It will be a busy Work Session this morning at the Lowndes County Commission, with a rezoning, an emergency well repair, a sewer main rehab, and yet another water main extension northwards along Val Del Road, pushing sprawl with it.
As usual, they pretend the rezoning will cost the county nothing, yet the vast majority of the more than a million dollars for the water items is for the water main extension, which will result in more rezonings and more subdivisions. This has been the county’s practice on Val Del Road since they pushed water and sewer north for Nelson Hill subdivision. As goes Val Del, so goes the county, if the County Commission continues to have its way.
|$980,051.00||Val-Del Water Main Extension|
|$225,910.30||Francis Lake Sewer Rehab|
|$26,585.50||Kinderlou Offsite Well Emergency Repair|
I do not have the board packet, because I forgot to send in a GORA request. Why the county does not put its board packets on its own website is mysterious. Under Agenda Center for each County Commission agenda there is even a pulldown slot for “Packet”. That currently has only the agenda and the one-page agenda sheets. There is no reason it could not instead have the PDF of the entire board packet.
However, the county got around to sending the GLPC materials for the rezoning the day after the GLPC meeting, well after the statutory three day limit for the Georgia Open Records Act (GORA). So those rezoning materials are on the LAKE website.
Here is the agenda.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2023, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
- Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
- Minutes for Approval
- Public Hearing
- REZ-2023-03 Flannigan, ~8.0 acres, James Road & Smith Street, R-1 to P-D, County Utilities
- Addition to Basic Decorative Lighting District: Ballantyne Subdivision (81 lots) and Quarterman Estates Subdivision, Phase 4, Section 1 (27 lots)
- For Consideration
- Reports – County Manager
- Citizens Wishing to be Heard-Please State Your Name and Address
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