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1 JLUS Public Meeting September 18, 2008 Lowndes County South Georgia Regional Development Center th

2 JLUS is a cooperative land use planning effort between military installations and the surrounding communities. The JLUS program promotes compatible community growth that supports military training and operational missions. The JLUS program is sponsored by the Department of Defenses Office of Economic Adjustment. What is JLUS?

3 Dept of Defense (DOD) Provides JLUS Planning Assistance Encourages cooperative land use planning between military and surrounding communities Encourages future community growth and development to be compatible with military operations Reduces military impact on adjacent communities Uses Air Installation Compatible Use Zone (AICUZ)/Installation Compatible Use Zone (ICUZ) data in community planning Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) provides community planning assistance grants for Joint Land Use Studies

4 JLUS Public Involvement Principles Provide an open exchange of information and ideas between the public and participants in the Joint Land Use Study. Be proactive in providing complete information, timely public notice, full public access to decision making, and opportunities for early and continuing involvement. Involve all landowners who are potentially affected by the Joint Land Use Study and subsequent land development recommendations and decisions by providing an open forum where affected parties feel welcome and encouraged to participate in the study process.

5 Regional Public Meetings September 18, 2008 - Lowndes County - 5:30 PM January 22, 2009 - Berrien County - 5:30 PM March 19, 2009 -Lanier County - 5:30 PM

6 Citizens Advisory Committee Once data has been collected, a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will be formed to provide an opportunity for interested citizens to have input into the drafting of proposed policy recommendations. The CAC will provide an open forum in which citizens may ask questions and review and provide input on the policy recommendations before they are finalized and submitted to the JLUS Policy Committee. Citizens who sign up for the CAC will receive advance notice of CAC meetings, and will have the opportunity to provide input online at or in person during the CAC


8 JLUS Study Area

9 JLUS Key Tasks Minimize conflict between the installation and nearby property owners. Educate the public and elected officials about the installation and its mission. Promote an area-wide approach to land use information. Review local development / zoning requirements.

10 Policy Committee The Policy Committee includes the chief elected officials of the local governments in the JLUS study area. The Policy Committee is responsible for the overall direction of the JLUS, preparation and approval of the study design, approval of draft and final written reports, approval of policy recommendations, and monitoring implementation of the adopted policies. Technical Committee The Technical Committee includes representatives from city and county management and planning staffs, Moody Air Force Base planners, and the RDC. The Technical Committee is responsible for identifying and studying technical issues related to developing policy recommendations to the Policy Committee.

11 Parker Greene, Chair Executive Director, Moody Support Com. Rod Casey Lowndes County Commission Chair John Fretti Mayor of Valdosta Wayne Bullard Mayor of Hahira Carl Camon Mayor of Ray City Travis Harper Mayor of Nashville Robert Griner Berrien County Commission Chair Jody Hamm Lanier County Commission Chair Bill Darsey Mayor of Lakeland John Leonard Executive Director, SGRDC John Leigh Department of Defense Col. Kenneth E. Todorov Commander Col Steven K. Lambert 23rd MSG/CC Lt. Col Greg A. Williams 23 CES/CC John Eunice III 23 CES/CD William S. Bryan 23 CES/CEC Policy Committee

12 Brad Folsom, Chair Attorney At Law Moore Clarke Duvall & Rogers Marty LeFiles SGRDC Asst. Executive Director Sherry Davidson SGRDC Community and Economic Director Julia Shewchuk SGRDC Planning Director Zakkiyyah Osuigwe SGRDC Comprehensive Planner Amanda Peacock SGRDC Jr. Planner Jason Davenport Lowndes County Planner Anne-Marie Wolff Planning and Zoning Administrator, City of Valdosta Larry Hanson City Manager, City of Valdosta Joe Pritchard County Manager, Lowndes County Jonathan Sumner City Manager, City of Hahira Mike Martin Director, Valdosta/Lowndes Inspections Patti Clark Executive Director, Valdosta/Lowndes Airport Auth. Elaine Shiver County Administrator, Berrien County Amanda Thacker Code Enforcement, Berrien County Mandy Luke City Administrator, Nashville Henry Yawn Zoning Administrator, Nashville Albert Studstill County Administrator, Lanier County Diane Westberry Zoning Administrator, Lakeland Robert L. Jefferson 23 CES/CECP Perry Tillman 23 OSS/OSKR Thomas VanNortwick 347 OSS/OSKR Technical Committee

13 SCOPE OF WORK I. Project Initiation II. Data Collection III. Inventory of Information and Data Mapping IV. Analysis of Current Land Use and Air Facility Conflicts V. Analysis of Future Development Potential and Assessment of Future Land Conflicts VI. Development of Land Use Compatibility Recommendations VII. Prepare Final Report VIII. Implementation

14 Timeline Joint Land Use Study 2008 - 2009 JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN Administration & Management Inventory/Data Analysis of Current Conflicts Analysis of Future Conflicts Public Outreach Recommendations Continue Efforts Project Start Data Collection Final Report

15 JLUS Potential Recommendations Note: Individual governments will follow their own process for updating these land development tools on a voluntary basis. Future Map to Allow/Disallow Telecommunication Towers Land Use Incentives/Restrictions including Transfer of Development Rights Modification of Noise Abatement Standards and Regulations Zoning Changes Subdivision Regulation Changes Building Code Changes Facility Location Recommendations

16 Conduct economic study of military installations Map high noise/accident potential areas and study encroachment impacts Acquire critical properties Limit expansion of public infrastructure Modify comp plan/ LDRs – establish compatible uses, noise atténuation standards, etc. Notify military of comprehensive plan changes, zoning and proposed development in impact areas Disclose hazards prior to land development or sale Record disclosures in land records JLUS Potential Recommendations, cont.

17 Maintain formal and informal communication and coordination Establish multiple strategies within comprehensive plan to ensure compatible development near bases Adopt appropriate development standards within land development code Respond as a team to inappropriate development requests JLUS Potential Recommendations, cont.

18 QUESTIONS? For More Information: Marty LeFiles, SGRDC 229-333-5277 or Julia Shewchuk, SGRDC 229-333-5277

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