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Commissioners’ Workshop Retreat Minutes – Wednesday, January 19, 2022

For your consideration, please read the minutes from the Commissioners’ Workshop Retreat held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. in the conference room at the offices of Hall Booth Smith P.C.

Commission Workshop Mins 1-19-2022

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Brunswick-Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission

1703 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 8:30 AM 




Ben Turnipseed, Chairman

Bob Duncan, Vice-Chairman

Chuck Cook, Commissioner

Tripp Stephens, Commissioner

Wayne Neal, Commissioner

Kendra Rolle, Commissioner 

ALSO PRESENT:                  

Andrew Burroughs, Executive Director

Charlie Dorminy, Legal Counsel 


Chad Strickland, Commissioner 


Conference Room – Office of Hall Booth Smith P.C.

3528 Darien Hwy., Suite #300, Brunswick, GA  31525

Chairman Turnipseed called the workshop to order at 8:30 AM.


Chairman Turnipseed provided the invocation.


Chairman Turnipseed welcomed new, re-appointed, and current Commissioners’ to the Board for 2022.



  1. Commissioners’ Goals for Calendar Year 2022:
    1. Stephens:
      1. Improve customer service
      2. Evaluate personnel compensation
    2. Neal:
      1. Efficiencies
      2. SPLOST utilization and passing
    3. Cook:
      1. Personnel – Fill Finance position
      2. Billing process
  • Website improvements
  1. Duncan:
    1. Focus on 20-year Master Plan
    2. Unified support for SPLOST
  • Rate Adjustment
  1. Rolle:
    1. Assist residential tenants with leaks
  2. Turnipseed:
    1. Academy Creek WTP renovations
    2. Dunbar Creek WTP rehab and expansion
  • Obtain property for North Mainland plant
  1. Service extension to unserved areas on septic tanks
  2. Start on bond projects
  3. Obtain title to private infrastructure
  • Replacing old sewer lines
  • Improve operations maintenance at all WTPs
  1. Improve image in community
  1. Infrastructure Scorecard Review – A. Burroughs
  1. Executive Director’s Priorities for Calendar Year 2022 – A. Burroughs
  1. New service expansion
  2. Customer deposits
  3. Leak adjustment policy
  4. Improve safety
  5. Smith driving system
  6. Safety manual
  7. Planned work
  8. Cross-training of personnel
  9. Overtime reduction
  10. Project management
  11. Pre-qualified engineering
  12. Governmental coordination meetings

iii.     Schedule performance index from 80 to 85

  1. Bond/SPLOST projects started
  2. Public perception
  3. Design standards revised
  1. 2022 Projects Plan – A. Burroughs
  1. Rates and Adjustments – A. Burroughs



There being no further discussion the meeting was adjourned at 12:15 PM.

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