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Administrator's Greeting


October 11, 2017

Good evening Island residents,

Just a few brief items to pass along this evening.

  1. Hurricane Irma Debris Removal (UPDATED)

Charleston County Public Works has advised that the FEMA debris removal trucks continue working on the Island this week to remove the Hurricane Irma debris from the roadside. The contractor will begin removing construction and demolition debris Thursday 10-12-17.   The goal is to complete the work on Sullivan’s Island by Saturday October 14, 2017.Please make every effort to have all of your debris street side not later than Thursday.  Also remember to segregate by organic material; construction debris and hazardous material. Finally do not cover or obstruct a fire hydrant or water meter.

Ifyou are using a private contractor to service your yard, it is hisresponsibility to remove any limbs or grass clippings.


  1. DHEC/OCRM Jurisdictional Lines (REPEATED INFORMATION)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is charged under the state statute to review and adjust the jurisdictional lines (Baseline and Set-back Line) along the South Carolina coast.  DHEC/OCRM will be releasing the proposed beachfront jurisdictional lines Thursday 10-06-17.  All information regarding the proposed beachfront jurisdictional lines will be available at http://www.scdhec.gov/beach/BeachfrontJurisdiction/.  Interested parties will also be able to review the current and proposed jurisdictional lines by launching the South Carolina Beachfront Jurisdiction Viewer at https://gis.dhec.sc.gov/shoreline/.  Additionally viewers may find a report at the site to document how the proposed line positions were established.

A 30-day public comment period will commence on October 6, 2017 and close on November 6, 2017.  Instructions for submitting public comment are also available on the DHEC website.  Public hearings will provide the opportunity for the general public to view the proposed state beachfront lines during the open public comment period. The regional public hearing for the Charleston area will be held on October 24,2017 6pm-8pm at the City of North Charleston Council Chambers, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC.

Please forward this important information to any front beach owners that may be in your email address book.  

 DHEC message (Click)

Also see attached message from Nicole Elko, Ph.D., Executive Director South Carolina Beach Advocates on this subject (Click). 

  1. Special Meeting of Town Council – Wastewater Treatment Plant Options (REPEAT - IMPORTANT REMINDER) 

The Mayor and Members of Town Council have scheduled a special meeting on Tuesday October 17, 2017 6pm to review options and financing for required enhancements to the wastewater treatment facility.  The solutions for the treatment facility and its components will be a major capital project which, when completed, contribute to the resilience and sustainability of the Island.  Public input is invited and encouraged.  


Andy Benke

Town Administrator

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