Richmond Hill City Council approved by a 3-1 vote a resolution Tuesday to annex land off Port Royal Road and Highway 144 where Memorial Health University Medical Center plans on building a freestanding emergency room.
Richmond Hill City Council got some good news at a Tuesday evening workshop at City Hall. They’re getting more than $724,000 in federal CARES Act funding to help cover costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following a question and answer session with Memorial Hospital CEO Shayne George, the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Aug. 4 to advance the hospital’s request to annex 46 acres into the city.
Richmond Hill set its millage rate Tuesday night, and officials again took pains to insist it wasn’t a tax hike. Technically, they were right, but property owners will still see an increase.
Richmond Hill’s city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept a Savannah hospital’s request to annex and rezone 46 acres off Port Royal Road to build a free standing emergency room.
The hospital planning to build a “free-standing” emergency room in South Bryan wants Richmond Hill to annex about 40 acres of the land it will sit on, City Manager Chris Lovell told council members at a Tuesday night workshop.
The city’s income seems to be rebounding from any losses due to the pandemic, according to Bob Whitmarsh, Richmond Hill’s finance manager.
The Richmond Hill City Council met in regular session Tuesday night via teleconference with a Facebook livestream.
Richmond Hill resident David London, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who said he was speaking as a “black man, a black husband, a black father and a black man in Richmond Hill," petitioned the city Tuesday night to take a number of steps to end what he and other residents have referred to as systemic racism in the community.
“It’s a wonderful thing how people come together when they’re needed,” said Georgene Brazer, chairman of the Richmond Hill Downtown Development Agency, which organized the event.