MINUTES

JOINT MEETING

CITY OF BRUNSWICK COMMISSION

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING

1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM 224

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 AT 2:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                             Bill Brunson, Chairman, District 4

Michael Browning, Vice Chairman, District 1

Dr. Peter Murphy, Commissioner, District 2

Richard Strickland, Commissioner, District 3

Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5

Mark Stambaugh, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

Cornell Harvey, City of Brunswick Mayor

Vincent Williams, City Commissioner

Johnny Cason, City Commissioner

Julie Martin, City Commissioner

 

ABSET:                                  Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

Felicia Harris, City Commissioner

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Alan Ours, County Manager

                                                Jim Drumm, City Manager

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Brian Correy, City Attorney

Dhwani Patel, County Clerk

Naomi Atkinson, City Clerk

 

1.            Consider adopting a Joint Resolution of the City of Brunswick and Glynn County opposing the proposed consent decree for Operable Unit One of the Terry Creek dredge spoils area and calling for the complete removal of all contamination from Operable Unit One.

 

                                Commissioner Brunson welcomed the state representatives and the congressional staff in the audience. He began by announcing the purpose of the meeting which was to address the contaminants in the community. He gave a brief background of the Terry Creek Superfund Site located in Glynn County.

Mayor Harvey read the Joint Resolution of the City of Brunswick, Georgia and Glynn County, Georgia opposing the proposed consent decree for operable unit one of the Terry Creek Superfund Site dredge spoils area and calling for the complete removal of all contamination in Operable Unit One (OU1); urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to reconsider the selected remedial action set forth in the consent decree and to withdraw and/or amend the proposed consent decree to require the complete removal of all contamination; and requesting that the members of the United States Congress and the Georgia General Assembly representing the City of Brunswick and Glynn County oppose the remedial action set forth in the consent decree for OU1 and urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice to withdraw and/or amend the proposed consent decree to require the complete removal of all contamination; and for other purposes in its entirety.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Cason and seconded by Commissioner Williams to adopt the resolution for the City of Brunswick. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Booker and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to adopt the resolution for Glynn County. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-28-18

 

Commissioner Brunson introduced Woody Woodside, President of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, came as a representative of the Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Development Authority in addition to the chamber, stated that they will be submitting letters to the DOJ in support of the Joint Resolution. Commissioner Brunson stated that the Glynn County Board of Health also passed a resolution in support of the Joint Resolution to urge the EPA and DOJ to withdraw/and or amend the proposed consent decree to require the complete removal of all contamination in OU1. Representative William Ligon was not able to attend the meeting however he sent a letter to Commissioner Brunson announcing his support of the Joint Resolution. Representatives Don Hogan and Jeff Jones also were in attendance and also stated their support.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 2:28 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                ____________________________

                                                                                                Bill Brunson, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Dhwani Patel, County Clerk