Booker's Requests Rejected, Commissioner Upset

Glynn County District 5 Commissioner Allen Booker was not happy Tuesday during the county work session when the commission declined to try and find $30,000 for upgrades to the Paulk and Brunwsick Villa parks in Arco. Booker said neither park has received any funding in many years. Booker was looking for funds for a new basketball court for Brunswick Villas park and a socer field for Paulk. While the estimated total cost for both parks was about $300,000, Booker said he was working on private donations from, his non-proft, Rebuilding Together of Glynn County, the Sea Island Foundation and Honeywell, Honeywell has supported his organization financially in the past. Booker was not happy because earlier in the same meeting, the commission committed $50,000 to a road project on St. Simons that was requested by Christ Episcopal Church Frederica on St. Simons. Booker said, “We have nothing in these parks and I’ve been asking for help since I got on the board.