County Manager Joe Pritchard asked the Lowndes County Commission to spend the funds the citizens of Lowndes County approved on the SPLOST VII referendum for the Naylor Boat Ramp:
We are proposing for the purchase of 4.35 acres of property on the Alapaha River designated for the purpose of a boat ramp. You have the documentation there before you, the warranty deed. And as you are aware, this also reserves for an easement by the current owner, a proposed easement, and the appraisal is for $24,000, as is the purchase price, and that is the consideration for the proposed easement.
Commissioner Scottie Orenstein asked:
I believe someone said yesterday in Work Session that there was maybe only one other access point in a river in Lowndes County that was public?
Chairman Bill Slaughter answered:
To my knowledge on the eastern side of Lowndes County on the Alapaha River there are no other accesses.
Commissioner Demarcus Marshall remarked:
Just thank staff for getting to it. It’s been a long time coming.
Commissioner Marshall moved to approve.
Chairman asked for the purchase price, $24,000, and the acreage, 4.35 acres to be added, and the seller: Acree Investments. Commissioner Marshall agreed to add those points to the motion. Commissioner Joyce Evans seconded. All approved.
$24,000 / 4.35 acres is $5,517.24 per acre, which isn’t bad for riverfront property with highway access. Thanks to Dr. Acree for agreeing to sell at a reasonable price, and to the Lowndes County Commission for agreeing to buy.
See also the LAKE videos of the previous morning’s Work Session, the previous Planning Commission agenda with the packet materials obtained by LAKE for the Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) condition changes, the Moody Activities Zones (MAZ) changes to the ULDC, and the Orchard at Tillman Crossing and the LAKE videos of that meeting.
Here’s the Lowndes County Commission agenda, which also includes many other items, such as the obscurely named Execution of the Resolution for Hazardous Waste Trust Fund, which is about the closed landfill at Clyattville.
Below are links to each LAKE video of Tuesday’s Regular Session, followed by a video playlist.
- 1. Call to Order and Chairman Comments
- 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
- 4. Minutes for Approval
- 5.a. Standard Tax Lighting District, Gramercy Old Pine Rd, 5 Lots
- 5.b. Decorative Tax Lighting District, Bemiss Landing, 74 Lots
- 5.c. TXT-2015-01, Main Focus, MAZ Regulations
- 5.d. REZ-2015-19 The Orchard at Stone Creek,
- 5.e. REZ-2015-20 City of Valdosta – Withlacoochee WWTP, Wetherington Ln.
- 6.a. Commission Meeting Calendar 2016
- 6.b. Adoption of the 2016-2017 Budget Calendar
- 6.c. Additional Position for State Court
- 6.d. DA’s Federal VOCA “New Funding” Award Application
- 6.e. Storage Area Network
- 6.f. Assistance to Firefighters Grant
- 6.g. Execution of the Resolution for Hazardous Waste Trust Fund
- 6.h. Stop Loss Insurance Renewal
- 6.i. 2016 Health Insurance Plan Document
- 6.j. Add Veterans Day to the Holiday Schedule
- 6.k. Property Acquisition for Alapaha River Boat Ramp
- 6.l. Accountability Courts Grant
- 7.a. Renovations to the Lowndes County Civic Center
- 8. Reports – County Manager – (none)
- 9. CWTBH – Jesse Clark
- 10. Adjournment
Here’s a video playlist:
Videos: Surprise boat landing, MAZ, WWTP, tax lighting, civic center, court, insurance, hazardous waste
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 8 December 2015.