Category: Council and Civic News

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

May 07 2016

Seabrook Island Town Council Report, April 2016

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Mayor Ciancio looked over the top edge of reading glasses to check the clock, quickly did it again, and then a third time, anticipating the start to the April meeting of Seabrook Island Town Council. He began the meeting with a grin and got right to business. …

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Apr 25 2016

Town Of Kiawah Island April 2016 Council Meeting Report

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The pledge began at 2:04p.m. on April 7 and the extra few minutes would come in handy after what would end up being a three hour meeting. Those familiar with pop culture icon Gilligan’s Island know tiny ships can get tossed in the time it took for …

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Apr 07 2016

Seabrook Island March, 2016 Town Council Report

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Eager silence filled Seabrook Island town council chambers as the mayor toed the starting line, one eye on the clock’s sweep hand. Opening procedures were given the “go ahead” by clerk Faye Allbritton and three sets of minutes were ratified as quickly as they were mentioned. Anticipation …

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Mar 29 2016

Kiawah Island Community Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The Kiawah Island Community Association broke with tradition earlier in March. Results of its board elections were announced in advance of the annual meeting for the first time, allowing candidates the option of attending the meeting in the wake of the first contested election in years. David …

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Mar 24 2016

Kiawah Property Owners Group Donates $46,500 To Kiawah Conservancy As Its Final Act

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Camelot rarely saw weather as nice as Kiawah did on March 15, 2016, and the Kiawah Conservancy seldom gets the sort of surprise it received during its annual meeting on that same day. Representatives of the Kiawah Property Owners Group met the Kiawah Conservancy board at The …

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Mar 24 2016

Atlantic Saved From Offshore Oil Drilling

By Jennifer Tuohy, The Island Connection Editor On March 15, 2016 the Obama administration reversed its decision to end a 30 year ban on drilling for oil off the southeastern Atlantic coast. A draft proposal released by the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management in January 2015 included a plan for a five-year lease starting …

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Mar 14 2016

Islands Pick Clinton In Democratic Primary

Staff Report for The Island Connection The island’s democrats turned out for nominee Hillary Clinton during the Feb. 27 2016 presidential primary. While Clinton took the state as whole by over 75 percent, Kiawah handed her an 83 percent victory. Over on Seabrook, contender Bernie Sanders had a slightly stronger showing, but Clinton still won …

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Mar 10 2016

Kiawah Town Council Meeting: March 2016

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The gavel tapped for order at exactly 2 p.m. to start the March 1 meeting of Kiawah’s town council. There were two sets of meeting minutes. Ratification of the first was deferred while the second set was approved with changes opening the door to the first round …

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Mar 09 2016

Rucker, Gunnells Received $81,400 More In Excess Pay, Report Finds

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The Town of Kiawah Island held a special meeting March 4, 2016 to present the findings of the second financial audit of the town’s finances, following allegations of financial improprieties against its former treasurer and administrator. The meeting began in short order with Mayor Lipuma setting the …

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Feb 26 2016

Seabrook Island Club, Seabrook Island Property Owners’ Association 2016 Annual Meetings

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The annual meetings for both the Seabrook Island Club and the Seabrook Island Property Owners’ Association were scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning. The early start deterred no one from attending the Feb. 13 gathering. There was no place to park by 8:50 …

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