The long-deferred rezoning for the Orr Road version of the Nottinghill subdivision was finally resolved at the 10 December 2013 Regular Session of the Lowndes County Commission.
6.a. REZ-2013-11 Nottinghill, Orr Rd R-A to R-21
Commissioner John Page pointed out that there was still some question of the land being purchased by applicant, and not all the signatures were yet ready.
Davenport said some were word of mouth, others were power of attorney, etc.
The alleged County Attorney Walter G. Elliott said the ULDC provides that “the applicant shall sign the application” and doesn’t require that all the owners be the applicant, and the Commission is left to apply a “rule of reason” as to whether enough owners had signed.
Commissioner Richard Raines wanted to know whether it was necessary to call for those for and against in the public hearing before they decided to table it.
Chairman said he’d prefer to see it move forward, since he recollected it had been on the last three agendas, so he called for the public hearing.
Nobody wanted to speak against the request.
John Page wanted to know if they would be half acre lots. Answer: yes.
Also in favor, Lewis Wright said he was one of the heirs, one of the three who were still living. “Three has passed on, and one is in very bad shape.” He said they were all in agreement, and all the legal heirs had signed off on disposing of the property, and they “would like very much to get it approved if possible”.
John Page asked about the person who passed away and the interest of family members. Answer: one had five children, but they had all signed off on it. Another had just one daughter, and she was there at the meeting, so there was no problem, “no family problem, that is”.
The developer’s attorney wanted to know if more people could stand up to show they were in favor. The Chairman said he’d prefer they come to the front and say who they were. Nobody was willing to do that.
It’s curious the Chairman didn’t require the Spectra reps to do that the previous morning.
With no further discussion, Richard Raines made a motion to approve with a couple of conditions; John Page seconded; they approved unanimously.
Here’s the video:
New Nottinghill subvivision finally resolved
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 10 December 2013.