The third longest was
6.f. Water and Sewer Service Areas – Lake Park Area,
as the county continues its plan to encircle Valdosta.
Yet the county has no plan for additional sewage treatment beyond the Land Application Site (LAS),
where Lowndes County sprays sewage onto land near Grassy Pond, close to the state line,
and where they’re reducing the
Row Crop Lease Agreement
by 71 acres for unexplained reasons.
Mayor Sandlin stated that Council still needed to appoint a
replacement to the Lowndes County Planning Commission and the MPO
Representative to fill his seat. Member Taylor made a motion to add
the Lowndes County Planning Commission appointment to the agenda,
Member Barr second, all in favor motion passed. Mayor stated he had
recently spoken to Debbie Sauls and she agreed to serve on the
committee. Member Taylor made a motion to appoint Debbie Sauls to be
the City of Lake Park xepresentative to the Lowndes County Planning
Commission, Member Carter second, all in favor, motion passed.
The TRC considered this request. Zoning found this request
inconsistent with the Comprehensive Plan. There were no other
Staff found the request overall consistent with the Goals and
Policies of the Comprehensive Plan, however, inconsistent with the
Character Area Map and offers the following condition: The use of
the property shall be limited to the principal use of a terminal for
freight by truck and accessory uses incidental and subordinate to
such a facility.
The GLPC heard this request at their February regular meeting and
recommended for its approval with the condition offered by Staff by
a 7-0 vote. For reference, the applicant’s agent was present to
answer any questions and no one spoke against the request at the
Videos: Freight line rezoning reviewed by Planning Commission
Regular Session, Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 25 February 2019.
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The longest topic was
water and wastewater, when
elected officials from Lowndes County and its cities, Valdosta,
Lake Park, Dasher, and Hahira (but apparently not Remerton),
gathered on neutral ground to discuss tax revenue allocation,
in a public meeting.
Curiously, the Chairman and the Mayors were not invited.
It’s not clear whether omitting them helped or not.
There was actually mention that
growth close to existing services is better than sprawl.
Below are links to each WWALS video Gretchen took,
with a few notes,
followed by a WWALS video playlist.
the meeting announcement.
In her first meeting as Chair, Vicki Rountree moved right along,
even getting the opening reading of the set script down to barely four minutes,
even including invocation and pledge.
All the rezonings considered that Monday by the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC) are in Lowndes County, not in any of its incorporated cities.
The two on Madison Highway appear to be coincidence.
REZ-2019-01 Jerry Stoker is apparently for one or both of the
two Stoker Development LLC parcels on Old Pine Road.
This is part of the general development of what Lowndes County staff
refer to as “Central Lowndes County”, as in their preferred development area.