The Turner Brooks rezoning next to Pine Tree Road turns out to be in paved-over wetlands that previously flooded, only slightly uphill from notoriously-problematical Sugar Creek. GLPC recommended tabling until Historic Preservation could look at one of the houses, but these water issues could be at least as important, and Valdosta City Council could decide to approve anyway without waiting.
Also in Valdosta an accessory building, an event center and flea market, and an office park. In Lake Park an ordinance text change about religious meetings in commercial districts. In the county, a request to remove some existing zoning restrictions and the county wants to approve all its recent ULDC changes.
And they only submitted one name for the County Commission to consider for appointment to GLPC.
Here’s the agenda followed by links to the videos as events occurred in the meeting.
Greater Lowndes Planning Commission
Lowndes County City of Valdosta City of Dasher City of Hahira City of Lake Park
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
AGENDALowndes County South Health District Administrative Office
325 West Savannah Avenue
Monday, August 25, 2014* 5:30 P.M. * Public Hearing
- Call to Order, Welcome
- Invocation and Pledge
- Minutes for Approval
4. CU-2014-06 Alex & Deborah Martin
Video. Added restriction.
5. CU-2014-07 Mike Gung
- 6. VA-2014-07 Turner Brooks LLC (part 1 – overview)
- 6. VA-2014-07 Turner Brooks LLC (part 2 – pro)
- 6. VA-2014-07 Turner Brooks LLC (part 3 – against)
- 6. VA-2014-07 Turner Brooks LLC (part 4 – discussion)
- Brief recess as room empties
- 7. VA-2014-08 City of Valdosta
- 8. LP-2014-02 City of Lake Park
- 8. REZ-2014-15 GP Investments
- 9. TXT-2014-2 Lowndes County Board of Commissioners
Recommendation for GLPC County Appointee
Video. Only one name; attorney Brad Folsom. They didn’t include several potential women applicants, several of them attorneys, and yes, also Gretchen. As an old white man, even I find it impressive how much this area is run by old white men.
- Selection of GLPC Vice Chair
Here’s a video playlist:
Water, events, flea market, religious events
Regular Session, Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 25 August 2014.