Traffic on Cat Creek Road at Nottinghill —Thomas E. Stalvey Jr. @ LCC 12 July 2011

Schoolchildren, safety, and farmland: three topics that often seem forgotten in discussions of development. Opposing the proposed rezoning for Notthinghill, neighbor Thomas E. Stalvey Jr. noted that traffic on Cat Creek Road is already a problem, and adding a subdivision would make it worse. He noted that it’s traffic routed down Cat Creek to Moody that accounts for a lot of it. He said school children stood out on the road and they were already in danger.
“If we put 49 more houses out there, it’s just going to up the risk.”

He explicitly linked road widening to development:

“I don’t know if there are provisions to widen Cat Creek Road in the near future, but if that’s going to happen, then that needs to happen before another subdivision is put in.”

He also said:

“Lastly, putting a subdivision in the middle … pretty much where that subdivision starts is where most of our farmland in north Lowndes County starts. And like Mr. Marshall said, most of that land has been in families for years and years and years. We’ve got a quiet community out there, and we’d like to keep it there. I appreciate your concerns.”

Here’s the video:

Traffic on Cat Creek Road at Nottinghill –Thomas E. Stalvey Jr. @ 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.