Commissioner Richard Raines thanked Nijem for sitting down with the neighbors.
As David Rodock wrote in the VDT the next day, Citizens speak against Cat Creek crowding: Disapprove of the proposal to build residential areas
Bill Nijem, representative of the applicant, brought forward information demonstrating his client’s willingness to work with neighbors, in that lot sizes were increased by 20 percent and that the average lot size would range from a minimum of 12,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet. Nijem also reminded commissioners that the applicant was willing to install any necessary buffers or fences to prevent children from playing in the neighboring fields and would have water and sewer installed with his own financial resources.Carolyn Selby reminds me that Mr. Nijem didn’t say the developers or builders would put the fences; he seemed to be saying each lot owner would have to do that. I can tell you how well that works: I had to sue a builder and then I still had to go to each lot owner next to my field.
There was some discussion among the Commissioners about whether to vote on the rezoning now, or since it turned out there was no deal between the developer and the neighbors, to table until next meeting.
Here’s the video:
Nottinghill on Cat Creek by Mr. Nijem and discussion @ LCC 12 July 2011
Nottinghill, Cat Creek, rezoning, REZ-2011-10,
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 12 July 2011.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.