On March 19, 72% of us voted on the issue of incorporation of Skidaway Island. There were two clear messages resulting from the incorporation vote: (i) the majority of residents do not want to incorporate; and (ii) there is some level of mistrust of The Landings Association.
These past several months have been far more tumultuous than any other time during my 22 plus years on island.
Voters have chosen not to incorporate Skidaway Island into its own city. Based on official results, the proposal to incorporate Skidaway Island failed, with the number of “No” votes (3,656) higher than the number of “Yes” votes (2,193).
A total of 5,849 registered voters of Skidaway Island participated, for a turnout percentage of 72.51%.
This means Skidaway Island will not become its own city but will remain part of unincorporated Chatham County.
The Landings Club will hold its fifth annual Full and Half Marathon on March 23, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Skidaway Island Institute of Oceanography.
Runners will enter The Landings through the North (Marshwood) Gate between approximately 7:15 and 7:45 a.m., and the gate will be closed during that period of time. Marshwood residents and their guests are encouraged to use the Main Gate while the North Gate is closed.