By far the longest item at the Lowndes County Commission Work Session yesterday morning was the presentation on the VLPRA Master Plan by their consultant David Barth, taking 34 minutes.
Second longest was 8.d. GMASS Commercial Contract for the Tax Asessors office. Each of these got more than a minute: the RV sales expansion item, and 8.b. Fire and Emergency Services Agreement between Lowndes County and MFAB.
Below are links to each LAKE video of each agenda item, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also the agenda and board packet. Also the agenda for the preceding Planning Commission meeting, and the LAKE videos of that GLPC meeting. the agenda and board packet,
1. Call to Order 5. VLPRA Adopted Master Plan Presentation
Video. The Master plan was supposed to be a 6-9 month process, but took more like a year and a half. It’s a strategic plan for the Parks and Rec. system: a 5-10 year vision. There’s a 6-year review cycle.
They used both qualitative anecdotal and quantitative data. They did a statistically-representative survey of 400 respondants, plus a self-selecting online survey of 831 people. The results of both were very similar, including trails and river access as major components. Phased funding and implementation strategies are included. See the presentation slides.
6. Minutes for Approval
7. REZ-2021-14 LAR Properties of Lake Park 5359 Mill Store Road, P-D to C-H
8.a. Beer & Wine License – DBA Barrett’s Food Mart – 6685 Bemiss Rd.,
Video. Of course, a change of ownership.
8.b. Fire and Emergency Services Agreement between Lowndes County and MFAB
8.c. Lowndes County Historic Courthouse Early Demolition and Abatement GMP
8.d. GMASS Commercial Contract
9. Reports – County Manager
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: VLPRA, RV sales, Moody AFB Fire Dept., Tax Assessors
Lowndes County Commission Work Session, 2021-09-13, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE).
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