The Town of Seabrook Island Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications for FY 2020 State Accommodations Tax (ATAX) funding. Interested applicants must submit a completed application to the Town Clerk by 12:00 pm on Tues. July 2, 2019. The ATAX Advisory Committee will consider funding requests during its upcoming meeting on Thu. July 11, 2019 at 9:30 am, at which time the committee will vote on funding recommendations to Town Council.
State ATAX funds must be used to attract or provide for tourists, and cannot be used for any item that would normally be provided by a county or municipality. Eligible projects include:
For additional information regarding eligible SATAX expenditures, please refer to the SC Department of Revenue’s official advisory opinion contained in SC Revenue Ruling #98-22.
A responsible person from the submitting organization must attend the ATAX Advisory Committee meeting on Thu. July 11, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. to present the request (limit to five minutes) and to answer questions from committee members.
Recommendations made by the ATAX Advisory Committee must be approved by the Seabrook Island Town Council before funds may be committed to the applicant or dispersed by the Town.
For more information, please contact Faye Allbritton, Town Clerk, by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at email@example.com.
FY 2020 ATAX Grant Application Forms
Application Deadline: Tues. July 2, 2019 (12:00 PM)
Fri. June 14, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm -- FREE lunch to follow
Seabrook Island Club Clubhouse (Atlantic Room)
3772 Seabrook Island Road, Seabrook Island, SC 29455
The Atlantic hurricane season that runs from June 1st to November 30th is now underway! South Carolina is one of the most vulnerable states in the nation to be impacted by hurricanes, so emergency preparedness is especially important for residents of barrier island communities.
Please plan to attend the Disaster Awareness Day on Fri. June 14, 2019, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Seabrook Island Club Clubhouse (Atlantic Room). The event is co-sponsored by the Town of Seabrook Island and the Town of Kiawah Island.
This year’s program will feature a variety of subject area experts on three panels, including:
Valuable prizes will be raffled off throughout the event, and one lucky winner will receive the grand prize of an Amazon Echo! A FREE lunch will be provided to attendees at 12:00 pm following the conclusion of the program. No RSVP is required.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get a crash course on emergency preparedness and learn helpful tips on how to protect your family and your property. Disaster Awareness Day is also a great opportunity for residents to speak with representatives from more than a dozen emergency management agencies.
For more information, please contact Joe Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (843) 768-9121.
View 2019 Disaster Awareness Day Program
Note for Non-Seabrook Island Residents: The Seabrook Island Club is located behind the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) security gate. Non-Seabrook Island residents should stop at the SIPOA security gate upon arrival. Please tell the security agent that you are attending Disaster Awareness Day and a restricted gate pass will be provided.
The Charleston County and City of Charleston Planning Departments are in the process of conducting a joint planning effort to create consistent land use, zoning, and development requirements for the Maybank Highway Corridor on James Island, and the Maybank Highway and Main Road Corridors on Johns Island.
The next round of public workshops on this collaborative effort are scheduled as follows:
At these meetings County and City Planning Department staff will present specific draft overlay text and maps for public review and comment.
For more information, please click here.
Charleston County Government will host a public meeting on Monday, May 20th, to gather public comments and discuss preliminary design alternatives for "Main Road Segment A: US 17 and Main Road Intersection & Main Road Improvements - Bees Ferry to River Road."
The meeting is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the St. John’s High School cafeteria, 1518 Main Road, in Johns Island, SC.
The meeting will be drop-in format, with staff available at display stations to answer questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide comments on each of the proposed alternatives, and the project team will use the input to help shape the future of this project. There will be no formal presentation.
Located in one of Charleston County’s fastest-growing areas on and near Johns Island, US 17 & Main Road is critical for accommodating increased traffic, reducing congestion, providing safe options for bicyclists and pedestrians, and mitigating flooding issues.
Exhibits presented at the public meeting will be posted on the website May 21, as well as an online public comment form for those unable to attend the meeting. The Project Team will accept public comments for 30 days, until June 19, 2019.
Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.
Transportation Development website: roads.charlestoncounty.org
Main Road Corridor website: MainRoadCorridor.com
Invitation for Bids
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
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 or warranty express or implied. The vehicle may be viewed and/or test driven 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 “2002 Tahoe.” All bids must be submitted on an official Vehicle Bid Form, which may be obtained at Town Hall, by calling (843) 768-9121, or at www.townofseabrookisland.org.
The deadline to submit a bid is 2:00 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019. Bids will be opened at 2:30 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019 in the office of the Town Administrator. The winning bid is expected to be awarded by Town Council on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
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 will be required to take immediate possession.
The Town of Seabrook Island reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
For more information, please contact Joseph Cronin, Town Administrator, by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at email@example.com.
The Town of Seabrook Island is seeking volunteers to support its 2019 Dolphin Education Program. The organizational “kickoff” meeting will be held between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at SIPOA’s Oyster Catcher Community Center (2241 Oyster Catcher Court). We have invited the Dolphin Program volunteers from Kiawah Island to join us so we can learn from their personal experiences on the other side of the Captain Sams Inlet and meet new friends. Attending this meeting does not commit you, but will give you information on volunteering for the program.
Lauren Rust of the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN) will once again lead the town's program in 2019. During the meeting, Ms. Rust will present the goals and objectives of the program and then lead a walk to the inlet of about 1.3 miles. Individuals who are interested in volunteering in 2019 are encouraged to participate. Bring your sunscreen, binoculars (if you have them) and a camera in case the dolphins are strand feeding on the low tide!
This year, we will provide a permanent storage box on site at Captain Sams Inlet to hold supplies, chairs and umbrellas for the volunteers. Participants in the program will be present on the beach each day to monitor and educate, but will not be serving as code enforcement officers (code enforcement is the responsibility of the town's Beach Patrol).
So that we can be sure to accommodate everyone, please confirm your attendance to Lauren Rust at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot attend the first meeting, please contact Ms. Rust and she will add your name to the list of volunteers and provide training onsite at the Inlet. We welcome those who have limited availability over the summer and fall.
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 email@example.com.
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.