Last month the Planning Commission reviewed a truck freight line request for rezoning that is on the Lowndes County Commission agenda for voting tonight. The business has operating for several decades, and now wants to expand in a way that does not fit the Comprehensive Plan, but the Planning Commission recommended approving with a condition that the property can’t be used for any other purpose.
Chair Vicki Rountree welcomed new member Debbie Sauls from Lake Park, with no explanation, and the county and Valdosta’s web pages still don’t list her (they don’t have the Chair correct, either), but we found out what happened.
Below are links to each LAKE video of each agenda item, with a very few notes, followed by a LAKE video playlist. See also the agenda.
- 1. Call to Order, Invocation, Pledge
1a. Welcome new commission member
City of Lake Park
- Dr. Keith Sandlin – Term Expires 04/06/22
We find what happened in the Lake Park City Council Minutes 2019-02-05,
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.
- 2. Approval of the Meeting Minutes: January28, 2019
- 3. CU-2019-01Daniel Bayman 118 North Patterson CUP for small Motel
- 4. CU-2019-02 Birdie’s Events 206 North Street – Event Center
- 5. VA-2019-01 Jarmillo – 1609 North Patterson R-10 to O-P
6. REZ- 2019-04 South Eastern Freight 2120-2126 West HIll CH and R-1 to M2
The TRC considered this request. Zoning found this request inconsistent with the Comprehensive Plan. There were no other objectionable comments.
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 public hearing.
- Other Business and Meeting Adjournment
Here’s a LAKE video playlist:
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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