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County approves St. Simons development
The Glynn County Commission unanimously approved the final plat for a 40-lot residential community at the entrance to St. Simons Island at Thursday's meeting.

The 15.4-acre Yacht Club tract has public water, private sewer and private roadways.

Before the vote, Commissioner Clyde Taylor asked why the development has private sewer and won't be hooked up to the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer system.

Community Development Director David Hainley said the residential community doesn't meet the minimum threshold required to hook up to the municipal sewer system.

Commissioners were also introduced to Tonya Miller, the new county finance director. Miller replaces Phyllis McNicoll, who retired after working in the finance department the last 29 years.

Miller, the former Effingham County finance director, most recently lived in Unalaska, Alaska, until she accepted Glynn County's position.

Other items approved without discussion on the consent agenda included the acceptance of a quitclaim deed from the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission for a communications tower site on Frederica Road and approval for Golden Isles Kingfish Inc. to hold its kingfish tournament on June 14 and 15 at Gascoigne Bluff Park.

Commissioners went into closed executive session to discuss possible litigation and personnel issues for more than an hour.

They voted unanimously after the closed session to approve a $12,000 worker's compensation settlement and another settlement for $50,000 with Montgomery Bank & Trust.

Commissioners did not provide additional details about the settlements.

SBlt Reporter Gordon Jackson writes about government and other local topics. Contact him at, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 323.

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