If you were asked to name some “snowbirds”, you might list some of your Landings neighbors, and you’d be correct. But there are other snowbirds that come south for the winter, and many here know little about them.
Savannah jazz legend Huxsie Scott will celebrate her favorite vocalists and composers in this concert presented live from the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church. The concert is February 28 at 3 p.m. via zoom.
Join the Skidaway Hamiltons and Abigails on Tuesday, February 16 from 4 to 5 p.m., when Director of the Coastal Health District Dr. Lawton Davis will speak on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Georgia, with particular emphasis on Chatham County.
In February, work begins in earnest on updating The Landings Association’s Strategic Plan. 2020 marked the completion of the last Plan, which began in 2014. You can read what was accomplished over that timeframe by clicking here. Now, on the eve of our 50th Anniversary in 2022, it’s time for the Board to determine strategic priorities for the next several years.
The Contingency is a line-item account included in the operating budget each year to cover unexpected or emergency expenses. The Contingency can be compared to your household’s emergency fund recommended by personal financial planners for unexpected expenses. For 2021, $100,000 has been allocated for the Executive Management budget and $30,000 for the Marinas budget. At year end, any remaining balance in the Contingency account is transferred into the Reserve Fund, protecting the funds from taxation and helping reduce the annual allocation amount required from the Assessment. In fact, all remaining operating budget balances are transferred to the Reserves in December, after estimating the January opening balance of at least two month’s operating expenses, totaling $1.5M. In 2020, the Contingency account budget was $125,000, and the total spent was $82,508. Of those expenses, $63,205 was used to cover COVID-19 related expenses, such as janitorial services, thermometers, and Personal Protective Equipment. The remaining expenditures were mainly used to cover unexpected Landings Harbor Sea Wall repairs.
Many of my loyal readers who follow my column in The Landings Journal will recall articles dating back to 2015 regarding the concept of pre-authorization. Since that time, and primarily due to COVID-19, the landscape of deliveries has changed dramatically. We now have a much larger influx of requests from companies such as Grubhub, DoorDash, Instacart, Uber, Uber Eats, Lyft, taxi services, etc, requesting access.
NOTE: This is a virtual meeting. In-person attendance is not permitted as we practice social distancing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDD) to help flatten the curve of COVID-19.