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February 27, 2013

Naylor petition for Alapaha access fails

County abandons road in spite of 330 concerned citizens


VALDOSTA — In other business, the County unanimously approved:

• the re-appointment of Glenn Gregory to the South Regional Joint Development Authority.

• the appointment of Commissioner Joyce Evans to the Advisory Council of the Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging.

• a resolution to apply for $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for improvements to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

• the renewal of a grant with the Department of Transportation for the Section 5311 Rural Transportation Program.

In the County Manager’s reports portion of the agenda, Public Works Director Robin English reported that 59 roads in Lowndes County needed repair after heavy rainfall since Friday, and as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, 30 of those roads have been repaired.

Emergency Management Agency Director Ashley Tye reported that six to eight inches of rain fell in most of Lowndes County during the rains, and more than 10 inches fell in Lake Park and Clyattville. The Withlacoochee River is expected to crest at more than 20 feet.

“Boat ramps at Langdale Park are not safe for access until the river level goes down,” he said. “But we’re not going to see the same levels we had in 2009. All schools will be reopened and everything should be back to normal tomorrow.”

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