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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!

Future Issues:

 

  • Undeveloped Land:

    • Past Glynn County Board of Commissioners (BOC) have approved “PD” rezoning on about fifteen hundred acres of currently undeveloped land on the island.

    • "PD" zoning allows highly dense subdivsions, and multi-family dwellings to be built on these properties.

    • The island stands to see its character change drastically if nothing is done to prevent these acres from being developed as multi-family housing or highly dense subdivisions, as is the current trend. 

  • Glynn County Board of Commissioners attitiudes and actions:

    • The current BOC has commissioned a study to determine what ordinances might be changed to allow the BOC to manage the future growth of the island.

    • Despite this, not all members of the BOC believe that old BOC zoning errors should be corrected through a change in ordinances.

    • Some BOC members feel that no restrictions should be placed on the types of development allowed on a property re-zoned to "PD" in the past.

    • Given these BOC memebers attitudes there is concern that the BOC may not create new ordinances needed to manage the future growth of the island, but are simply delaying doing anything by doing yet another study on the matter.

  • Law Suits:

    • The Glynn County staff has concerns that if the BOC makes an attempt to manage future growth on the island, that this will result in lawsuits from affected property owners.

    • The Island Planning Commission has denied development projects in the past.  The county subsequently won law suits brought due to these denials.

    • The county later removed the authority of the Island Planning Commission which could have brought on other such law suits.

    • Some past and current BOC members have stated that they do not want to get involved in law suits involving development on Saint Simons Island.

    • We are concerned that the BOC may not defend lawsuits brought on by affected property owners if they are not allowed to build highly dense developments on their property. 

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!