Well, they spelled that wrong, as “Where are we now?”
Maybe for the video narrator from California who showed
a picture of lily pads when he said “River”.
But to be fair, this website and
the video from the Development Authority
VisionFirst whom Lowndes County paid $25,000,
presumably matching Valdosta,
also adopted by
does work hard to show a positive vision of the local area.
Oops, I forgot the hospital and the Chamber, and, most importantly,
Georgia Power, listed in the FAQ:
These videos are for those of you who have jobs, or responsibilities, which prevent you from taking random days or hours off at a time. Commissioner Marshall was absent from the second day of the retreat because he has a job which does not allow him the flexibility of daytime hours off. (The first day of the retreat was on Presidents Day.)
The topics of discussion ranged from the ever popular litter and trash collection, to special tax districts, fire and emergency response, animal control and the animal shelter, and one of my favorites, electronic records. Most presentations were made either by the county manager or clerk but the current Deep South Solid Waste Authority Chairman Kevin Beals was first up to talk trash.
A few years ago,
a doctor in Valdosta applied for a variance
for solar panels over his parking lot.
The Zoning Board of Approvals (ZBOA) tabled it,
because Valdosta’s Land Development Regulations (LDR)
did not permit that.
I think he then made the panels connected to his building,
which put them a different and already-permitted category.
What if Valdosta and other local governments updated their codes
to enable parking lot and other solar power?
4-6PM Monday, March 12, 2018
National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Library (NESPAL)
2356 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA 31793
“The Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, and University of Georgia have come together to develop a model solar zoning ordinance to provide county and city officials and other decision-makers in Georgia access to best practices and a common baseline from which to work. We will produce a comprehensive document that addresses multiple scales and types of solar energy systems that counties and cities can adopt and adapt to their needs.”
Hi, as a point of clarification emergency personnel
responded to reports of an odor; however, after thorough
investigation no evidence of a chemical leak or release could be
identified or confirmed. As a precaution, the Board of Education
property was accessed by responders. No evidence of contamination
was present. A follow up visit to the area later this morning
reports the odor was no longer present.
Thank you, EMA Lowndes, for responding, and on a weekend, too.
No T-SPLOST on
the agenda for Monday morning,
despite tabling it two weeks ago
until their next meeting.
That may be because while Lowndes County dithered,
ten other of the 18 counties in the region agreed to put it on the ballot,
so now it doesn’t matter what the Lowndes County Commission decides about that.
Remember, even with it on the ballot, it can still be voted down, like in 2012.
Meanwhile, according to the VDT,
In the coming weeks, a regional roundtable of government
representatives will determine when the public vote will take place,
the projected revenue from the tax and what projects the tax would
fund if passed.
You, the taxpayers, are not invited to those roundtables,
which will be held on unknown dates at unknown locations.