TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WTOC) - Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman delivered the State of the City Address Thursday night to highlight where the city stands.
The mayor gave an update on the overall status of the island’s finances, infrastructure and park projects, road improvements, beach re-nourishment and dune restoration, hurricane/disaster planning and mitigation, and various other short/long term issues facing the community.
Out of all the projects mentioned, the dune revitalization resonated the most with residents.
“We are losing a lot of the beach infrastructure. We’ve been here through both of those hurricanes when the breaches through those dunes really hurt the island and a lot of residents. so rebuilding that and doing it as well as they’ve done the focus on that is critical," said Tybee resident, Tim Arnold.
Buelterman also announced that after 14 years as mayor, he will not seek re-election in the fall. Instead, he plans to run for Chatham County Chairman in 2020.