tonight’s vote on Moody Housing on Val Del Road,
maybe somebody should review
these administrative waivers from county staff for Nelson Hill,
one for the minimum lot size, and the other for setbacks for the lots along the “lake”.
I haven’t yet found who waived
the requirement for condominiums,
or for their fronts to be staggered,
or for them to be at least 1800 square feet,
or the traffic calming measures,
or how all this fits the submitted site plans,
nor for that matter what happened to
the gate or guards or the road connecting to Grove Point.
Maybe you can find those things in
the materials about Nelson Hill received in response to
an Open Records Request.
If staff can waive all these things without any of them coming up
again for a vote before the elected Commission in a public hearing,
why do we have the elected Commissioners vote in the first place?
Good afternoon. Based on recent questions from multiple parties
regarding Nelson Hill we thought it best to respond in writing to all.
For us the question is “Will the County require a minimum lot size in
Nelson Hill?” and our answer is Continue reading →
County Planner Jason Davenport said the proposed
Moody Family Housing was “in the Nelson Hill neighborhood”,
and there were at least 30 pages of updates, but the
County Clerk wouldn’t show them to LAKE without an Open Records
Request, which hadn’t yet been satisfied at the end of the day.
Commissioners had some questions about acreage and traffic,
some of which were answered by the ubiquitous Attorney Bill Holland,
and others of which were not answered very well by County Engineer
Mike Fletcher, at
this morning’s Work Session of the Lowndes County Commission.
As of last Friday we did receive an updated site plan as well as some
elevations from the applicants to let us know exactly what the houses
would look like, what they’re anticipating.
The site plan did have four changes and I’ll hand these out to you
in just one minute.
We added some notes about the uses.
We wanted to make them show us where
signage was and we wanted to make them clarify who would be maintaining
the open space and the green space….
He passed those updates out, but the County Clerk refused to supply
copies for LAKE without an Open Records Request.
Gretchen filed an ORR, but if the county takes the statutory three days,
we won’t get copies, nor will you, before the Commission votes tomorrow evening..