Newsletter from the Coastal Health District (July 30, 2021)Fri, 07/30/2021 – 12:38pmThe following information is courtesy of the Georgia Department of Public Health Coastal Health District
CDD News You Can Use
Some residents may not know that when deciding to change your home’s exterior color or freshen up the existing color, an application process is required. The application process for painting a home or exterior feature is quite simple and can be done online. There is not a fee associated with an Exterior Paint Application.
If there will not be a change to the exterior color scheme, the application can be quickly approved by Community Development staff. Similarly, an application can be approved at the staff level if a Pre-Approved Color Scheme is chosen. You can review the Pre-Approved Colors for your neighborhood by clicking HERE.
If your vision for your home is not represented in the Pre-Approved Color book, that is not a problem. Applications with custom color schemes will be reviewed for approval by the Architectural Review Committee. The committee evaluates each application individually to ensure that the colors harmonize with the natural surroundings and colors of other structures in the area.
Once an application is reviewed and approved, a permit is issued and stapled to your mailbox, and the work can begin. The Community Development Department issued more than 130 permits for exterior paint last year and nearly 100 already this year.
Updates to the Private Property Maintenance Standards (PPMS)
With support and input from the community, The Landing Association’s Private Property Maintenance Standards (PPMS) were adopted by the Board of Directors in 2015, in the interest of protecting and promoting the property value of members’ investments. The purpose of this publication is to establish standards focused on the continued upkeep and maintenance of private property within The Landings.
The document is used by residents and Landings Association staff to evaluate and identify common aspects of a home and property that require routine maintenance and attention. As the PPMS is an essential resource for the community, it is regularly reviewed and revised to ensure that the guidelines set forth are serving their intended purpose. Currently, revisions have been proposed to provide greater consistency amongst other governing documents, such as the Rules and Regulations, to increase clarity, and make the document more user-friendly.
When changes are proposed, they are ushered through a review process, which includes input from TLA Staff, the Governance Committee, legal counsel, and the community at large. Once input has been gathered and the final revisions incorporated, they are presented to the Board of Directors for adoption. Upon adoption, they then are implemented by staff. Resident input is highly valued when embarking upon this process, with an aim of working together to ensure The Landings remains one of the most beautiful communities in the South.
Sign Up for Smart911 Alerts
Your Landings Association is in the process of switching to a new platform for our emergency notification system. The new platform, Smart911 by Rave alert, will replace our current Swift911 system.
Emails via this platform will come from a different email account. If you sign up to receive text messages on your phone, you also will notice a change in the phone number. Please note that text messages from this new system can come from a few different numbers, but all messages will be clearly marked as The Landings Association or TLA.
Although the system we are using is changing, please be assured that the content of the messages will remain the same. To sign up to receive the new Smart911 alerts, click here. The system recommends using your email address as your User ID. Please be sure to select all distribution lists you wish to be included in via the new system (e.g., TLA General Alerts, TLA Traffic Alerts, TLA Utility Alerts, and TLA Lost and Found Pets, etc.). Please note, even if you were previously signed up for Swift911, you still need to sign up for the new platform to continue receiving alerts and opt-in to the available distribution lists. If you signed up for Smart911 alerts through Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), when they launched the system, you can use the same link as above and then click on “Sign In”. If you cannot remember the User ID or Password you used, click the Forgot User ID or Password option. Also, when signing up, Xfinity Mobile is not yet listed as a carrier option. If you are a Xfinity Mobile customer, please keep the default carrier option of Verizon.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skidaway Island Rotary Club Helps Launch Model Midwife Training Programs in Remote Indigenous Communities
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Bag of Books Sale at The Village LibraryBy Nicole Tifverman Public Information Officer, The Village Library Wed, 07/28/2021 – 10:26amThe Village Library’s Bag of Books Sale returns on Saturday, July 31, during the Library’s regular hours from 10 a.m. t…Read More
President’s Update 7-28-2021
This is a letter I hoped I would never have to write. Shari Haldeman, our General Manager/Chief Operating Officer for 17 years, has advised the Board that she is leaving her position at the end of this year due to family circumstances that require her full attention in Ohio. I know this is a very difficult decision for Shari.
I have difficulty finding the right words that truly convey our appreciation for her work over these last 17 years. During the 19 months I have been President, I have witnessed firsthand her hard work, her knowledge, her professionalism, and her dedication which has made her so successful. Our community would not be where it is today without her. It is often said everyone is replaceable…until you find the person that isn’t. Shari is that irreplaceable person. Fortunately, we have Shari until the end of the year.
We now begin the search process for her replacement. It will be challenging. A search committee has been appointed and is taking the initial steps necessary to begin the search. We will keep the community advised of the progress of the search.
We often don’t get the chance to thank some who is leaving. We are fortunate that we will have Shari for a few more months. I urge our community to thank her while we can. The imprint of her hard work will be lasting.
Ladies on the Right August Meeting and LuncheonCourtesy of LOTRWed, 07/28/2021 – 8:53amLadies OnTheRight (LOTR) will hold a luncheon on August 19 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Palmetto Club. Buddy Carter, Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Representativ…Read More
August 5 Architectural Review Committee (ARC) Virtual Meeting AgendaTue, 07/27/2021 – 1:40pmThe August 5 Architectural Review Committee (ARC) Meeting Agenda has been posted. It can be accessed by clicking August 5 ARC Virtual Meeting Agenda.
COVID-19 Data from the Coastal Health DistrictMon, 07/26/2021 – 1:35pmThe Coastal Health District no longer is reporting the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases by Zip Code. You still can view this archived area of the health department’s website, by c…Read More
On Friday, July 9, Security personnel and members of the Security Committee conducted our first Courtesy Safety Inspection (CSI) event near the Franklin Creek campus. For the most part, efforts were well received. However, it seems as though a few residents missed my previous articles on civility. One individual wanted to argue the finer points of Georgia law and his interpretation that a 15-year-old can drive a golf cart with only a learner’s permit. Aside from those few issues, the event was a success, with 32 golf carts inspected, three registrations transferred to new owners, and one warning issued for unlicensed driving. Be on the lookout for more CSI events in the future as we continue our efforts to increase awareness, safety, and compliance.
On a more somber note, we had several golf cart accidents which could have been avoided in June and July. One distressing incident, in particular, resulted in serious injuries to cart occupants when a 12-year-old was allowed to drive the golf cart. The inexperienced driver appeared to turn too quickly, and the cart turned over. Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) cited the adult family member for allowing a minor to drive.
We have received several complaints about drivers failing to stop at stop signs. One accident in July appeared to have been caused by a driver failing to stop and resulted in serious injuries. We will be dedicating resources to address this issue and asking CCPD officers to assist and issue state traffic tickets. Please obey all traffic laws, including stop signs and speed limits in our community.
Speaking of CCPD, sadly, we must say farewell to our Community Liaison Officer, Danielle Pimental. She has accepted another career path outside of law enforcement, and we wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors.
The 4th of July celebration in Deer Creek appeared to be a huge success, and we appreciated everyone who participated in the celebration of this great country. Thank you to everyone who parked appropriately and remained patient while literally thousands of residents tried to leave at the same time. My hat is off to my staff and the CCPD officers who worked the event. You have my appreciation and a very heartfelt thank you!
Thankfully, Elsa was downgraded to a tropical depression and shifted westward prior to approaching our area. This storm was an excellent opportunity to ensure YOU have YOUR plan in place in the event of a hurricane. The Landings Association uses the Smart911 emergency alert system to send out important notices during such events. If you have not already, you can sign up for our alerts at by clicking here. Additionally, please monitor local media for updates on approaching storms. The National Hurricane Center and Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) are excellent sources of information. CEMA also uses the same emergency alert system as The Landings Association. If you have not already, you can sign up for their alerts at www.chathamemergency.org.
Stay safe and stay well,
Skidaway Audubon News: UGA Seeking Citizen Scientists Courtesy of Skidaway AudubonMon, 07/26/2021 – 1:26pmSkidaway Island residents will have the opportunity to become citizen scientists for a day or two during the Great Georgia Pollinator Census set f…Read More
Landings Landlovers, established in 1974, is a volunteer-run philanthropic organization open to all Skidaway Island residents. Dedicated to enriching the Landings community and Skidaway Island at large, Landlovers sponsors numerous social activities and fundraising events to raise money to support multiple nonprofit service organizations.
We thank the former officers and directors who worked so hard and creatively to plan fundraising events. Despite COVID-19, the Landlovers Foundation provided scholarships, grants, donations, and awards to multiple entities and individuals in the past year. The organizations below all received grants:
- Bright Eye-deas Low Vision Group
- Chatham County Family Justice Center
- Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia, Skidaway Island Chapter
- Landings Military Family Relief Fund
- Safe Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services
- Skidaway Farms
- Chatham Emergency Services, Skidaway Island Division
- Skidaway Island Troop 57, Boy Scouts of America
- St Joseph’s/Candler Foundations
- Sustainable Skidaway Project/Skidaway Audubon
- The Landings Association
- Toys for Tots
Landlovers Ongoing Activities
We’re still having fun this summer! We have some new groups and invite everyone to check out these new groups and our current groups on the Landlovers website (www.landingslandlovers.com/activities/). Have a look to see what you’d like to do!
Bunco is in full swing every second Wednesday in TLA’s Conference Room (600 Landings Way South). Bring $6 in singles to be used as prizes and to cover the room fee. Come at 6 p.m. to socialize, while the room is being set up. Drinks in covered containers are allowed. For more information, email Susan Burns (email@example.com) or Jane Van Epps (firstname.lastname@example.org). Landlovers membership is required, but you do not have to be a Landings Club member since we don’t meet in a Landings Club facility.
Women and men are now playing Mexican Train Dominoes every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Byrd Room at the Palmetto Clubhouse. Bring your set of dominoes, if you have one. For more information, email Laurie Milano (email@example.com). Landlovers and Landings Club memberships are required.
Some new groups starting in September include Ladies 9-Holers and Dance Exercise Class/Performance Dance Group. Watch for more information as it becomes available!
We also are looking for some great people to lead a couple of groups. We need people for the Canasta Group (Club membership required because play is at Palmetto Clubhouse), Travel Group, Walking Group, and Biking Group. If you are interested in volunteering for these groups or have ideas about new groups, please email LandLoversActivities2021@gmail.com.
Our New Year
Landlovers and its new Officers and Board Members are excited to begin a new year of fun and fundraising. We are happy to announce that our opening reception will be held in-person at the Palmetto Ballroom on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a member/cash bar and appetizers. This exciting event will showcase our various events and activities and introduce other nonprofit and service organizations that support our community. We hope you will watch for more information in the coming weeks and plan to join us.
Landlovers Board 2021-2022
- President – Marian Mackle
- Vice President – Chris Lanigan
- Secretary – Beth Holmquist
- Treasurer – Lee Snyder
- Assistant Treasurer – Beth Schriefer
- Membership Director – Vicki Knapp
- Development Director – Jean Deitch
- Communications Directors
- Susan Danner
- Pam McCloskey
- Activities Directors
- Judy Faraklas
- Eileen Yost
- Socials Directors
- Milli Sample
- Judy Waller
- Ways and Means Directors
- Suzy Forbes
- Tim Forbes
- Website – Kenna Kinsey
- Events Portal – Liz Sampson
- Photographer – John Ufford
- Social Media – Karen Duncan
Please Join Us!