3 appointments, 1 well public hearing, Withlacoochee River Flood Map @ LCC 2016-07-11

Monday morning, will Lowndes County match Valdosta with $40,000 for LiDAR for the Withlacoochee River Flood Inundation Map Project? They vote Tuesday 5:30 PM.

A bit more information about the REZ-2016-12 Salami, 3320 Bemiss Rd community well for a home school science facility; see also the LAKE video of the June 27th 2016 Planning Commission review of this rezoning request.

No explanation of why there’s a vacancy on the South Georgia Community Service Board nor why Chairman Bill Slaughter is who they’re going to appoint. Reappointing Randall Crews to the Valdosta- Lowndes County Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals and Paul Alvarado to the Valdosta/Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBOA).

See the agenda.

WORK SESSION, MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY,  JULY 12, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
  4. Minutes for Approval
    1. Work Session- June 27, 2016
    2. Regular Session- June 28, 2016
  5. Appointments
    1. South Georgia Community Service Board
      Appoint an elected official: Chairman Slaughter

      Documents:South Georgia Community Service Board.pdf

    2. Valdosta- Lowndes County Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals
      Reappoint a member: Randall Crews

      Documents:Valdosta- Lowndes County Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals.pdf

    3. Valdosta/Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)- County Appointment
      Reappoint a member: Mr.Paul Alvarado

      Documents:Valdosta- Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals.pdf

  6. Public Hearings
    1. REZ-2016-12 Salami, 3320 Bemiss Rd, R-21 to C-G, Community Water and Sewer, 0.44 acres
      TRC Recommendation: Approval
      GLPC Recommendation: Approval

      Documents:Rezoning Case REZ-2016-12.pdf


      This request represents a change in zoning from Medium Density Residential (R-21) zoning to General Commercial (C-G) zoning. The motivation for the zoning change is aimed at the development of a youth oriented science and recreational center for children. The science/educational aspect of the center is planned to be focused on STEAM or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics activities, Access to and from the property is gained off of Bemiss Rdt This section of Bemiss Rd is a state-maintained minor arterial road. Typical traffic flow capacity of an arterial road is greater than 6,000 AADT. Per GDOT definition the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) is the average number of vehicles that pass by a counter during a 24-hour period in a certain year, Concerning the 2030 Comprehensive Plan Future Development Map the subject property is within the Urban Service Area and depicted as a Community Activity Centert Per Comprehensive Plan guidance C-G zoning is listed as a permitted zoning within a Community Activity Center. With this request the following factors should be considered: the existing non-residential zoning pattern to the north and south of the subject property, the frontage on an arterial road, the subject property’s service by a community water and sewer system, and the fact that the subject property is also within the Bemiss Road (North) Corridor Road Overlay District. Ultimately, Planning found this request overall consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and the TRC recommended for its approval. At their June regular meeting the GLPC reviewed this request and ultimately recommended for its approval by a 6-0 vote, During the public hearing portion of the request the developer spoke for it and no one spoke against it. Questioning and discussion from the GLPC and staff included aspects of the proposed operations (hours, outdoor uses, etc), parking requirements, car and bus circulation, and proposed improvements to the property,


      1. Approve 2. Approve with Conditions 3. Table 4, Deny

      RECOMMENDED ACTION: Option #1 Approve

      DIVISION: Planning [initials]; County Planner: Jason Davenport

  7. For Consideration
    1. Beer, Wine & Liquor License – Gurwinder Singh of Two Bros. Inc. /dba Holiday Market Liquors – 3954 Old U.S. Hwy. 41 N.
      Approval of the Beer, Wine & Liquor License

      Documents:Beer, Wine and Liquor License- Gurwinder Singh of Two Bros. Inc.-dba Holiday Market Liquors.pdf

    2. Grants Management Policy and Procedures
      Adoption of the Grants Management Policy and Procedures

      Documents:Grants Management Policy and Procedures.pdf

    3. Evidence Based Associates Service Agreement
      Request authorization for the Chairman to sign and execute the Agreement for Service with Evidence Based Associates for the amount of $458,592.

      Documents:Evidence Based Associates Service Agreement.pdf

    4. Withlacoochee River Flood Inundation Map Project
      Request direction be provided to staff regarding funding for the development of a flood inundation map for a section of the Withlacoochee River in Lowndes County.

      Documents:Withlacoochee River Flood Inundation Map Project.pdf

  8. Bids
    1. Bid for Pest Control Services
      Accept the bid from Astro Exterminating Services and authorize the Chairman to sign the contract

      Documents:Bid for Pest Control Services.pdf

  9. Reports – County Manager
  10. Citizens Wishing to be Heard-Please State Your Name and Address
  11. Adjournment


1 thought on “3 appointments, 1 well public hearing, Withlacoochee River Flood Map @ LCC 2016-07-11

  1. Pingback: Lowndes County to match Valdosta funding for LiDAR flood mapping? 2016-07-11 | WWALS Watershed Coalition

Comments are closed.