, which never gets to Taylor or Alachua Counties.
It’s the stigma of sewage in the rivers.
Fixing Valdosta’s spills and regular testing to find other sources are needed.
Valdosta said no.
So delegates from all dozen counties are going to come to the
March 21, 2019, Valdosta City Council Regular Session
and speak in Citizens to Be Heard, three minutes each, some time after 5:30 PM
that Thursday evening.
Movie: Approval of Resolution (115M)
Task Force, clockwise from front:
Scott R. Koons (NCFRPC),
Ken Cornell (Alachua County),
Anthony Adams (Lafayette County),
Don Hale (Suwannee County),
Gene Higginbotham (Dixie County),
Kenrick Thomas (Gilchrist County),
Danny Riddick (Bradford County),
Thomas Demps (Taylor County),
Beth Burnam (Hamilton County),
Rick Davis (Chair, Madison County)
Apparently Valdosta told them that Valdosta doesn’t do workshops
or joint meetings, which is curious, since Valdosta’s city council members
a month earlier
met with council members from all the other Lowndes County cities
and the Lowndes County Commissioners about their Service Delivery Strategy,
which includes wastewater.
Last year, members of Valdosta Mayor and Council met with elected officials Continue reading