Yesterday morning’s Work Session took eleven minutes. They vote this evening.
The three rezoning cases took the longest, simply due to time for Planning Technician Molly Stevenson to read them out. Only one Commissioner had one questions on one of them. Longest at 2 and a half minutes was 6c. REZ-2019-11 Stewart, 4151 Stewart Circle R-1 to C-H which is for establishing a new metal working business with rail access. Second at almost two minutes was 6a. REZ-2019-09 Mark Courson, 5761 Long Pond Rd. R-1 to R-10, which was for subdividing into two lots; this one had the quesion. Third at a minute and a half was 6b. REZ-2019-10 Ballard, Madison Hwy E-A to C-C and R-A for a boat repair service and a single residence.
None of the appointment candidates appeared. Surprisingly there were questions on two appointments, to to ZBOA and KLVB; KLVB has term limits. They apparently still don’t have candidates for Library Board.
1. Call to Order 4. Minutes for Approval
5 a. Appointment – Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful (KLVB)
5 b. Appointment – Valdosta-Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals
Video. Paul Alvarado and John McCall want to be reappointed. Commissioner Demarcus Marshall wanted to know how long the candidates had been on ZBOA. Answer: Paul Alvarado about ten years. Term limits? No. Requirements? Unknown. Chairman Bill Slaughter promised to find out these things before they vote Tuesday (today).
5 c. Appointment – Lowndes County Library Board
6a. REZ-2019-09 Mark Courson, 5761 Long Pond Rd. R-1 to R-10
Video. The question was whether Commissioners could put additional conditions on it. Yes.
6b. REZ-2019-10 Ballard, Madison Hwy E-A to C-C and R-A,
6c. REZ-2019-11 Stewart, 4151 Stewart Circle R-1 to C-H,
7 a. Agreement with Cornerstone
As a part of Lowndes County’s ongoing support of Moody Air Force Base, the services of Cornerstone Government Affairs, Inc. are being recommended. In addition to assistance with matters related to the Department of Defense, Cornerstone is prepared to provide services related to other federal issues that could impact Lowndes County.
8. Reports – County Manager (none) 10. Adjournment
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: Appointments to KLVB, ZBOA, Library board, three rezonings
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 2019-07-08.
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