In an unusual move, Valdosta Engineering and Stormwater Departments jointly
wrote half a page proposing a different parking arrangement than the applicant asked for from ZBOA, on the agenda for this Tuesday afternoon.
Engineering & Stormwater Department:
While this development has
the minimum amount of parking required; the business is continually
starved for parking and drive-thru stacking during peak business
hours. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) A few years ago they Continue reading →
A backlog since June is a lot of cases, and in the interests of time
I have not watched the whole thing; instead I’m posting now.
Summary of Actions
should appear soon on the Valdosta website for
the decision-making Zoning Board of Appeals.
and board packet,
which is on the LAKE website,
courtesy of ZBOA member Gretchen Quarterman.
Gretchen also set up the LAKE video camera behind the board this time.
Links to the two LAKE videos appear below, followed by a LAKE video playlist.
Vince Schneider warned county homeowners that it could happen to them, too:
the establishment of the Foxborough Avenue McDonalds, the county has
irreversibly established a most terrible precedence. You too can wake
up one morning to find a Fast food store being built in your front
Like many of us, he wondered what the county government is thinking:
I cannot comprehend how the county can possibly
benefit from allowing such an establishment to be built in a quite
county residential neighborhood. Is it because it provides unskilled
low paying jobs? Will this McDonalds look good on a resume? It was my
understanding that Valdosta and Lowndes County wanted to attract a more
skilled, professional work force. The real estate on Foxborough Avenue
the county permitted McDonalds to build on would have been, and is prime
real estate for just such a professional enterprise….
Residential home owners of Lowndes County take notice —Vince Schneider @ LCC 14 June 2011
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 14 June 2011.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.
After Vince Schneider finished reading his letter,
Chairman Ashley Paulk handed him a paper, which was apparently
a communication from County Engineer Mike Fletcher.
Appended is the text of the letter Vince Schneider read to the Commission.
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For entertainment, I read daily the Rant and Rave in the local newspaper.
Now, I know some people here think that what’s written there is so horrible
that they can’t stand it. Others think it is just for those too afraid
to say something in public. Nonetheless, I read it nearly daily as I find
it an interesting window into our area.
Lately, there have been several people writing in about the
advertising signs posted around both Valdosta and the county.
They note that the messaging on these signs is in direct conflict with
Valdosta’s new litter campaign slogan.
I can only assume they mean the yellow “Got Junk?” signs.