SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING
1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014 AT 3:00 PM
PRESENT: Michael Browning, Chairman, District 1
Bob Coleman, Vice Chairman, At Large Post 2
Dale Provenzano, Commissioner, District 2
Richard Strickland, Commissioner, District 3
Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5
Clyde Taylor, Commissioner, At Large Post 1
ABSENT: Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4
ALSO PRESENT: Alan Ours, County Administrator
Aaron Mumford, County Attorney
Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk
Discussion and consideration of the following:
1. Receive a report from the Golden Isles Visitors Bureau (S. McQuade)
Mr. McQuade reported tourism has grown 11 percent over last year’s season, which was also record-breaking. He provided data collected from visitor surveys, which indicated most of the visitors to Glynn County were here to visit the beach, sightsee, dine, and shop. Most respondents (44% in 2013) are from other counties in Georgia and the majority of respondents were impressed with the laid-back feel, scenery, trees, and friendly people.
2. Receive a report from Honeywell regarding the former site of the LCP Chemical plant
Evan Van Hook, Corporate Vice President for Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability and John Moore, Mediation Director, from Honeywell International, provided background information on the plant. Mr. Moore said Honeywell has worked to restore and bring the property back to viable economic use during the past few years. It has neutralized the majority of the caustic brine pool and immobilized the mercury by injecting the pool with carbon dioxide via injection wells. These efforts have been very successful and they hope to complete these cleanup efforts within the next year.
Regarding cleanup of the marsh, Honeywell has submitted a feasibility study consisting of six remediation alternatives to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Once EPA has judged the alternatives and made a recommendation, the cleanup efforts to the marsh will begin.
3. Sherri Jones, Coastal Georgia Historical Society Executive Director, to present a vision and plan for the continued use of the Historic Coast Guard Station
Ms. Jones reported the historical society wished to improve the curb appeal, create a World War II museum, and provide an archaeological program at the Coast Guard Station. To accomplish this,
She requested the county make repairs the building, include the property in any future plans for park improvements, and provide general maintenance to the property.
4. Receive a report on options for financing the replacement of equipment recommended by the energy audit
County Administrator Alan Ours provided options for funding the replacement of equipment Ameresco had recommended as a result of its energy audit.
The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Michael Browning, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Glynn County, Georgia
Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk