It’s hard for Georgia citizens to get good information. While a registered voter can go to My Voter Page and access sample ballots for the next election (in this case, the primary on May 24th), the Secretary of State doesn’t list all open positions. Which is why, although the U.S. Senate election is most interesting, I’m going to start with the Brunswick and Glynn Joint Water & Sewer Commission, where two positions are to be filled. Continue reading →
Because it was so upsetting, it took me a whole day to go through the 62 page document with which the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority abrogated its responsibilities to the public in favor of Solar Glynn, LLC. For some reason, I respond really badly to evidence that other people are being abused. Continue reading →
The screw is an instrument used to tighten a vise to immobilize and, if it’s a person caught in its grip, squeeze the living daylights out of him. The pictured thumbscrew, applied to just fingers and hands, was a common instrument of torture in the Medieval world. In 21st Century America, the applied screws are immaterial and their effect, albeit ultimately deadly, more ephemeral. Money and the law are what we use to deprive our fellow man of the necessities of life. Continue reading →
A brief review of the conditional approval of PP2713 by the Islands Planning Commission of Glynn County.
In full awareness of the fact that water and sewer utilities and an access road were not in place or available at the time of the vote, the IPC, according to their minutes approved the following motion at their meeting on January 21, 2014 :
to approve application PP2713, Cloister Residences East, subject to meeting all requirements during the development process. Continue reading →
The principal can’t explain apparent environmental insults because the project isn’t yet finished?
Well, at least it’s nice to know the Brunswick/Glynn Economic Development Authority is just leasing the land and will, presumably, be collecting rents. So, now the only question is what payments in lieu of taxes are going to be forwarded to the County and the School Board. Granted, five permanent employees aren’t going to put a lot of children in the schools. On the other hand, if there are only five employees, the County is going to have to provide a lot of security services for such a large area.
Contrary to John Scott’s claim, they have cut the trees and filled the swamp along the road and the 200′ naturally vegetated buffer promised for the wetlands is nowhere in sight, which calls into question the credibility of all other commitments.
That the rates customers will have to pay for electricity won’t increase as a result of this project is sort of irrelevant, considering solar power is supposed to be cheaper and friendly to the environment. On the other hand, this irrelevancy might well be considered another form of deception. Fact is we’ve had forty years of economic development in Glynn County and still 19% of our population’s income is below the poverty line. Them’s the facts.
But, Mr. Herskovits is “not at liberty.” Does that mean the cat’s got his tongue?
I need to do a repost of Thursday’s video of the Glynn County Commission lecturing and hectoring the community because a hapless public servant got tricked into a text dispute with a person, Donald Disney, whom he likely thought to be using a pseudonym.
The only thing that’s different is that the Sea Islands Acquisitions folk have heaped up more evidence that they cannot be trusted. Evasion is their game. Now that the 20′ dune they were trying to sell as a building site isn’t, they’re proposing to build one. What they don’t seem to understand is that the vegetation arrives first to hold the sand in place. Take away the vegetation and wind and water reclaim the sand.
James Holland illustrates the problem and writes: Continue reading →