Videos: One Valdosta-Lowndes funding, Hayden Park rezoning @ LCC 2022-04-26

At their Regular Session, Chairman Bill Slaughter pulled 7.a. One Valdosta Lowndes Community-Wide Initiative up front on the Lowndes County Commission agenda, because at least one of the OVL VIPs had another meeting: One Valdosta-Lowndes Co-Chairs VSU President Dr. Richard Carvajal and Georgia Power’s Scott Purvis, as well as Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber President Christie Moore. At least one of them left immediately after the Commissioners approved $200,000 total over five years to the Chamber to support OVL.

The County’s audio feed in the back of the room was again not working, so audio is whatever the LAKE video camera could pick up.

[OVL, Hayden Park rezoning]
OVL, Hayden Park rezoning

Commissioners discussed the one rezoning, 6.a. REZ-2022-07 Hayden Park, for almost fourteen minutes. The only thing new was GDOT will require a traffic study. One person spoke against, waving a couple of posters at the Commissioners that nobody else could see. Bill Nijem spoke for. Commissioner Scottie Orenstein said the GDOT traffic study might result in a requirement for a traffic light at River Chase, and any costs from either would be on the developer. In response to a question from Commissioner Demarcus Marshall, County Director of Engineering Services Chad McLeod said the GDOT requirements would enter into the specific planning process. This is all in addition to the turn lanes already in process. Commissioners approved the rezoning unanimously.

Commissioner Orenstein did recuse himself from the appointment of Lynn Orenstein to the 5.a. Lowndes County Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Board, but not from the vote on the rezoning.

They approved everything else unanimously with minimal or no discussion.

One Citizen Wished to be Heard, asking for speed humps on Robin Lane, with a petition of all the neighbors. Commissioners did not answer him, not even the usual talk to you afterwards. Will they eventually tell him the usual that Lowndes County doesn’t do speed humps?

Below are links to each LAKE video of each agenda item, with a few notes by Gretchen Quarterman, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also the LAKE videos of the previous morning’s Work Session, the agenda and board packet, the agenda and board packet for the preceding Planning Commission meeting, and the LAKE videos of the Lowndes County Commission meeting before that, at which REZ-2022-07 Hayden Park, Camelot Crossing & Val Del Rd was tabled until this week’s County Commission meetings.

Here’s a LAKE video playlist:

One Valdosta-Lowndes funding, Hayden Park rezoning @ LCC 2022-04-26
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),


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