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.
At least one Richmond Hill official isn’t sold on Memorial Health University Medical Center’s proposed free standing emergency room off Port Royal Road in South Bryan.
Richmond Hill Mayor Russ Carpenter and the City Council released a statement Tuesday addressing concerns over the Robert E. Lee statue at J.F. Gregory Park.
Staff levels are to remain the same while police and fire departments will be spared from large cuts, according to discussions at the June 16 monthly workshop of the Richmond Hill City Council.
The Richmond Hill City Council met in regular session Tuesday with a mixture of council members gathering at City Hall and via video to maintain social distancing while beginning to meet in a semi-normal manner. The council discussed local businesses with the Downtown Development Authority and a preliminary plat for Medline at Belfast Commercial Park.
In Richmond Hill, area clergy and local elected officials met Sunday afternoon at City Hall to pray for unity, peace and protection, according to Mayor Russ Carpenter, who participated along with about 20 pastors from local churches.