Lowndes County Commission meets tonight, 5:30 PM,
at 327 N. Ashley Street, Valdosta, GA 31601.
appointement to SRJDA (what’s that? come and see!),
Hump Road abandonment, landfill permit modification,
$800,000 DHS grant application,
purchase of wetland credits for old Clyattville Road,
Gateway Grants, and other items.
Some of them may affect you.
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:05:59 -0500
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“John S. Quarterman” <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Tuesday’s Meeting
Dear Chairman Paulk and Commissioners.
I again would like to extend my invitation as President of WACE to the
upcoming event this Thursday
The issue of the proposed biomass incinerator is far from over and
concerned citizens of Lowndes County and Valdosta will use their
constitutional rights to (respectfully) speak up at future meetings, as
they have done in the past.
The VDT writes about Foxborough two days in a row:
Several dozen residents of the Foxborough subdivision came to the Lowndes County Commission meeting Tuesday to again express their dismay at the possibility of having a McDonald’s fast food restaurant located by the neighborhood’s entrance.
Resident Pete Candelaria said he has been living in Foxborough for six years and was speaking on behalf of the residents.
Candelario (I believe that’s the actual spelling of his name) provided
a list of suggestions to the Commission, which Chairman Paulk addressed,
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According to Vince Schneider, the spokesman for the residents, the majority of
the neighborhood is opposed to the possibility of a McDonald’s restaurant openin
g there. The property is currently listed with Lowndes County as owned by First
State Bank, but the county engineer, Mike Fletcher, confirmed Monday at the Lo
wndes County Board of Commissioners work session that he has received a plat fo
r the proposed development.
Schneider appeared before commissioners at the work session to request they rec
onsider the commercial zoning in the area.
Here Coy Brightwell asks for a show of hands for those against
rezoning for the Glen Laurel subdivision on Old Pine Road.
Many hands went up throughout the packed room.
Even more to the point, not one neighbor spoke for the rezoning.
He ends with an additional disclaimer that he’s not against
development; he’s against the density of this development in this place.
quoted him as saying:
“We are not against progress. We are not against the development of Lowndes County … The part that we do have a problem with is the density of this proposal. We’re just not in agreement with the drastic changes that will take place in our community (and) we are here for a compromise.”
An interesting series of exchanges here.
First Coy Brightwell compared the proposed Glen Laurel subdivision
(on Old Pine Road) to the existing Greyfield subdivision (off Oak Street
Extension) with a number of specific points: run down quickly, rental property, etc.:
Then a Mr. Mulligan gets into an interesting discussion about code enforcement:
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The Glen Laurel Subdivision rezoning case that the Lowndes County
Board of Commissioners decided on Tuesday June 8 (REZ-2010-06)
raises all sorts of issues.
Let’s start by hearing Coy Brightwell (he lives just across Old Pine Road from
the proposed subdivision) summarize some points against
the rezoning, saying going all the way from RA to PD is too far,
and that the neighbors are asking for a compromise:
There’s a theme here: “we’re not against development”.
We’ll come back to that.
This is about exclusion zones around wells, and maybe about
restrictions on putting new wells next to pollution sources such
as cotton fields.
At their 8 June 2010 regular meeting, the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners,
at the recommendation of County Planner Jason Davenport,
tabled revisions to the Uniform Land Development Code (ULDC) about
Such protections are a new requirment by the Georgia EPD,
and it’s taking a while to figure out what is appropriate for the
ten wells operated by the county and the 140 private community wells,
many of which have trust indentures with the county that require the
county to take them over if their current operators do not supply
enough water, or of good enough quality.
Picture by John S.Quarterman, video by Gretchen K. Quarterman
for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange, 8 June 2010.