After the Planning Commission meeting of 31 March 2014 and the Lake Park City Council meeting of 1 April 2014, and a special public hearing, the Lake Park City Council voted 3 to 1 to deny the Brookhaven apartment building rezoning.
Mayor Eric Schindler’s statement about how the hornet’s nest of the Brookhaven rezoning LP-2014-02-26, or any rezoning, is a process and not a snap decision is well worth watching.
The City of Lake Park does not appear to have posted an agenda, or at least where I expected to find it there are no details. Below are links to the videos in the order items appeared at the Lake Park City Council Regular Session of May 6th 2014, with a few notes.
- Welcome, Pledge, Invocation
- Running for Georgia State Senate –John Page
The hornet’s nest of Brookhaven rezoning LP-2014-02-26 –Mayor Eric Schindler
Video. Any rezoning is a process, not a snap decision, he said.
LP-2014-02-26 Brookhaven apartment rezoning
Video. Council Bert Rutland briefly discussed water and flooding problems, and then made a motion to deny. Council Ronald Carter seconded. They and Sandy Sherrill voted yea; Paul Mulkey voted nay. Mayor Eric Schindler declared the motion passed, 3 to 1. “That’s it!” The audience applauded.
Minutes and financials for 2014-04-01 and 2014-04-28
Video. You can see reporter Winnie Wright of WCTV walk past the LAKE camera. Here’s her report of earlier that same day. The same link includes her report on the April 28th Public Hearing. The audience was sufficiently noisy leaving that Council declared a five minute break.
- Five minute break, love bugs, and mosquitoes
- Approval of minutes for 2014-04-01 and 2014-04-28
- Approval of Financials
- Proclamation for the late J.C. “Sprig” Carter
- Mr. Wyatt’s fish pond idea
- Parking at Tom’s Pond
- Two quotes
- A valve leak
- Mosquito spraying proposal
- Over $6,000 grant to police department for defibrillators
- Cemetery Committee and Zoning Appointments
- Cemetery Committee
Video. Lake Park doesn’t have a city manager, so the departments report directly to the City Council.
Apology for forgetting to listen to citizens, and Police Dept. report
Video. Between department reports the Mayor actually apologized for forgetting to listen to citizens first. Try to imagine the Lowndes County Commission doing that!
- Utility department report
- Running for Lowndes County Commission District 5 –Norman Bennett
- Running for Lowndes County Commission District 5 –Gretchen Quarterman
- Citizens Concerns
- Sidewalks in Citizens Concerns
- Into Executive Session to discuss personnel issues
Here’s a video playlist:
No to Brookhaven rezoning
Regular Session, Lake Park City Council (Lake Park),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Lake Park, Lowndes County, Georgia, 6 May 2014.