Funding for a new evidence room recommended
Jan. 26 – Funding for a new evidence room badly needed by the Glynn County Police Department was recommended at Tuesday’s finance committee meeting.
Committee members voted unanimously to approve Sapelo Building Solutions’ bid of $87,500 for the construction of the new evidence room on the second floor of the Public Safety building.
The existing evidence room on the first floor will be converted into office space.
In other cases:
—Blythe Island Regional Park may soon offer horseback riding services.
Committee members approved an application by Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm to establish a riding concession in the park.
The seller will spend between $50,000 and $60,000 to create new paths, fences and an office. Tours will be offered during opening hours. Horses would not be kept at the park overnight.
The seller also agreed to a one-year deal, with the option to renew for another four years provided prices do not increase more than 5% during the term of the deal. Any increase above 5% will require a new contract with the department.
It is estimated that 10-12 horses will be brought to the park each day, with possible horse and buggy rides during holidays or special events.
—The tennis courts at Selden Park may soon be repaired and redone. The committee will recommend initiating the process of establishing the specifications and scope of work necessary to issue a call for tenders for the project.
—New playground equipment is coming to Turtle River Park. Funding of $62,000 will come from the District 1 capital allocation.
—Drainage issues at Trawler Court on the River Ridge Subdivision will soon be resolved. Committee members are recommending $40,000 in funding for supplies and materials needed by the county’s public works department to install more and larger storm drains to improve drainage in the area.
—Drainage along Coquina Drive and Coquina Circle can be addressed through a project funded by the American Rescue Act.
—Sidewalks deemed to be trip hazard will soon be repaired. Georgia Safe Sidewalks, based in Lawrenceville, will repair sidewalks on Cate Road, Crispen Boulevard, Cypress Run, Demere Road, Frederica Road and Ocean Road.