Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wine reception to follow
Kiawah Island Municipal Center
(4475 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy)
The Atlantic hurricane season that runs from June 1 to November 30 is quickly approaching! With South Carolina, as one of the most vulnerable states in the nation to be impacted by hurricanes, emergency preparedness is especially important for residents of barrier island communities.
Please plan to attend the Disaster Awareness Day on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Kiawah Island Municipal Center. The event is co-sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island and Town of Seabrook Island.
This year’s program will focus on hurricane preparedness covering preparation, evacuation, and return. Valuable prizes will be raffled off throughout the event with the opportunity to win an Amazon Echo! The first ten attendees will receive a free NOAA weather radio. A complimentary wine reception will follow from 4:00-5:30 p.m. No RSVP required.
Don’t miss an opportunity to get a crash course in hurricane preparedness and learn how our community will handle a hurricane scenario. It’s also a great opportunity for residents to speak to our emergency management officials in one place. For more information contact Stephanie Braswell at email@example.com or by calling (843) 768-5113.
The Towns of Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island will co-host a “Meet the Candidates” event for the two candidates for the Charleston County Council District 9 Republican Primary, Joe Qualey and Jenny Costa Honeycutt. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 30th, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at the Kiawah Island Municipal Center (4475 Betsy Kerrison Parkway).
Meet the Candidates Event Schedule
During the Q&A session, Mayor Ron Ciancio of Seabrook Island and Mayor Craig Weaver of Kiawah Island will be asking the candidates a series of questions on behalf of residents of both jurisdictions. Any resident who wishes to suggest a question for the candidates may do so in advance of the meeting. Questions should be submitted no later than Monday, May 21st. Seabrook Island residents may send their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Towns of Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island make up an important part of Charleston County Council's District 9 jurisdiction, and a good voter turnout can determine the election. The Republican primary election for the District 9 Council race will be held on Tuesday, June 12th. There is no Democrat primary for the District 9 Council race on June 12th.
Why Does This June 12 Primary Election Matter?
Joe Qualey (Incumbent)
Jenny Costa Honeycutt
How to Obtain an Absentee Ballot
All eligible voters have the opportunity to vote in the June 12 Republican primary, as well as the general election in November, with an absentee ballot. To request an absentee ballot, call (843) 744-8683, or submit written request for absentee ballot application to email@example.com.
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Mayor Ciancio submits comments to SCDHEC on proposed beachfront jurisdictional line revisions
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (SCDHEC-OCRM) is currently in the process of adopting revised beachfront jurisdictional lines for areas along the South Carolina coast.
The South Carolina Code of Laws § 48-39-280, as amended, requires the SCDHEC-OCRM to establish and periodically review the position of the two lines of beachfront jurisdiction (the baseline and the setback line) once every seven to ten years. The average annual erosion rate for all oceanfront land that is developed, or potentially could be developed, is also reviewed during this time frame. SCDHEC-OCRM utilizes the best available scientific and historical data in the implementation of this process. The purpose of the jurisdictional lines is to implement laws and regulations that support the state's beachfront management goals and to guide development away from vulnerable beachfront shorelines.
To ensure the public has ample opportunity to view the updated imagery, SCDHEC-OCRM has extended the public comment period for the proposed jurisdictional lines until July 15, 2018. Following the public comment period, the tentative adoption date for the new beachfront jurisdictional lines for Seabrook Island is September 7, 2018.
On April 9, 2018, Mayor Ron Ciancio submitted an official comment on behalf of the Town of Seabrook Island. Click here to read Mayor Ciancio's full letter to SCDHEC-OCRM.
Anyone wishing to submit a comment on the proposed jurisdictional lines may do so in writing to: SCDHEC-OCRM, Attn: Barbara Neale, 1362 McMillan Avenue, Suite 400, Charleston, SC 29405.
State Beachfront Jurisdictional Lines General Information (SCDHEC)
Proposed Beachfront Jurisdictional Lines Interactive Map (SCDHEC)