—–Original Message—– From: S.L.E.A.T
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2015 12:14 PM
To: Julian Smith
Subject: News you can use

Dear Friends of SLEAT,

The neighbors affected by the Palmetto Group development known as
Brailsford Plantation have filed suit, as reported in the Georgia Times

Meanwhile, the moratorium for new projects on St. Simons Island,
excluding Sea Island, was extended to mid-August to give time for some
ordinance changes to be adopted. Some 18 items were reviewed by the
County Commission in a workshop and are to be considered in a joint
meeting of the Islands and Mainland Planning Commission on next Tuesday,
May 26th at 9:00 AM

An outline of each proposal can be found at this web site:


Draft versions of the ordinances to be changed or newly written follow
the power point presented to the Commission. Since it seems unlikely
that the public will have much opportunity to be heard during the
workshop (depending on the will of the commission members), comments
should probably be sent via email:














As previously noted, I’ve set up a community for SLEAT on Google+.


Everyone who signs up is presumably able to post, but the owner (me) has
the option of removing individuals with commercial interests or
inappropriate material.
Also on Tuesday, at 6:00 PM at St. William’s Catholic Church on
Frederica Road, near Postell, the Saint Simons Island incorporation team
is holding an update meeting and all interested citizens are invited. I
expect to record it on video, unless other arrangements have been made.
Btw, the conference room on the second floor of the Pate Building, where
the planning workshop is to be held has had its recording system enabled
and the sessions are, presumably, being archived, like the County
Commission meetings, for later viewing.
Because of the Memorial Day holiday, the Brunswick/Glynn Economic
Development Authority will also be meeting on Tuesday, at 11:30 AM.
The public is invited and comments are welcome during a comment period
at the beginning of the meeting.
While we now have access to the complete GIS data base, as described here,
there has still been no response from the Georgia Secretary of State to
the filing of articles of incorporation. Having unilaterally extended
their response time from 15 to 30 business days, the clock has barely
run out about now. So, we wait.
The Department of Natural Resources has announced a desire to increase
fees for hunting and angling licenses. There will be a public hearing at
the Richmond Hill Center on June 17 (two sessions from 3-5 and 7-9 PM)
They’re calling it AIM FOR SUCCESS.
Personally, I don’t think licenses should cost any more than what it
costs to process and distribute them. Otherwise, the wildlife is being
auctioned off to the relatively affluent.

Bonus for having read this far, a link to the latest Little Green Heron
video–four chicks have taken flight.