the same Chair and Vice-Chair as currently:
Franklin Bailey and Jody Hall.
County Planner Jason Davenport pointed out traditionally they
rotate every two years, but the Commission could decide to keep the same
officers, and they did.
While it’s great that Georgia Power came to compliment the county,
does that electric utility rep. reside in or pay property taxes in Lowndes County, and why was he not required to state his name and address?
Ditto the software salesman for Continue reading →
Below are links to each LAKE video of the Work Session of 25 September 2017.
See also the previous notes with
For the three rezoning cases, see also
the LAKE videos of the Planning Commission meetings of
28 August 2017
25 September 2017.
HISTORY, FACTS, AND ISSUES: The certified Lowndes County fatality
rate: 2006-14, 2007-14, 2008~19, 2009-16, 2010-18, 2011-15,
2012-11, 2013-7, 2014-14, 2015-19, 2016-20. Any traffic
fatality in Lowndes County is too many. For numerous years, the
county has been plagued with an unacceptable fatality rate.
Consistently for ten years between 2006 and 2016 we suffered with as
much as nineteen people dying annually in crashes. In April 2012 the
Sheriff created the SPEED team which joined forces with the Valdosta
Police HEAT team. Together both agencies diligently fought to reduce
the fatality rate. In 2013, Lowndes County recorded an unprecedented
lowest rate of the decade with seven fatalities.
While the Industrial Authority has been busily spiffing up its various Industrial Parks, everyone may have forgotten they have some competition west of town. Back in December 2010 Attorney Jack Langdale convinced the Commission in case REZ-2010-15 to rezone about 542 acres from R-1 to I-S, M-2, M-1, and P-D, which they did with fifteen conditions, which you can see in their minutes from 14 December 2010. As I recall it, one of the most convincing arguments was that the Langdales' own Kinderlou Subdivision is next door, so they wouldn't be doing anything to damage that, thus other neighbors could rest assured. Anyway, the next step was before the Commission at their Work Session this morning, for a vote tomorrow evening at their 5:30 PM Regular Session.
County Engineer Mike Fletcher presented agenda item 5.c., about Cameron Lane.
In December of 2010 the Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning case for the industrial park located off of highway 84, state route 38 west, near Wetherington Lane. The developers are beginning their master plan for the industrial park and will be utilitizng Cameron Lane as an entrance off of State Route 38 into the park. The developers are requesting to demolish Cameron Lane and rebuild a boulevard type entrance to serve the industrial park.
Attached are plats in front of you that show the existing and the proposed layout. The developer will be responsible for the acquisition of the the additional right of way that is required, as well as all engineering and construction costs for Cameron Lane. The new infrastructure will be built to county standards amd then will be brought back before the Commissioners for executive acceptance of infrastructure.
Commisioner Raines wanted to know if the county needed to deed the road over to the developer while all this was being done. Fletcher assured him the contractor would be responsible for everything.
5.c. Cameron Lane widening for industrial park on US 84 W @ LCC 2012-07-23 Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC), Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 23 July 2012.