ZBOA granted some relief on parking, but not as much as they wanted, and not anything else: not setbacks, fencing, etc., to Knudson & Son Outdoor Activities, the only case on this month’s ZBOA agenda.
Update 2019-06-10: LAKE video of the ZBOA meeting, in which the case didn’t look nearly so good when presented.
I have to admit I like this part, on page 9 of the one variance request, a Lowndes County case, the only case on the ZBOA agenda for today:
Requirements for variances: 9.02.03:
A. Due to the size of the property it would create a financial hardship to tear down current natural vegetation to build a fence around the activity area. Also one of the property lines goes through wetlands, and runs along a creek. I would have to disturb a considerable amount of wetlands to do a fence or wall. It would also create a hardship with my overall goals for the property. I plan to have it setup to where for the most part if you are standing at a property line you wont be able to see the field area. If I have to tear down natural buffer then it will be easier for neighbors to see the field from their property vs natural untouched woods. If we were also required to tear up an area to plant new trees and shrubs this would create a few hardships. The first would be financial as it would require several trees and shrubs due to the size of the property. The second is that it would strain the relationships with my neighbors as they will more than likely be able to see more of the recreation area vs if we left the vegetation that is currently in place.
The entire ZBOA board packet is on the LAKE website, thanks to ZBOA member Gretchen Quarterman.
Here is the agenda:
Valdosta – Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals
Valdosta Planning and Zoning Administrator
300 North Lee Street, Valdosta, Georgia
Lowndes County Zoning Office
327 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia
June 4, 2019
- Call to Order
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