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Friday, 05 October 2012


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Too bad no one reads this. More stellar inaccurate blogging. Why didn't you ask Ms. Harris for an explanation concerning the out of state architecture selection if you're so concerned about it. Haven't you ever heard of fact checking? Really?


Why are you so against the library building project anyway? If you truly believe in transparency in government, why don't you post a video of yourself or your wife explaining your opposition to the new library? You're pathetic, and I'm sure posting your little blogs makes you feel so important.

How does it feel making your family the biggest laughingstock of the county? Buying everyone in the county a computer is not the answer. A large percentage of people in Lowndes County don't know how to use a computer. Are you going to personally go around and teach everyone computer literacy.

kay harris

I was never asked why we selected an out of town architect, but will happily answer that question now. First, they were the only one of the four finalists who did a full cost evaluation of the project, estimating $16 million while others were more than content to use the state's estimate of $21 million. Second, they brought to the project a consultant who is considered the country's leading library consultant; only one of the other four brought in an outside expert. Third, the principals of this firm live right over the county line in Florida--they are within the 50 mile radius that is considered "hiring local", so they are indeed a local firm. They also brought a local engineering firm, from Valdosta, to the table, and have agreed to hire as many subs from the local area as possible. So I truly don't understand the "jab" about hiring non-local... if it was that big a concern, why not just ask me the question? Mr. Quarterman wasn't even in the room at the time I spoke.... Kay Harris

Mike Cornelia

Well, it seems like you are doing a great job Kay. I think it is great you are outsourcing an architect. Sometimes these air conditioning repair people and architects will do anything to make an extra buck. I hope that the rest of your research and construction goes smoothly!

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