Nothing was said about the GA HB 170 state tax grab from local governments, even though both school boards and the Valdosta City Council already passed resolutions against it. No citizens spoke about animals, or about anything else, not even in the Public Hearings, except for me thanking the Commission about the Naylor Boat Ramp.
The Devine Subdivision at Tillman Crossing was tabled at request of applicant to try to sort out continuing concerns about safety and congestion, while REZ-2015-01 Gramercy 2 and REZ-2015-03 Scurry Property, were unanimously approved. No citizens spoke for or against any of them.
You the taxpaying public didn’t get to see any of the materials in the board packet beyond the one-page agenda item forms, before the Commission voted last night, unless you were in the Commission Chambers or watched the LAKE videos of yesterday morning’s Work Session. The open records request for those rezonings came back with paper maps, despite my request for electronic format; at least the paper maps were in color this time. I asked again for electronic format, and will post them soon even if I have to scan them. The other open records request, for maps and materials for the engineering agenda items, came back with no maps at all, so I sent it back to be satisfied. Both County Planner Jason Davenport and County Engineer Mike Fletcher said they had never seen those open records requests, and they’d both be happy to email electronic copy if they were authorized to do so by the County Clerk.
All the other items were unanimously approved: the abandonment of Deloach Road. the utility relocation at exits 22 and 29, the Naylor Boat Ramp, the Morven Road Bridge Replacement and the Public Defender Services Contract.
See the agenda and the LAKE videos of Monday morning’s Work Session. See also the LAKE videos of the 26 January 2015 Planning Commission meeting for background on the three rezonings. Below are links to the videos from Tuesday evening with a very few notes, followed by a video playlist.
- 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
- 4. Minutes for Approval
- 5.a. REZ-2015-01 Gramercy 2, Old Pine Rd, R-1 to R-10,
- 5.b. REZ-2015-02 Devine Subdivision, Tillman Crossing Rd,
- 5.c. REZ-2015-03 Scurry Property, Skipper Bridge Rd, R-A to R-1,
- 5.d. Abandonment of Deloach Road E (CR 95)
- 6.a. Exit 22 and 29 Utility Relocations
6.b. Engineering Services for Naylor Boat Ramp
Video. Commissioner Demarcus Marshall wanted to know if the new park could be opened for public use before the boat ramp was put in. County Engineer Mike Fletcher said safety was a concern with high water, and the area couldn’t be secured before the water went down so they could put a fence in.
- 6.c. Morven Road Bridge Replacement
- 6.d. 2015 Public Defender Services Contract
8. CWTBH – John Quarterman
Video. I thanked the Commission and Dr. Acree for the Naylor Boat Ramp work, and invited them to the WWALS Outing this Sunday at noon, from the Statenville boat ramp to Sasser Landing in Florida.
Here’s a video playlist:
Videos: Devine tabled, Naylor boat ramp, no HB 170 or animals
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by John S. Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 10 February 2015.