Discussion of the Pilar Hotel, the site plan for which was approved by the Islands Planning Commission in December, is on the agenda for today’s Glynn County Commission meeting.
The description of the agenda item asks commissioners to “discuss a recommendation to be communicated to the Islands Planning Commission to reconsider the site plan approval for (the Pilar Hotel).”
According to the agenda item description, the site plan was not complete nor compliant with Section 619 of the county’s zoning ordinance.
Commissioner Bob Coleman is behind the agenda item. He has maintained the site plan did not comply with multiple parts of the zoning ordinance. The Pilar Hotel is a three-story hotel planned to be built at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Neptune Road on St. Simons Island. IPC members raised a number of concerns, but ultimately approved the site plan at their Dec. 20 meeting.
Coleman also had an agenda item added that asks commissioners to discuss a building permit given to Lucas Properties Holdings for the expansion of an office building on St. Simons Island. Coleman said the permit was not valid because a number of prerequisites to permit issuance were not met.
In other business, the agenda calls for the commission to vote on appointments to the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Citizen Oversight Committee. The committee will oversee the expenditure of SPLOST funds to ensure they are being spent efficiently and effectively. It will also have some say in the order in which projects are completed. SPLOST is a one percent sales tax that will go into effect in April, the revenue from which much be spent on a list of project approved by the public. Approval was given by voters during the November 2016 general election.
Also on the agenda for discussion is the issuance of four alcohol licenses and three zoning requests, all of which are public hearing items.
The Glynn County Commission will meet today at 6 p.m. in the Old Glynn County Courthouse, 701 G St. in Brunswick.