Tuesday, October 17th Immediately following the 5:30 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Council Chambers 418 Osborne St.
Planning Commission Work Session Wednesday, October 18th 5:30 Council Chambers 418 Osborne St.
Planning Commission Special Called Meeting
PUBLIC HEARING on ZONING AND MAP CHANGES Tuesday, October 24th 5:30 Council Chambers 418 Osborne St.
Planning Commission Special Called Meeting, if necessary
PUBLIC HEARING on ZONING AND MAP CHANGES Wednesday, October 25th 5:30 Council Chambers 418 Osborne St. Zoning Work Sessions & Planning Commission Meetings Scheduled
The St. Marys Planning Commission has scheduled a Work Session for Tuesday, October 17, immediately following their 5:30 regularly scheduled Planning Commission Meeting. The Planning Commission has also scheduled a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, October 24, at 5:30 for a Public Hearing of the Zoning Ordinance Amendment and Comprehensive Map Amendment.
The Draft of the Zoning Changes, with the recently added Form-Based Code Section, can be found here. The Work Sessions will be a chance for Staff to focus on the major and minor changes that are being proposed, while allowing the Planning Commission to ask questions about such changes. The Planning Commission has reserved Council Chamber for Wednesday, October 18th, to continue the Work Session discussion, if necessary, and also for Wednesday, October 25th, to continue the Planning Commission Hearing if necessary.
Sea Rise Study Wins National Award
The University of Georgia’s Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant won a 2017 University Economic Development Association Award of Excellence for sea level rise adaptation plans, developed in partnership with the coastal cities of Tybee Island and St. Marys. Using a grant from the National Sea Grant, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant faculty, as well as faculty from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, analyzed risks and vulnerabilities from tidal flooding and sea-level rise over the next 50 years, and developed a plan that enabled savings of $3 million on flood insurance for property owners. The plan has emerged as a model for other coastal communities across the country.
The award was presented to UGA representatives on Oct. 3 during the UEDA Annual Summit in Long Beach, California. UEDA represents higher education, private sector and community economic development stakeholders across North America. The report can be found here.