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We are a group of concerned citizens, residents of Saint Simons Island, who care about the future of the island and want to do something to protect this wonderful place we call home.

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Whether or not you agree that a municipality is a good idea,

we should be able to vote on it.

PLEASE GET YOUR SPOUSE, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR NEIGHBORS TO SIGN THE PETITION!

 

Costs to Brunswick

  •  The City of Brunswick would not lose any Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) revenue due to an island municipality:

    • According to The Georgia Tech study, paid for by Glynn County, there would be no LOST tax effect on Brunswick in what they refer to as "scenario 1", which is the scenario we propose.  This is because the island municipality would need to directly provide three of the ‘qualifying services needed’ in order for the island municipality to be eligible to share in county Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) revenues. 

    • The county study states that, in our scenario, “the only one of these (qualifying services) provided by the new city was solid waste.  Therefore, the municipality would not share in any county LOST taxes

    • The study clearly states in regard to "LOST" tax revenues that creating an island municipality in scenario 1, which we propose, “would obviously result in no revenue loss for the City of Brunswick as the entire (LOST) distribution would come from the county portion.” 

  •  In a twist of apparent propaganda, or simply misreading their own study, some members of our Glynn County Board of Commissioners (BOC) have told people that the City of Brunswick would lose a considerable amount of LOST funds, were the island to become a municipality. 

    • We have proposed only one scenario of creating a municipality.  In this scenario the municipality directly provides three specific services, only one of which is a "qualifying service" in regards to LOST. 

    • The study the BOC referred to showed the results of three scenarios. 

    • Instead of quoting the results of "scenario 1," which we do propose, the BOC has quoted the results of the two scenarios which we do not propose. 

    • They may as well have been quoting the costs of a trip to the moon.

  • Because the City of Brunswick provides for their own services, the creation of a municipality on the island, would have no affect on their services.

 

For island residents to control island development, our Ga. State Senate and House Representatives will need to present and pass a bill at the state level, subject to our later vote, creating an island municipality.

 

Not until they do this can we vote on whether or not we are willing to take on this responsibility.  

Please sign our petition calling on them to do this.

LET US VOTE ON IT!