Category: Council and Civic News

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

Nov 25 2018

Town Of Kiawah Island Elections: Candidates In Their Own Words

By Katy Calloway, Managing Editor for The Island Connection The Town of Kiawah Island will hold its municipal elections on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Fran Wermuth withdrew her bid for the Mayor’s seat on Nov. 14, which leaves just one candidate for Mayor and four Councilmember candidates, all uncontested in their respective races. Despite the competition, …

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May 09 2018

122 Turnberry Ct. To Be Condemned

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer The Town of Kiawah Island filed paperwork with the Charleston County clerk to condemn 122 Turnberry Ct. in January of this year, and offered $0 for the property. The figure was intended to elicit a reaction from the property owners who have not responded to the …

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Apr 13 2018

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: March 2018

By Gregg Bragg, Staff Writer for The Island Connection The March 27 meeting of Seabrook Island Town Council (SITC) included another public hearing, this time with a twist. Seabrook resident Phil Squire broke the usual silence to ask if the transfer of Accommodations Tax (ATax) funds sanctioned by ordinance 2018-02 was appropriate and available for …

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Mar 28 2018

James Island Native Announces County Council Bid

Staff Report for The Island Connection Republican Jenny Costa Honeycutt, a James Island native and successful businesswoman and attorney, announced March 8 that she will run this year to represent District 9 on Charleston County Council. The district encompasses most of James Island, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Folly Beach, and parts of Johns Island and …

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Mar 23 2018

Bach Society Hosts Annual Festival

Staff Report for The Island Connection Photos by Joel Bateman The Bach Society of Charleston hosted its annual festival March 1-4. Selections featured the Charleston Baroque Orchestra and Charleston Baroque Voices performing St. John Passion, sung in German. The festival concluded with a performance at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church on John’s Island, sponsored by …

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Feb 27 2018

Duneside Drive Proposal Meets Opposition

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer iKiawah, (, a privately run group email platform serving Kiawah residents, erupted with objections to news the Architectural Review Board (ARB) plans a major change of direction. The ARB, an adjunct of developer Kiawah Partners (KP) and the Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA), has filed paperwork …

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Feb 14 2018

Kiawah Island Discusses Drilling In Executive Session

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Editor Kiawah Town Council convened on Feb. 6 for its monthly meeting, which proved to be an efficient and brief endeavor. With all Councilmembers in attendance, the minutes of the previous month’s meeting were approved unanimously without changes or comments. Mayor Weaver had just one item to discuss in …

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Jan 17 2018

Kiawah Island Finishes Beach Projects

By Katy Calloway, Managing Editor for Island Connection The first Kiawah Town Council meeting of 2018 was held on Jan. 9 with a full council in attendance, including the Town’s attorney Dwayne Green and Town Administrator, Stephanie Tillerson, all seated at the bench. December’s meeting minutes were approved unanimously without changes or comments. The Mayor’s …

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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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