Category Archive: Council and Civic News

News reports on island Council meetings, as well as updates on Civic and Municipal decisions and events.

Nov 23 2017

Beachfront Scraping Underway, Numerous Ordinances Approved On Kiawah Island

By Katy Calloway, Managing Editor for The Island Connection The November meeting of the Kiawah Town Council got underway without delay. Councilmember John Koach was pronounced absent and on vacation. The minutes from the previous month’s meeting were approved unanimously and Mayor Weaver began with his comments. He updated the audience on the beach scraping …

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Nov 22 2017

Indictment Issued To Former Town Of Kiawah Island Employees

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection The announcement from the United States Attorney’s Office on Tuesday Nov. 14 was straightforward and simple. “Former Town of Kiawah Officials Indicted for Wire Fraud,” read the banner, followed by, “Tumiko Rucker, age 42, of Johns Island, S.C., and Harrison Kenneth Gunnells, age 59, of …

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Nov 18 2017

Letter To The Editor: Charleston Deserves National Cemetery

Dear Editor, We are blessed to have three National Cemeteries in South Carolina: Beaufort (est.1863), Florence (est. 1865) and Fort Jackson (Columbia area, est. 2008). It disappoints me that the Charleston area, with its strong military heritage and significant military presence today, does not host a final resting place dedicated to our departed military heroes …

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Nov 11 2017

DHEC Holds Public Hearing Over Jurisdictional Lines

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Blair Williams, Manager of Wetland Permitting with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control division of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management opened the public hearing on SC’s new shoreline development regulations in the usual manner. He called for a four-minute time limit on comments …

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Oct 26 2017

New Ordinances Proposed For Kiawah Island

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Editor The Oct. 3 meeting of the Town of Kiawah opened with an air of anticipation as it was announced that the meeting was live and in color for the test of the new broadcast system. Subsequent meetings will be streamed on-line and archived on the TOKI website. After …

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Oct 25 2017

Meet Your Seabrook Island Candidates

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The Town of Seabrook Island will hold elections on Nov. 7 with polling to take place in the comfort of Seabrook’s Lake House from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. “Odd” year elections tend to have lower turnouts but there are some advantages to the scheduling; it …

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Aug 15 2017

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting, August 1 2017

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Editor The last Town Council Meeting in the current facility opened with an air of anticipation for the new Town Hall, which opened Monday Aug. 7. Mayor Weaver began the meeting with a proposed amendment to the agenda regarding item 6a. Approval of the Island Beach Services Franchise Amendment, …

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Aug 02 2017

Seabrook Island Town Council Report, July 25 2017

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Seabrook Island Town Council (SITC) began its July meeting ahead of schedule to allow time for a public hearing. No one was there who didn’t have to be when the “hearing” began and there were no comments or objections to Ordinance 2017-02, an amendment to the Development …

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Jul 19 2017

Town Of Kiawah Island Council Report, July 11

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The July council meeting for the Town of Kiawah Island (TOKI) began on the heels of a hearing to rezone parts of the island owned by the Kiawah Island Golf Resort (KIGR). Dignified, passionate debate, largely from residents of the Courtside Villa regime, suggested not everyone was …

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Jul 07 2017

Seabrook Island Town Council Report For June 26, 2017

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Awkward silence in council chambers preceded the start of the June 26 meeting of Seabrook Island Town Council. Wandering eyes eventually landed on the clock, confirming there was just enough time to pillory this reporter for an assault on Seabrook’s “never ending candy bowl.” There were plenty …

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