Dear Friends of SLEAT:


The Glynn County Board of Commissioners and the Brunswick City Commission jointly will be making two appointments to the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority. Applicants must be taxpayers residing in Glynn County, Georgia, and may not be an officer or employee of Glynn County or the City of Brunswick.

Citizens interested in serving as a Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority Board member are urged to submit a brief resume and letter to the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority, 1501 Richmond Street, Second Floor, Brunswick, GA 31520, no later than Friday, September 23, 2016. Terms will end July 31, 2019. No remuneration is involved.

In case you are not aware, the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority Board supervises a multi-million dollar budget, including a grants fund that supports the creation and retention of private sector jobs in the County. In addition to supervising several lease holds on behalf of Glynn County (e.g. in the industrial park), including the recently constructed solar farm, the Authority makes final decisions about our airports in Brunswick and on St. Simons. For more information about the nominating process, get in touch with Cedric Z. King, the current chair of the BGCDA czking@pinovaholdings.com


JWSC: In addition to one seat on the Commission (Mr. Clif Adams) being on the ballot in November, the grand jury will have an opportunity to appoint a member to replace the retiring Don Elliot, whose term expires at the end of the year. Contact the JWSC to make application.

On Tuesday, September 20th at 10:00 AM the BGJWSC will be hosting a 2nd Public Hearing and Comment Period to discuss the Proposed Sewer Tap Fee Allocation Policy. In this meeting the Commission, Executive Director and the Staff will be on hand to help answer questions and to begin to finalize the policy. A final version will be presented to the BGJWSC Commission at the next meeting on Thursday, September 22nd at 2:00 PM.


Glynn County SPLOST town hall meeting:

September 19th at 6:00 PM in the St. Simons Community Church, 2700 Frederica Road

This might be a good opportunity to inquire why the County has not made good on prior commitments to fund $40 million of water and sewer system rehabilitation (SPLOST 5) and why the Jekyll Island Authority, which does not share the accommodations tax with the County and whose personnel respond to inquiries from the public dismissively —

Thank you for taking the time to write and for your comments. Our staff will take into consideration what you have shared with us.

Enjoy your day!

Jekyll Island Authority

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should be given over two million for repaving that should be covered by the parking/access fee.


The Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce is organizing a State of the Port Luncheon, to be held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on October 5, 2016 (registration 11:30AM) to hear a presentation by Griff Lynch, the Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority

$40 for chamber members/ $45 non-members

Advance registration required w. payment by 12 noon on Wednesday, September 28

Call 912-265-0260 or register online at brunswickgoldenisles.com

This might be a good opportunity to inquire how much more storage for cars we are expected to provide now that a portion of the land by the airport has been leased for that purpose. It’s not likely that serving as a way-station creates good-paying long-term jobs. Port Authority plans for the derelict properties it controls within the City of Brunswick also ought to be a topic of discussion, along with the new lease for Logistech.


The Airport Authority is looking to have four members appointed/re-appointed. The time to make application may already have passed. Contact RBurr@flygcairports.com to inquire. Also, citizens are invited to participate in the review of the Airport Master Plan. Contact Robert Burr about that, as well.


Almost forgot, the County Commission is holding a special called work session (at 3:00 PM, when most people are at work) on the second floor of the Pate Building, on Tuesday, September 20th to hear updates from the various money pots (BGCDA, GICVB, Chamber of Commerce, Airport Authority). Since the conference room is very small, come early. Citizen observers typically do not get to ask questions. It’s a propaganda session.


Bonus pic from James Holland–Billboard in the marsh (LOP 20160157)

I’m beginning to wonder if the problem isn’t that we’ve hired a bunch of manicurists to manage our natural environment. That would explain the artificial look it’s taking on.