The corpulent corporate giant asked for a variance, and met with
unexpected opposition, as well as unexpected results.
The formal title of the item was
VAR-2010-15 McDonald’s Corp. (4601 Foxborough Avenue),
on the agenda of
the Valdosta-Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBOA).
“Requesting a Variance to the maximum square footage allowed for drive-thru signage.”
Lowndes County Zoning Administrator Carmella Braswell.
introduced the case, and
Chair Allan Strickland mentioned pictures of other fast food restaurants
with signs within ordinance limits.
The current members of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBOA) are:
City of Valdosta
Allan Strickland, Chair
Scott Orenstein, Vice-Chair
Dr. William Houseal
Here they are at their 14 Sep 2010 meeting:
Left to right: Laverne Gaskins, Gretchen Quarterman,
Allan Strickland (Chair),
Scott Orenstein (Vice-Chair),
Dr. William Houseal.
(Nancy Hobby and Dave Kirk were not present at that meeting.)
The ZBOA is a joint board consisting of eight appointed citizens, four each for the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County. Members are appointed for three year terms. City board members are appointed by the Mayor-Council based on their experience in land development, their familiarity with the City of Valdosta Zoning Ordinance, and their willingness to commit sufficient time to the board in order to be an effective board member.