Category: Council and Civic News

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

Apr 15 2010

Johns Island Council – April 1, 2010

There was no quorum, but the Council went over a few items. Chairman Chris Cannon opened the meeting by stating that “There’s nothing really going on, which is great,” and noting that he hasn’t needed to go to any Council meetings by either the City or County. He did report that a PUD (Planned Unit …

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Apr 02 2010

Seabrook Town Council – March 23, 2010

Financials Mayor Holtz reported that, for the month and two months ending in February, revenues compared to the budget are in good shape, but the Town is down about $16,000 from last year. “It’s not as bad as January,” said Holtz, “so we seem to be catching up.” Expenses are in line, with the Town …

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Mar 18 2010

Kiawah Island Town Council – March 2, 2010

Second reading of ordinance 2010-02: Fence amendment The amendments to this ordinance clarify the definition of a “fence”, which includes hedges as well as a more specific definition of height, which includes any ornamentation in the height limit of five feet for a fence. There were no comments given during the ordinance’s public hearing before …

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Mar 18 2010

John DuBois: candidate for Charleston County District 9

By Kristin Hackler As a child born in Charleston, John DuBois spent many summer days on his grandparent’s farm in Colleton County. He recalls the fall harvest celebrations and drinking sugar cane juice fresh from the press. Though the call of duty took him from his hometown for many years, John was able to return …

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Mar 18 2010

Parris Williams: candidate for County Council district 8

There’s a picture of Parris Williams shaking hands with President George H.W. Bush on his living room wall. He’s very proud of it as it reminds him of the time he ran for the South Carolina State Senate for District 44 in 1984. “I was interested in bringing the community together and preserving our heritage,” …

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Mar 18 2010

Johns Island Council meeting – March 4, 2010

Treasurer’s report Treasurer Sam Brownlee reported that the Council’s balance is $670.31, and as there were no expenses for the month, the total is the same. As the Council representative to CHATS, Brownlee stated that there was nothing new to report from the organization. Changes to County zoning Chairman Chris Cannon reported on a couple …

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Mar 05 2010

Seabrook Town Council – February 23, 2010

Town financials “Let me precede this by saying that the beginning of the year report is not a very good indication of the coming year,” said Mayor Bill Holtz, noting that budgets usually need about 2 to 3 months to adjust to the new year. For the month of January 2010, revenues for the Town …

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Mar 05 2010

Councilman Qualey looks to join County Council

By Kristin Hackler Joseph Qualey is a man determined to do what’s right. Whether it’s fighting to protect the conserved acres of Dill Plantation on James Island or cutting cumbersome studies down to simple solutions, Qualey has spent most of his working career as a practicing lawyer in downtown Charleston, dealing with tangled political knots …

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Feb 19 2010

Kiawah Town Council – February 2, 2010

Second reading: ordinance 2010-1, annexation of the roundabout The annexation of the Freshfields roundabout was approved unanimously. Boy Scouts of America proclamation Mayor Wert read a proclamation, declaring February 8, 2010, at Boy Scouts Centennial Celebration Day. “I encourage all citizens to recognize with me the contributions of the Boy Scouts to this great nation,” …

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Feb 19 2010

Johns Island Council meeting – February 4, 2010

Parris Williams, candidate for Charleston County Council, District 8 Parris Williams, James Island Councilman, Chair of the James Island Public Works Committee and fifth generation James Islander, announced during the Johns Island Council meeting that he will be running for Curtis Inabinett’s seat on Charleston County Council. “My great, great grandfather came onto James Island …

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