VALDOSTA -- Items on City Council's short agenda for tonight include listening to and voting on six public hearings and voting to sign documents with the Georgia Department Of Transportation to resurface six roads.

The GDOT resurfaces, at its own expense, a certain number of streets, determined by funds allocated by the Georgia General Assembly, when the city has to make repairs due to failed pavement, adjustments of manholes and water valve covers and picking up or spreading out any excess material on the shoulder of streets with no curb and gutter.

The GDOT selects the streets its can resurface based on recommendations by the city's Engineering Department. This year, six streets were selected:

Airport Road from Old Clyattville Road to Madison Highway

East Savannah Avenue from Ashley Street to Fry Street

Buena Vista Circle from Lakeshore Circle to End

Eastwind Road from Forrest Street to Tyndall

Melrose Drive from Northside Drive to Highland Heights

Murray Road from North Oak Street Extension to Brookfield Road

Council must authorize Mayor John Fretti to sign Local Assistance Road Program documents in order for the GDOT to authorize funding.

Council will also hear:

A consideration of an ordinance to rezone .48 acres from Duplex-Residential to Residential-Professional. The subject property is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of West Moore and Jeanette Streets. The Greater Lowndes Planning Commission found the request consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and recommended approval.

A consideration of an ordinance to a Special Exception to establish a Manufactured Home in a Multi-Family Residential zoning district. The subject property is located on the east side of Mildred Street and north of East Hill Avenue. The Greater Lowndes Planning Commission found the request consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and recommended approval.

A consideration of an ordinance to annex and rezone .67 acres from Neighborhood-Commercial to Community-Commercial. The subject property is located at the northeast corner of Gornto Road and Baytree Road and is a county island. The Greater Lowndes Planning Commission found the request consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and recommended approval.

Three text amendments to the City of Valdosta Zoning Ordinance will also be considered.

As in all regular meetings, Council will set aside time for citizens to be heard.

All Council meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall off East Central Avenue.



To contact reporter Michelle Taylor, please call 229-244-3400, ext. 245.

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