Category: Kiawah Town Council

The unofficial minutes of Kiawah's monthly Town Council.

Dec 10 2015

Correction: Town Of Kiawah Island November 2015 Council Meeting

In the Nov. 20, 2015 edition of The Island Connection, a report titled “Town Of Kiawah Island November 2015 Council Meeting” misstated the Town’s requirements for hiring a new treasurer. The report said municipal experience and a CPA designation had been “initially required by the Town.” The requirements listed by the Town in the TOKI …

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Dec 03 2015

Sea Islanders Seek Cooperation To Improve Roads

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Almost forty days and forty nights after the collision of King Tides and torrential rains eliminated the intersection of Main Rd. and Hwy. 17, Johns Island residents met to discuss their roads. The Nov. 16 event at St. Johns High School was well timed, given the recent …

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Nov 23 2015

Town Of Kiawah Island November 2015 Council Meeting

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Kiawah’s November town council meeting started quietly enough with a relatively spartan attendance compared to recent months. Parliamentary obligations were dispensed and minutes were approved when the agenda was abruptly amended to include room for the announcement that the town had hired a new treasurer. The motion …

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Nov 21 2015

Town Of Kiawah Island Hires Treasurer

Staff Report for The Island Connection The Town of Kiawah Island announced at the Tuesday, Nov. 3 Town Council meeting that it has hired Dorota Szubert as the Town Treasurer. Szubert was most recently the Accounting Manager for Kiawah Partners, Inc. since 2008. Szubert replaces Kenneth Gunnells who resigned in May, and was later accused …

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Sep 23 2015

Town Of Kiawah Island Council Report: September, 2015

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Kiawah’s town council waited for the last few stragglers to enter chambers before beginning their September 1, 2015 meeting, just a few minutes later than scheduled. Roll call confirmed visible council members were actually there, followed by the pledge. Extra time was needed to approve two sets …

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Sep 08 2015

Kiawah Faces Questions On Staff Salaries

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Following the May resignation of Kiawah’s longtime Town Administrator, Tumiko Rucker, Treasurer Kenneth Gunnells, and the subsequent forensic investigation into allegations of misappropriated town funds, Kiawah is now searching for replacements for these key positions. At recent Town Council meetings, an increasingly engaged electorate has been asking …

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Aug 26 2015

Kiawah Island Appoints New Town Auditor

By Stephanie Braswell for The Island Connection On July 16, Mayor Lipuma outlined a series of corrective actions to be implemented by the council in response to a forensic accounting review of the Town’s financial operations. One of those steps called for a new auditor to review the town’s financial practices annually. On August 7, …

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Aug 19 2015

Town Of Kiawah Island Outlines New Payroll System

Staff Report For The Island Connection Recently, Mayor Lipuma outlined a series of corrective actions to be implemented by the council in response to a forensic accounting review of the Town’s financial operations. One of those steps called for a new payroll provider that includes additional safeguards and checks and balances for the Town’s payroll …

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Aug 17 2015

Big Yellow Dock

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Kiawah town hall was unusually busy July 29, 2015. It was 5:30 p.m. And council chambers were filling fast with residents and activists for a DHEC hearing on permit P/N#SAC-2015-00516-1G. Developer Kiawah Partners (a.k.a. Kiawah Development Partners) applied to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental …

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Jul 17 2015

Attorneys for former Kiawah employees respond to Town’s accusations

Town has not released forensic audit report to Rucker, Gunnells say attorneys Staff Report, The Island Connection Tim Kulp, attorney for former Kiawah Island Town Treasurer has spoken to The Post and Courier newspaper defending his client against the allegations revealed in the forensic audit Mayor Lipuma released July 14, 2015 (for story click here). …

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