On March 26, 2019, Seabrook Island Town Council adopted Resolution No. 2019-18, the purpose of which was to state Town Council's opposition to Senate Bill 394 ("S. 394"), which is currently pending consideration in the South Carolina Legislature. The purpose of S. 394 is to restrict the authority of local governments to regulate the use of "auxiliary containers," including single-use plastic containers and related items.
In February of 2019, Town Council adopted a list of Strategic Priorities for the upcoming year. One of these priorities included Town Council's desire to "develop and implement an ordinance to ban single-use plastic bags."
If S. 394 is enacted into law, the Town of Seabrook Island, along with other coastal communities, would be pre-empted by the state from adopting and enforcing regulations on single-use plastic containers. The Mayor and Council have expressed their "adamant opposition to any legislation pending in the South Carolina General Assembly that would override local jurisdiction and prevent local regulation of plastics contamination."
On April 10, 2019, a copy of Resolution No. 2019-18 was sent by Mayor Ron Ciancio to Rep. Peter M. McCoy, Jr. and Sen. George E. Campsen, both of whom represent the Town of Seabrook Island in the South Carolina Legislature.
Plastics, especially single-use plastic bags made from forms of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) -- a non-renewable and non-biodegradable petroleum or natural gas by-product -- have proven to be an environmental hazard worldwide, contributing to extensive litter and water pollution that is life-threatening to wildlife, marine species and humans.
To date, the following communities in South Carolina have adopted similar regulations on single-use plastic containers and related items:
View Resolution No. 2019-18
View Mayor Ciancio's Letter to Rep. McCoy and Sen. Campsen
Comprehensive Plan Drop-In Meeting:
Mon. April 15th (2:00-4:00 PM)
Seabrook Island Town Hall
The town will host a public drop-in meeting at Seabrook Island Town Hall on Monday, April 15th, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to gather public input on proposed amendments to the town’s comprehensive plan as part of a 10-year plan update.
Over the last 8 months, the Seabrook Island Planning Commission has prepared draft updates for all 9 elements contained within the comprehensive plan. The Planning Commission is now in the process of presenting these draft updates for public review and comment prior to formally recommending the draft document to Town Council for review and adoption.
During the drop-in meeting, residents and property owners will have an opportunity to review the proposed updates at their own pace, ask questions of town and county staff and submit written comments and suggestions prior to leaving the meeting. Residents may also view the draft document and submit comments electronically by clicking here.
For more information about the comprehensive plan update, please contact Joe Cronin, Town Administrator / Zoning Administrator, by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mayor and Council of the Town of Seabrook Island recognize the value of prioritizing its strategic goals and objectives in order to articulate a shared vision for future actions to be taken by Council and to ensure the most efficient and effective use of limited public resources.
On March 12, 2019, the Mayor and Council participated in a strategic planning workshop facilitated by a representative of the Municipal Association of South Carolina. The purpose of this workshop was to identify and rank the town’s strategic priorities for 2019-20
On March 26, 2019, Seabrook Island Town Council adopted Resolution 2019-12, entitled "A resolution to adopt the Town of Seabrook Island's Strategic Priorities for 2019-20."
Below is a summary of the town's strategic priorities for 2019-20:
Must Do Items
Should Do Items
Could Do Items
Administration & Finance
Planning, Zoning & Code Enforcement
The Town of Seabrook Island has scheduled dates for two FREE public shredding events in 2019:
Both events will be held in the parking lot adjacent to Seabrook Island Town Hall (2001 Seabrook Island Road), and will take place rain or shine.
Attendees will be limited to three boxes (copy paper box or smaller) or three bags (kitchen trash bag or smaller) per vehicle. There is no need to remove binders, binder clips, paper clips, staples, rubber bands, or CDs/DVDs prior to shredding.
Shredding services will be provided by Shred360.
For more information, please call Town Hall at (843) 768-9121.
The town’s tree maintenance contractor will be working on Seabrook Island Road for the next several days. During this time, there may be instances when Seabrook Island Road is reduced to a single lane and the bike path may be blocked. Please use caution while traveling between the SIPOA security gate and the traffic circle as workers and equipment may be present. All work is expected to be completed by March 1st.
Invitation for Sealed Bids
2008 Jeep Wrangler
The Town of Seabrook Island is soliciting sealed bids for the sale of the following surplus vehicle:
The vehicle is being sold as-is where-is with no representation express or implied. The vehicle may be viewed at Seabrook Island Town Hall during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm). The minimum bid price is $500.00.
Sealed bids must be sent to the Town of Seabrook Island, Attn: Town Administrator, 2001 Seabrook Island Road, Seabrook Island, SC 29455. The envelope must be clearly marked “2008 Jeep Wrangler.” All bids must be submitted on an official Vehicle Bid Form, which may be obtained at Town Hall, by calling (843) 768-9121, or by clicking the link below.
The deadline to submit a bid is 2:00 pm on Friday, February 22, 2019. Bids will be opened at 2:30 pm on Friday, February 22, 2019 in the office of the Town Administrator. The winning bid is expected to be awarded by Town Council on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
The Town of Seabrook Island reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The successful bidder will be required to take possession of the vehicle within seven (7) business days of the award. Cash or certified bank check is required to take immediate possession.
For more information, please contact Joseph Cronin, Town Administrator, by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at email@example.com.
On January 10, 2019, Mayor Ron Ciancio administered the oath of office to Annie Smith-Jones, who was recently appointed by Town Council as the newest member of the Seabrook Island Utility Commission.
Ms. Smith-Jones replaces Jim Bannwart, who resigned his position in late 2018 upon moving outside the town limits. She will serve for the remainder of Mr. Bannwart's term, which will expire in November 2023. She joins fellow commissioners Tim Morawski and Lee Vancini, and is the first female commissioner in the SIUC's history,
2019 Tide Tables are now available at Seabrook Island Town Hall. Residents may stop by Town Hall during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm) to pick up a free copy.
The 2019 Tide Tables may also viewed online at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Website.
The 2019 Tide Tables are provided free of charge by SCDHEC’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM).
On behalf of the Town of Seabrook Island, we would like to thank everyone who came out to our Christmas Drop-In on Monday, December 17th. The Christmas Drop-In is a longstanding tradition at Town Hall and, as always, it was wonderful to see so many of our friends and neighbors at this year’s event.
Once again, the Town of Seabrook Island held a toy drive in support of the Toys for Tots program. The Toys for Tots program was established in 1947 by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and has been managed by the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation since 1991. Each year, the program collects and distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. Since its founding in 1947, the Toys for Tots program has collected and distributed more than 500 million toys to children across the country.
Spearheaded in the early 2000’s by former Town Councilman Bob Ferguson and former Town Administrator Randy Pierce – both of whom served in the U.S. Marines Corps – the Town of Seabrook Island has supported the Toys for Tots program for nearly 20 years.
This year, our donation boxes were overflowing as residents donated more than 100 new, unwrapped toys between collection points at Town Hall and the Lake House. Following the Christmas Drop-In, members of town staff brought all of the toys to our local Toys for Tots office at Citadel Mall, where they will be sorted and delivered to children in the Charleston area.
We would like to thank our residents for their generosity, and for supporting this year’s toy drive.
We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, and a safe, happy and healthy new year!
The National Weather Service is forecasting moderate to potentially heavy rainfall in the Charleston region on Saturday night (December 8th) and into Sunday morning (December 9th). Heavy rain and wind are expected to generate higher than normal tides, which have the potential to cause tidal flooding on Seabrook Island Road and other low lying areas. Rain is expected to taper off on Sunday afternoon.
The Post and Courier reports: "Northeast winds from 20 to 30 mph and gusts as high as 40 mph will accompany some 2 to 3 inches of rain." It is possible that Sunday's high tide may "peak above 8 feet - a height that can swamp low-lying streets, can undermine properties as well as exacerbate erosion." [Read the full article here]
While wintry condition are expected to blanket large parts of North and South Carolina this weekend, the current forecast does not anticipate any snow or ice in our area. High temperatures in the Charleston area are expected to reach the low to mid 50's on Saturday and Sunday.
High Tide Predictions (NOAA Kiawah Bridge)