In May of 2005, Nalley Honda in Brunswick
received permission from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
to use a portion of the former Hercules, Inc. dump site adjacent to the car
dealership off Spur 25 as a parking lot.,
EPA permission was required because the
site was used in the mid-1970's to dispose of toxaphene sludge and empty
toxaphene product drums. The site is now an EPA ‘Superfund’ site and has
been on the EPA’s ‘National Priorities List’ since 1984.
More recent Nalley leased a portion of
the property from Hercules to use as a parking lot to store cars.
The problem is, the property is currently
zoned Forest Agricultural (FA) and automobile storage is not permitted in
the FA zoning.
The Glynn County Mainland Planning
Commission (MPC) voted at their August 1 meeting to recommend approval of
Nalley’s application to rezone the almost 17-acre tract to Highway
Commercial, which would bring it into compliance with the County Zoning
The Glynn County Commission will hold a
public hearing and make a final decision on the property at their regular
meeting this Thursday, August 17.