Category: Council and Civic News

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

Jun 11 2010

Johns Island Council meeting – June 3, 2010

Democrats vying for County Council District 8 participated in a question and answer session with Johns Island residents following the formal Council meeting. Participating candidates included Richmond Truesdale, Eric Mack, Anna Johnson, Parris Williams, and Reverend Charles Glover. Audio Warehouse looking to move to Johns Island Johns Island resident Andy Jackson gave a brief presentation …

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May 18 2010

Seabrook Town Council meeting – April 27, 2010

PGA provides sneak preview of 2012 Brett Sterba, Championship Director for the 2012 PGA Championship, attended the Seabrook Town Council meeting to answer a few questions about the tournament and its logistics. The tournament will be held August 9 – 12, 2012, but Sterba has been on Kiawah since June of 2009 planning the event. …

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May 18 2010

Kiawah Town Council – May 4, 2010

Before going into the business of Council, Mayor Wert asked for a moment of silence for Sid Williams and Earl Carrara, two Kiawah citizens who recently passed away. The mayor asked that everyone take the moment to offer their hopes and prayers to the families. First reading of the 2010/2011 budget In response to a …

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May 18 2010

Johns Island Council – May 6, 2010

The District 8 Debate In light of the upcoming County Council and State House elections, the Johns Island Council hosted two debates during their regular Council meeting. Republicans Fran Roberts and Thomas Legare for County Council District 8, and Republicans Anthony LaMantia and Sean Pike for State House District 116, were asked to present some …

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Apr 15 2010

Council Holds Public Hearing to Gather Feedback on Drainage Concerns

Charleston County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Lonnie Hamilton, III, Public Services Building (4045 Bridge View Drive; North Charleston, 29405) about drainage concerns in the unincorporated portions of the County. “I requested to have a hearing after receiving phone calls from my …

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Apr 15 2010

Kiawah Town Council – April 6, 2010

Photos by Alan Kleinfeld ATAX funded events for 2011 The Ways and Means Committee recommended the following list of events to be funded through the Town’s Accomodations Tax fund. All of the events were approved by the ATAX Committee before being approved by Ways and Means: $125,184 for Charleston County Sheriff’s Deputies; $28, 816 for …

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Apr 15 2010

Johns Island Council – April 1, 2010

There was no quorum, but the Council went over a few items. Chairman Chris Cannon opened the meeting by stating that “There’s nothing really going on, which is great,” and noting that he hasn’t needed to go to any Council meetings by either the City or County. He did report that a PUD (Planned Unit …

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Apr 02 2010

Seabrook Town Council – March 23, 2010

Financials Mayor Holtz reported that, for the month and two months ending in February, revenues compared to the budget are in good shape, but the Town is down about $16,000 from last year. “It’s not as bad as January,” said Holtz, “so we seem to be catching up.” Expenses are in line, with the Town …

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Mar 18 2010

Kiawah Island Town Council – March 2, 2010

Second reading of ordinance 2010-02: Fence amendment The amendments to this ordinance clarify the definition of a “fence”, which includes hedges as well as a more specific definition of height, which includes any ornamentation in the height limit of five feet for a fence. There were no comments given during the ordinance’s public hearing before …

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Mar 18 2010

John DuBois: candidate for Charleston County District 9

By Kristin Hackler As a child born in Charleston, John DuBois spent many summer days on his grandparent’s farm in Colleton County. He recalls the fall harvest celebrations and drinking sugar cane juice fresh from the press. Though the call of duty took him from his hometown for many years, John was able to return …

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