You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go
I owe my soul to the company store
County Manager Joe Pritchard asked the Lowndes County Commission to spend the funds the citizens of Lowndes County approved on the SPLOST VII referendum for the Naylor Boat Ramp:
We are proposing for the purchase of 4.35 acres of property on the Alapaha River designated for the purpose of a boat ramp. You have the documentation there before you, the warranty deed. And as you are aware, this also reserves for an easement by the current owner, a proposed easement, and the appraisal is for $24,000, as is the purchase price, and that is the consideration for the proposed easement.
Commissioner Scottie Orenstein asked: Continue reading
Here are videos from Monday morning’s Work Session. They already met again to vote this evening. See also the previous Planning Commission agenda with the packet materials obtained by LAKE for the Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) condition changes, the Moody Activities Zones (MAZ) changes to the ULDC, and the Orchard at Tillman Crossing and the LAKE videos of that meeting.
Here’s the Lowndes County Commission agenda, which also includes many other items, such as the obscurely named Execution of the Resolution for Hazardous Waste Trust Fund, which is about the closed landfill at Clyattville.
- 1. Call to Order 4. Minutes for Approval
- 5.a. Standard Tax Lighting District, Gramercy, Old Pine Rd, 5 Lots
- 5.b. Decorative Tax Lighting District, Bemiss Landing , 74 Lots
- 5.c. TXT-2015-01, Main Focus, MAZ Regulations
- 5.d. REZ-2015-19 The Orchard at Stone Creek, PD Changes
- e. REZ-2015-20 City of Valdosta – Withlacoochee WWTP, Wetherington Ln.,
- 6.a. Commission Meeting Calendar 2016
- 6.b. Adoption of the 2016-2017 Budget Calendar
- 6.c. Additional Position for State Court
- 6.d. DA’s Federal VOCA “New Funding” Award Application
- 6.e. Storage Area Network
- 6.f. Assistance to Firefighters Grant
- 6.g. Execution of the Resolution for Hazardous Waste Trust Fund
- 6.h. Stop Loss Insurance Renewal
- 6.i. 2016 Health Insurance Plan Document
- 6.j. Add Veterans Day to the Holiday Schedule
- 7.a. Renovations to the Lowndes County Civic Center
- 8. Reports – County Manager – Adjourn to closed session
Here’s a video playlist:
Videos: MAZ, WWTP, tax lighting, civic center, court, insurance, hazardous waste
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 December 2015.
This morning at 8:30 AM, then for voting Tuesday evening at 5:30 PM, the Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) condition changes, the Moody Activities Zones (MAZ) changes to the ULDC, and the Orchard at Tillman Crossing from the previous Planning Commission agenda are on this morning’s very long Lowndes County Commission agenda, along with many other items. Among them, the obscurely named Execution of the Resolution for Hazardous Waste Trust Fund is about the closed landfill at Clyattville.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSContinue reading
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, December 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, December 8, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
In light of the comments from the Chamber of Commerce from last week related to TXT-2015-01 I have prepared a document that helps show the amendments and various TRC and Chamber recommendations/comments side by side. The amendments are overall organized into two groups, those that are recommended for approval and have no objection and those that have opposition and/or other comments. I will plan to provide physical copies of the attached document at tonight’s meeting. Thank you.
Maybe this is a precedent for the county taking citizen comments more seriously; one hopes it doesn’t apply only to the Chamber.
An invisible change to Valdosta’s Withlacoochee River Wastewater Treatment Plant. Already a subdivision rezoning after the old US 41 N widening. And still going in its third year, the Moody Activities Zones (MAZ) Text Amendments, with updates last week, including the Chamber’s latest position, all on top of the previous updates. Those are just the Lowndes County cases on the agenda tonight for the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC).
The six Valdosta cases include a funeral home, a radio station, a church accessory, a community commercial rezoning, an amendment to a Planned Development, and City of Valdosta sign regulations changes.
All that plus Continue reading
Updates about Moody, Tillman Crossing, and the Withlacoochee River Wastewater Treatment Plant, for tonight’s Planning Commission meeting, received after last week’s GLPC Work Session. I would post tonight’s GLPC agenda, but it’s not on the county’s website.
See the surprise addition in this update of REZ-2015-20 City of Valdosta WWTP, about which details were not included: “The proposed site plan is the same one that was presented to you with your paperwork last night.” So if you’re not a Planning Commissioner, you don’t get to see what the City of Valdosta is proposing for its new Withlacoochee River Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Another item is apparently known by several names: Continue reading
Details of massive revisions to the proposal for changes to the Moody Activity Zoning Districts, sent by County Planner Jason Davenport to the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC) and the Lowndes County Commissioners on 11 November 2015, in advance of the GLPC’s 23 November 2015 Work Session and 30 November 2015 Regular Session. He copied LAKE due to an open records request from Gretchen Quarterman. The whole thing is on the LAKE website.
Especially interesting are two slides apparently intended to finally the question on everyone’s mind of which developers are these changes for?
- To improve the MAZ Regulations
- 2012 Rezoning Case & Text Amendment
- County Leadership (Direction)(lnitial Goal June 2015)
- County Planner (Implementation and Support)
- Response to Continue reading
After the County Commission Work Session shown in these LAKE videos, the Planning Commission met Monday evening, and this evening (Tuesday 5:30PM) the County Commission votes, but will table the ULDC amendments.
In addition to all the other items on the agenda and mentioned in the previous post, they went into an Executive Session about Pending Litigation. Who are they suing now? Or who’s still suing them about for example James Road?
Here are links to the LAKE videos of yesterday morning’s meeting, followed by a video playlist.