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TRAFFIC & PARKING NOTICE - April 24, 2015

SCDOT Road Work Continues
SC Department of Transportation and Banks Construction continue re-paving Island roads. The proposed schedule (weather dependent) for next week is:  
 
* Station 19 - Mon or Tues 4/27-4/28/15 (start)

* Goldbug Avenue - Mon or Tues 4/27-4/28/15 (start)

* Station 22 1/2 - Thurs 4/23/15 (paved)
* Jasper Boulevard - Fri 4/24/15 (start)
* I'On Avenue - Final cleaning 4/21/15 

The Town will endeavor to keep residents updated on the road paving schedule as it is made available.  NOTE:  No on-street parking is allowed during the paving project. Cars that park on the road are subject to towing. Thank you for following detour signs and traffic directions.

Questions? Call Banks Construction (843)744-8261
Thank you for allowing extra travel time during the paving projects

                         


UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETING

Updated April 24, 2015

Water & Sewer Committee Meeting (Agenda - Click)
(8:30AM) Friday, April 24, 2015
Venue: Water & Sewer Admin Offices, 2050 Gull Street

Public Safety Committee Meeting (Agenda - TBA)
Date/Time in May - to be determined
Agenda will include - review of parking in the Community Commercial District

Council Retreat (Agenda - TBA)
(2:00PM-5:00PM) Wednesday, May 27, 2015 
Venue: The Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal, 2520 Middle Street

All meetings are held at Town Hall, 2050-B Middle Street unless otherwise noted

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COUNCIL MEETING INFORMATION
Did you miss a Council meeting?  All final Council meeting agendas and supporting documents are archived on this website. Please CLICK HERE to find the meeting packets.  The Town has separated Regular/Special Council meeting packets and Workshops into separate tables/"boxes" for your convenience.  You only need to click on the meeting date in each table to read or download a pdf.  CLICK HERE for Committees of Council Minutes (approved).

                       

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Share your thoughts on an I-26 ALT Plan
 Six public meetings are scheduled for public transit solutions for the I-26 corridor

First meeting:   (6:00-8:00PM) Monday, April 20, 2015 
Venue:  Charleston Progressive Academy Cafeteria
382 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

CLICK HERE:  Press release and all public meeting dates


                                  


TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES DEBATE
(6:30PM) Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Venue: Sullivan's Island Elementary School

If you are interested in submitting questions to the candidates, please arrive early 
to provide questions to the moderator in writing. Doors open at 6:00PM

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Island Eye News

                                        

MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Municipal election for the following offices:

Three (3) Council Seats - Four (4) Year Term
One (1) Council Seat - Two (2) Year Term (unexpired term)


Polling Date/Time: 7:00AM-7:00PM, Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Polling location at Sunrise Presbyterian Church, 3222 Middle Street 

SLATE OF CANDIDATES ON BALLOT
(updated March 31, 2015)

Two-Year Term: One Seat
Sarah Church & David Spurgin

Four-Yeart Term:  Three Seats
    Mark Howard, Jerry Kaynard, Rita Langley, 
Bachman Smith IV and Mary Jane Watson


Voting, Registration and Election Information:
(843) 744-8683 (VOTE)

                        


Take advantage of the Town's one-click portal for comprehensive Flood Plain Management 
information and resources.  Click below to access the Town's range of resources. 

SI Portal for Flood Plain Management Information & Resources
UPDATE: Congressional changes to federal Legislation has recently changed the impact of Biggert-Water Act on homeowners.  Some homeowners may be eligible for refunds or grants to elevate homes. Click Here for more information.  Please explore the Town's one-click portal for additional Flood Plain Management Information  

Important information from the National Research Council (NRC)

NRC 2015 Flood Insurance Affordability Report (CLICK-pdf download)

NRC Reducing Coastal Risk  2014 Report (CLICK-pdf download)



CO-EXISTING WITH COYOTES

The Town has tools and tips for resident and visitors for co-existing with coyote wildlife on the Island.

Co-Existing and Reporting Coyotes (Town Flyer - Click)
SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Furbearer Project (Handout-Click)
Coyote Information (DNR-Click)

Town of Sullivan's Island Coyote Management Plan (Town Policy- Click)

Please help the Town - Report all coyote sightings!
It is very important to report each and every coyote sighting using the following procedure:

Call Consolidated Dispatch:  (843) 743-7200 (available 24/7)
Provide the following data:
1. Date of sighting
2. Time of sighting
3. Location of sighting
4.  Quantity of Coyotes
5. Circumstances - Did you HEAR, SEE or INTERACT with the coyote(s)

Interact means having to actively scare away the coyote by activity such as staring it down, yelling/making noise, throwing something at the coyote, etc

The Town does not encourage you to physically engage a coyote.  
If at any time you feel in danger, please call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance.    

Reporting each and every sighting provides the Town necessary data to track coyote habitats and behavior patterns.  This information is critical to the Town's regular review of its coyote management strategies. Thank you for your assistance.
 


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HOURS FOR DOGS ON BEACH

Off-leash:  5AM-10AM
Off-beach: 10AM-6PM
                       On-leash:  6PM-5AM

Off-leash:  5AM-12Noon

On-leash:  12Noon-5AM                       

All dogs visiting the Island must have a dog permit and dogs should wear the Town issued collar while on Sullivan's Island. Permits and collars are available at Town  Hall (2050-B Middle Street). Call (843)883-3198.     

CLICK HERE for Application             

CLICK HERE for more Visitor Information

*  Post Office Hours (Click Here)

Location: 2061 Middle Street. Phone: (843) 883-3461

 *  Thomson Park at Breach Inlet www.thomsonpark.org

*   Poe Library Click 

*   S.I. Bicycle Committee (Click Here)

Island in Pictures

Click Here to see residents' favorite photos illustrating why they love calling SI home

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GARBAGE COLLECTION NOTES

Trash Can

Winter Season

Sept 8, 2014 - Memorial Day

Household Garbage - Tuesdays 

Bulk & Yard Debris** - Wednesdays

Recycling - Alternating Wednesdays

MOSQUITO CONTROL
Mosquito Control
Charleston County Mosquito Control will conduct
aerial inspection and spraying for aquatic stage mosquitoes from Tuesday, April 21 -Monday, April 27, 2015 between 6:00AM - 9:00PM throughout the County.

Questions? Call (843) 202-7880


             

Sullivan's Island Proclamations & Resolutions

(March 17, 2015 Council Meeting)

Community Causes - Share Your Support

People Against Rape (PAR)/Shatter the Silence (Click-Proclamation

Community Events in Charleston (Click-Web Link)
(2:00-5:00PM)  Sunday, April 26, 2015: Event at Marion Square, Charleston

Community News

The federal government is considering off-shore exploration of petroleum resources along the Atlantic Coast.
In an effort to protect the natural beauty of our coastal environment, Sullivan's Island Town Council passed a
Resolution opposing this exploration. 

Resolution Against Seismic Testing and Offshore Drilling Activities 

(Click - Resolution)  

TOWN HALL-POLICE STATION PROJECT UPDATE

CLICK HERE to view Town Consultant Creech & Associate's proposed design for the new Town Hall/Police Station, presented to Council and public on September 8, 2014.

The proposed design is for a 9,500 sf building to be located between the Fire Station and Marshall J. Stith Park (2050 Middle Street), facing Middle Street.

NEXT STEPS:  Creech &  Associates are currently preparing design documents for this project.  

Please contact Town Administrator Andy Benke with any questions at (843) 883-5726 or abenke@sullivansisland-sc.com.  


TOSI New Town Hall Public Workshop 1 (09102013)

GOLF CART owners need a permit from SC Dept of Motor Vehicles  

Click Here for SCDMV Permit Info

DMV Golf Cart Restrictions (pdf)

Click Here for map to Mt Pleasant satellite SCDMV

East Cooper Service Center (1189 Sweetgrass Basket Parkway, Mt Pleasant, SC) (843) 856-1203

DMV Golf Cart Registration Form (Click-pdf)

NOTE: Sullivan's Island does not issue a separate permit to operate golf carts and defers to SCDMV operation restrictions. Highlights of DMV rules: operate carts in day-time and NOT on primary roads. Jasper Boulevard IS a primary road per SCDMV.

FY15 Water Sewer Capital Improvements

Sewer Rehabilitation Project

Click:  Project Notice

Click:  Project Maps

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2015 RFP:  Nature Trail Station 16 Street Beach Path Boardwalks & Decks
(3/13/15):  Bid Opening Results (Click)
Bid Proposals were due Friday, March 13, 2015
STATUS (4/17/2015):  Notice to Proceed issued to Carolina Dock & Marine with work underway



 

OTHER COUNTY & STATE INFORMATION

Charleston County Recycling

Charleston County Recycling (Link)

Sullivan's Island Recycling Schedule (Charleston County) -LINK

Charleston County General Recycling Information - LINK

DO YOU NEED A RECYCLING BIN?

All-in-one large recycling carts are delivered to your door directly by Charleston County Recycling. 

 Please contact their customer service line at (843) 720-7111

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Public Transportation

Need a ride?  Try CARTA System. Click Here for More Information

CARTA (843) 724-7420

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Emergency Preparedness

 Charleston County Alert System    NOAA Hurricane Weather Site

 Disaster Preparedness: Town Resources To  Help You Get Prepared (Click Here)

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MOSQUITO CONTROL

Mosquito Control

Charleston County Mosquito Control is striving to educate residents on steps they can take to"Fight the Bite" (click here- link) and urge residents to call their offices to report any and all mosquito concerns.  A quick call to their offices will help the department track issues and ensure Sullivan's Island remains high on the mosquito abatement spray list.  County Mosquito Control is (843) 202-7880......Click Here for web page.   

MOSQUITO ABATEMENT TIPS - (Click Here -Flyer)

 CHARLESTON COUNTY AERIAL SPRAYING

County continues aerially spraying of standing water for aquatic mosquitoes through the County between the 

hours of 6:00AM and 9:00PM.  Questions?  Contact County Mosquito Control at (843) 202-7880


 
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