Good morning, James et al
The BN has a story on its web site about the “opening” of the county’s borders to the Irma refugees. I’m thinking somebody in the organization has what Germans call a “groessen wahn.” English speakers call it megalomania, but the Latin roots make it sound more impressive than it is.
Anyway, although the headline refers to it not being business as usual for the returnees, the body of the report leaves out the word “not.” Somebody’s subconscious decided to tell the truth about everything being turned upside down as usual. It turns out that all three waste water plants are still operating on generators. It seems that the sewer system is not a high priority for Georgia Power, just as the replacement of rotting power poles isn’t.
The County is starting to prepare shelters for returnees who can’t get into their homes. Selden Park is one site mentioned. Mattingale Park has no suitable structures, so that’s not an excuse that would account for a contingent from the state prison having been deployed there yesterday for cleanup, nor for the trimming of some broken branches by a Parks and Recreation crew, including a supervisor.
Why is everything in Glynn county either premature or too late? Don’t answer, that is a rhetorical question.
What I wanted to mention is that the main reason I attended the last scheduled meeting of the JWSC, which it turned out had been cancelled without notice on their web site, was because on their agenda was a report on the Academy Street plant, an expected letter from EPD and the utility’s proposed response. Also, it now seems that laying the sewer line way under Dunbar Creek was not only motivated by a desire not to disturb the marsh but by a realization that the bridge over the Creek was/is fragile and they didn’t want to mess with it. Irma has (supposedly) made the need of repairs obvious (the bridge is closed to traffic) and now maybe they can get FEMA to pay for it. Much subterfuge seems to be motivated by the quest for dollars from Washington.
Lots of fun ahead.