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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.

Aug 06 2010

G, what an alternative!

By Kristin Hackler In 1972, plans for a completed “Charleston Inner Belt Freeway” were drawn to include a connection between West Ashley, James Island and Johns Island. However, after the 19.4 miles of the existing I-526 was completed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, work on the remaining section fell to the wayside until …

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Aug 06 2010

Life on Little Bear

PROVIDED BY THE KIAWAH CONSERVANCY Described by a leading conservation easement attorney as “one of the most important conservation easement across the country,” Little Bear Island consists of 151 acres of undeveloped land and forms the most eastern tip of Kiawah Island. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Stono Inlet and is …

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Jul 23 2010

Kiawah Town Council – July 6, 2010

AT&T ordinance passes second reading Kiawah Town Council unanimously approved the second reading of ordinance 2010-04, granting AT&T consent to apply for a franchise for cable or video service. The franchise fee for the service, as proposed by the Ways and Means committee, was proposed to be set at 3% of gross revenue. The Council …

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Jul 23 2010

Grace

The tragedy of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico has left many of us feeling sick over the immense destruction of natural habitat and wildlife. We are inundated with images of birds covered in oil, sea turtles struggling, and fisherman robbed of their livelihood. Yet, in the midst of disaster, all hope …

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Jul 09 2010

Seabrook Town Council – July 1, 2010

Mayor Bill Holtz reported that revenues are $25,326.93 less than budgeted, but since much of the incoming revenue is staggered, Holtz noted that they would wait and take another look at it at the end of the summer. In fact, he pointed out, the Town received $68,000 in June which is not reflected in these …

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Jul 09 2010

Johns Island Council

Proposed tree maintenance along Betsy Kerrison, Bohicket and River Roads Joel Evans and Sally Brooks from the Charleston County Planning Commission gave a brief follow up presentation on the issue of tree maintenance along Johns’ Island’s major roads. After inspecting the 33 trees slated for maintenance by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SC DOT), …

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Jun 23 2010

A convenient way to wellness

Tucked away in the little shop once used as a convenience store on Landfall Way just off of Seabrook Island Road is a new full-service wellness center; and by full-service, owner Mary White means “full” in every aspect of the word. From head to toe, body therapy to beneficial herbal extracts, breakfast to evening cooking …

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Jun 23 2010

St. Johns Fire District joins Consolidated 9-1-1 Center

Provided by the St. Johns Fire Department Through responsiveness and technical excellence while in partnership with Charleston County, St. Johns Fire District Communications Center joined the Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center on Thursday, June 24, 2010. Before the move, St. Johns Fire District 911 calls were answered at the River Road Communications Center on Johns …

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Jun 11 2010

Seabrook Town Council – May 25, 2010

Town Financials Mayor Bill Holtz opened the meeting by reading through the Town’s financials to date. “We didn’t have a good revenue month, but we’re ahead of budget and only $13,216.38behind last year, which isn’t a disaster,” he said, noting that if the town’s revenue continues to be low, they might have to make some …

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Jun 11 2010

Kiawah Town Council – June 1, 2010

2010/2011 Budget passes second reading Mayor William Wert stated that there were no substantive changes made to the budget since last reading. The Council approved second reading unanimously. GFOA – CAFR Financial Award Mayor Wert was happy to announce that the Town, under the guidance of Treasurer Ken Gunnells, received the Certificate of Achievement for …

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