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How Things Ought to be Done

GC-4-70:
Request to rezone, from R-6 Residential to FA Forest – Agricultural, that irregularly shaped tract identified as ‘Recreation Center on plat of Brunswick Villa Subdivision prepared by W. N. Gramling, C. E., dated June 3rd, 1943, and owned by the Boys Club of Glynn, said tract being situated approximately 320 ft. east of Wylly Avenue and approximately 145 ft. north of Townsend Street and having access via Johnson and Cate Street.␣ .
County Administrator Harold H. Baer was present to explain the circumstances relating to the subject request. Mr. Baer stated that the County had recently conveyed the property involved to the Boys Club, a non-profit civic organization. Not realizing that the site was not properly zoned for a recreational building, the Boys Club had cleared the land and commenced construction but had been unable to obtain a building permit under the land’s existing R6 Residential classification. In order to assist the Boys Club in this worthwhile community project, Glynn County had initiated the subject rezoning.
The area in question had been designated as a recreation center in the development of the Brunswick Villa Subdivision but had never been developed as such due to its poor drainage and swampy condition. However, under the County’s drainage program this problem had been greatly eliminated and the land is now suitable for use.
After careful study, a motion was made by Mr. McGarvey, seconded by Mr. Johnson and unanimously adopted to recommend approval of the rezoning of the
subject property to FA Forest Agricultural for the following reasons:
1. the property was originally intended for a recreation area; and
2. the service rendered by the Boys Club of Glynn is a needed asset to this community.

Perhaps because the drainage facilities have not been properly maintained, portions of this property are still “swampy.” There are cypress knees in the yard of the adjacent lot we have bought.

DIY Urban Renewal

Have to pre-date this post because I ran out of time yesterday.
We’ve got a new project in the Brunswick Villa neighborhood in Glynn County.
Southeast corner Front door West face Through a screen

Northern addition Garage w. Cedar Garage Side porch

Step with care!
Sinking floor Kitchen Hallway Bathroom

The neighborhood.

Across the street South side of Cate Down the street

The house as it appears on the tax card, which has obviously not been updated in some time:
2091 Cate
The land to the west of Lot 10 in block A is identified on the 1943 blueprint as a recreation center and is now home to the Boys and Girls Club.
BVilla

The neighbors on the other side are Santos Valdez and Jose Hernandez. The children we’ve met are Justin Hernandez (almost six) and Enrique Valdez (2 months)

The Economic Engine that Can’t

Revenue
According to our newest County Commissioner, of the 159 Georgia counties, Glynn County is 154 in terms of recovering from the economic crash and recession. One reason may well be the prevalence of “economic engines,” such as the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, that can’t generate enough revenue to maintain operations. So, the Airport Commission is down to selling off trees for timber.

That a master plan update, required if they want to continue collecting grants from the state and the Federal Aviation Administration, has been in the works for two years and isn’t done yet is yet another example of not getting things done in a timely fashion. Time may not be money, but when it’s wasted, it’s almost certain that money is going to waste, as well.

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Flabbergasted

Dear Friends of SLEAT:

When we drove by the Canal Crossing commercial site yesterday afternoon, I could not believe my eyes. A structure on the southeast corner of the development right next to the historic Brunswick/Altamaha Canal, where I had presumed the JWSC located their sewer lift station, according to the site plans, suddenly sprouted signs identifying it as a Sams Club facility and sporting numerous gasoline pumps.
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