Lowndes officials discuss service delivery agreement

| July 27, 2016


LOWNDES Co. – Lowndes County Officials will meet with local Mayors Wednesday to continue to discuss renewal of the current service delivery agreement.

From the first of the four meetings held to date, Lowndes County’s position has been that since no significant changes in laws or statutes governing services, service areas, or revenue streams have occurred, the agreement formerly adopted by the County and the Cities is still in the best interest of tax payers. This being the case, the County recommended renewing the existing agreement now in effect without substantive changes.

“While there is some local discretion allowed with regards to some services, many of the services and the associated revenue streams in our community are dictated by state statute and local legislation. Lowndes County will only consider amendments to the current agreement that are in accordance with the law. Collectively, the total amount that it costs all local governments to provide their respective services remains. Changes to the existing agreement would only be a shift that would decrease the burden for some, while increasing it for others.” stated Chairman Bill Slaughter.

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