Another item that was tabled at the last meeting was the selection of the second person from the county to be a member
of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Community Service Board. I have asked to be appointed, but the item did not get put on this week’s agenda. In this critical period while new systems are going to be put in place for consumers of DBHDD’s services, it is important that people be at the table to hear and react to what is planned by Atlanta for Region IV in which we reside. Linda Floyd, RN from the VSU Nursing program will be re-appointed, but another place is empty.
Newsflash: Lowndes County Commission does right thing about rezoning!
Commissioner Raines expressed puzzlement as to what to do
about rezoning for Nottinghill on Cat Creek since he thought
the previous day that there was a deal between
and the neighbors, but it turned out
there was not.
Commissioner Powell recommended tabling until next meeting so the
developer and the neighbors could try again to work something out.
Commissioner Richard Raines said he would require Nottinghill lots to have:
“Not perhaps, but a fence around the edge of the property.
Need to make sure that bicycles and fourwheelers, that children are not playing
in a field that is used to grow crops.”
Seems fair, except that he seemed to be talking about each individual
eventual property owner having to put up a fence, and I can tell you by
experience that that won’t happen without the neighboring landowner
personally insisting to each lot owner.
Unless the Commission insists that county code enforcement actually
enforce such a condition, which would be a good thing for a change.
Then Commissioner Raines asked Calvin Marshall:
“Is it still your position that 12-15,000 square foot lots are OK?”
“We’re not interested in a Bluepool,
We’re not interested in a Chatham Place.
And we’re certainly not interested in what they built out on Val Del Road.
We’ve also looked at what they’ve done with Old Pine,
and we’re definitely not interested in that, either.
Too small lots, small homes.”
That last one is presumably
which had a roomful of neighbors opposing it last year.
Calvin Marshall asked for the Commissioners to deny the Nottinghill
He also asked:
“The other thing that we asked the developer … what you going to do about
the neighbors that have got a farm on each side?
What kind of buffer are you going to put there?
We farm that land, we grow crops,
we run cows,
we run goats,
we run hogs,
and we’re going to continue to do that.
We don’t have an answer as to what they’re going to do for a buffer.”
Calvin Marshall continued with the economic argument:
“There’s three or four generations of property owners in this room tonight.
These people go back for three or four generations.
And these people have worked hard.
Continuing the Foxborough McDonald’s story,
Vince Schneider sent the appended to Commissioner Richard Raines Thursday.
I have added some related material, including pictures of the 12 July 2010
Commission meeting to which he refers.
From: “Schneider, Vincent H”
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 12:15:18
To: Schneider, Vincent H,firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Schneider: County Engineer: Foxborough Subdivision Streets
I hope your day is going well. I’m spending half this afternoon with the
dentist getting a permanent crown installed and the other half with my
wife’s kidney doctor. Life must truck on regardless of the Foxborough
Sir, twice I made statements to you in regards to County Engineer,
Mr. Mike Fletcher. I now wish to present my position in writing. My
first statement was during our first phone conversation on 18 May
2011. During that conversation I rather colorfully stated