“Buyer beware” used to be the cover for merchants cheating their customers, implying that they should have known to expect a bait and switch. Nowadays, that same strategy seems to have entered the repertoire of politicians. They bait the voters and then switch their allegiance to their cronies.
My presentation got them some coverage.
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.
It’a a drag. I much prefer painting ceilings and walls. But, the woodwork does look nice.
It took an hour and a half, but a warranty deed got put together and we now own yet another parcel of land with some structures on it.
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.
Spent the day puttering and painting at the road house. Pictures tomorrow.
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.