Suing local businesses helps run up fees to the county attorney, says County Manager Joe Pritchard. He didn’t mention that continuing to promote sprawl for example through the county’s thoroughfare plan also runs up fees that property taxes will never meet. Commissioners seemed very concerned about “stakeholders” whom they said were “the development community, the real estate community” and “the construction and homebuilder industries”. Maybe somewhere they mentioned the agricultural and forestry industries, or sales tax payers even if they don’t own real estate; if so I missed it. At least they’re thinking about the Comprehensive Plan and the general direction of the county in a public forum. And the County Planner did talk about quality of life. Plus it seems business prospects bringing that up got the attention of the County Manager. They said they have a responsiblity to set the direction of the county. How about instead of continuing to drive sprawl outwards, which is a fiscally (and environmentally) irresponsible path, turn to directing development to be more dense in already-developed areas? They continue this morning at 8:30 AM, and Gretchen is there again with the LAKE video camera.
Turns out they did post an agenda for the Planning Meeting this morning and tomorrow, just not on the county calendar nor in their agenda section. Hm, Accountability Court: will they have to go to that? Gretchen is there with the LAKE video camera at Quail Branch Lodge, 7601 Zeigler Road, Lake Park, GA.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMSSIONERS
2016 Commlssion Plahning Meeting Agenda
Quail Branch Lodge
7601 Zeigler Road, Lake Park, Georgia
Thursday, February 4-
0:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Audit Report — Henderson & Godbee, LLC 9:15 a.m. Finance — Stephanie Black 10:15 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. Speclal Purpose Local Option Sales Tax — Harrison Tillman Continue reading