JWSC approves rate resolution and capital tap fees
By Matthew J. Permar
The Brunswick Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission voted to approve their budget for the upcoming 2016-17 fiscal year.
In addition, they also approved their rate resolution that will increase local water and sewer rates.
The rate resolution’s proposed increase in Capital Improvement Fees (CIF) brought concerns from the local development and real estate community during two town hall meetings sponsored by the JWSC.
The JWSC chose to vote separately on the portion of the rate resolution regarding (CIF), which are often called tap fees.
The current CIFs for water are $625 in the Brunswick District and $525 in the Glynn District.
The current sewer CIFs for sewer are $625 in the Brunswick District and $1,200 in the Glynn District.
County says no to Harrington abandonment
by Pamela Permar-Shierling
After about an hour and a half of discussion from those who agreed with a request that Glynn County abandon a portion of the South Harrington right of way as well as those who disagreed with the proposal, County Commissioner. Bob Coleman (At Large #2) asked to see a show of hands for and against the abandonment.
Those ‘against’ attended the meeting in larger numbers than those ‘in favor.’
Coleman made a motion to deny P&M Cedar Products’ request and the vote was four yes and three no. Voting yes or to deny the request were Commissioners Coleman, Mark Stambaugh, Allen Booker, and Mike Browning. Those voting against the motion were Commission Chairman Richard Strickland, Dale Provenzano and Bill Brunson.
by Pamela Permar-Shierling and Matthew J. Permar
The Glynn County Commission passed an amendment to Section 507 of its zoning ordinance that affects height and number of sleeping rooms for single family homes on substandard lots of record on St. Simons Island.
Substandard lots are lots that do not meet the existing zoning requirements for lot size.
For example: the county’s ‘R-6 Single Family’ zoning classification requires a 6,000 square foot lot. A 5,000 square foot lot of record that is zoned R-6 is a substandard lot of record.