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Carolina wren nest & chatter

IMG_1305There were five eggs in the wren nest.

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In other news, two egg shells fell out of the bamboo where the green heron nests.

Update: on the morning of May 16th, three wren chicks fledged. Unlike the green herons they don’t stick around the nest once they can fly.

Two of the eggs did not produce chicks and were left behind. The pictures make them look bigger than they are, about 3/4″

Public Hearings are for what?

Some public officials seem to think public hearings are an opportunity for the public to hear from them. That’s not what they are for. Consistent with the Freedom of Information Act, public hearings are a forum for the public to express approval or disapproval for what public officials are doing. That’s why public officials are expected to account for their actions, preferably in writing. Writing makes it possible to compare intention with action. Which may explain why the Glynn County Commission is stingy with documentation and seems to prefer telephonic communication.
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Stakeholder’s Response

There is something peculiar about responding to a public notice seeking public comment on a proposal by a public agency to dispense with the normal procedure for seeking public review of its enterprise. Even more peculiar is to have one’s response forwarded to the entity seeking exemption and then being cautioned as follows:

Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of the Jekyll Island Authority shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.

Since Jekyll Island belongs to the citizens of Georgia, on whose behalf the Jekyll Island Authority has been chartered to manage this asset, it will be interesting to see which “opinions, conclusions and other information in this message … do not relate to the official business of the Jekyll Island Authority” even though it was sent out in the Authority’s name.

I shall attempt to respond to the missive paragraph by paragraph, or even line by line, if it seems appropriate.
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