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Ad hoc Tree Board reviews tree ordinance proposals
By Matthew J. Permar
Technically Glynn County has two tree boards.
One is the ‘regular’ Tree Advisory Board, a seven member board appointed in the same manner as the two planning commissions; one member per commission district. This group works with the existing tree ordinance that deals with trees on public / county property.
The other is the more recently created ad hoc tree committee that is working with county experts to create a new, more restrictive tree ordinance for St. Simons Island only, that will impose regulations on private property.
After a number of meetings they put together a proposal for a new tree ordinance in non-legal, working document format that was presented at two town hall meetings to gather public input.
Former public defender walks back criticisms
By Pamela Permar-Shierling
Since he was terminated April 21 by Bryan Tyson, Executive Director, Georgia Public Defender Council, former Brunswick Public Defender Kevin Gough has maintained a campaign of criticism against Glynn County Superior Court Judge Roger Lane, Brunswick Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson, as well as Tyson his former boss.
Gough aligned himself with the local NAACP in calling for the resignation of Judge Lane as well as saying he would file an official complaint against Judge Lane.
At a press conference on Jekyll Island last Friday called by the NAACP, Gough, the only one who spoke to the press, tempered his previous remarks.
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