Here are the answers to these questions from Saturday:
- Why is the owner of the planned 300-foot communications tower off US 84 a secret?
- Why does the agenda sheet for REZ-2020-11 Bella Mill Plantation, 8450 Ousley Rd., next to Tiger Creek and a short distance upstream from the Withlacoochee River, make no mention of sewage or the size of the septic system relative to the number of expected attendees at the planned event facility?
- TWR 2020-02 is by Diamond Communications and AT&T.
- REZ-2020-11: the Department of Public Health determines septic system sizes. That Department won’t issue a septic system permit until they are satisfied.
These answers came from JD Dillard, Lowndes County Planning and Zoning Director. I called him yesterday before the Regular Session Tuesday, and he called back with the answers.
How does the Department of Health determine septic system sizes? Partly by looking at plans like in the above sketch, which was apparently inadvertently omitted from the materials previously returned in response to the LAKE GORA requests for board packets for GLPC and County Commission.
JD Dillard referred to that sketch, and when I said I didn’t have it, he asked to see the GORA requests. Then he sent the missing image and confirmation of the above two points, a few hours before the Regular Session.
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