Category: Council and Civic News

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

Nov 08 2018

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: October 23, 2018

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Participation in Seabrook Island Town Council meetings continues to impress. Oct. 23 saw a nearly full house at Town Hall, and a busy agenda. Three ordinances were listed for first reading, and Ordinance 2018-09 was back for a second reading and ratification. Seabrook’s financial report continues …

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Oct 12 2018

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: September 25, 2018

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Seabrook Island Town Council (SITC) seems to have found the sweet spot between civic engagement and short meeting times. Council chambers were brimming with attendees for the SITC September meeting and council rewarded participants with a renewed efficiency despite a lengthy agenda. Mayor Ron Ciancio expressed …

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Oct 11 2018

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting: October 2, 2018

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Managing Editor The first meeting of the fall season was called to order a questionable three minutes ahead of time, after Mayor Weaver questioned the accuracy of the clock. The September meeting minutes were approved unanimously, following Councilmember Mezzanotte’s admitting to already sending in a few “wordsmithing” changes to …

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Sep 17 2018

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: August 28, 2018

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Mayor Ron Ciancio says he is heartened by the level of engagement exhibited by Seabrook residents of late, even at the expense of shorter meetings. The trend continued, with council chambers brimming with attendees for Seabrook’s August Town Council (SITC) meeting. Following the dispatch of parliamentary …

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Sep 14 2018

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting: September 4, 2018

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Managing Editor After routine opening procedures, the Kiawah Town Council meeting got underway with all councilmembers in attendance. Mayor Weaver’s report included notice that 2018 is a municipal election year and the mayor’s office and all the councilmembers are up for re-election. The candidate filing period opened Sept. 4 …

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Aug 02 2018

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: Tuesday, July 24 2018

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer The Seabrook Island council chambers were as full as ever at the Seabrook Island town Council meeting in July. Mayor Ron Ciancio opened by thanking everyone for their attendance. He confirmed compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, and approved three sets of meeting minutes before …

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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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Apr 12 2018

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting: April 2018

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Managing Editor Mayor Weaver called the meeting to order right on time and moved on to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting. In his subsequent update he announced the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for April 4 has been cancelled. Consequently, the agenda item regarding Lot 13 and Kiawah …

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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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