Third time was the charm for William Branham and his Copeland Road subdivision, which the Planning Commission recommended 6:1.
Below are links to each LAKE video with a few notes, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also the agenda.
- 1. Call to Order, Invocation, and Pledge
- 2. Approval of Meeting Minutes: January 29, 2018
- 3. REZ-2018-04 Virdie Mae Lyons – 1350 Old Clyattville Road R-A to CH
- 4. REZ-2018-05 Michael J. Killeen – South Main St Lake Park – R-A to M-1
5. REZ-2018-07 William Branham – 2480 Copeland Road R-1 to R-10
Video. Applicant Bill Branham had somebody else do most of his talking, Bill Kent of Innovate Engineering, who stressed that “Mr. Branham was going beyond” by addition of a six-foot solid fence and tree-and-shrub buffering, and deeding ten feet to Lowndes County for future widening of Lester Road.
Rick Guest of Lester Road said his property had been rezoned R-10 many years before he moved there and built his house in the middle of it, so it’s not a precedent, and he and the neighbors like their privacy.
Roger Boyd of Copeland Road summarized the neighbors’ main concern as traffic and that it was a neighborhood who did not know who would be moving in, and the county middle school expansion was right next to Mr. Branham’s development.
John Register said he lived right to the west of the privacy fence and there would be too much traffic.
Paul Thomas also was concerned about traffic.
Commissioners quizzed Kent about traffic.
Commissioner Chip Wildess moved for denial, and got no second.
Commissioner Vicki Rountree moved to recommend as presented, and that passed 6:1.
By “last year” apparently County Planner Jason Davenport meant a bit more than a year ago, in December 2016. It was recommended on a split vote by the Planning Commission 2016-11-28, but failed at the Lowndes County Commission Work Session 2016-12-12 and Regular Session 2016-12-13 due to type of development, design, and “potential accomodations” to size of house, etc.
In 2015, it was rejected by the Planning Commission on a split vote.
- 6. VA-2018-04 City of Valdosta – LDR text amendments
- 7. SE-2018-01 (Remerton) 1305 Baytree special exception for car lot
- Other Business
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: subdivision, manufacturing, and used cars
Regular Session, Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 26 February 2018.
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