Category: Kiawah Town Council

The unofficial minutes of Kiawah's monthly Town Council.

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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Jul 16 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Former Kiawah Treasurer, Administrator received unauthorized payments of $125,000 from payroll, town funds

  Kiawah has contacted U.S. Attorney’s office after evidence of manipulated W2s, misuse of Town credit cards discovered Staff Report, Island Connection  At a special Town Council meeting on July 14, 2015 Kiawah mayor Charles Lipuma provided details of the results of the recent forensic audit prompted by allegations from a staff member of financial improprieties. These included …

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Jun 12 2015

Kiawah Island Gains A Talented Resident

Staff Report for The Island Connection Van McCollum and his wife are retiring to Kiawah Island from the City of Cumming, Georgia. Linda Heard, Executive Director of The Cumming Playhouse, wanted Kiawah to know that these are two very fine talented people and ones who will “benefit your community greatly.” “Your gain is certainly our …

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Jun 04 2015

Prepare For Disaster

Staff Report for The Island Connection The annual local “Disaster Awareness Day” sponsored by the towns of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island will be held 11 June at the Seabrook Island Club. This event, open to all, combines an informational half-day program with displays by vendors and emergency service first responders. Lunch will be provided …

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Jun 03 2015

Movements And Shake Ups At Kiawah Town Council

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The Town of Kiawah Island has undergone a substantial amount of upheaval this month. On May 5, 2015, during the Town Council meeting, Mayor Lipuma announced that Town Administrator Tumiko Rucker had submitted her resignation, effective at the end of June. She will assist in selecting a …

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