Category: Council and Civic News

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

Sep 03 2010

Seabrook Town Council – August 24, 2010

Financials Mayor Bill Holtz reported that the revenues for July were $22,858.02 less than budgeted, but the year-to-date is still $16,568.91 more than was budgeted. Excess of revenues over expenditures is $71,154.95 more than was budgeted for the year-to-date, coming in at $233,040.94, but the Town is still running $77,055.17 behind last year-to-date figures. “$233,000 …

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Sep 03 2010

Where should we put this?: Residents encouraged to bring comments to I-526 public hearings

“We’ll be there as long as there are people wanting to speak,” said David Kinard, Project Manager for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. In response to concern that island residents might not be able to make the public hearings scheduled for the Mark Clark Expressway Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) at Burke High School …

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Aug 20 2010

Kiawah development agreement up for public praise and scrutiny

By Meredith Powell The Town of Kiawah has been busy negotiating with the Kiawah Island Golf Resort since 2005 in order to prepare a new development agreement, appropriately named the TOKI/KIGR Development Agreement. Though the documents are now available to the public for viewing online, Council officials also wanted citizens’ direct input. Public information session …

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Aug 20 2010

Johns Island Greenway sent to pasture

by Kristin Hackler “This is the most dysfunctional, mismanaged group I’ve ever seen conduct activities,” said Dr. Paul Roberts, volunteer Road Consultant for Kiawah Island, following the Thursday, August 12, meeting of County Council to discuss the Johns Island Greenway and potential widenings of Johns Island’s major roads. After an hour-and-a-half-long session which included the …

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Aug 20 2010

New public hearing dates announced for I-526 extension

provided by Charleston County After officially releasing the Mark Clark Expressway Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) and the Recommended Preferred Alternative on July 28, 2010, some concern was expressed that having two public hearings at one central location could limit the ability to reach all of the people who may want to share their thoughts …

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Aug 20 2010

Kiawah Town Council – August 3, 2010

Ordinance 2010-05: Dog leash law Before voting on the second reading of ordinance 2010-05, which allows owners to unleash their pets from November 1 – March 15 along most of the beach area (except critical habitat areas) during daylight hours as long as they’re under voice command, Mayor Wert read from two emails formally objecting …

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Aug 20 2010

Johns Island Council – August 5, 2010

Treasurer’s Report Treasurer Sam Brownlee reported the balance at $640.31 with no expenses for the month of July. (It was reported earlier that the balance was $633.31, but $7 was donated by Brownlee to cover tax expenses on the new Land Use book from Charleston County). Rezoning of 3030 Maybank Highway Chairman Chris Cannon restated …

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Aug 18 2010

Greenway rejected by County Council

During the Charleston County Council meeting on August 17, council members voted 5 – 4 against moving forward with the proposed Johns Island Greenway. Council members voting against the Greenway were Condon, Inabinett, McKeown, Rawl, and Schweers. Those voting for the Greenway included Council Chair Pryor and Council members Darby, Summey, and Thurmond. After the …

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Aug 10 2010

Sea Islands Greenway Study to be Presented to County Council on Aug. 12

Provided by Charleston County The results of the Sea Islands Greenway Preliminary Environmental and Traffic Analysis Concept Study will be presented to Charleston County Council on Thursday, August 12. The presentation will be given during Council’s 4:15 p.m. finance committee meeting, which will be held in Council Chambers at the Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services …

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Aug 06 2010

Flying with Coastal Aviation

BY MEREDITH POWELL Do you have a “bucket list” of things you’d like to do before entering the Great Beyond? I know I do, which might be silly considering I’m 22-years-old, but it sure is exciting when you are able to cross off one of the activities. Flying a plane was one of those things …

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