NOVEMBER 9, 2021, 12:00 noon - WORKSHOP and CITY MANAGER'S BRIEFING
OF THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
The work session and City Manager’s briefing was held at 12:01 p.m. Mayor Johnson recognized Alderman Detric Leggett to offer the 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
City Attorney Bates Lovett
Clerk of Council Mark Massey
|Workshop Agenda Items
|1. Discussion regarding Impact Fees
|Exhibit 1: Presentation - Impact Fees.pdf
City Manager Melder introduced Bill Ross, ROSS & Associates, and Paige Hatley, Hatley Plans LLC who gave the presentation on impact fees.
Following the presentation, Council Members discussed and asked questions of the presenters:
Mayor Johnson asked the Clerk of Council to work with the City Manager in assisting the Council on seating the Impact Fee Advisory Board. City Manager Melder advised the Clerk of Council has already started the process and applications are open beginning tomorrow through December 1, 2021. Council will have applications to consider at the next Council Meeting.
Mayor Johnson indicated the Council will set an appointment session for Board appointments for the new year, and will include the Impact Fee Advisory Board.
Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. Shabazz thanked Mayor Johnson, City Manager Melder, Mr. Ross and Ms. Hatley for the presentation. It was a workshop Council has worked towards since the new administration took office in 2020.
Mayor Johnson thanked Mr. Ross, Ms. Hatley and City Manager Melder for the work involved in bringing the presentation before Council.
|2. Discussion regarding Future Plans for the Civic Center Facility and Gamble Building
Mayor Johnson briefly discussed prior administration's decisions regarding future plans for the Civic Center Facility and the Gamble Building. The current administration now has an opportunity to make a decision on how to proceed with the properties.
With consent of the City Council, Mayor Johnson asked City Manager Melder to take a look at both properties and bring back options/observations for their review. In addition, Alderwoman Gibson-Carter requested the City Manager to review the proposal made by the Savannah Coalition of Coaches intended to address crime on the streets and bring back recommendations for the City Council’s consideration.
Mayor Johnson adjourned the Workshop at 12:55 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: November 23, 2021