Courtesy of TLA's Community Development Department
Fri, 04/22/2022 - 1:30pm
Staff performed routine inspections in Phase I this week. Follow-up and requested inspections were conducted throughout the island.
This week, five properties were contacted regarding a violation of the Private Property Maintenance Standards, and four properties were contacted to provide courtesy education regarding property maintenance standards.
This is a question we regularly receive in the Community Development Department. The answer is more complicated than one may think, as it is always changing.
The Landings had 4,420 platted residential home sites. These sites are assigned a lot number, which is the same number we use today to identify a property.
Over time, several lots were purchased by an adjoining property owner and combined with an existing lot of record, essentially converting two (or more) lots into one much larger lot. The recombination of lots leaves us with a total of 4,395 home sites, though we still collect 4,420 Assessments (Homeowners Dues).
Development has progressed over the decades, and as of this writing, we have 4,214 homes built in the community, leaving 181 remaining vacant lots. This definition of vacant does not include homes currently under construction or properties that have received approval of architectural plans from the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) and have not yet begun construction. With 33 active construction sites, the number of lots is reduced further to 148. Additionally, 13 home designs have been approved by the ARC but have yet to break ground. Once these 13 lots proceed with construction, we will be left with 135 unbuilt lots without any plan approvals.
If you have questions regarding a vacant lot in The Landings, email our Community Development team (email@example.com). We always are happy to answer questions and assist when possible.
Many residents are making the switch from traditional incandescent bulbs to more energy-efficient halogen or LED bulbs. These styles of bulbs can reduce energy usage by 20-80% and have a much longer lifespan than incandescent bulbs.
If you are planning to upgrade light bulbs on the outside of the house there are a few things to keep in mind. Be mindful that your new, energy-efficient bulbs are not so bright that they detract from the natural beauty of our community. Exterior lighting should not be brighter than 60 Watts or 800 Lumens. Most packaging will include both the wattage and the lumens.
Also, many halogens and LED lights are available in different color temperatures, such as Soft White or Day Light. The color temperature refers to the appearance of the light and the atmosphere it creates. Warmer temperatures are suitable for outdoor enjoyment, whereas cooler temperatures are great for areas like kitchens, where detail-orientated tasks take place.
The color temperature is measured in Kelvin (K) and is usually noted on the back of the packaging under Lighting Facts. Outdoor lighting in The Landings should be warm in temperature, similar to traditional incandescent bulbs, and should have a color temperature below 3000K.
We will continue to operate during our regular hoursuntil Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28. At that time, the SUMMER HOURS will begin: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Southeast Connections is upgrading the natural gas line to the Marina Ship’s Store this week to support the generator. Selectric is scheduled to be on-site next week to install the backup generator that will support the Marina operations during power outages.
The Ship’s Store received a fabulous Summer Collection of UPF 50+ hats from Coolibar! Coolibar is the leader in protective sun apparel and headwear. There are wide brim hats, reversible hats, straw hats, golf hats, convertible boating hats, bucket hats, and sporty caps. Summer is coming fast; come shop now for the best selection! We have a couple of terrific adult t-shirts with the Landings burgee on the front and the nautical flags spelling out “Landings Harbor Marina” on the back. We have RHEOS floating sunglasses for babies and young adults now! They are so cute and will keep your kid’s eyes safe from the harmful rays of the sun.
Don’t forget to shop the Ship’s Store to get your 50th Anniversary shirts and swag. This is an important moment-in-time for the entire Landings community, and you’re all a part of it! There are a couple big celebrations coming up quickly. The first is Sunday, May 15, with the parade and concert at the athletic field. The second is The Landings Night at the Savannah Bananas on June 25. Come get a t-shirt, polo, or baseball cap to show off your Landings spirit!
The Beer Can Race had to be called off due to high winds over the weekend. But TLSC didn’t let that keep them from gathering over at Delegal Creek Marina for the social portion of the event. They are looking forward to some recreational racing this weekend with more cooperative weather forecasted.
The Landings Harbor Marina dry, wet, and jet ski storage is at full capacity. We continue to maintain a waiting list for all slips.
Due to some minor complications, the Electric Panel Project will now be restarting Monday, April 25 on “A” Dock. Boaters assigned to “A” Dock should plan on the power being off for two to three days. We sincerely appreciate your patience during the project.
We are happy to say that people have been utilizing the rental kayaks in greater numbers. To be sure to get out on the water, staff recommend that you make a reservation in advance by contacting Delegal Creek Marina (912-224-3885).
The Landings is an Audubon International Certified Sustainable Community; the first such community in all of Georgia!
The community received this designation in 2018 through a cooperative effort between The Landings Association and The Landings Club and volunteers,
guided by Audubon International. Certification required accomplishments in all three aspects of sustainability, including social, economic, and environmental.
While some accomplishments were the work of the task force, many came from our governing organizations, nonprofits, clubs, groups, and teams whose ongoing work in social, economic, and environmental areas deserved recognition.
To keep our Sustainable Community status, recertification is required every three years. The Landings was recertified as Sustainable Community in 2021. The Sustainable Skidaway Task Force is now open for volunteers to prepare for the next recertification in Spring 2024. Working on the Sustainable Skidaway Task Force is a great way to learn more about the community’s environmental stewardship and spirit of volunteerism. Opportunities for spearheading one of the Focus Areas, coming up with new project ideas, and tracking ongoing long-term projects are available.
If you want to know more about any specific focus area, view the long-term plan here. It is a living document of goals and plans, with room for new insights as we move toward 2024.
If you are interested in joining the Sustainable Skidaway Task Force and helping The Landings remain a Sustainable Community, please click here and be sure to select Sustainable Skidaway Taskforce from the committee list.
The deadline for application is April 30. There will be an informational meeting scheduled for those submitting applications by the deadline.
Most people will agree that nothing sparks a memory quicker than a song. To remember the years gone by and to help celebrate the community’s 50th Anniversary, we’ve developed a playlist of some of the most popular songs from the past five decades.
Put on this Landings 50th Anniversary playlist and pass the time while you exercise, work, or relax. If you don’t have Spotify Premium, you still can listen to this playlist by setting up a free Spotify account. The only difference is with a free account, you will have to endure a few commercial breaks and may not be able to skip tracks. No worries; the music is worth it!
Click here to listen to The Landings’ 50th Anniversary Playlist. Click here to set up a free Spotify account. #CheersTo50Years!
The Landings’ 50th Anniversary is something worth going Bananas about! In honor of this milestone anniversary, your Association worked with the Bananas to organize a special 50th Anniversary Landings Night at the Ballpark on June 25 at 7 p.m.
You don’t want to miss this evening when the Savannah Bananas take on the Macon Bacon.
Click here to purchase tickets now! Then stop by the Harbor Store to grab your 50th Anniversary merchandise so you’ll be ready to represent on this evening! #CheersTo50Years