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USDA Deer Management Program Background

This week, USDA was conducting deer management operations in the Phase II section of the community, resulting in the removal of 17 deer. This section of the community was targeted due to high resident complaints. The wildlife management program at The Landings was initiated in 1994 and has been ongoing for the past 27 years. Since the program’s inception, the USDA has removed an average of 150 deer annually from The Landings’ property. The results of the previous three years of culling were 123 deer in 2019, 150 deer in 2020, and 177 in 2021. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is responsible for issuing the permit that allows USDA to conduct the deer culling program outside of the state’s regulated deer season. Since the beginning of the deer management program, there have been zero safety incidents.

2022 Road Repair and Replacement Project

Bennett Paving completed paving Romerly Road West this week. Weather dependent, the contractor anticipates the milling of Romerly Road East by Friday and is scheduled to pave on Monday, March 28.

Road Tree Pruning Program – Moon River

This week, staff completed the road cutbacks in Moon River, which concludes the Annual Road Cutbacks program. This program is completed operationally and encompasses lifting the canopies up over the roadways to provide proper heights for emergency vehicles and other large vehicles within the community. The program also improves the aesthetics and aids in the long-term health of the tree canopies.

Lagoon Cutbacks – Oakridge

This week, staff continued working on lagoon cutbacks in the Oakridge section of the community. This program is completed operationally and encompasses the uplifting of vegetation overhanging the lagoons as well as removing new growth around the lagoon banks. This is done to improve the aesthetics of the lagoons while keeping the lagoon banks clear enough to allow adequate access for lagoon maintenance personnel.

Center Island Tree Cutbacks

R&D Tree continued to work on the 2022 Center Island Cutbacks in Tidewater this week. This year’s center island cutbacks include all secondary and tertiary center islands located in the Marshwood and Midpoint sections of the community.

2022 Community Path Project

Absolute Concrete completed the conversion of path (from asphalt to concrete) on Chatuachee Crossing this week and began the demolition of the community path on Vandy Court.

Delegal Fixed Pier Maintenance

Staff worked on the Delegal Fixed Pier this week to complete monthly maintenance items, which included replacing boards, sanding trip hazards, screwing down loose boards, and repairing railings. This work is scheduled to be completed next week.

Dog Park Gates

On Wednesday, staff began the installation of two new gates at the Dog Park. The current gates have rusted to the point that they are becoming hard to open and close. The posts that hold up the gates have also deteriorated beyond repair and require replacement. Staff anticipate the new gates to be fully installed by early next week. The gate replacements were funded through the Association’s operational funds.

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