As suggested by Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker yesterday, the rezoning was tabled until the next Lowndes County Commission meeting: 6.a. REZ-2022-10 The Campus Transitional Care Facility, 2193 Howell Road. It was tabled before the Public Hearing, so I would guess that means they have to send out notice again for a Public Hearing. The motion to table was by Commissioner Wisenbaker, second by Commissioner Scottie Orenstein, and it passed unanimously by the four voting Commissioners present. Commissioner Clay Griner was not there, which was the purpose of tabling: wait until all five Commissioners are there.
Interestingly, most of the people who came for the Howell Road public hearing stayed to the end. They didn’t leave when the item was tabled. This was very unusual.
The Land Bank Authority appointment was also tabled until the first meeting in April, due to lack of nominations.
Everything else passed unanimously.
On the waste collection franchises by Deep South Sanitation and Advanced Disposal Services, the County Attorney said the Commissioners could approve the rate hikes and collection center time changes requested by both franchisees, but they’d have to wait until the relevant ordinance and the franchise agreements were updated. At this meeting, they voted to approve the franchises as currently written.
When the Windstream broadband project was first presented, there was a web-link that citizens could fill in saying they were interested. That link seems to be gone and now there is a phone number to call? There appears to be no information on the county web site (or if there is, it is well hidden).
Below are links to each LAKE video of each agenda item, with a few notes by Gretchen Quarterman, followed by a LAKE video playlist.
One citizen raised concerns of his subdivision about flooding. He said the nearby pond was in the county, although the subdivision is in the city. Chairman Bill Slaughter turned that case over to Lowndes County Public Works Director Robin Cumbus.
See also the agenda and agenda sheets, the board packet, and the LAKE videos of the previous morning’s Work Session.
1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
Recognitions – Leadership Lowndes
4.a. Work Session – March 13, 2023 \u0026 Regular Session – March 14, 2023
5.a. South Georgia Community Service Board
5.b. Valdosta-Lowndes County Land Bank Authority
Tabled until the first meeting in April, due to lack of nominations.
6.a. REZ-2022-10 The Campus Transitional Care Facility, 2193 Howell Road,
Tabled before the public hearing until the next meeting.
7.a. Resolution Agreeing to Participate in the National Opioid Settlements
7.b. Lowndes County DUI Court Technology Supplemental Grant Award
7.c. Adult Accountability Court Technology Supplemental Grant Award
7.d. Acceptance of the FY2023 VAWA Continuation Grant Award
7.e. Deep South Sanitation, LLC Residential Solid Waste Franchise Renewal
7.f. Advanced Disposal Services Residential Solid Waste Franchise Renewal
7.g. Windstream Build Agreement
When this project was first presented, there was a web-link that citizens could fill in saying they were interested. That link seems to be gone and now there is a phone number to call? There appears to be no information on the county web site (or if there is, it is well hidden).
7.h. PowerPhone Emergency Medical Dispatch with CAD Integration
8.a. A New Headquarters for Second Harvest of South Georgia
The reason that this is even on the agenda is because the major funding is a CDBG grant.
9. Reports – County Manager
10. CWTBH – Kurt Williams – 4004 Walden Road
15 homes back up to 3752 Mt Zion have flooding from a pond and the drainage ditch isn’t working for the last 8-10 years. Development was created in 2006.
11. Meeting Adjournment
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: Howell Road Halfway House tabled @ LCC Regular 2023-03-28
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, March 28, 2023
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE).
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