Category: Council and Civic News

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

Mar 15 2017

Seabrook Island Town Council Addresses Hurricane Matthew Reimbursement

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Seabrook residents began gathering at town hall an hour earlier than the normally scheduled town council meeting. Congressman Sanford’s office sent a representative to meet with residents in the conference room on February 28. The one on one meetings were as quiet as the public hearing held …

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Feb 17 2017

World Affairs Council of Charleston Addresses Putin’s Russia

Staff Report for Island Connection The World Affairs Council of Charleston presents ‘Vladimir Putin’s Russia – big problems at home; aggressive posture and success abroad. What does Putin seek, and can we work with him?’ on Feb. 28 at 5:15 p.m. The talk, one of 6 in its annual series, will be given by Dr. Stephen …

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Feb 02 2017

Seabrook Island Town Council Has Cause To Celebrate

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The Town of Seabrook Island Town Council (SITC) meeting began with a jolt on January 24, 2017. Conversations hummed amongst a large group of attendees until the gavel fell. True to form, clerk Faye Allbritton confirmed meeting notices had been filed in accordance with the Freedom of …

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Jan 19 2017

Mayor Weaver Introduces New Council

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The January 10, 2017 meeting of Town of Kiawah Island (TOKI) was called to order a little early. Mayor Weaver broke with tradition by making his comments at the start of the meeting, in part to explain some tweaks to the agenda. He thanked everyone for “the …

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Jan 04 2017

Seabrook Island Town Council Wraps Up 2016

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Those hoping for a shorter Seabrook Island town council meeting during the holiday season grew apprehensive upon being handed a very busy looking agenda. The gathering got an early start with the mayor announcing the opening of public comments on Seabrook’s 2017 budget. Mayor Ciancio didn’t wait …

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Dec 09 2016

Craig Weaver elected Mayor of Kiawah Island

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The Town of Kiawah Island held its mayoral and council election on Dec. 6, 2016. Only the mayor’s race was contested. Thirty percent of residents turned out to cast their votes (compared to fifty percent in November’s general election) with a total of 531 votes cast in …

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Nov 17 2016

Kiawah Town Council Report: November 2016

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The October meeting of the Town of Kiawah Island (TOKI) town council was cancelled four days prior to the arrival of hurricane Matthew. The two month break made for a busy, daunting look to November’s meeting agenda. All five members of town council confirmed their attendance by …

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Nov 03 2016

Seabrook Island Town Council Learns Valuable Lessons From Hurricane Matthew

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Hurricanes can generate all manner of things; tidal surges, torrential rain, floods, ferocious winds, thunder, and lightning. The way they thrash us is frightening, but who knew they could produce time… in the form of minutes. Seabrook Island Town Council approved six sets of meeting transcripts to …

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Oct 05 2016

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting Report: September, 2016

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Seabrook Island Town Council held another public hearing prior to its September meeting. It was more like an exercise in quiet time, as no comments were made on Ordinance 2016-08. The measure removes durational limits placed on political signs currently restricted to 30 days before and two …

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Sep 21 2016

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting: September 2016

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Roll call was taken, and all council members confirmed their attendance for September’s meeting of the Town of Kiawah Island. The meeting was preceded by a public hearing on controversial ordinance 2016- 04, a measure to re-zone town hall for residential development (R3). There had only been …

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