April Huntley responded in shock to the Commission's mysterious ruling against the public at the 26 Febuary 2013 Lowndes County Commission meeting, to close the only public access to the Alapaha River in Lowndes County. The County Attorney and the County Manager appeared to be busy working on something else and paying no attention.
I don't know there's a whole lot more to say. Really, really, shocking and surprising that this road would be closed as much public purpose that it serves.
I've done so much research on it and it's in the best interests of the public to have this access that's been there for over 100 years.
The 2030 plan that the county has, this would cause less destruction
to that area; less change. There's already a road there. It only needs parking, and signs, and rules and regulations that people can abide by. And the county, after the last time when it was denied, should have worked with the landowner to mediate things, to get a decent set in place where this could kept for hundreds more years for our county.
And I hope there will be a way to open it back up.
Here's the video:
Really, really, shocking and surprising that this road would be closed as much public purpose that it serves —April Huntley
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 26 February 2013.