Tag Archives: Planning &Zoning

WHY GET PERMISSION WHEN P&Z DIRECTOR ALLOWS ANYTHING—NO PERMIT, NO PROBLEM, JUST DO WHAT YOU WANT

May 6, 2018 INTENTIONAL NEGLECT OF ZONING LAWS AND ORDINANCES  The public hearing for the tournament lake has been cancelled.  Why bother having a hearing and getting permission when the P&Z director allows you to have a tournament anyway and … Continue reading

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TOURNAMENT  FISHING  ON  A 2-ACRE POND?

April 16, 2018  The Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 19, 2018 beginning at 6:00 pm in the Commissioners Meeting Room on the ground floor of courthouse (Suite 16).  Applicant Melanie Neal has applied for a … Continue reading

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P&Z BOARD IGNORED WHILE DIRECTOR WORKS WITH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ON SPECIAL EVENTS

December 5, 2017 Shane Sealy, P&Z director, has been meeting with the Chamber of Commerce for 10 months to plan and/or work on the special event ordinance, but did not ask for a work session with his own P&Z board … Continue reading

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SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT BEING CONSIDERED FOR JASPER COUNTY

How about a wild weekend party with loud music into the night on the 30 acres next door to where you live? Or what about all weekend motocross race with the sound of 500 2-stroke engines whining all day long … Continue reading

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ZONING HEARING FOR 231.70 ACRE SUBDIVISION ON JACKSON LAKE RD.

July 21, 2017 You may have missed it because the ad says “Advertisement for Special Exception,” which does not really let the public know it is a zoning hearing for a “special exception” to the current rules. Key Family Holdings, … Continue reading

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NEWTON COUNTY BOC MEETING PACKED WITH CITIZENS CONCERNED ABOUT MOSQUE

August 17, 2016 The Mosque issue was NOT on the meeting agenda.  However, Comm. John Douglas, whose district this area is in, had the mosque issued put on the agenda and moved to the first item on the agenda.   … Continue reading

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AUDITOR CHARGES $26,000 TO DO P&Z AUDIT

January 17, 2016 Last year Sherry Braley was arrested by the GBI for “misappropriating” county funds.  The Grand Jury has yet to hear the case. At the 1/11/16 BOC meeting, the BOC was informed that the forensic audit for P&Z … Continue reading

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