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  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:01 PM | Anonymous

    The annual Concourse d’Elegance/Savannah Speed Classic will be held this weekend. On Thursday, October 27 race cars will be test driving their vehicles on Hutchinson Island. They will then proceed to City Market at 4 p.m. where vehicles will be displayed through 9:00 p.m.

    On Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 30, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the event will be taking place on Hutchinson Island.

    Please note, downtown residents and businesses may experience noise from the engines during these times. The City is working with the event organizers to ensure engine noise is limited to the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and not before 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. Additionally, a quiet time has been established for Sunday, October 25, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    If you have any concerns, please contact the event organizers at 843-785-7469 (ext. 4).


  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    FEMA ASSISTANCE 

    Chatham County has been approved for Individual Assistance by FEMA. The process is TOTALLY run by FEMA. So, do NOT call Chatham County. Call 1-800-621-3362 or visit www.disasterassistance.gov to apply for FEMA Aid.

    FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) Specialists are already in the area and will be in neighborhoods beginning the IA process. These are not the full IA Teams, but an advance team.




  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:50 PM | Anonymous


    Road Closure Brochures: The Road Closure Brochure will be delivered, as in years past, to all residences and businesses along the route during the last week of October. Please be on the lookout for these as they have helpful information regarding street closures and general event info. It will also include a special notice for the downtown residents. 

    No Parking Notices: For anyone parked on any of the closed streets, they will need to move their vehicle prior to road closures early Saturday morning. No Parking courtesy notices will be distributed on Saturday, October 29th to all parked cars on these streets. In addition, no-parking signs will be posted throughout the course beginning on Wednesday 10/2. 

    Alternate Parking: For anyone in the downtown areas whose on-street parking or driveways will be impacted by the race (particularly along Harris and Charlton Streets and the area between those), we have secured alternate parking spots in the Liberty St. garage for their use (across from the Civic Center). We have parking passes for this and anyone wishing to park in the garage will have to have a pass to do so. This free parking option will be available beginning on Friday, November 4th at 4:00pm and will end on Saturday, November 5th at 4:00pm. 

    Access In and Out of Downtown: In addition to using any open streets to enter or leave the area, there will also be an access lane on E. Broad St. going southbound only from Oglethorpe Ave. to Gaston St. Traffic will be directed to go south on E. Broad and west on Gaston St. to leave the area. 

    Bands/Noise Concerns: We have informed the person in charge of booking talent to please be considerate of which type of performers are placed in the downtown area (ideally it will be more quiet/calm variety) as to not disturb the residents with very loud music, especially since the runners will go through downtown earlier in the day. 

    Trash Pickup: Another concern you mentioned on behalf of the DNA folks is trash in the area. We do have street sweepers coming through immediately after the runners and tail vehicles to clean up the course. It is our hope, and our experience from years past, that they do a great job of cleaning up the streets and that there should be no litter or trash left behind. 

    Please visit the website to view the course map, road closure grid and no-parking grid. Also, attached to this email is the alternate access notice for the downtown area. Please distribute this information as needed and direct folks to the website for further information. 

    I hope I have covered all concerns and issues for your folks; please always feel free to call or email me with anything else that arises or anything at all I can help with. I truly understand the possible inconveniences this event may bring to the downtown area but I also hope we have alleviated those as best we can and that the residents of downtown Savannah find this to be as enjoyable and enriching for our community as it has been for the past 5 years. Please let me know if there is anything else you need!

    I look forward to hearing from you soon! 

    -- 
    Amanda Wilder
    Community Relations Coordinator

    Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon and 1/2 Marathon
    communityrelationssav@gmail.com
    912-344-7507
    http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/savannah

     


  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:55 PM | Anonymous

    September 27, 2016

    Mayor Eddie DeLoach
    City Manager Stephanie Cutter 
    Aldermen of the City of Savannah

    Re: Item 8. Large-Scale Development (MPC File No. 16-004072-ZA)

    The Honorable Mayor DeLoach, City Manager Cutter, and Aldermen:

    On behalf of the Board of Directors and Advisors of the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Savannah, GA Inc. (DNA), I am writing to express in the strongest possible terms, our opposition to the Zoning Administrator’s recent interpretation that the RIP-D zone falls into the classification of “All Other Zoning Districts” for the proposed hotel project at 607 Drayton Street; thereby enabling eligibility of a bonus floor

    We urge you to reject the petitioner’s request for a bonus floor for this project on the grounds of incompatibility with both RIP-D and the Historic Landmark District’s height map. This would set a dangerous precedent for other RIP properties seeking conversion to RIP-D for the purpose of evading the height map.  We believe the Zoning Administrator’s decision to be a mistake for Savannah, and point out the call for such an interpretation and the many requests for zoning variances highlight the need to place an urgent, full-court press to complete the long-awaited New ZO. DNA stands ready to work with all parties to expedite completion of at least the Historic Landmark District portion of the New ZO as soon as possible. 

    We believe the Zoning Administrator’s interpretation represents a new, creative twist to the increasingly prevalent and unfortunate “zoning-by-variance” habit in the Historic Landmark District that has, in our view, resulted in the systematic dismantling of zoning ordinances specifically designed to protect the historic integrity of the Historic Landmark District, for tourists and residents alike. This time, instead of having to rule on a height variance request originally sought by petitioner under the provisions of RIP-D, the Zoning Administrator’s interpretation of Savannah’s zoning ordinance obviated the need for such a variance request by declaring the provisions of the RIP-D zoning classification null and void for this property – thereby inviting a bonus floor.

    The steady drip-drip of zoning variance approvals – and now this creative interpretation – allows increasing numbers of inconsistent and out-of-scale projects to proliferate in the architecturally fragile Historic Landmark District, and emboldens prospective developers to shoot-for-the moon when submitting Historic Landmark District design projects to Savannah authorities for approval. 

    If we are to have a chance to maintain the unique character and integrity of the Historic Landmark District as the zoning ordinances intend, Savannah must begin to enforce the zoning rules on the books for everyone.  Variances should be the rare exception rather than the rule.

    Thank you,

     Melinda D. Allen
    President, Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association
    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LETTER

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:06 PM | Anonymous

    September 27, 2016

    Mayor Eddie DeLoach
    City Manager Stephanie Cutter 
    Aldermen of the City of Savannah

    Re: Item 8. Large-Scale Development (MPC File No. 16-004072-ZA)

    The Honorable Mayor DeLoach, City Manager Cutter, and Aldermen:

    On behalf of the Board of Directors and Advisors of the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Savannah, GA Inc., in concert with our letter strongly opposing the granting of a “bonus” fifth story to the proposed 607 Drayton Street hotel project, we likewise vigorously disagree with the MPC staff study (File No. 004072-ZA) proposing to place zoning district RIP-D into the “All Other Zoning Districts” for the purposes of height, for the following reasons:

    • ·      ALL current RIP-D-zoned properties fall under the 4-story maximum height per the Historic District Height map.
    • ·      ALL RIP-zoned properties – including RIP-D - are restricted to the limitations of the height map, except those located on Oglethorpe Ave., Liberty St., and Trust Lots which qualify for consideration for an additional story.
    • ·      There is no need to single out RIP-D height limits. The ordinance is clear as it is currently written. It appears that this interpretation specifically facilitates the award of a fifth floor for the RIP-D-zoned proposed West Elm Hotel project at 607 Drayton.
    • ·      Approval of this proposed text amendment would represent another brick out of the foundation of the zoning ordinance, facilitating the dismantling of other RIP height restrictions in the future.
    • ·      As noted in our 607 Drayton letter, approval of a major change such as this would embolden developers to shoot-for-the-moon even more than they already are when requesting development plans approval in the Landmark Historic District.
    • ·      Continual approval of variances and text amendments such as this erode the character and integrity of the neighborhood the zoning ordinances were designed to protect.

     

    Thank you,

    Melinda D. Allen
    President, Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association

    Click here to download this letter

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:53 PM | Anonymous

    September 27, 2016

    Mayor Eddie DeLoach
    City Manager Stephanie Cutter 
    Aldermen of the City of Savannah

    Re: Item 8. Large-Scale Development (MPC File No. 16-004072-ZA)

    The Honorable Mayor DeLoach, City Manager Cutter, and Aldermen:

    On behalf of the Board of Directors and Advisors of the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Savannah, GA Inc. (DNA), I am writing to express in the strongest possible terms, our opposition to the Zoning Administrator’s recent interpretation that the RIP-D zone falls into the classification of “All Other Zoning Districts” for the proposed hotel project at 607 Drayton Street; thereby enabling eligibility of a bonus floor

    We urge you to reject the petitioner’s request for a bonus floor for this project on the grounds of incompatibility with both RIP-D and the Historic Landmark District’s height map. This would set a dangerous precedent for other RIP properties seeking conversion to RIP-D for the purpose of evading the height map.  We believe the Zoning Administrator’s decision to be a mistake for Savannah, and point out the call for such an interpretation and the many requests for zoning variances highlight the need to place an urgent, full-court press to complete the long-awaited New ZO. DNA stands ready to work with all parties to expedite completion of at least the Historic Landmark District portion of the New ZO as soon as possible. 

    We believe the Zoning Administrator’s interpretation represents a new, creative twist to the increasingly prevalent and unfortunate “zoning-by-variance” habit in the Historic Landmark District that has, in our view, resulted in the systematic dismantling of zoning ordinances specifically designed to protect the historic integrity of the Historic Landmark District, for tourists and residents alike. This time, instead of having to rule on a height variance request originally sought by petitioner under the provisions of RIP-D, the Zoning Administrator’s interpretation of Savannah’s zoning ordinance obviated the need for such a variance request by declaring the provisions of the RIP-D zoning classification null and void for this property – thereby inviting a bonus floor.

    The steady drip-drip of zoning variance approvals – and now this creative interpretation – allows increasing numbers of inconsistent and out-of-scale projects to proliferate in the architecturally fragile Historic Landmark District, and emboldens prospective developers to shoot-for-the moon when submitting Historic Landmark District design projects to Savannah authorities for approval. 

    If we are to have a chance to maintain the unique character and integrity of the Historic Landmark District as the zoning ordinances intend, Savannah must begin to enforce the zoning rules on the books for everyone.  Variances should be the rare exception rather than the rule.

    Thank you,

     Melinda D. Allen

    President, Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LETTER

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:47 PM | Anonymous

    September 27, 2016

    Mayor Eddie DeLoach
    City Manager Stephanie Cutter 
    Aldermen of the City of Savannah

    Re: Item 6 Zoning Hearing: Mehul Patel, Petitioner; Andrew S. Lynch, Agent Liberty Tattnall Partners,

    Owner (MPC File No. 16-003734-ZA)

    The Honorable Mayor DeLoach, City Manager Cutter, and Aldermen:

    On behalf of the Board of Directors and Advisors of the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Savannah, GA Inc., we oppose petitioner’s request to rezone the properties at 301, 303, 307, and 309 from the current RIP-B classification to BC-1.  We also no longer support staff’s compromise proposal to rezone subject parcels to RIP-B-1 because it does not address the reported primary reason for petitioner’s request – which is to “eliminate the parking requirement....”.  RIP-B and RIP-B-1 parking requirements are identical.

    Rezoning these parcels to the requested BC-1 is inappropriate for several reasons:

    • Eliminating the parking requirement does not eliminate the cars that will be associated with the proposed hotel to be built on the lots; it just kicks the can to the city and surrounding residents.  If petitioner wishes to construct a hotel on these parcels, they should do so in line with RIP-B zoning requirements as per Sections 8-3089 and 8-3094.
    • Zoning District BC-1 is a Central Business Zoning District.  While subject properties are indeed considered to be “downtown”, they are in no way in the Central Business District, north of Liberty such as Broughton, Bay and River Streets.  Indeed the RIP zoning districts are specifically designed for areas similar to the location of subject properties – with “Residential” being the key word.
    • Given that servicing the many needs of a hotel involves delivery vehicles of many types (frozen good, fresh food, beer, spirits, linens, to name a few), plus the large amount of trash that will be generated, the proposed location is not conducive to the quality of life to the surrounding residents.  To make some small dent in this volume and to maintain at least some neighborhood tranquility at night, we believe zoning should not be relaxed even to the RIP-B-1 level, which allows a lounge area use, something that is prohibited under RIP-B.  BC-1 zoning allows unrestricted cocktail lounges/taverns, uses that would be inappropriate for this area.

    Thank you,

     Melinda D. Allen

    President, Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LETTER

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:43 AM | Anonymous

    Public invited to apply for boards, commissions and authorities

    The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications beginning Friday, September 23, 2016 through Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12 noon for appointment(s) and reappointment(s) to the following Boards, Commissions and Authorities:

    CIVIL SERVICE BOARD. Three (3) members appointed to overlapping six-year (6) terms by City Council. Basic function is to hear appeals from disciplinary action against an employee when it is alleged the action is taken for political or religious reasons. The labor Seat should be filled by someone who is not a management-level employee: this person does not have to be member of a labor union. Chatham County resident for at least five (5) years. No term limits. One (1) term available for appointment

    CORE MPO CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Thirty (30) members, with three (3) appointed by City Council to two-year (2) terms. The role of the CAC is “to advise the CORE MPO Board (decision-making body of the CORE MPO) of citizens’ viewpoints on transportation policy, plans, and programs relating to the allocation of federal transportation funds in the CORE MPO planning area. One (1) term available for appointment.

    COASTAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD. The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 created Workforce Investment Boards, charter is to improve workforce quality development, enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the workforce and to reduce welfare dependency. The composition of the WIB is made up of individuals serving in both private and public sectors, who have a genuine interest in improving the quality of the region’s workforce. Appointments to the WIB are made by the Consortium of Chief Local Elected Officials within Region 20 which includes Bryan, Glynn, Chatham, Long, Bulloch, Camden, Effingham, Liberty and McIntosh counties. The term of membership is three (3) years. Appointed can live in the City/County. Three (3) terms available for appointment – Two (2) Full terms and 1 Mandated Private/Labor Seat.

    CODE ENFORCEMENT APPEALS BOARD: Nine (9) members appointed to fill overlapping three-year terms by City Council. Three appointees must be qualified in the fields of architecture and/or structural engineering. Hear appeals when errors are alleged and other matters affecting property subject to procedures set forth in the Nuisance Abatement Ordinance. 4 (Four) terms available – 2 (Two) appointees must be qualified in the fields of architecture and/or structural engineering.

    CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION. Eighteen (18) members appointed to three (3) year terms by City Council. Advisory body charged with the responsibility of recommending a comprehensive plan and program for a community cultural arts services program. No more than 2 consecutive, three-year terms. Six (6) terms available for appointment.

    DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH AUTHORITY. Five (5) members, including Mayor or member of City Council serving his/her term of office and four (4) City residents appointed to 4- year terms by City Council, as well as a member of Chatham County Delegation to the GA Legislature. Encourages construction of new parking facilities and provides financial incentives for private projects which have economic benefits to the downtown area. Two (2) terms available for appointment.

    ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AUTHORITY. Twenty-five (25) members, with eight (8) seat public sector participation, four (4) appointed by City Council for five (5) year terms and four appointed by the County. Seeks to reduce conditions that cause poverty by working directly with poverty-level individuals throughout Chatham County. One (1) term available for appointment

    ELECTRICAL APPEALS AND ADVISORY BOARD: On recommendation from the Mayor, seven (7) members are appointed to four-year (4) terms by City Council: four licensed electrical contractors; two registered consulting electrical engineers (one from power company, one from private firm), and one administrative person from the power company. All members shall have no less than 6 years’ experience in professional field. No term limits. Determines appeals to decisions of electrical inspectors of the City. Six (6) terms available for appointment for: 4 - Licensed Electrical Contractors; 1 - Registered Consulting Electrical Engineer from a Private Consulting Firm and 1 - Administrative person for Power Company.

    GREATER SAVANNAH INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE. The Greater Savannah International Alliance shall consist of 19 members all of whom shall be approved by vote of the Mayor and Aldermen. The term of office for each member of the Greater Savannah International Alliance shall be three (3) years, and no member shall serve for more than two consecutive, three (3) year terms. The members of the Greater Savannah International Alliance shall be a demographically broad representation of the community and economy in the Savannah Metropolitan Area with an interest in international issues. Seven (7) terms available: Six (6) Full terms and One (1) Unexpired term for appointment.

    HISTORIC DISTRICT BOARD OF REVIEW. Eleven (11) members appointed to three (3) year terms by Savannah City Council including one small business owner with an architectural background. Makes decisions on new construction and any changes to historic structures in the City’s Historic District. Four (4) terms available for appointment.

    HOUSING AUTHORITY OF SAVANNAH. Established pursuant to general law O.C.G.A. 8-3-1 et seq. which creates a Housing Authority for each City and County. The general law provides for a governing body of five (5) Commissioners serving a five (5) year term with one (1) appointment each year. Vacancies are filled for the unexpired terms. Commissioners serve until a successor is named. The terms begin, on January 5th of each year. Any appointment after January 5th would be for the reminder of the term expiring on January 5th. The General Assembly of 1994 repealed all special legislation providing for additional Commissioners and Residents, thus the only Commissions are the five (5) Regular Commissioners appointed pursuant to general law. Two (2) terms available for appointment: 1 (One) Full term and 1 (One) unexpired term.

    METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION (MPC). Twelve (12) members appointed to overlapping three (3) year terms with six (6) appointments made by City Council and the City Manager serving. No term limits. Aided by professional staff, this commission makes studies of present and future development; assists local government in translating study results into plans, policies and programs; recommends zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations. Two (2) terms available for appointment.

    PARK AND TREE COMMISSION. Nine (9) members appointed to overlapping three (3) year terms by City Council. Must be a City resident. Term Limit: No member may serve more than three, consecutive three year terms. Charged with directing the activities related to the planting and caring for parks, squares, grass plats, trees, and flowers of the city. Eight (8) terms available for appointment.

    PILOTAGE COMMISSION. Seven (7) members appointed for overlapping seven (7) year term by City Council. No term limits. Appointees must include shipping agents, exports, or merchants, or others engaged on or familiar with marine shipping and the requirements of the Port of Savannah. Licenses pilots, prescribes rules and regulations, sets fees and imposes penalties, sets and collects penalties for vessels refusing to take pilots or mistreating pilots. Appointees cannot be pilots. One (1) term available for appointment.

    PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ENFORCEMENT BOARD OF APPEALS. The board of appeals shall consist of a minimum of three (3) members, serving 4-year terms, who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to property maintenance and who are not employees of the jurisdiction. The code official shall be an ex-officio member but shall have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority and shall serve staggered four (4) year terms. One (1) term & Two (2) alternate positions.

    SAVANNAH AIRPORT COMMISSION. Five (5) members appointed to overlapping five-year (5) terms by City Council. Members are eligible for reappointment. Chatham County resident. Responsible for the operation, development and maintenance of municipal airport; and independent authority with its own staff and revenue sources. One (1) term available for appointment.

    SAVANNAH/CHATHAM COUNTY HISTORIC SITES AND MONUMENTS COMMISSIONS (HS&M): Five (5) members appointed to overlapping five (5) year terms by City Council. No term limits. Citizen of Chatham County. Recommends plan and cost estimates for the erection of any monuments or substantial restoration of same in the City or County and may hold title and pay for same. Two (2) terms available for appointment.

    SAVANNAH DEVELOPMENT AND RENEWAL AUTHORITY (SDRA): Twenty –five (25) members appointed to four-year (4) terms. City residents; no term limits. Develops recommendations to City Council for revitalization of Savannah’s downtown including comprehensive planning, beautification, marketing, etc. Six (6) terms available for appointment.

    SAVANNAH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (SEDA). Eighteen (18) members, six (6) appointed by City Council, serving overlapping five-year (5) terms. No term limits; eligible for re-appointment. Conducts a program of industrial and port development for the City of Savannah and Chatham County and is self-funded. No one holding public office or receiving compensation from either public entity can serve. One (1) term available for appointment.

    SAVANNAH RECREATION COMMISSION. Twelve (12) members are appointed to three (3) year terms by City Council. Eligible for reappointment. Serves as an advisory body on recreational programs and facilities. Seven (7) terms available for appointment – Six (6) Full terms and 1 (One) Unexpired term.

    SAVANNAH RESOURCE RECOVERY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. Consisting of five (5) members appointed for four (4) year terms. No term limits: resident of Chatham County. Membership includes: An Alderman, City Manager, City Finance Director, City Sanitation Director, and a citizen. One (1) term available for appointment.

    SAVANNAH ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS. Five (5) members appointed to overlapping three-year (3) terms by City Council. No term limits; City resident. Members cannot hold public office, except for one appointee who must be a current member of the Metropolitan Planning Commission. Board hears and rules on appeals from decisions of the zoning administrator and hears and rules on requests for permits which require the board’s approval. Two (2) terms available for appointment.

    TOURISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Creation and composition. There is hereby created a tourism advisory committee, which shall consist of 13 members appointed by the mayor and aldermen. One shall be a representative of the lodging industry; one shall be a representative of a tour company; one shall be a member of the Savannah Visitors Bureau; one shall be a representative from a Historic District museum or attraction; two shall be members of the Downtown Neighborhood Association; two shall be members of Historic Savannah Foundation; one shall be a representative of the food, beverage and/or retail industries; one shall be at large with demonstrated knowledge of the history and/or architecture of the Historic District; two shall be residents at-large and one shall be a member at-large. Six (6) terms available for appointment for the following: One (1) Savannah Visitors Bureau representative; One (1) Historic Savannah Foundation representative; One (1) Downtown Neighborhood Association representative; One (1) Historic District Museum/Attraction representative; One (1) History and/or Architecture of the Historic District representative; and One (1) At-Large.

    TRAFFIC CALMING COMMITTEE: The Traffic Calming Committee shall consist of nine (9) members all of whom shall be approved by vote of the Mayor and Aldermen. The term of office for each member of the Traffic Calming Committee shall be three (3) years. A member of the Traffic Calming Committee shall not serve for more than two consecutive, three year terms. The members of the Traffic Calming Committee shall be a demographically broad representation of the community in the Savannah Metropolitan Area with an interest in Traffic Calming. Committee members must live in the City limits of Savannah. Appointments can come from any district. 2 (Two) terms available for appointment for: 1 (One) DISTRICT 3 representative and 1 (One) DISTRICT 6 representative.

    Applications can be found on the City’s website: www.savannahga.gov/boards. Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, September 23, 2016.

    NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 12:00 noon, Monday, October 24, 2016. (CLOSING DATE)


    Upon completion of the appointment process by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, all applicants and appointees will be notified.

    For further information, contact the Office of the Clerk of Council. Telephone 651-6442, Fax 651-4260 or Email – clerkofcouncil@savannahga.gov.


  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:49 PM | Anonymous

    Downtown Neighborhood Association Announces

    Speaker Lineup for September 21 Membership Meeting

    On Wednesday, September 21, the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Savannah (DNA) will welcome Joseph Lumpkin, Chief of Police, Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department; Julie Tolbert, Deputy Chief of Police, Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department; Captain Joy Gellatly, Downtown Precinct Commander, Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department; Marvin Williams, Community Police Officer; Corporal G. Murphy, Chatham County Sheriff’s office Weapons Instructor and Richard Berman, Thunderbolt Guns to their monthly membership meeting where the topic is Public Safety, Self Defense and Situational Awareness.

    The meeting will take place at the Coastal Georgia Center (305 Fahm Street) with hospitality and networking for members beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the program starting at 6:15 p.m.

    Members are invited to submit questions to the DNA in advance as the question and answer session at the end of the program will be brief. To submit a question, email communications@SavannahDNA.org. Meetings are open to members of the DNA. Non-members may join at the door or in advance online at SavannahDNA.org.

    The Downtown Neighborhood Association is a membership organization guided by an elected Board of volunteer leaders with a goal to enhance the quality of residential life in the Historic Landmark District, protect Savannah’s unique downtown environment, and advocate public policies which support these objectives.  

     

     


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