News

Karl Stephens - karls@landings.org
General Manager/COO
  • Thanks to those who attended our recent Budget Information Session. It was great to get back to these in-person meetings after being put on hold due to COVID-19.
  • In the session, we covered how our Budget is created, discussed pressures we face like inflation, and strategies we employ to overcome such pressures. (You can read more about how inflation has affected your Association in this month’s Budget Box.)
  • The audience had thoughtful questions that led to good discussion.
  • If you couldn’t attend or watch the livestream, you can watch a recording of the meeting on our YouTube Channel (youtube.com/LandingsAssociation) or click here.

 

By Karl Stephens - karls@landings.org
General Manager/COO

 

  • The cost of living worldwide has seen a dramatic increase over the last several months.
  • While the state of Georgia compares lower to other states, inflationary pressures are impacting the cost of operations for households as well as organizations.
  • Much like other service organizations, The Landings Association’s largest expense is our employees. Following expenses related to staffing, other categories that are a major use of funds include those that are managed through the Public Works Department.
  • Congratulations to Kevin Crouch, Rosemary Mackey, and Patty Morgan who have been elected the three new Board Directors for The Landings Association.
  • Their three-year terms begin on January 1, 2023, and will continue until December 31, 2025. 
By Lynn Lewis - lynnl@landings.org
Communications Manager
  • If you are looking for a way to contribute to the community and make a positive impact at the same time, consider volunteering to serve on one of The Landings Association’s Committees.
  • Applications will be accepted through November 11, 2022.
  • TLA committee terms are for one year. If you are an existing committee member and want to be considered for continued membership, you must reapply by the deadline.
  • Association committees include Appeals, Architectural Review, Communications, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Marinas, Public Works, Security, and Strategic Water.
Courtesy of Landings Security
  • As deer breeding season, commonly referred to as “the rut,” ramps up, the number of incidents between vehicles and deer typically increases.
  • TLA Security and Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) are working together regarding a pedestrian who has been seen and reported as “jumping in front of vehicles to get a ride.”
  • On October 20 or 21, a residence was targeted by a person with a paintball gun.
  • TLA assisted the Marinas staff with identifying a boat and trailer parked in The Landings Harbor parking lot without permission.
  • TLA Security continued to perform welfare checks last week, all of which had favorable endings.
  • The Marinas team worked together on The Landings Association’s staff pumpkin carving contest entry.
  • This Basic Sailing Course is led by a certified SEAS (Society for the Education of American Sailors) instructor in collaboration with local sailors from TLSC (The Landings Sailing Club). The class is intended to teach the basics of sailing to those 21 and over who have never been on a sailboat, as well as those with some experience.
  • The weather has been spectacular the past few days. The gnats and no-see-ums would agree. 

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The vehicle crash at the intersection of Diamond Causeway and Westcross Road/Lake Street has been cleared.

Courtesy of Landings Public Works
  • Staff continued placement of beneficial reuse material (from the street sweeping program), along areas adjacent the community path along Landings Way South with little to no ground cover.
  • Staff installed an additional bench at the Landings Harbor Park this week. The bench was generously donated by the Sailing Club and will get a lot of use this fall! 
Courtesy of TLA's Community Development Department

 

  • No routine inspections were performed this week. Follow-up and requested inspections were conducted throughout the island. 
  • This week, four properties were contacted regarding a violation of the Private Property Maintenance Standards.