County Sends Proposed Tree Ordinance Back for Revision

Last week the Glynn County commission sent the proposed St. Simons Tree Ordinance back to the ad hoc committee that wrote it for revisions. After about 2 hours of debate during Thursday’s meeting, a motion to approve the ordinance by Island Commissioner Dr. Peter Murphy failed on a 2-5 vote with only Commissioner Richard Strickland supporting it. A second motion to defer it back to the committee followed and was approved. No one opposed the idea of a tree ordinance, the majority just felt the proposed version was too restrictive.