This morning at the Work Session, for voting tomorrow evening at the Regular Session, the Flannigan James Road rezoning is back on the Lowndes County Commission Agenda, after being tabled May 16, 2022. Looks like county staff have worked around to supporting it this time; don’t know what the neighbors who petitioned against it think.
There’s also a GDOT maintenance agreement for the Walkers Crossing Roundabout, the second reading of the Abandonment of a Portion of Boring Pond Lane, and adopting water and sewer infrastructure for West Schoolhouse Road Subdivision, which “is located in the Lake Park area off of Schoolhouse Pond Road, Payton Place, Burnt Pine Drive, and Timber Wind Circle and has a total of 31 lots.”
The county as usual pretends none of the above will cost anything. The two big budget items are for communications:
|$489,310.00||Motorola SUAIl (Evergreen) Work Session/Regular|
|$27,400.00||Vertiv Service Contract for the Liebert UPS at the 911 Center & the Four (4) Tower Sites|
For Flannigan, this could be a significant change from May to now in the packet sheets:
C-G zoning is
listed as a permitted zoningrecommended within a Neighborhood Activity Center Character Area.
This paragraph from last time is missing this time:
The TRC reviewed this application and had no objectionable comments, noting that if approved, the minimum buffer required between Commercial and Residential zoning districts is at least 15’ wide and includes a 6’ tall opaque privacy fence, 3 shade trees per 100 linear feet, and 19 shrubs per 100 linear feet, and continued access from Smith Street will be determined by the County Engineer during the plan review process when an actual use of the property is determined. The Planning Commission heard the request at their May meeting, and discussed the concerns of certain commercial uses versus higher density residential uses, and ultimately recommended Denial (10-0).
Instead the current agenda sheet has these two paragraphs:
The Planning Commission heard the request at their May meeting, and discussed the concerns of specific commercial uses versus higher density residential uses, and ultimately recommended Denial (10-0). The applicant requested that the Board of Commissioners table the request at the June 16, 2022 meeting to allow for additional meetings with the neighbors while a conceptual site plan was developed for review.
The applicant submitted a site plan to the TRC, which was reviewed and returned with comments based on the proposed uses of the property as shown. If the C-G zoning is approved, additional TRC meetings would be required before any development occurs to address access from Smith Street, landscaping and buffering requirements, and any supplemental standards for specific uses.
The agenda sheet doesn’t say whether that’s a new site plan since May, or the same old one from May, i.e., this survey plat:
We’ll see when we get the board packet for this week. I forgot to request it earlier.
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LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
- Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
- Minutes for Approval
- Public Hearing
- For Consideration
- State Route 122 (Highway 122) @ State Route 125 (Bemiss Road – Walkers Crossing) Roundabout Maintenance Agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation
- Vertiv Service Contract for the Liebert UPS at the 911 Center & the Four (4) Tower Sites
- Motorola SUAll (Evergreen)
Documents:Motorola SUAll – Evergreen.pdf
- Abandonment of a Portion of Boring Pond Lane
- Adopt Resolution Accepting the Water and Sewer Infrastructure for West Schoolhouse Pond Subdivision
- Reports – County Manager
- Citizens Wishing to be Heard-Please State Your Name and Address