JULY 28, 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 4:32 p.m. Mayor Johnson recognized Alderman Purtee to offer a prayer.
Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, Presiding
Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter, At-Large, Post 1
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 (attended virtually)
Assistant City Mnager Heath Lloyd
Chief of Staff Daphanie Williams
City Attorney Bates Lovett
Clerk of Council Mark Massey
Deputy Clerk of Council Margaret Fox
|Workshop Agenda Items
|1. Stormwater Management in the City of Savannah.
|Exhibit 1: Stormwater Management in the City of Savannah Presentation.pdf
PRESENTED by Assistant City Manager Heath Lloyd, and Stormwater Management Director Zach Hoffman.
Assistant City Manager Lloyd discussed the visioning sessions held in 2020 and 2022 by Council and five of the priority issues that were of importance to Council that will be highlighted during the PowerPoint presentation:
Mr. Lloyd introduced Stormwater Management Director Zack Hoffman and announced the recent appointment of Water Resources Senior Director Ron Feldner who was unable to attend the meeting due to illness.
After addressing Mayor and Council, Mr. Hoffman preceeded with the PowerPoint presentation. Following the presentation, there were questions and discussion by Council Members:
Mayor Johnson pointed out how Savannah is a lowland coastal city with flooding issues. He discussed the years of flooding, the improvements completed and proposed in the city, and the future projects to control flooding.
Alderman Leggett announced residents' can make special payment arrangements for outstanding water bills. Residents can contact the water department (Ms. Williams), along with the City Manager's office for assistance.
Mayor Johnson adjourned the Workshop at 6:00 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: August 11, 2022