Lowndes County admits causing sinkhole; is fixing it 2019-06-24

On the Lowndes County Commission agenda for discussion this morning and voting tomorrow evening, is a rare case where the county admits to having caused a sinkhole, and is fixing the cause: KOA Lift Station Emergency Repair

The 8″ line between the manhole and lift station wet well has collapsed. This has created a sink hole effect with sand filling the wet well. A new manhole will be set and 40′ of 8″ pipe will be jack and bored to connect the new manhole to the wet well. RPI, Inc. has provided a quote for $49,400.00 to provide the materials and perform the work.

Lowndes County Utilities Director Steve Stalvey
Lowndes County Utilities Director Steve Stalvey, 8 May 2018.

The other item is not obvious: Annual Contract for Prison Work Details.

The current contract with the Georgia Department of Corrections is due for renewal. The contract provides (3) work details. The contract cost for each detail will be $39,500.

One detail is assigned to the Engineering Department for Storm Water Runoff and the remaining two details are assigned to the Public Works Department for maintaining over 5,000 easements.

The prisoners come from Valdosta State Prison, the same that gives the other name to the prison boat ramp, officially known as Troupville Boat Ramp.

Dan Deaver wants to be reappointed to VLPRA, and Keith Jackson has also expressed interest in being appointed.

Dan Deaver
Linkedin profile: Dan Deaver

If the county is true to form, the incumbent will be reappointed. Dan Deaver is VLPRA’s Chair of its Physical Facilities Committee, and on the Council Board of Directors of the South Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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