The contentious James Road rezoning passed by 3:2, on March 14, 2023. After speakers for and against, and questions from Lowndes County Commissioners, Commissioner Clay Griner made the motion, and Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker seconded. They and Commissioner Scottie Orenstein voted in favor. Commissioners Joyce Evans and Demarcus Marshall voted against.
Everything else passed unanimously, including the $1.2 million for three water projects, two for subdivisions with golf clubs, and the most expensive one to run a watermain up Val Del Road, enticing more subdivisions up that way.
|$980,051.00||Val-Del Water Main Extension|
|$225,910.30||Francis Lake Sewer Rehab|
|$26,585.50||Kinderlou Offsite Well Emergency Repair|
Below are links to each LAKE video of each agenda item, with a few notes by Gretchen Quarterman, followed by a LAKE video playlist.
1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge
5. Minutes for Approval
6.a. REZ-2023-03 Flannigan, ~8.0 acres, James Road \u0026 Smith St, R-1 to P-D
6.b. Addition to Basic Decorative Lighting District
7.a. Dell Laptop Lease for Signature
7.b. Abandonment of a Section of Hightower Road
8.a. Kinderlou Offsite Well Emergency Repair
8.b. Francis Lake Sewer Rehab
8.c. Val-Del Water Main Extension
8.d. Briggston Road Quit Claim Deeds
In the meeting this was handled as 8d.
On the modified agenda it was listed as:
7c. Quit-Claim Deed and Release Approved by Greg Saucier
Documents: Quit-Claim Deed and Release Approved by Greg Saucier.pdf
9. Reports – County Manager
9. Reports – County Manager (continued)
10. Citizens Wishing to be Heard – JD Rice
From the Minutes: “J.D. Rice, 501 Knob Hill Drive, addressed the commission regarding petitions collected from citizens in regards to building a memorial tribute to African American military men and women of Lowndes County. Mr. Rice asked that this request for a monument be placed on the next meeting agenda. Mr. Rice submitted petitions he collected.”
11. Meeting Adjournment
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
Videos: James Road rezoning and three water projects @ LCC 2023-03-14
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, March 14, 2023.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE).
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