Neighboring landowner Calvin Marshall, speaking against rezoning for REZ-2011-10 Nottinghill, said neighbors,
“We’re not interested in a Bluepool, We’re not interested in a Chatham Place. And we’re certainly not interested in what they built out on Val Del Road. We’ve also looked at what they’ve done with Old Pine, and we’re definitely not interested in that, either. Too small lots, small homes.”That last one is presumably Glen Laurel, which had a roomful of neighbors opposing it last year.
Calvin Marshall asked for the Commissioners to deny the Nottinghill rezoning request.
He also asked:
“The other thing that we asked the developer … what you going to do about the neighbors that have got a farm on each side? What kind of buffer are you going to put there?
We farm that land, we grow crops, we run cows, we run goats, we run hogs, and we’re going to continue to do that.
We don’t have an answer as to what they’re going to do for a buffer.”
Calvin Marshall continued with the economic argument:
“There’s three or four generations of property owners in this room tonight. These people go back for three or four generations. And these people have worked hard.
This has always been a farming community. We pay taxes, and we’re trying to continue to live.”
Finally, Calvin Marshall addressed the developer’s claim that more houses were needed for Moody:
“Well, doing a little research, and they want the prices of their homes to be $139,000 to $159,500. Well, after a little research, in north Lowndes County, there’s already 75 houses for sale in that price range.”
Here’s the video:
What are they going to put for a buffer for farms at Nottinghill —Calvin Marshall @ 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.