Two applicants in a row said they didn't know until recently that their properties had restrictions on them, and even staff seemed confused about at least one of them. Maybe there's something wrong with how the county makes that information available to purchasers of property? Almost nobody attended the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission meeting of 25 February 2013, as you can see from these videos.
Here's the agenda. And here's a summary of the cases.
Lowndes County, Final action, Tuesday 12 March 2013
Knights Academy Road, Valdosta
Request to rezone 10 acres from R-21 (Medium Density Residential) to R-A (Residential Agriculture)
They want two pet thoroughbred horses on the property. Nobody spoke against.
Applicant spoke for, saying the property was purchased by his mother, who is currently in Iraq, and they had been under the impression it was already zoned agricultural. When they discovered it wasn't, they applied to change it.
In discussion Jody Hall asked