Road Blockage Notification – 2300 Block of Talmadge in Brunswick, September 25-26

ATTENTION

In response to a call regarding a potential sewer connection problem on Thursday, September 25, the BGJWSC has closed the 2300 block of Talmadge St between Glynn Ave (Hwy 17 SB) and Macon Ave until repairs can be made. Weather permitting, the road shall be reopened no later than 7:00 PM on Friday, September 26.

WebUseStreetViewWhen it was determined that a blockage on the service line serving McDonald’s Restaurant required excavation of the connection, all necessary precautions were taken to prevent spillage of waste water. Lime was placed around the clean out inspection port as a disinfectant and well points were dug in order to facilitate draining ground water from the site where work is to be performed.

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Any water seen running down the street is ground water from the pit as a vacuum truck is onsite recovering all wastewater for processing at the treatment plant. Our crew is seen here repairing the collapse that occurred at the main.WebUsePit

The road will be temporarily patched following the repair of the connection and a future closure will be scheduled in order to properly pave it.

The BGJWSC apologizes in advance for the inconvenience.

Staff Spotlight – Timothy Ransom

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Staff Spotlight on Timothy Ransom

Team Member since March 26, 1984

Latest Achievement: 30 Years of Service

Timothy Ransom, the Planning & Development Coordinator for the Planning & Construction Division of the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission, recently celebrated thirty years of employment with us. Twenty-four years of that service was spent with Glynn County government prior to the creation of the BGJWSC in 2008. He has held various positions within local government, from water & sewer improvements inspector in the mid-eighties to engineering technician until the late-nineties, but has made the most of his time in plan review for new construction.

Every week, Timothy reviews numerous preliminary and final plats, abandonment requests, site plans and record drawing, including individuals seeking water and/or sewer connections to the municipal system. Many of these are commercial and industrial connections, but he also has input into the new residential neighborhood development process. Part of his review involves guaranteeing that the increase in demand for each system doesn’t overwhelm the capacity provided by existing pipe and pumps.

Born in Norfolk, VA, Timothy’s dad served in the Navy for over thirty years, with the family transferring from NAS Mayport, VA to NAS Corpus Christi, TX and NAS Alameda/Berkley, CA, before settling in Brunswick in the mid-1960s at the former GLYNCO Naval Air Station. Having spent the majority of his adult life honing his skills as an artist in his spare time, his work schedule with the BGJWSC has also afforded him the freedom to pursue the betterment of his craft. It’s not uncommon for Timothy to utilize his vacation traveling for art shows.

It’s obvious, at times, to see the relationship between his creative side and his analysis of utility systems, especially in how he approaches plan review with scrutiny. The methodology and tools that he uses in day-to-day plan review are only effective if he is able to see within his mind how new development will affect the system. It’s a skill that is much-valued within the BGJWSC.

In an age when it is uncommon to be employed long-term with an organization, Timothy’s tenure is rare. “You must endeavor to persevere. There have been challenges over time, but I believe that over my thirty years of service, my main goal has been to ensure that the standards for construction have been delivered based on the needs and demands of the public.” Since 2008, with the merger of the City of Brunswick and Glynn County utilities, he acknowledged that competing interests have sometimes made it difficult to consistently be both tough and fair. As Timothy went on to say, “It’s unrealistic to seek perfection, but I have always strived to do what was right.”

Townhall Meeting – Sanitary Sewer Service Expansion in Community Rd Area – September 23, 2014

The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission will be holding a town hall meeting to discuss interest and availability of sanitary sewer for commercial properties on the following streets:

  • Rose Dr
  • Newman Dr
  • Key Circle Dr
  • Key Dr
  • Shell Dr
  • Benedict Rd
  • Portions of Community Rd and Habersham St

Date: September 23rd, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Georgia Power Distribution Center (3951 Community Rd, Brunswick GA)

Your comments and attendance is requested.