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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.

Oct 29 2010

Kiawah Island municipal elections

Every two years, the Town of Kiawah Island elects four council members and a mayor to serve as their voice, not only to the other island entities, but to the county, state and nation, as well. As we build up to the elections on Tuesday, December 7, The Island Connection will present more in-depth discussions …

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Oct 15 2010

Considering the cut: Public hearing held for the third cut at Captain Sam’s Spit

By Kristin Hackler At the request of several concerned citizens, including members of the Coastal Conservation League and the Friends of the Kiawah River, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) scheduled a hearing for Seabrook Island’s proposed channel cut at Captain …

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Oct 15 2010

A greenway to green travel

By Kristin Hackler A greenway is scheduled to be discussed during the next City of Charleston Planning Commission meeting on October 20, but it’s not the greenway you might think. Proposed by Trees SC (formerly SC Urban and Community Forestry Council), the Johns Island Greenways Plan is the brainchild of Charleston City arborist and zoning …

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Oct 15 2010

Johns Island hosts County and House debates

By Kristin Hackler After a brief formal meeting of the Johns Island Council, in which the Council agreed to oppose a zoning request change from AG-8 to AG-R for 27.98 acres located at 2835 Bohicket Road as discussed during a recent Charleston County zoning meeting, Chairman Chris Cannon welcomed candidates for County Council District 8 …

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Oct 15 2010

Kiawah Town Council: October 5, 2010

Development Agreement Approved Despite a citizen’s presentation by Kiawah resident Wendy Kulick asking for a delay on second reading of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort/Town of Kiawah Island Development Agreement ordinance, and a request by Councilman Charles Lipuma to delay reading until October 19 when Councilman Steve Orban would be in town for the vote, …

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Oct 15 2010

Seabrook Town Council: September 28, 2010

Financials Mayor Holtz read through the financials, noting that “we’ve had a good month as some checks have come in that didn’t come in July.” Revenues are $21,248 above budget, and the year-to-date is less than $1,000 behind last year, coming in at $629,539.96. Expenditures are under budget by $65,900.62, and excess of revenues over …

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Oct 05 2010

Candidate Forum: Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Johns Island Council meeting

The John’s Island Council is inviting the community to a candidate form/debate for house seats 116, 119 and Charleston County Council seat for district #8. The meeting will start this Thursday, October 7, at 7:00 P.M. with a short presentation by the City of Charleston planning department and then the candidate form. Johns Island Council …

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Sep 17 2010

Johns Island Council – September 2, 2010

There was no quorum, but those in attendance discussed a few matters of importance to Johns Island. Financial report Council member Sam Brownlee reported that, after paying e$76 for the Council’s post office box , the balance for the Council stands at $565.31. Rezoning request for 3030 Maybank Highway: R-4 to commercial transitional Chairman Chris …

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Sep 17 2010

Kiawah Town Council – September 7, 2010

Clearing up pet restraint ordinance language In response to several requests, the Kiawah Council clarified the language in ordinance 2010-05: control of pets, to read as follows: “Owners may unleash their pets year round (in those areas designated as “Dog Use Areas” …) if the pets are controlled by voice command. This provision applies only …

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Sep 17 2010

Forward thinking on Johns Island’s roads

By Sam Reed The Kiawah and Seabrook Roads Committees continue to meet with government officials about the sorry safety conditions of the only means of ingress and egress to the islands. Accidents and deaths continue on a regular basis. Trees hugging the pavement are commonplace. There is no place to escape if an unexpected animal …

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