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South georgia regional development center

South GeorgiaRegional Development Center

JLUS Public Meeting

September 18, 2008

Lowndes County


What is JLUS?

• 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 Defense’s Office of

Economic Adjustment.

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”


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.


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

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 meetings.

  • 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.

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.

Policy Committee

Bill Darsey

Mayor of Lakeland

John Leonard

Executive Director, SGRDC

John Leigh

Department of Defense

Col. Kenneth E. Todorov


Col Steven K. Lambert

23rd MSG/CC

Lt. Col Greg A. Williams


John Eunice III


William S. Bryan


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

Technical Committee

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


Perry Tillman


Thomas VanNortwick


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


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

Timeline joint land use study 2008 2009
Timeline Joint Land Use Study2008 - 2009













Project Start

Administration & Management

Public Outreach

Data Collection


Analysis of Current Conflicts

Analysis of Future Conflicts


Final Report

Continue Efforts

  • 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

JLUS Potential Recommendations, cont.

  • 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.

  • 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


For More Information:

Marty LeFiles, SGRDC

[email protected]



Julia Shewchuk, SGRDC

[email protected]