You're invited to attend the above referenced community meeting. A presentation by the project consultants will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by a question and answer period. The meeting will conclude by 7:00 pm and will focus on the project committee's draft final report, which takes the form of a Military Compatibility Reference Guide. The project team is seeking your input and comments on this committee draft before it goes to the County Board of Supervisors for final formal endorsement. You'll be able to submit comments that night or via the email link on this website, or by filling out comment cards that will be available at the meeting. Hope to see you there!
The project team continues to prepare draft work products and otherwise make great progress on important project components. On September 3rd, a joint policy/technical committee meeting was held at which the consultants presented a draft "Compatibility Reference Guide" (CRG). That document was developed based on input and guidance from project leadership at their May 2014 meetings. Upon completion of final edits to that draft by committee members, a final committee draft will be posted on this website for public review and comment. In addition, a public meeting will be held later this year to present the committee's final draft CRG, as well as other project work products.
Input and comments can be provided to the project team via the email link to the right.
WHAT IS A JLUS IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM?
A Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a cooperative land use planning effort conducted as a joint venture between an active military installation, surrounding cities and counties, state and federal agencies, and other affected stakeholders. The Columbus AFB JLUS was funded through a grant from the Department of Defense (DOD), Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) and contributions by Lowndes County.
Subsequent to the completion of a JLUS, many communities choose to pursue a JLUS "implementation" effort, again with funding and assistance from the DoD's Office of Economic Adjustment. While the JLUS identifies and prioritizes compatibility issues, the JLUS Implementation program goes further to help participating communities actually carry out the recommendations contained in the JLUS.
This website is primarily navigated using the buttons arranged horizontally near the top of this page. They are:
Project Overview. This menu will give you access to background information on this project. Look here for frequently asked questions, a map of the Study Area, and the current Project Schedule.
Public Participation. Public input is a major component in the success of this project. The Public Participation section of this website will be updated regularly to include information about the committees working on this project and guide you to upcoming public workshops.
Please click on the public participation tab above and follow the links to the public workshop section for details about the first public meeting, held on September 3rd!
Resources. Need a copy of a file? This is the menu to look under. All materials prepared for workshops, reports, and draft and final documents have been posted here for your review.
Contact Us. Use this menu to learn how to contact the Project Manager or use the Comments tool to send us an e-mail.