Yesterday the Glynn County finance committee approved a $10,000 deal with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful to purchase and plant 40 live oak trees to replace trees lost during Hurricane Matthew. Coming through KGIB, the money originated from an Anheuser-Busch / Keep America Beautiful tree restoration grant. Public Works Director Dave Austin said some of the trees will be planted on St. Simons and some on the mainland. The full county commission will vote on it at their next meeting.
In addition, the finance committee deferred action on a contract for the Architectural & Engineering Services for the county’s new Animal Control Facility. Commissioner Peter Murphy said he had heard from people who had concerns about the issue and made a motion to send it to the full board at their October 5th meeting for discussion and a decision. Staff had recommended the contract go to Ussery-Rule Architects of St. Simons.