Tag Archives: Valdosta City Council

Valdosta subdivisions, Lowndes County subdivisions and manufacturing @ GLPC 2024-02-26

Subdivisions everywhere. At least this time mostly next to other subdivisions.

[Valdosta and Lowndes County cases @ GLPC 2024-02-26]
Valdosta and Lowndes County cases @ GLPC 2024-02-26

The GLPC board packet, received in response to a LAKE open records request, is on the LAKE website.

Here is the agenda:

Greater Lowndes Planning Commission ~ Lowndes County ~ City of Valdosta ~ City of Dasher ~
~ City of Hahira ~ City of Lake Park ~ City of Remerton ~
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:30 P.M. Work Session
Monday, February 26, 2024 5:30 P.M. Regular Session
Lowndes County South Health District Administrative Office
325 West Savannah Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia

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Packet: Hahira 26 acre development; Valdosta financial institution, animal boarding, and commercial speculation; Lowndes County event venue and subdivision @ GLPC 2024-01-29

Update 2024-01-29: Actually, Lowndes County did email the materials on Friday. Packet: Gresham Event Venue on Old Valdosta Road and Byrd Road individual residences @ GLPC 2024-01-29.

Lowndes County did not return the materials for the two Lowndes County items listed in the agenda for Monday’s Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC) meeting. I have asked them again, noting the 3 days allowed for a response to a Georgia Open Recorda Act (GORA) request have passed.

[Collage, GLPC Packet 2024-01-29]
Collage, GLPC Packet 2024-01-29

Valdosta and Hahira staff (led by Matt Martin) find all the requests for those two cities consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and recommends approval, except for one of the Hahira proposals.

All three Hahira proposals are by Cre8ive Development Partners LLC, for 26 acres on 5901 U.S. 41 North. They are 8. to rezone, 9. to approve a planned development, and 10. to annex the property into the City of Hahira.

It’s that middle item that staff recommends further steps for: Continue reading

Packet: Lead Service Line Inventory and MCWTP Micro Screen, Lakeland Ave. Stormwater, New water wells @ VCC 2024-01-25

The board packet for tonight’s Valdosta City Council meeting, full of wastewater, stormwater, and trash items, is on the LAKE website, all 137 pages of it.

The packet includes some details about the proposed Lakeland Avenue Regional Stormwater Facility, which is item 5.c) on the agenda.

[Collage, Valdosta City Council Packet 2024-01-25]
Collage, Valdosta City Council Packet 2024-01-25

If you can’t attend in person, you can watch it on facebook live on Valdosta, A City Without Limits.
https://www.facebook.com/CityofValdosta

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Agenda: Lead Service Line Inventory and MCWTP Micro Screen, Lakeland Ave. Stormwater, New water wells @ VCC 2024-01-25

Update 2024-01-25: Packet: Lead Service Line Inventory and MCWTP Micro Screen, Lakeland Ave. Stormwater, New water wells @ VCC 2024-01-25.

Tonight’s Valdosta City Council agenda is full of wastewater, stormwater, and trash items.

[Agenda, Valdosta City Council, 2024-01-25 and Lakeland Avenue map]
Agenda, Valdosta City Council, 2024-01-25 and Lakeland Avenue map

If you can’t attend in person, you can watch it on facebook live on Valdosta, A City Without Limits.
https://www.facebook.com/CityofValdosta

Here is the agenda.

[Agenda, Valdosta City Council, 2024-01-25]
Agenda, Valdosta City Council, 2024-01-25
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AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING OF THE VALDOSTA CITY COUNCIL
5:30 PM Thursday, January 25, 2024
CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS

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All approved: Valdosta CUP, 2 Hahira items @ GLPC Videos 2023-11-27

Despite staff recommendation against, the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC) by a 3:2 vote recommended approval of the car wash across from a car wash.

As you can see by those numbers, several Planning Commissioners were absent. of the one Valdosta item Monday evening, and approval of the two Hahira items, one with conditions.

[Collage @ GLPC 27 November 2023]
Collage @ GLPC 27 November 2023

Gretchen spoke in favor of 5. HA-2023-04 Chancy Drugs (205 East Main Street) variance for THC sales: “When this law was made, it was made exactly for communities like Hahira, where we have this one drugstore.” Continue reading

Staff recommend deny Valdosta CUP, approve 2 Hahira items @ GLPC Packet 2023-11-27

Staff recommends the the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC) recommend denial of the one Valdosta item Monday evening, and approval of the two Hahira items, one with conditions.

[Collage @ GLPC Packet 2023-11-27]
Collage @ GLPC Packet 2023-11-27

The agenda packet items, recieved in response to a LAKE open records request, are on the LAKE website.

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Videos: 2 Lowndes County Cases, 4 Valdosta City Cases @ GLPC

All the items got unanimous recommendations of approval from the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission, except 5. CU-2023-03 2525 N Ashley Street CUP for an Event Center in C-H zoning got a recommendation of approval with no conditions by a 6:2 vote. This was at the Monday, September 25, 2023, meeting.

[Collage @ LCC 25 September 2023]
Collage @ LCC 25 September 2023

Below are links to each LAKE video of each agenda item, with a few notes by Gretchen Quarterman, followed by a LAKE video playlist.

Also below is what happened in each case according to the Minutes.

See also the agenda and board packet, received in response to a LAKE open records request. Continue reading

Packet: the 2 Lowndes County Cases @ GLPC 2023-09-25

About the time I posted the agenda and the four Valdosta City cases and moved on to other tasks, the packet materials arrived for the two Lowndes County cases for the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC) meeting tonight, and the draft minutes for last month’s GLPC meeting.

[Collage of the two Lowndes County cases @ GLPC 2023-09-25]
Collage of the two Lowndes County cases @ GLPC 2023-09-25

While the delay was primarily due to me forgetting to send in an open records request until Sunday. Nonetheless, it is mysterious why Lowndes County does not put GLPC board packets on lowndescounty.com along with the agendas, and the same for Lowndes County Commission board packets. Many counties and cities smaller and larger in Georgia and Florida have been doing that for years.

These additional materials are on the LAKE website.

See also the agenda and the city cases.

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2 Lowndes County Cases, 4 Valdosta City Cases @ GLPC 2023-09-25

Update 2023-09-26: Packet: the 2 Lowndes County Cases @ GLPC 2023-09-25

For the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC) meeting tonight, City Planner Matt Martin actually recommended against CU-2023-03 Kristie Jenkins (2525 N Ashley Street – Suites M & O) CUP for an Event Center in C-H zoning.

[Collage @ GLPC 2023-09-25]
Collage @ GLPC 2023-09-25

The last two city cases are a rezoning and annexation request that go together, for Edward Jennings LLC (1869 Madison Highway) 3.96 acres.

Here is the agenda.

The board packet materials for the city items are on the LAKE website, received in response to a LAKE open records request.

We have not yet received anything from Lowndes County. County Planner JD Dillard did acknowledge this morning that they county has two cases, and “We’ll get those to you.” He did not say when.

Greater Lowndes Planning Commission
~ Lowndes County ~ City of Valdosta ~ City of Dasher ~
~ City of Hahira ~ City of Lake Park ~ City of Remerton ~
Monday, September 18, 2023 5:30 P.M. Work Session
Monday, September 25, 2023 5:30 P.M. Regular Session
Lowndes County South Health District Administrative Office
325 West Savannah Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia

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Videos: One Valdosta item for expansion of a Child Daycare and School facility @ GLPC 2023-07-31

The one case did not take long at the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC) at the end of July 2023, only fifteen minutes. It was about a Planned Development amendment for a mixed-use Child Daycare and School facility in Valdosta. They unanimously recommended approval with all seven conditions.

[Collage @ GLPC 31 July 2023]
Collage @ GLPC 31 July 2023

There will be one county item for the August GLPC meeting, and none from the various cities.

Here are LAKE videos of each agenda item, with a few notes by Gretchen Quarterman, followed by a LAKE video playlist.

See also the ag enda and board packet. Continue reading