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Last Thursday night, June 16 the Glynn Academy Class of 1969 presented 18 year old Riley Donnellan (Glynn Academy Class of 2016) with their annual scholarship award. This is the fifth year the Class of ‘69 has awarded a scholarship “in memory of our classmates who are gone but not forgotten.” Presenting the scholarship were committee members Morris Friedman (right) and Stewart Pittman, while Riley’s mother Mara Richardson looked on. Riley will attend the College of Coastal Georgia in the fall and while she is as yet undecided in her major, she expressed an interest in journalism and writing. Riley currently works at the Sea Island Beach Club and will continue to work when school starts. Friedman said he and classmate Tannis Parker opened the group’s bank account with $500 five years ago. Looking to reach an endowment amount and through Pittman’s pursuit of grant funding, the Class of 1969 has accumulated about $50,000 to ensure their scholarship awards will continue well into the future. Islander Staff Photo - Permar


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6/20/2016

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.



County passes substandard lot ordinance amendment
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.


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