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Time line set for utility appointees
Qualifying for two of the five citizen seats on the revamped Brunswick Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission will begin Monday.

Qualifying will be begin at 9 a.m. and end Wednesday at the Glynn County Board of Elections in Office Park on Gloucester Street.

There is no qualifying fee for the positions.

Candidates must be at least 21 years old, registered to vote and a resident of the city or county for the last 12 months.

Candidates for the two posts will be included on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

Citizen representatives will be paid $500 a month for sitting on the board.

The three other citizen positions will be appointments that will be made by the September term of the Glynn County Grand Jury, which will convene Sept. 10.

Experience in areas such as accounting, public relations or other fields pertinent to water and sewer management is desirable for the positions as outlined by House Bill 1271.

According to the timeline approved by Clerk of Superior Court Lola Jamsky, the last day to submit a letter of application to the grand jury is Sept. 17.

It will be the responsibility of the grand jury to verify information in the letters of application.

Those applying will be interviewed in a public meeting format.

Desiree Watson, legal counsel for the utility board, suggested the grand jury form a subcommittee that will be responsible for the interviewing process instead of expecting all members to participate.

Elected and appointed members will begin serving Jan. 1.

Watson said candidates for the utility board can qualify for one of the two elective posts while, at the same time, applying for one of the three appointed posts.

Voters decided in the July 31 primary that the new utility board will be made up of one city commissioner, one county commissioner, two elected citizen representatives and three appointed citizen representatives.

Citizen representatives can reside in the city or anywhere else in the county.



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