Videos: MAZ again, Lake Alapaha, Emergencies, but no Sabal Trail @ LCC 2015-07-27

300x297 Parcel 0181 001, in Davidson Road, by John S. Quarterman, 27 July 2015 The proposed MAZ changes have “absolutely nothing to do with” the 23 acres on Davidson Road that were proposed to be rezoned R-21 back in 2010, after the county paved Davidson Road, said County Chairman Bill Slaughter at yesterday morning’s Lowndes County Commission Work Session. County Planner Jason Davenport said he had hoped to get “on the same page with Moody” before that same evening’s Planning Commission meeting for the MAZ ULDC Text Amendments, but as yet he had nothing to report, and tabling was an option. I don’t think that word “ultimately” means what he thinks it does. See more below about Davidson Road.

Not on the agenda were three, no four, reports:

Like the MAZ changes, also requiring a public hearing Tuesday evening is a Beer, Wine and Liquor License – Lake Park Pub – 4991 US Hwy. 41 S., plus another without a hearing, for Lake Park Pub – 4991 US Hwy. 41 S.

County Manager Joe Pritchard asked the County Attorney to draw up an agreement about the $16,915 to upgrade a water main to subsidize a developer they agreed on last month. This was after the Zoning Board of Appeals in February refused a variance for the same developer not to connect to county water. And that developer subsidy is more than the $15,957 the county declined to provide to study public transportation and truck routing, even though the City of Valdosta, the state of Georgia, and the federal government already approved the vast majority of the funding.

They plan to reappoint Jim Scruggs to the Construction Board Of Adjustments And Appeals.

Still nothing about Sabal Trail, even though Dougherty County, Albany, and their state and federal reps plan a joint opposition meeting.

On the agenda for yesterday morning’s Work Session and tonight’s Regular Session: three items on emergency response, emergency planning, and 911 operations, plus one on liability, but nothing about the invading pipeline soft target.

Here’s a video playlist:

Videos: MAZ again, Lake Alapaha, Emergencies, but no Sabal Trail
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 27 July 2015.