News

Courtesy of Landings Security
  • Security and Chatham Emergency Services (CES) responded to Islanders' Retreat for a vehicle fire on Thursday, June 9.
  • The driver stated that he was out for a drive and suddenly noticed flames coming from the vehicle's rear, where the motor was located. The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • The car was removed from the scene via a tow truck.
  • Security and Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) responded to a minor two vehicle accident at the intersection of Diamond Causeway and Lake Street on Tuesday, June 14. Vehicle 1 rear ended Vehicle 2 at the traffic light exiting the Village. No injuries were reported.

 

Courtesy of Landings Public Works
  • In support of our Strategic Plan strategy to strive to be known as an “employer of choice” in the Savannah area, last month the Public Works Department held a safety meeting centered around how to stay hydrated and prevent heat related injuries during in the summer months. A representative from St. Joseph Candler was the guest speaker and provided tips to prevent heat strokes and dehydration when working outdoors. After the meeting, staff ordered No Salt as a substitute for regular table salt, which is suggested as a Sodium-Free alternative (potassium based) for electrolyte replacement. The training has come in handy during this recent heatwave.
  • Absolute Concrete completed the installation of the walkways and path system in Tidewater Square this week. Staff also installed a solar flashing light to notify oncoming pedestrian traffic of the new traffic flow throughout the square. Over the next couple of weeks, staff and BrightView will work to regrade the area in preparation for the installation of sod.
Courtesy of TLA's Community Development Department
  • Routine inspections were not conducted this week but will resume next week.
  • Follow-up and requested inspections were conducted throughout the island. 
  • This week, six properties were contacted regarding a violation of the Private Property Maintenance Standards.

 

  • Staff have been replacing the sacrificial anodes on the seawall during low tide. The anodes protect the aluminum wall panels from electrolysis and require replacement about every two to three years.
  • There have been reports of stolen crab traps recently at The Landing Harbor Pier. The security footage does show one individual leaving the dock with three traps on Tuesday night around 10:45 – 10:50 p.m. There has not been a positive identification at this point.
  • Please remember to check your traps daily, and if you are unable to do so, remove your trap at the end of the day.

 

By Dylan Till – dylant@landings.org
Public Works Environmental Manager
  • Redbay (Persea borbonia) is a short-trunked tree that can reach a maximum height of 65 feet tall. Redbays are native to the coastal plain from Delaware to Florida, and habitats include lowland woods, coastal forests, and swamps.
  • These native trees historically made up a large portion of the understory of the forested areas of Skidaway Island.
  • They produce a bitter berry that many native species, especially birds, feed on and they are the host plant for Palmedes swallowtail (Papilio Palamedes) a species of butterfly that’s own native range corresponds almost exactly with that of the redbay.
By Lynn Lewis - lynnl@landings.org 
Communications Manager
  • The Landings Association held its annual Hurricane Town Hall Meeting on June 14. Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) Director Dennis Jones and Community Outreach Coordinator Chelsea Sawyer shared details on preparing for hurricane season, evacuating for a hurricane, and things to consider when returning home after a severe weather event.
  • CEMA Volunteer and Landings resident Steve Brueske, a retired Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, was also on hand distributing items to attendees.
  • Items included information booklets and things to include in a hurricane kit (e.g., sunscreen, insect repellant, hand sanitizer, mini first aid kits, and food storage containers with plastic cutlery).  
By Tim Cook - timc@landings.org 
Security Director
  • During the regularly scheduled Board Meeting in April, I was pleased to share with our Board Directors and the community we did not have any crimes reported in March 2022.
  • Unfortunately, we did not fare quite as well in April. Please click "read more" to see the Crime Statistics chart below.
  • Hopefully, we can have more months similar to March, but we need your help. If you see something, say something, and please secure your valuables and lock your vehicle’s and home’s doors! I also am a huge fan of alarm systems. If your home or vehicle is not equipped with an alarm, please consider installing one. If you have one, use it, and ensure our emergency telephone number (912-598-2571) is listed with your monitoring company. Although The Landings Association does not recommend or endorse any companies, you can ask your friends and relatives for an alarm installation or monitoring company recommedations.
By Kelly Gordon - sifrpresident@gmail.com
President, First Responders
  • We are thrilled to report that we have accepted EIGHT new candidates for the 2022 class. Thank you to everyone who networked for us and sent eager people our way.
  • The Skidaway Island First Responders work hard to take care of the island. It is humbling when we see so many who are willing to give up their time and help.
  • I remind everyone once again that we are all VOLUNTEERS. If you’ve not walked in our shoes or needed our services, you possibly can’t wrap your head around what we actually do. It takes commitment, selflessness, and a great deal of patience to respond to all the emergency medical calls on Skidaway Island. Please be mindful when you’re criticizing our group if you’re not sure what it all entails.
By Hunter Marr - HMarr@chathames.org
Chief, Skidaway Division

 

Where is that darn Fire Hydrant?

  • Spring is when homeowners in The Landings (or their lawncare contractors) spruce up their yards by clearing out dead branches and leaves and trimming bushes and other vegetation.
  • While this spring yard cleanup is underway, it is the perfect time to locate the fire hydrant on your property, or common space adjacent to your property, and clear the vegetation away from it.
  • I can understand that some residents might feel that fire hydrants aren’t aesthetically pleasing, as they resemble the space alien ET in a shiny, green sort of way. But from a fire fighting perspective, they are beautiful, and ready access to them is vital.
By Larry Sincoskie - larrys@landings.org 
Marinas Director 
  • Summer operating hours for Landings Harbor Marina are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Delegal Creek Marina hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • As families search for fun outdoor activities that everyone can enjoy, we encourage Landings residents to visit our Marina facilities. A short walk on the pier or hanging out at the Dockside Bar (formerly the Tiki Hut) while taking in the fresh air and sights are special parts of what The Landings offers.
  • Make a quick stop in the Ship’s Store for a cold beverage, ice cream, or our custom Landings logo apparel and merchandise.
  • Kayaking Delegal Creek and the surrounding waters is an exhilarating way to see the beauty of Skidaway Island. Daily kayak rentals from Delegal Creek Marina provide convenient access via a custom launch dock for both single and tandem kayaks. Half-day and full-day rentals are available. Call Delegal Creek Marina (912-224-3885) to reserve your rental today.