JANUARY 27, 2022, 4:30 p.m. - WORKSHOP and CITY MANAGER'S BRIEFING
OF THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
The work session and City Manager’s briefing was held at 4:30 p.m. Mayor Johnson recognized Alderman Purtee to offer an invocation.
PRESENT: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, Presiding
Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter, At-Large, Post 1, Chairman
Alderwoman Alicia Miller Blakely, At-Large, Post 2
Alderwoman Bernetta B. Lanier, District 1
Alderman Detric Leggett, District 2
Alderwoman Linda Wilder-Bryan, District 3
Alderman Nick Palumbo, District 4, Vice-Chairman
Alderwoman Dr. Estella Edwards Shabazz, District 5, Mayor Pro-Tem
Alderman Kurtis Purtee, District 6
City Manager Joseph A. Melder
Chief of Staff Daphanie Williams
City Attorney Bates Lovett
Clerk of Council Mark Massey
Deputy Clerk of Council Margaret Fox
|Workshop Agenda Items|
|1. I-16 Exit Ramp Removal (Presentation by Members of the Historic Savannah Foundation Coalition)|
|I-16 Exit Ramp Removal Presentation|
Mayor Johnson indicated the presentation is for informational purposes only and no action is needed by Council.
City Manager Melder gave the background history of the proposed exit ramp removal going back several years. He introduced Richard Shinhoster, co-chairs Ellen Harris and Denise Grabowski for the presentation of the I-16 Flyover project.
Following the presentation, there were discussions and questions from Council:
Mayor Johnson thanked the presenters and explained the purpose for the presentation. He asked the other members of the Coalition Committee to stand: Henry Reid, SDRA; Richard Shinholster; Susan Meyers, ex MPC employee; Ardis Wood, Chair of Scenic Chatham; Steve Stoures, Businessman & Architect; and Sue Adler, CEO & President of Historic Savannah Foundation.
Mayor Johnson indicated there will be no decisions until Federal funds are received. At that time, Council will decide on a development plan.
|2. Discussion regarding Board Appointments|
|SEDA_rotating extra seat-position.pdf|
|20220127_Savannah Economic Development Authority.pdf|
Discussed before Item #1.
Mayor and Council nominated citizens from a list of twenty-one (21) applicants. The support of at least five (5) Council Members are needed for membership. On recommendation of City Manager Melder, the Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee (DIFAC) will be a seven (7) member committee.
The Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) has one vacancy.
The following applicants received the necessary support. The applicant names will be referred to the Regular Council Meeting Agenda for approval/confirmation.
Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee (DIFAC)
Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA)
Mayor Johnson adjourned the Workshop at 5:41 p.m.
A video recording of the workshop can be found by copying and inserting the link below in your url:
Mark Massey, Clerk of Council
Date Minutes Approved: February 10, 2022