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Above: Lockers in the Glynn Academy gymnasium boys locker room show much damage such as bent, broken and missing doors. Below: A bar of soap left in the boys’ shower room. Islander Staff Photos - Shierling
Glynn Academy gym facilities fall short on maintenance
by Pamela Permar-Shierling
Last week a frustrated parent attended the Glynn County Board of Education facilities meeting to discuss the condition of the buildings and grounds at Glynn Academy.
Bart Altman, a Glynn Academy graduate himself, has a daughter currently attending GA and another daughter will start there next year.
According to Mr. Altman he has complained to various school system personnel and staff for several years about the condition of the gym and several of the other buildings and not much has been done to correct the situation.
The conversation started with board member Ingrid Metz who stated she had received constituent complaints about the condition of Glynn Academy locker rooms in particular.
“The partitions in the girls locker room are rusting, the boys locker room smells and the lockers themselves are in bad shape, plus there are rocks on the tennis courts,” she said.
Al Boudreau, Director of Operations for the school system, said his department planned to go through GA and clean up.

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Epworth dustup results in new JWSC septic system policy
By Matthew J. Permar
To ensure they don’t get caught in the middle of another neighborhood disagreement over what kind of sewer system to install, the Brunswick Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) is drafting a new septic system policy.
The new policy will deal with existing Glynn County neighborhoods currently on septic systems in the event the residents want to convert to public water and sewer in the future.
JWSC Executive Director Steve Swan said, “If a neighborhood wants us to evaluate what kind of sewer system they need or want to replace their septic systems, we need some ground rules so we can avoid another situation like we had in Epworth.”

JWSC long term contracts lead to problems
By Matthew J. Permar
Last year the Brunswick Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) instructed their executive director Steve Swan to review all their contracts with outside agencies.
A number of issues have cropped up, one of which resulted in the termination of the company that had the contract for odor control at a number of lift stations.
Recently, the JWSC hired a third party contractor to inspect their nine elevated water towers.
Reporting to the JWSC facilities committee last week, Swan said Utility Service Co. has held the contract for water tower maintenance for 20 years, going back to when the company held the contracts with the city and county individually.

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