Update 2022-09-12: REZ-2022-10 The Campus redo because previous decision was illegal: Packet: redo 2 rezonings, 3 extraterritorial water & sewer, $438,537 RR crossing, $2,542,586 Griner Park @ LCC 2022-09-12.
One rezoning was tabled until August 9th, then another was contentiously approved, after which a deputy escorted one opponent out of the room, at the Lowndes County Commission Regular Session, June 16, 2022.
Debra Tann Presentation, three rezonings
The third rezoning was approved with conditions, followed by another NIMBY walkout. That one had petitions both for and against, now on the LAKE website.
The fourth rezoning was withdrawn by applicant.
County Manager Paige Dukes talked about measures to beat the heat, and said water would be available to the public in the Commission building lobby.
Below are links to each LAKE video of each agenda item, with a few notes, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also the LAKE videos of the Work Session that morning. See also the agenda and the board packet, including the letters and petitions LAKE had first received from the county in response to a LAKE open records request. The other two petitions, about REZ-2022-11, Makesh, for the Dairy Queen in Lake Park, are also now on the LAKE website, received in response to another LAKE open records request. And for the rezonings, the preceding Greater Lowndes Planning Commission meeting.
- 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
4. Proclamation Presentation to Ms. Debra Tann Reminiscent (Regular Sess.)
It’s about Debra Tann’s business, Reminiscent, which helps people with memory problems.
- 5. Minutes for Approval
6.a. Southwest Georgia Region 8 Emergency Medical Services Council
It’s Emily K. Brown by acclamation.
7.a. REZ-2022-09 Flannigan, James Rd. R-1 to C-G, Water/Sewer ~7.8 acres
REZ-2022-09 was tabled at the request of the applicant until August 2022. Motion by Mark Wisenbaker to table until August 9th. Unanimously approved.
7.b. REZ-2022-10 The Campus Transitional Care Facility, 2193 Howell Rd
Commissioner Evans made a motion to deny. Commissioner Marshall seconded. The vote was 2-2. Chairman Slaughter voted against the motion to deny.
Commissioner Griner made a motion to approve. Commissioner Wisenbaker seconded. The vote was 2-2. Chairman Slaughter voted to yes to the motion and it passed 3-2.
The question that the commissioners were tasked with answering is “Is PD appropriate in a rural setting?” Use is not to be considered, because use can change. If this had been for a children’s home, I would guess there would have been less opposition and perhaps even support for a rezoning change.
And people jumped out of their seats as soon as the result was announced.
- Exodus of people only interested in REZ-2022-10
7.c. REZ-2022-11 Makesh, LLC 900 Lakes Blvd, C-G, County Util., 1.07 ac.
Motion by Commissioner Griner. Second by Commissioner Wisenbaker. Approved unanimously with conditions, including an 8′ fence.
- More people leaving after the one case they are interested in.
7.d. REZ-2022-12 Moss Oak Trail, R-10 to C-G, County Utilities, ~1.63 acres
This case was withdrawn.
- 8.a. Lowndes County Accountability Court Grant Approval and Cash Match
- 8.b. Lowndes County Juvenile Accountability Court FY23 Budget \u0026 Grant Award
- 8.c. Contract Renewal with the State of Georgia Department of Corrections
- 8.d. American Rescue Plan Funding for Utilities Repairs w. Carter \u0026 Sloope
9. Reports – County Manager
The County Manager said water would be available to the public in the Commission building lobby.
10. CWTBH (none) 11. Adjournment
One citizen waved around a CWTBH form, but the Chairman said they have to be turned in prior to the meeting.
Here is a LAKE video playlist:
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