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. A Summary of Actions should appear soon on the Valdosta website for the decision-making Zoning Board of Appeals. See also the agenda and board packet, is 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.Continue reading
Today’s meeting of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals is cancelled, according to Tracy Tolley, Zoning Coordinator for the City of Valdosta, in response to an inquiry from Gretchen Quarterman.
ZBOA did not meet in July or August due to lack of business. An agenda for today’s cancelled meeting is still posted on Valdosta’s website, which I am copying here, just in case. Probably most items will reappear on next month’s agenda. Continue reading
Last thing last Tuesday, they approved a newspaper insert to commemorate former ZBOA member Mike Hill, who recently died.
ZBOA granted 5:1 a request in VAR-2017-06 for lots smaller than in the county’s Family ties requirement. Again 5:1 they granted the VAR-2017-07 request for a barn setback. For each of those cases, one person spoke for.
In “yet another case that came about due to a recent survey”, as County Zoner Carmella Braswell said, they Continue reading
The board packet for today’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting is on the LAKE website, thanks to ZBOA member Gretchen Quarterman.
See also in a previous blog post the “>text version of the agenda.
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2:30 PM today (really today now on Tuesday): welcome new member Victoria Copeland, a realtor, for three setbacks, a family ties, and a family residential case at the decision-making Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBOA).
Update 2017-06-06: the board packet.
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 Administrator
327 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia
June 6, 2017
Vice-Chair Joyce Evans presiding, they spent about five minutes on this item, including a speech by Sheriff Ashley Paulk, in which he said his department would be having a bigger presence. Chairman Bill Slaughter returned from his “good little trip” some time in there and took up the gavel after the minutes to be approved.
They reappointed Continue reading
Not on the agenda this morning: Public Works is applying to GA-EPD for a grant for tire disposal amnesty. 11 of 18 counties have voted to hold a Regional T-SPLOST referendum, and Lowndes County now needs to decide whether to support or oppose that: they vote Tuesday at 5:30 PM.
County Manager Joe Pritchard asked why all the lift station pump repairs. Utilities Director Steve Stalvey said the county has 114 lift station pumps, all either duplex or triplex, with the duplication very important to maintain service. They typically last about 15-20 years, there were periods when money was short and maintenance was slack, and quite a few of them are coming to end of life, most recently this one at US 84.
They spent the longest time, 3 3/4 minutes, on the Continue reading
They list the three applicants for ZBOA, Victoria Copeland, Michael Cooper, Mike Elkins, but they do not supply the actual applications. These are for two slots, currently held by Dr. Willie Houseal, who does not wish to be reappointed, and ZBOA Vice Chairman Gretchen Quarterman, who does.
Both the rezoning cases have different applicant names than the Planning Commission listed two weeks ago, this time as REZ-2017-05 Jay Carter rezoning from R-A to R-1 for subdividing for independent sale and REZ-2017-04 Rieffel rezoning to CON and E-A for animals. REZ-2017-04 is located at 3621 SE Johnson Road, which is just north of Mud Swamp Creek, which downstream joins with Grand Bay Creek to form the Alapahoochee River, which flows into the Alapaha, into the Suwannee, into the Gulf.
Lowndes County Tax Assessors Parcel 0188 167H
After the regional T-Splost roundtable meeting 1PM Monday, April 17, 2017, in Pearson, the Lowndes County Commission this week votes to Take action to support or oppose Regional T-SPLOST. If I understand correctly, 10 of the 18 counties in the region voted Continue reading
Last month the Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved Don Brotherton’s road access variance and by an unusual 3-2-1 vote approved the Valdosta Country Club’s city variance for its clubhouse golf cart barn, with the conditions including planting native plants between the barn and Country Club Road.
This 4 April 2017 meeting had a very light agenda for the decision-making Zoning Board of Appeals. Courtesy of ZBOA member Gretchen Quarterman, the entire board packet is on the LAKE website. Below, from the Valdosta city website, is ZBOA’s Meeting Results Summary. Continue reading