News

By Raoul Rushin - Raoul@thelandings.com 
President, TLCo
  • Looking Back at 2022: Low housing inventory brings us back to a 2018 sales pace, but look at those values!
  • In 2018, with 300 total homes sold and a Landings median home sale of $456,500, who would have imagined we would see a median of $755,000, or + 65%, a short five years later.
  • We continue to fulfill our objective of attracting national buyers (those from outside the three county Savannah area) with another solid investment of $1.48m+ in marketing for 2022. As a result, we were able to attract and find homes for 160 buyers, 121 of whom were national buyers, representing a record 33 states!
  • Our mission of driving national marketing paid off for our values and community once again!
By Tim Cook - timc@landings.org 
Security Director

 

  • See Something, Say Something
  • Many of you may have read this in my previous Journal articles or heard the saying, “If you see something, say something.”
  • On January 11, Landings Security received several calls regarding a man sitting at the top of the Diamond Causeway Bridge.
  • Due to jurisdictional boundaries, Landing Security immediately alerted Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) and responded to the area.
  • Upon Landings Security making contact with the subject, he immediately fled on foot towards the nature preserve behind Long Island Road. CCPD was on scene and was able to secure the subject after a short search.
  • As a reminder, Landings Security Officers are not armed with firearms or even less-than lethal weapons (e.g., tasers, OC “pepper” spray, expandable batons, etc.). If you believe you hear gun shots and are fearful for your safety, CCPD should be contacted immediately.
  • Scams should be reported to your state consumer protection office (Georgia: 404-651-8600) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/ or www.ic3.gov or 1-877-382-4357).
By Kelly Gordon - sifrpresident@gmail.com
President, First Responders
  • Monday, January 2, 2023 was a beautiful morning, and I was eager to get dressed and go play Pickleball with my group.
  • As I was filling up my water bottle in the kitchen, my First Responder pager went off. The dispatcher spoke very clearly over the radio and said, “Cardiac arrest at the Pickleball courts.”
  • As I have written ad nauseam, a cardiac arrest is time sensitive for obvious reasons. I immediately grabbed my things, and off I headed to 910 Franklin Creek Road as quickly and safely as I could. Upon arrival, I saw a man lying on the ground with many people standing around him. As it turns out, the man was shallow breathing and had a pulse. I noticed the pads from the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) were on his chest and knew at that moment someone had shocked this patient before we arrived... ultimately saving his life.
  • Paul Schmucker, the man who experienced this incident, agreed to allow me to share his story for educational purposes. As you are aware, without his permission, sharing this information would be a violation of HIPAA. Thank you, Paul, for sharing your story with us.

 

By Hunter Marr - HMarr@chathames.org
Chief, Skidaway Division
  • I am sure most little kids’ hearts beat faster when a fire engine goes racing past with its lights flashing and sirens blaring, and many want to be a firefighter when they grow up.
  • I also am sure that lots of grownups will secretly admit that at some point in their childhood, they harbored that “firefighter” wish.
  • If you were one of those little kids with that wish, I have good news: You can be a volunteer firefighter with Chatham Fire Department!
By Lynn Lewis - lynnl@landings.org
Communications Manager
  • The 2023 Landings Residential Directory has begun hitting mailboxes.
  • Due to the bulk mail status of the publication, the United States Postal Service will deliver through February until all households receive their initial copy. However, the post office will not forward the Directory.
  • All property owners are entitled to two copies of the book.
  • The first book will arrive via mail, and the second issue will be available for pickup at The Landings Association’s Office (600 Landings Way South) during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) beginning Monday, February 6.
  • Copies of the Directory beyond the two courtesy editions (one mailed, and one picked up) can be purchased for $5 each.
Landings Dog Park Committee
  •  Happy New Year from the Dog Park! Get the ball rolling for 2023 with your new, blue Landings Dog Park tags. All dogs must register yearly and wear the tag when in the park
  • Your dog must be at least four-months-old (younger dogs are at risk of infection, as their immune systems are not fully mature), and current on their DHLP/Parvo, Bordetella, and Rabies shots.
  • The cost of enrollment is $40 per dog per calendar year. Additional dogs in the same household are $35 each. Enrollment in the Park is open to all Landings residents, and the process is simple.
  • You can register at The Landings Association office (600 Landings Way South) or visit landings.org/dog-park-registration. If you register online, Security staff will deliver your dog’s tag to your mail tube. 
Karl Stephens - karls@landings.org
General Manager/COO

 

  • After a few technical issues that now have been resolved, I am pleased to announce we will launch our new mobile phone app on February 1.
  • We’re also getting close to launching a Landings Association podcast.
  • Work has now begun on phase one of the dry rack replacement project at Landings Harbor.
  • The Landings Association’s Annual Meeting will be held March 1 at 7 p.m. in Palmetto’s Ballroom.
  • Click Read More below to learn more about all of these items.
By Karl Stephens - karls@landings.org
General Manager/COO
  • Each year, property owners are assessed an amount for Annual Dues. These Annual Dues support the Operating and Capital needs of the Association, and account for 55% of the Operating Revenue.
  • Examples of operating and capital expenses that your Annual Dues support include staffing, landscaping, general liability insurance, utilities, dredging, repair and maintenance, along with capital expenses for the repair and replacement of 91 miles of roads, 30 miles of cart paths, 47 miles of storm drains, and many other assets and expenses that are incurred for operations and repair throughout each year.
  • Dues (Assessment) amount is $2,270. This amount is voted on by residents for a three-year period, during the Annual Dues vote that last occurred in October 2020.
Courtesy of Landings Finance Department
  • Soon residents will begin receiving their 2023 Annual Property Owner Dues (Assessment) Statements in the mail.
  • This is the annual property owner dues that funds both Operating and Capital Expenditures for The Landings Association.
  • The Assessment amount for 2023 is $2,270 and is due by March 1.
Courtesy of Landings Security
  • Landings Security is still urging residents to practice extreme caution when approaching pedestrians and to contact Chatham County Police Department (CCPD - 911) immediately if illegal activities are observed (pedestrian stepping out in front of traffic), and then notify Landings Security (912-598-1982, option 2).
  • On January 11, Landings Security responded to a single golf cart crash in the area of Button Bush Lane.
  • A trail camera previously deployed by Landings Security and secured to a tree by a security lock and cable was vandalized and stolen.
  • On January 20, Landings Security and CES responded to a residence on Pelham Road for a structural fire.
  • On January 23, Landings Security responded to a call from a resident who stated she saw a van park in her driveway and a man got out and proceeded to walk adjacent to the side of her house via the security cameras.
  • On January 18, Landings Security responded to a residence on Landings Way South.