Charleston County Mosquito Control has scheduled a spray truck for Zone "K2," which includes the Town of Seabrook Island. The treatment is scheduled to take place overnight beginning after 11:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14th, and will be completed prior to 7:00 AM on Thursday, August 15th (weather permitting).
For more information about the Mosquito Control program, please visit Charleston County Mosquito Control.
On August 1st, the Town of Seabrook Island launched a new mosquito treatment request tool on our website, giving residents the ability to log requests electronically. To access the treatment request form, please click on the “Services” menu, and then click on “Mosquito Control” from the drop-down list (Direct Link: Mosquito Control). The form is located at the bottom of the Mosquito Control page.
By providing your name and address in the treatment request form, we will be able to better track the number and location of all mosquito complaints. Residents may also sign up to receive e-mail alerts when ground and aerial sprayings are scheduled to occur. This is one of many new enhancements that we are pleased to offer our residents through our new website.
Residents without internet access may call Seabrook Island Town Hall at (843) 768-9121 to report a mosquito complaint.
Charleston County Mosquito Control provides mosquito control treatment in the Town of Seabrook Island on an as-needed basis. The town and county work together to schedule ground and aerial treatments as conditions warrant.
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
TOWN OF SEABROOK ISLAND, SC
NOVEMBER 5, 2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will conduct a General Election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to fill (1) one seat for the office of Mayor, and (4) four Town Council seats. This is a nonpartisan, at large municipal election. Election results will be determined by the plurality method. Term of office will expire on November 2021.
The Town of Seabrook Island will have one (1) Utility Commissioner Seat to fill for a (6) year term to expire November 2025.
The last day that persons may register to be eligible to vote in this election is October 5, 2019. If submitting a registration by mail application, it must be post marked no later than October 5, 2019.
A Statement of Economic Interest form must be filed electronically (on-line) at http://ethics.sc.gov prior to filing a Statement of Candidacy and or Petition. Those requiring electronic filing assistance may contact the South Carolina State Ethics Commission at (803) 253-4192.
Candidate filing opens noon on Thursday, August 8, 2019 and closes 12:00 noon Friday, September 6, 2019. There are no filing fees for the office of Mayor, Town Council and Utility Commission.
Residents desiring to file as a candidate for the office of Mayor, Town Council and Utility Commission must file a Statement of Candidacy with the Town Clerk/Treasurer at the Town Hall, 2001 Seabrook Island Rd, Seabrook Island, and SC. Additional information may be obtained by calling (843) 768-5320. Office business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registered voters who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots may be obtained from the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration. You may call (843) 744-8683 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the availability of absentee ballots.
At 9:00 a.m., on Election Day, the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will begin the examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes. This process will take place at the elections office, 4367 Headquarters Road, North Charleston, SC.
On Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 9:20 a.m., the Charleston County Board of Canvassers will hold a public hearing at the elections office, 4367 Headquarters Road, North Charleston, SC, to determine the validity of all ballots challenged in this election, and certify election results.
This municipal election will be held under the new rules for providing Photo ID at the polling place fixed by law in this county.
The following precinct and polling place will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m on the date of the election:
Seabrook Island Property Owners Association Lake House
2319 Seabrook Island Road,
Seabrook Island, SC
The Town of Seabrook Island is pleased to announce that it will again sponsor a musical performance by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra on Sun. September 22nd at 4:00 pm. The performance will take place on the Lake House lawn, located at 2319 Seabrook Island Road.
The 47-piece Orchestra will be under the direction of Ken Lam, who will conduct the Masterworks portion of the program, and Yuriy Bekker, who will conduct the POPS. The program will feature a wide range of outstanding music, including pieces written by Beethoven, Dvorak and Strauss, as well as more contemporary music such as the Fiddler on the Roof Medley. Those of you who were able to join us for the Orchestra's concert on Seabrook Island in 2017 will appreciate what an exciting and entertaining program this will be!
The event is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Please note that parking at the Lake House will be limited, so carpooling and alternate modes of transportation, such as walking, biking and LSV's, are recommended.
In the event of rain, the performance will take place at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, which is located at 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway on Johns Island.
The Town of Seabrook Island received a Municipal Achievement Award for its Dolphin Education Program. Mayor Ron Ciancio accepted the award on behalf of the town during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) Annual Meeting on July 20. The town won in the 1,001 – 5,000 population category. Twenty-nine cities and towns submitted their projects and initiatives.
Seabrook Island has the distinction of being one of the few places where visitors can observe Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the process of strand feeding, a behavior in which they launch themselves up onto a beach to eat the fish they have driven out of the water before them.
The spectacular hunting strategy is a tourist draw, but it’s also vulnerable to human interference. To protect it, the Town of Seabrook Island focused on education for beachgoers by building partnerships with a local nonprofit group, volunteers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries.
The Seabrook Island Dolphin Education Program, designed by NOAA Fisheries and managed by the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN), relies on volunteers working during peak tourist season to engage with and educate beachgoers about the process while also collecting data on strand feeding and the impact humans have on it. As a tourism project, the town supported the program with state accommodations tax funding. The program was also coordinated with the neighboring Town of Kiawah Island.
In its initial 2018 season, program volunteers worked more than 600 hours on the beach, interacting with more than 1,400 beachgoers. The season ended with no significant dolphin disturbances, and the educators were able to track the behavior of 11 dolphins, including one new calf.
For 2019, the town aims to increase volunteer participation and coverage hours. It hopes to eventually build enough volunteer expertise to transition program management to a volunteer-run organization, similar to the Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol, Seabrook Island Birders and Seabrook Island National History Group.
“Seabrook Island is an example to coastal cities everywhere on collaboration to protect our ocean wildlife and barrier islands,” said Eric Budds, interim executive director for MASC.
These winning entries represent innovative projects undertaken by MASC member cities and towns. Information and a video about the project are available on the Association’s website www.masc.sc (keyword: Achievement Awards).
The MASC initiated the Achievement Awards in 1987 to recognize and encourage innovations and excellence in local government.
Click below to view the Town of Seabrook Island's award video, courtesy of MASC.
The Seabrook Island Club will host the town's annual Independence Day Celebration on Wed. June 3rd. The fireworks display is sponsored by the Town of Seabrook Island.
The primary spectator area for the fireworks will be located on the Club's driving range, which is located behind the Clubhouse at 3772 Seabrook Island Road. The range will open at 4:00 pm, with music, food and beverage sales beginning at 6:00 pm. The fireworks display will begin shortly after 9:00 pm.
Attendees are asked to please take note of the following:
Two large buses will be running on a continuous shuttle loop. One loop will go from Seabrook Island Real Estate Office (1002 Landfall Way) to the Clubhouse, and the other from the Lake House (2319 Seabrook Island Road) to the Clubhouse. Each loop is expected to take approximately 25 minutes. Guest shuttle service will begin at 5:00 pm and the last loop will depart the Clubhouse at 10:00 pm.
In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be Fri. June 5th.
Charleston County Mosquito Control has scheduled a spray truck for Seabrook Island. The treatment is scheduled to take place overnight beginning after 11:00 PM on Thursday, June 27th, and will be completed prior to 7:00 AM on Friday, June 28th (weather permitting).
For more information, please visit Charleston County Mosquito Control.
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.