Glynn County Commissioners will consider a project funding agreement with Coastal Community Health Services to address the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic when they meet tonight.
The nonprofit is asking for funds to help expand medical services, including opening a new medical facility in downtown Brunswick. Program services will include medical treatment for those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and those who suffered health inequities during the pandemic.
Funds will be provided by support received by the county through the American Rescue Plan Act.
If approved, the county would make a one-year commitment, granting 50% of the agency’s request in the first year. The city will provide the remaining 50%.
Commissioners will also consider an application for conditional use of a recreational park near the Majestic Oaks subdivision. Commissioners at the April 21 meeting voted to postpone a decision after residents living nearby expressed reservations about the planned expansion of the RV park. The delay was to give the developer and residents time to discuss a buffer issue.
Commissioners discussed various options for improving the buffer zone, including types and heights of fencing and possibly bamboo planting. The bamboo would grow tall enough in four or five years to block the view between Majestic Oaks and the RV park.
Consent agenda items include:
• Approval of a $123,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation to pay 75% of the cost of a new automated weather observation system. It will replace the old system which is outdated and desperately needs to be replaced.
• Approval of a mutual aid agreement with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for fire and emergency medical services.
• A multi-year agreement with Southeast Georgia Health System to provide required annual medical exams to county firefighters at a cost of $539 per participant.
• The $48,500 purchase of a 2022 Ford Interceptor and necessary lights and siren equipment for the County Department of Emergency Medical Services with upcoming US bailout funding.
• Pursuit of an agreement with Motorola to ensure the continuity of public safety communications support services for approximately $286,000.
• Rejection of sole offer to resurface approximately 15.5 miles of county roads and relaunch of the project.
• Approval of funding and installation of a flashing light at 2400 Frederica Road for the level crossing and associated sidewalks at a cost of up to $15,000.
• Solicitation of bids for the replacement of a turtle-friendly bollard at Parc Neptune.
• Allocation of $15,000 for the purchase of materials for a gable roof shade structure over the benched area of the Massengale Beach crossing.
• Authorization of a purchase order for an M2-106 knuckleboom loader for $195,000.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Old County Courthouse, 701 G Street, in the commission meeting room on the second floor. The meeting can also be viewed online on YouTube and Facebook.