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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.

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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Feb 03 2010

Seabrook Town Council – January 26, 2010

Financials “This are unaudited, but I don’t think they’ll change a lot,” said Mayor Holtz as he read through the year end financials. Revenue for the year is $950,302.48, which is over the budgeted $860,400. The expenditures were dead on: $539,412.40 compared to a budget of $539,200. “McNulty [the former Mayor of Seabrook] should be …

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Jan 25 2010

Chisolm annexation issue to be brought before Hollywood Town Council

Provided by the Concerned Citizens for the Sea Islands Last Thursday, January 14, the Town of Hollywood Planning Commission voted against this annexation and PUD request from Canal Land and Timber Co – 118 acres on Chisolm Road, Johns Island. Nevertheless, Canal Land and Timber is bringing it before the full Town Council at today’s …

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Jan 23 2010

Kiawah Town Council – January 5, 2009

Second reading of ordinance 2009-11: business license ordinance amendment Council unanimously voted to approve ordinance 2009-11, which amends the rate table for the various classifications of businesses as described in section 4-323 of the Town Code. Copies of the new rate table are available at Town Hall. Affirmation of the 2009 Ordinances As the Town …

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Jan 23 2010

Johns Island Council meeting – January 7, 2009

Johns Island Council met at 6:30pm in order to allow guest speaker, Congressman Leon Stavrinakis, more time to conduct a casual question and answer period with local residents. Zoning and site design requests around the island Following up on a request to the City’s Site Design Committee to remove 17 grand trees (the request was …

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