Packet: Rezonings and Backup Lift Station Generators @ VCC 2022-03-10

In a milestone for Valdosta’s ongoing upgrades to its sewer system, tonight the Mayor and Council will approve the last two of 37 emergency standby generators for lift stations.

[Rezonings and Generators]
Rezonings and Generators

Plus three small rezonings, recommended by staff and the Planning Commission, some with conditions. Another rezoning and annexation were withdrawn by applicant because his sale fell through.

About Item 5.a. Consideration of bids for the purchase of two emergency standby Generators for Lift Stations located at Dillard’s and the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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BUDGET IMPACT/FUNDING SOURCE: User Fees

HISTORY: To ensure continued sewage lift station operations during power outages and to satisfy the Georgia Environmental Protection Division requirements, the Utilities Department developed a scope of work to purchase two emergency standby generators. These generators are needed to prevent lift station failures due to power outages from storms or other unexpected causes. Several years ago, the City initiated a program to purchase standby generators or emergency standby diesel pumps for all of its existing sewage lift stations. These are the final two generators needed to complete the Program. Once they are installed, all 37 of our lift stations will have some form of dedicated emergency backup capability from generators and/or backup diesel pumps. Additionally, this will complete Condition 18 of the EPD Consent Order which requires the installation of fixed generators and/or backup pumps at all lift stations by September, 2023. Moving forward, all new City lift stations will include a dedicated emergency backup capability as part of their construction.

See below for the agenda, which does not appear to be on the City of Valdosta’s website. The board packet, received in response to a LAKE open records request, is on the LAKE website.
http://www.l-a-k-e.org/govt/valdosta/2022-03-10–vcc-packet

See also the LAKE videos of the preceding Planning Commission meeting, at which the same rezonings were considered.

AGENDA OF THE VALDOSTA CITY COUNCIL
5:30 PM Thursday, March 10, 2022
CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS

  1. Opening Ceremonies
    1. Call to Order
    2. Invocation
    3. Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag
  2. Awards and Presentations
    1. Consideration of the March, 2022 Employee of the Month Award (William Sims, GIS/Real Property Coordinator, Engineering Department).
  3. Minutes Approval
    1. Valdosta City Council – Regular Meeting – Feb 24, 2022 5:30 PM
  4. Public Hearings
    1. Consideration of an Ordinance for Conditional Use Permits for sales and storage of commercial trailers in a Highway-Commercial (C-H) Zoning District, and self-storage facilities and outdoor sales and display in the Inner Perimeter Road Corridor Overlay District (IPR COD) as requested by Burke Batten (File No. CU-2022-01). The property is located at 4955 Inner Perimeter Road. The Planning Commission reviewed this at their February 28, 2022 Regular Meeting and recommended approval with three conditions (9-0 Vote).
    2. Consideration of an Ordinance for a Conditional Use Permit for a Self-Storage Mini-Warehouse facility in a Community-Commercial (C-C) Zoning District as requested by Trey Taylor DBA Bemiss Development Partners, LLC (File No. CU-2022-02). The property is located at 4036 Bemiss Road. The Planning Commission reviewed this request at their February 28, 2022 Regular Meeting and recommended approval with four conditions (9-0 Vote).
    3. Consideration of an Ordinance to rezone 0.45 acres from Residential-Professional (R-P) to Office-Professional (O-P) Zoning District as requested by Ashley Skipper (File No. VA-2022-01). The property is located at 2317 Bemiss Road. The Planning Commission reviewed this at their February 28, 2022 Regular Meeting and recommended approval (9-0 Vote).
    4. Consideration of an Ordinance to annex two parcels currently zoned Planned Development (P-D) {County}, Crossroads Commercial (C-C){County}, and Office Institutional (O-I){County} as requested by Murray Staten Farms, LLC (File No. VA- 2022-03). The property is located at 3550 Lake Laurie Drive. The applicant WITHDREW the request.
    5. Consideration of an Ordinance to rezone two parcels currently zoned Planned Development (P-D) {County}, Crossroads Commercial (C-C){County}, and Office Institutional (O-I){County} to Residential-Professional (R-P)}City} as requested by Murray Staten Farms, LLC (File No. VA-2022-02). The property is located at 3550 Lake Laurie Drive. The applicant WITHDREW the request.
  5. Bids, Contracts, Agreements and Expenditures
    1. Consideration of bids for the purchase of two emergency standby Generators for Lift Stations located at Dillard’s and the Second Harvest Food Bank.
  6. Citizens to be Heard
  7. City Manager’s Report
  8. Council Comments
  9. Adjournment

Thanks to Tim Carroll for the heads-up about the lift station generators.

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