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It wasn’t just the kids who got involved in the “clean up the yard” ball toss game last Saturday at Brunswick’s Spring Fling, the parents enjoyed it almost as much. The Brunswick Glynn County Mayor’s Committee on Services for the Disabled held their 14th Annual “Spring Fling” at Mary Ross Park in Downtown Brunswick, on Saturday. This unique event is provided for citizens with disabilities (regardless of age or type of disability) and the general public, to gather together for an afternoon of free food, activities, live entertainment, and information on local disability related services and support. Islander Staff Photo - Permar-Shierling

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BOE member still behind on ethics filings
Pamela Permar-Shierling
Jerry Mancil, (At Large #2), has been a member of the Glynn County Board of Education since 2008.
Elected officials are required to file a Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report (CCDR) twice a year in a non election year and six times in an election year.
Candidates are also required to file annual Personal Financial Disclosure Reports.
In recent years the filing of these reports has bounced back and forth between the State of Georgia Ethics Commission and the local Board of Elections.
In 2008, 2009 and 2010 these reports were filed with the local Board of Elections.

ADA fix in Massengale
By Matthew J. Permar
Back some 10 or more years ago the federal government issued an order to Glynn County requiring all county facilities to be brought up to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
The county facilities came under federal scrutiny when the G-8 Summit was held on Sea Island in June of 2004.
The ADA standards are stringent, meaning if a bathroom sink is three quarters of an inch too high or low, it must be moved to the correct height.
The county worked out a plan and a timeline with the federal government to bring the buildings into compliance to avoid any penalties or fines.

Lift Station 2030 contract awarded
By Matthew J. Permar
The lawsuit and controversy surrounding Lift Station 2030 on St. Simons Island  have had more of an impact on the Brunswick Glynn Joint Water and Sewer System (JWSC) than just legal costs.
When the JWSC got ready to bid the project out, about a half dozen contractors showed up for the pre-bid conference but only one responsive bid was received.
During a special called meeting last Thursday, April 9, JWSC Director Steve Swan told the commission most of the perspective bidders did not want to get involved with a project with this much controversy, particularly the lawsuit. The urgent nature of the project and the fact that a large portion of it requires new sewer line be laid adjacent to salt water marsh was another negative factor.

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