Tag Archives: Arglass

Packet: Valdosta-Lowndes County Board of Appeals, including VAR-2023-13 Arglass 2023-06-06

They granted all three variances, for exterior building materials, for signs, and Arglass wants to expand for a second furnace, in their phase 2 planned since at least 2016.

Here are the board packet and the minutes of the June 6, 2023, meeting of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBOA), received in response to open records request to Valdosta and Lowndes County.

For Arglass, see also the WWALS blog post, Arglass GA-EPD air permit application for a second facility to produce glass containers 2023-07-17.

[Arglass maps]
Arglass maps

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Videos: Stealth Commission district reapportionment and half million dollar developer giveaway @ LCC 2022-01-25

As expected, the Lowndes County Commission at its Regular Session passed the half million dollar bailout for a developer.

Not expected, they changed the agenda at the beginning of the meeting to approve new Commission district maps and a resolution supporting them, for immediate transmission to the state.

One citizen wishing to be heard spoke about the never ending noise from the 15 month old Arglass factory.

[Amendment, Commissioners, New Districts]
Amendment, Commissioners, New Districts

Developer Bailout

For 5.k. Property Purchase – Building Valdosta, LLC County Manager Paige Dukes said staff acted at the direction of the Commissioners, seeming to distance herself and staff from this action.


I’m guessing the added agenda item was 5.l..

Vice Chair Joyce Evans, presiding over the meeting in the absence of Chair Bill Slaughter, introduced the agenda change for district reapportionment indicating the Commissioners all already knew this was going to happen. Continue reading