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By Carey Ruppert -
Chief, Skidaway Division

Where’s The #*@%ing Fire Hydrant?

Spring is the time of year when Landings homeowners (or their yard care contractors) spruce up their yard 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 the common property adjacent to your home and clear the vegetation from around it.

I can understand that some residents might feel that fire hydrants aren’t aesthetically pleasing. They do resemble the space alien ET in a shiny green sort of way. But from a firefighting perspective, they are beautiful, and ready access to them is vital. When we arrive at a structure fire scene, one of the first things we do is locate the nearest fire hydrant and establish a water supply to the engine we will use to attack the fire. The sooner that water supply can be established, the sooner we can attack and extinguish the fire.

When heavy vegetation prohibits a clear view of a fire hydrant from the street, the process of establishing our water supply is severely impacted, especially at night. I speak from experience when I say it is extremely frustrating to tromp around in the bushes, in the dark, looking for a fire hydrant while there is a house on fire nearby. It is equally frustrating to try to get a supply hose attached to a hydrant while a “decorative” palmetto plant is attacking you.

I ask everyone to be kind to your local firefighters and protect your home and the homes of your friends and neighbors by clearing a three-foot perimeter around all fire hydrants. Hopefully, everyone will come to love our shiny green little friends as much as I do!

By Kelly Gordon -
President, First Responders

Recently, The Landings hosted a marathon. There were approximately 900 runners in this event. Our entire team volunteered and assisted runners throughout the race. I have to admit that I was pretty horrified and embarrassed by how many residents went speeding by packs of runners throughout the day. We live in an incredibly beautiful community. Being courteous and patient when you see runners or bikers shouldn’t take such an effort.

By Raoul Rushin -
President, TLCo

And what about that home value?! 

Not only are we selling homes at a record pace again this year, but the mix of high-end home sales both this year and last is better than it has been since the peak of 2005. 

We believe this is the result of an effort we’ve made since we began in 2015 to update the brand and our marketing approach in order to attract a higher-end demographic and the change to our new marketing firm, the Wyse Agency, in 2018. All this is coupled with the current environment, which is motivating folks to work remotely or retire to a new destination earlier. Where would we be without the Company’s marketing efforts to help them find us?

By Doug Painter
CCA Skidaway Chapter

Courtesy of TFAC

Together For A Cure (TFAC) is just around the corner! The events run from April 12 through April 20 and include all court sports, golf, and Wellness Center activities. Registration and detailed information about the event and how to participate is available on the website (

All donations benefit the Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah. Dr. Robert Visalli, Professor of Microbiology and Director of the LWGA Cancer Research Scholars Program, stated that the most recent donations (2019-2020) supported 10 Summer Scholars Research Assistantships, the creation of the LWGA Microscopy Suite within the Center Research Lab that included the capital purchase of Confocal and Immunofluorescent Microscopy equipment, and the purchase of a Luminex 200 Cell Analyzer to enhance research capabilities and attract high-level cancer researchers to MUSM-Savannah. LWGA was also credited for partially funding two research papers.

TFAC is the sole source of funding for the Summer Scholars Research Assistants. Depending upon the success of this year’s fundraiser, Mercer hopes to bring seven Summer Scholars on board.

   It is clear that your participation has a direct impact on cancer research at Mercer. Please participate in this worthwhile event!

The Agenda Packet for the March 23 Landings Association monthly Board Meeting has been posted. It can be accessed by clicking Board Agenda Packet. You must be logged in with your username and password to view this document. If you want to ask questions of the Board regarding items on the agenda, please email them in advance of the meeting to

Courtesy of Landings Security

Learn more about the incidents Landings Security Officers have been responding to recently. 

Courtesy of Landings Public Works

Learn details about what your Public Works team has been working on recently. 

Courtesy of TLA's Community Development Department

The CDD team has been busy this week. Following is a closer look at what they've been working on. 








Private Property Maintenance Standards

Uptick in Numbers for 31411

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for Skidaway Island is 341 positive test results. This is an increase of four cases since last week's report.

The Association will be reporting the number of cases in the 31411 zip code (includes all of Skidaway Island) each Friday in E-news. If you would like to monitor the data more frequently, please go to the Health District website (