Florida man dies in crash on U.S.-17

An Florida man died in a crash Wednesday evening when his vehicle rolled over at the intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and the Downing Musgrove Causeway, according to the Glynn County coroner.

Coroner Marc Neu identified the man as Frank Butterfield, a 69 year old from Amelia Island.

A police officer reported to dispatchers at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday via emergency radio communications that a vehicle had overturned near the intersection and that Butterfield was in the road with possibly serious head injuries. He called for an ambulance and requested it come quickly.

The Georgia State Patrol could not be reached Thursday to comment on the cause of the crash.

City planning commission adopts bylaws

The newly formed Planning and Appeals Commission for the city of Brunswick voted Wednesday to adopt its bylaws.

The PAC is a two-prong board made of five members and two alternates that will review issues such as zoning changes and development site plans.

It will then make recommendations to the full city commission, which has ultimate authority to accept or reject the PAC’s suggestion. Issues like lot splitting, subdivision development and annexation fall under the planning role of the PAC. The PAC can also make other planning-related recommendations to the City Commission.

In its second role as an appeals body, the PAC will make decisions about variances. If city staff deny a property owner or developer the ability to deviate from city zoning laws, the applicant can go before the PAC. The PAC has the authority to overrule city staff and grant variances. If the PAC refuses to grant a variance, the applicant can appeal to State Court. The city commission does not have a say in the appeals role of the PAC and cannot overrule it.

The next meeting will be at 5 p.m. August 8 at City Hall, 601 Gloucester St., Brunswick.

Leadership Southeast Georgia applicants wanted

Leadership Southeast Georgia is seeking nominations for its 2019 leadership training program.

The program is for professionals in a 10-county coastal region, including Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties.

Applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or community leaders. Nominations should be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website at www.lsega.com.

The competitive selection process will accept applicants who live in the county from which they apply, who are willing to serve the community, open to growing as a professional, eager to learn new skills, work well in groups and motivated and prompt.

The program is held over five weekends during a five-month period beginning in February and ending in June. Each session will take place in a different county.

— The Brunswick News

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