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Did you know?

Hi-rises on our beaches and the BOC?

      About 20 years ago The Glynn County Board of Commissioners (BOC) was ready to allow Hi-Rises on the beach until island residents almost created a municipality in response to their allowing this. 

 

Island Planning Commission formation and destruction?

      The Island Planning Commission, (IPC) was created to stop an effort to creat a municipality resulting from the HI-Rise incident above.  The IPC was given certain powers to control island growth.  The BOC took away those powers in 2018. 

 

Our representation on the BOC?

      Until about ten years ago we had two, not just one representative from the islands on the Board of Commissioners.  The BOC removed one representative to reduce our vote on issues.

 

More Condos, Row Houses, and traffic?  

      Over the years the BOC has re-zoned over 1500 currently undeveloped acres on the island to “PD”, most of which are zoned to allow cluster homes, row houses and condos in areas which used to only allow single family homes.  This development will happen unless we stop it.  It is happening behind Benny’s Red Barn now!

 

East Beach troubles?

      Over the past several years the residents of East Beach have had to raise from their neighborhood, $20,000.00, $30,000.00, or $40,000.00 several times to fight potential destructive development on East Beach.  The BOC never had their back.

 

Mid Island troubles?

      In 2018 residents of Sea Palm West had to spend $2,000,000.00 to buy a defunct golf course to keep the BOC from approving development of condos behind their homes.

Using the island to create jobs at the expense of island character?

      According to one of the BOC members at the time: The BOC approved developing “The Reserve” as condos instead of single family homes because “it would create jobs, and we all agreed creating jobs was important.” 

 

The Dollar General issue?

      One of the past BOC members to this day states that he thinks that the Dollar General should have been approved.  These guys now control our island’s growth.

 

We are not like those other cities around Atlanta are we?

      We aren’t?  They wanted to get out from county control because they thought their counties were not doing a good job for them.  From the short list above, do you think the BOC is doing a good job of managing the growth of the islands?