Videos: Paving, animals, speed zones, prison work details, fees @ LCC 2017-06-13

They welcomed Ross Berry, the new CEO of South Georgia Medical Center, and he spoke briefly. Last minute agenda addition: 6.f. Lowndes County Accountability Court Grant and Match Citzen Judy Havercamp spoke about the animal shelter. Citizen Shirley Garlan spoke for her neighborhood, asking to connect to county water.

They spent by far the longest time (almost 20 minutes including public participation) on the New Statenville Highway rezoning for a Dollar General, which they finally approved with conditions, including what County Planner Jason Davenport said was an unprecedented condition on lighting. For this item, see also the the LAKE videos of the preceding Greater Lowndes Planning Commission meeting.

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Videos: Dollar General, speed zones, prison work details, fees, road bid fail @ LCC 2017-06-12

A rare event this morning at the Lowndes County Commission Work Session: neither Scruggs nor Reames bid on the Resurfacing of Five County Roads and Two Alternate Projects, and the Commissioners don’t like the bids they got. What will they do Tuesday evening? Accept none and try again later? They also went into an executive session about pending litigation.

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Dollar General, speed zones, prison work details, fees, road bid fail @ LCC 2017-06-12

Here’s the agenda for this morning’s Work Session and tomorrow evening’s Regular Session. See also the LAKE videos of the previous Greater Lowndes Planning Commission meeting for the New Statenville Highway rezoning.

WORK SESSION, MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor

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Videos: Lake Park Zoning Amendment, 2 VLD, Lowndes County P-D to C-G @ GLPC 2017-05-30

The rezoning at New Statenville Highway and Boring Pond Road might have passed with no conditions if they hadn’t mentioned it’s for a Dollar General.

The Planning Commissioners wanted to see a map of the effects of the proposed Lake Park text amendment, so they tabled it. They considered the two Valdosta items together and unanimously approved each of them separately.

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Videos: 3:2 county:city family ties, family residential, 3 setbacks @ ZBOA 2017-06-06

Last thing last Tuesday, they approved a newspaper insert to commemorate former ZBOA member Mike Hill, who recently died.

ZBOA granted 5:1 a request in VAR-2017-06 for lots smaller than in the county’s Family ties requirement. Again 5:1 they granted the VAR-2017-07 request for a barn setback. For each of those cases, one person spoke for.

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ZBOA Packet @ ZBOA 2017-06-06

[Zoning Location Map] The board packet for today’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting is on the LAKE website, thanks to ZBOA member Gretchen Quarterman.

See also in a previous blog post the “>text version of the agenda.

Two of these items, VAR-2017-06 and VAR-2017-07, were tabled from the May ZBOA meeting.


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3:2 county:city family ties, family residential, 3 setbacks @ ZBOA 2017-06-0506

2:30 PM today (really today now on Tuesday): welcome new member Victoria Copeland, a realtor, for three setbacks, a family ties, and a family residential case at the decision-making Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBOA).

Update 2017-06-06: the board packet.

Here is the agenda:

Valdosta – Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals

Matt Martin,
Valdosta Planning and Zoning Administrator
300 North Lee Street, Valdosta, Georgia
(229) 259-3563

Carmella Braswell,
Lowndes County Zoning Administrator
327 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia
(229) 671-2430

June 6, 2017
2:30 p.m.

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Lake Park Zoning Amendment, Lowndes County P-D to C-G @ GLPC 2017-05-30

Update 2017-05-31: Forgot the two Valdosta cases.

Tonight there’s a very light agenda at the Planning Commission, with one zoning change from Lake Park, and one very small rezoning in Lowndes County at the corner of New Statenville Highway and Boring Pond Road.

Parcel ID 0239 069
Parcel ID 0239 069, Lowndes County Tax Assessors

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Video: Budget Overview Summary @ LCC Budget 2017-05-22

“You have the packets that have been provided for you in regards budget,”, said County Chairman Bill Slaughter, but the taxpayers do not have that packet for this meeting that was not on the county calendar until this morning, had no agenda, and only popped up online also that same yesterday morning of this Budget Work Session.

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Videos: Reappointment to Airport Authority, raise convenience fees, Moody AFB swimming pool @ LCC 2017-05-22

Six minutes and ten seconds yesterday morning to breeze through the agenda for the Work Session; the Lowndes County Commission votes tonight at 5:30 PM. Also, the Chairman announced the Budget Work Session to start at 9AM, which didn’t match the posting about that time put on the county’s website.

Tonight they will very likely reappoint Jeff Sikes to the Airport Authority, increase “convenience fees for online and telephone payments to $2.50 per transaction”, some I-75 exit work, and a swimming pool at Moody Air Force Base. Plus a beer and wine license due to the usual change of ownership, and an HVAC maintenance contract.