Glynn County Commission approve resolution to hold election for SPLOST

Yesterday during a Special Called meeting, the Glynn County Commission approved a resolution to hold an election for a three year, one percent SPLOST to be held March 16.

The SPLOST is expected to generate $68.5 million with $35.3 million going toward Glynn County projects, $13.2 million for Brunswick projects, $15 million for the Joint Water and Sewer commission, $2.5 million for Development Authority projects, and $2.5 million for Jekyll Island.

About half of the county’s funds are designated for road projects; the development authority portion will go for site development; $3.5 million of the JWSC’s share will go toward the Arco area water service extension; Jekyll Island will repair the Clam Creek pier and pave more bike paths. $8.3 million of the city’s share will go toward infrastructure including paving and storm drainage improvements.

Major issues and changes that were discussed by the county during last week’s meeting that made the final cut include the $2.5 million for the Coast Guard Beach master plan and Commissioner Bill Brunson’s request to drop $2 million for intersection improvements at Old Jesup Rd. and Canal Rd. That money was added to other projects including Selden Park, which was increased from half a million to $750,000.

The Glynn County Board of Elections will meet in a Special Called Meeting at 3:00 Wednesday afternoon at Office Park in the 2nd Floor Early Voting room to officially take action on the two Resolutions passed by the Glynn County Commission yesterday.

The resolutions include a joint City / County resolution declaring the Oglethorpe Conference Center project infeasible and specifying a modified purpose for which the remaining SPLOST proceeds are to be used. The other resolution is to set the election date for the SPLOST referendum for Tuesday, March 16.

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