In an outbreak of transparency and due diligence in the last Lowndes County Commission of 2017, they took ten minutes replacing Mary Goodman on the Industrial Authority, hearing from three nominees, and appointing Brad Folsom. They took three and a half minutes to choose among three nominees to the Tourism Authority to appoint Robert Jefferson. None of those nominees spoke, but the vote was so split they actually had a runoff, which ended in a 3:2 final vote. They also reappointed Joyce Evans by silent “acclamation”.
Leadership Lowndes spoke for 12 minutes (as long as three citizens get), citizen Willie Mae Jones wanted to know what next to get her Black Road paved, and County Engineer Mike Fletcher said the signatures were verified as 84% of the property owners on the road, so it would go on the paving list with the 74 projects already on there. Chairman Bill Slaughter actually asked for Commissioner comments, and each of them said a few words, mostly thanks to the staff and Merry Christmas. Chairman Bill Slaughter even thanked citizens for coming to the meetings. Merry Christmas, Commissioners!
The longest rezoning public hearing was REZ-2017-13 Quattlebaum-Meadors, N Valdosta RD, R-21 to C-H.
Below are links to each LAKE video of each item with a few notes, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also the LAKE videos of the previous morning’s Work Session, and the agenda, and the LAKE videos of the preceding Planning Commission meeting.
- 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
- 4. Proclamation Presentation to WAAC Rivers Radio
- 5. Leadership Lowndes Presentation
- 6. Minutes for Approval
- 7a. Conference Center and Tourism Authority
- 7 b. Valdosta-Lowndes County Development (Industrial) Authority
- 8 a. REZ-2017-12 West Ridge Business Park, C-G to C-H, 1.2 acres
8b.REZ-2017-13 Quattlebaum-Meadors, N Valdosta RD, R-21 to C-H
Video. Fred Stickle spoke against, about lighting and water drainage. County Planner Jason Davenport said there was no known commercial developer, the owner merely wanted rezonging for saleability, and showed a map to demonstrate the property was 500 feet away from Foxborough. Nobody spoke in favor. They unanimously rezoned it.
- 8 c. REZ-2017-14 Cothron, Tucker Rd, E-A to R-A, ~5 acres
- 8d. REZ-2017-15 Flythe Co., 3885 Old US Hwy 41 N, E-A to C-G, .41 acres
- 8e. 2017 Special Tax Lighting Districts
- 8 f. Abandonment of Lane Rd. and a portion Sheavette Rd.
- 8g.Beer, Wine and Liquor License – Rascal’s Bar & Grill, 4875 Hwy 41 S.
- 9 a. Accept infrastructure for Brookwood Place Subdivision
- 9 b. Accept infrastructure for Grove Pointe Subdivision Phase VI
- 9c. ACCG IRMA Firefighters’ Cancer and Long Term Disability Benefit
- 9 d. 2018 Holiday Schedule
- 9 e. Approval of the 2018 Commission Meeting Calendar
- 9 f. Accountability Court DUI Court
- 9 g. Resolution Authorizing the Valdosta Housing Authority to Issue Bonds
- 9 h. Administration of OCGA 48-5-380
- 9 i. Deen’s LLC & MW Consulting & Associates LLC Contract
- 9 j. GMASS Rural Land Maintenance Contract
- 10 a. Bids – Fire/Rescue Station 10 Warehouse Build Out
- 11. Reports – County Manager – Thank you to Public works
- 12. CWTBH – Willie Mae Jones
- 13. Chairman and Commission Comments and Meeting Adjournment
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: Leadership Lowndes, VLCIA appointment, Rivers Radio
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, December 12, 2017.
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