The never-ending Lake Alapaha Water Treatment Plant saga @ LCC 2021-08-10.
The biggest ticket item is yet more public money to be spent on water for the
private Lake Alapaha subdivision next to the Alapaha River,
in the Lowndes County Commission agenda for Monday morning, August 9, 2021, and voting Tuesday evening, August 10.
Tourism Authority appointment,
Molly Deese succeeded the previous General Manager of Wild Adventures,
so it’s a safe bet that the current GM, Jonathan Vigue, will succeed her on that Authority.
But he’s got some competition with Rita Hightower of the Garden Center and The Crescent.
As usual, none of the three rezonings are counted as affecting the county budget,
although all three will have long-term effects, two negative because of school buses and Fire and Sheriff Department calls, and one maybe positive because
it’s for solar panels:
REZ-2021-12 US 84/I-75 Industrial Park ~542 ac., County Utilities, I-S, M-1, M-2 and P-D (Amended).
The three rezonings
Note the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determination that the remaining part of
Val Del Villas off Val Del Road
is not jurisdictional wetlands, so more houses can be built.
Northside Property Development has the same registered agent as
Uvalde Land Company that bought the Cherry Creek Mitigation Bank
next to the Withlacoochee River
and wants to deannex the upland half of it from Valdosta.
The uplands in that Bank tract are not jurisdictional wetlands, either.
The other subdivision also involves wetlands, two creeks leading to Bay Branch
and the Withlacoochee River,
plus at least one retention pond:
REZ-2021-09 Building Valdosta Subdivision (0070 018), R-A to R-21, Community Well & Septic, ~64.84 acres.
The $300 thousand total is a bit apples and oranges, since the cameras are for five years and the UPS is annual.
Here is the agenda.
The board packet, received after a LAKE open records request,
is on the LAKE website:
the preceding Planning Commission meeting.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
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WORK SESSION, MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor