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Category: Council and Civic News

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

May 12 2011

County to discuss reconsideration of I-526 project

Following a meeting today in Columbia, the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank board has given Charleston County 60 days to decide whether they will pay back the $11.6 million already spent on the project, or if they will revisit the idea of completing the project. According to Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor, the issue …

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Apr 29 2011

Will the 526 decision affect plans for the Greenway?

by Kristin Hackler On Tuesday, April 19, Charleston County Council voted 5 to 3 to table the I-526 extension proposal. Coming on the heels of a County Finance Committee meeting vote on April 14, in which five council members voted to table the extension, council members Vic Rawl, Elliott Summey and Teddy Pryor voted against …

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Apr 14 2011

Kiawah Town Council – April 5, 2011

Why CERT? Jack Reagan of the new Kiawah Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, gave a brief presentation to the Council on the purpose and structure of the program. Reagan explained that, while CERT began in the 1990s, it was made a part of President Bush’s Citizen Corps in 2003. Today, there are 1635 programs …

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Apr 01 2011

Seabrook Town Council – March 22, 2011

Financials Mayor Bill Holtz made it a point to note that this might be the last month that revenues exceed expenditures for a bit, as the Town will be spending some Accomodations Tax (ATAX) money and some reserves on upcoming events and increasing the visibility of the town. Total revenues for the two months ending …

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Mar 04 2011

Seabrook Town Council – February 22, 2011

A public hearing on ordinance 2011-01, an ordinance to adopt the re-codified Town Code for the Town of Seabrook, and on ordinance 2011-02, an ordinance to adopt the re-codified Development Standards for the Town of Seabrook, was held just before the formal meeting of Council. As no one arrived to speak, the hearing was closed. …

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Feb 18 2011

Kiawah Town Council – February 1, 2011

Special recognition of Leo and Carol Fishman “This is a fun and pleasurable thing we do, recognizing people who have served our community well over the past five, ten or fifteen years,” said Mayor Orban as he welcomed Carol and Leo Fishman to the front of the room. After more than twenty years combined service …

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Feb 18 2011

Johns Island Civic Club looking for successors

by Kristin Hackler While there weren’t enough members of the Johns Island Council present for an official meeting this past February 3, those in attendance welcomed Calvin Schuler, an 83-year-old resident of Johns Island, to speak about an interesting situation with the island Civic Club. Years ago, the old Johns Island Civic Club building was …

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Feb 04 2011

Seabrook Town Council – January 25, 2011

Financials Mayor Holtz was happy to note that the Town’s revenues are almost equal to last year-to-date and in fact, are $10,965.71 better than last year-to-date. Excess of revenues over expenditures are $442,171.51, which is $166,372.03 more than budgeted. “We came out with a nice excess that will be invested back into the town,” said …

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Jan 21 2011

Kiawah Town Council – January 4, 2011

After Town Clerk Lakesha Shannon finished reading the roll call, newly-elected Mayor Orban looked to the audience and announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, your new Council for 2011.” The room burst into applause. Special presentation of Kiawah land grant deed “About a month ago, Mr. John Marker called me about this land grant he found as …

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Jan 21 2011

Seabrook launches new streamlined website

Provided by Obviouslee Marketing The Town of Seabrook Island unveiled a new town website with the advent of the New Year. The new site, townofseabrookisland.org, was created by Obviouslee Marketing and provides a complete perspective on the Town of Seabrook Island for visitors and residents alike. The site includes information from the Town, the Seabrook …

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