Commissioner Clay Griner was not present.
The other four voting Commissioners unanimously approved everything,
including the one tabling.
At least two staff speakers were not introduced, one not named except by last name,
and one never named at all.
As usual, the county did not publish the applications the applicants turned in, nor any information about them.
You could file an open records request for those,
but three days from when the agenda is posted on Friday
is after they vote on Tuesday.
You do still have time to turn in your own application if you want to be on one of these boards.
They expect this Work Session to take less than 15 minutes,
since they have
a Special Called Meeting at 8:45 AM:
“There could be a slight delay if the work session runs longer than expecte.”
Why they couldn’t wait one day to vote on that also in tomorrow’s
Regular Session is mysterious.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
Subtract out the invocation, pledge, and approval of minutes (which you couldn’t hear anyway because
the county’s sound system wasn’t working) and the
Chairman’s ending comments on Youth Leadership,
and your elected Commissioners spent about six minutes on the business of the county,
including spending some unknown amount of money on road services.
The third longest was
6.f. Water and Sewer Service Areas – Lake Park Area,
as the county continues its plan to encircle Valdosta.
Yet the county has no plan for additional sewage treatment beyond the Land Application Site (LAS),
where Lowndes County sprays sewage onto land near Grassy Pond, close to the state line,
and where they’re reducing the
Row Crop Lease Agreement
by 71 acres for unexplained reasons.
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.
The TRC considered this request. Zoning found this request
inconsistent with the Comprehensive Plan. There were no other
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
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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