For those unaware, Super District 4 was a newly created district in
Lowndes County two years ago. I assumed this office without a
predecessor to this district seat. It was my understanding of this
district to compliment the other districts by adding more
responsiveness and accountability for the citizens of Lowndes
Upon being elected and occupying the seat, I inherited a wonderful
staff; however, the county faced several challenges. The economy was Continue reading →
Imagine you are the world’s largest operator of shopping malls, and
shoppers can only get to your malls via the equivalent of dirt paths
and country roads. What’s more, those meager routes are all
controlled by an oligopoly of private, toll-road operators that
focus on their profitability, not on getting consumers to the stores
in your malls.
The result would be a mess. The roads would be slow yet expensive.
Consumers would limit shopping trips. The stores in your malls would
have a hard time generating business, so your malls would languish.
Yet the entire online economy runs on an analogous network. The
network could easily be lightning fast, pervasive and cheap (or even
Richard Lee congratulated the current Commissioners
on being willing to serve.
He pointed at Commissioner Joyce Evans as having been to this rodeo before.
He said they could trust County Manager Joe Pritchard.
And he asked them to find money to stripe roads.
So if y’all can find some coins, and
Mr. Prichard has a real knack for doing that,
we’d appreciate it up in my end of the county.
Corey Hull of VLMPO sent this 27 June 2011. The TIA item is about T-SPLOST, and there is opportunity for citizen participation. -jsq
The Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee
will be holding its next regular meeting on July 12, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
at the SGRC office (address below). Please find attached the agenda.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at
email@example.com or at 229-333-5277.
T-SPLOST regional executive committee chairman
gave his opinion on T-SPLOST at a Lowndes County Democratic Party
(LCDP) meeting a few months ago:
He’s against it
because he doesn’t like
a law with a stick in it.
At the same LCDP meeting, Corey Hull of VLMPO explained T-SPLOST,
which LAKE videoed in six parts,
The state has decided that all new subdivisions must have through streets linking them with neighboring subdivisions, schools and shopping areas. State officials say the new regulations will improve safety and accessibility and save money: No more single entrances and exits onto clogged secondary roads. Quicker responses by emergency vehicles. Lower road maintenance costs for governments.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, business consultant and president of JobBait.com Mark Hovind ranked every metropolitan statistical area across the country, highlighting those he deemed to be “recession-proof.” The city of Valdosta was the only Georgia city to make the list.
One thing I noticed was that along Cat Creek Road they are proposing several
intersection upgrades (at Hambrick Road, New Bethel Road, and Radar Site Road)
which look like they would funnel still more traffic through Hambrick Road
to Moody AFB.
Hambrick Road and Cat Creek Road are not highways.
State highways 122 and 129 (Bemiss Road) make a nice fast route from
Hahira to Moody.
A few improvements at Walker’s Crossing (where 122 and 129 intersect)
would seem much more appropriate.
The MPO could request for the state to do that.
Widening of Old US41N is on the list again as a county project,
this time as far as Union Road.
Several new roads are proposed throughout the city and county
as well as widening of many roads with additional travel or turn lanes.
You can look over the list of projects and you’ll probably find ones
to comment on.