Town Government Intro
The Town of Seabrook Island operates under the Mayor-Council (or "Strong Mayor") form of government, as established by Sec. 5-9-10 et seq. of the S.C. Code of Laws.
The Mayor is the chief administrative officer of the town. He has all the powers prescribed by state law, including the power to:
Except as otherwise provided by state statute or local ordinance, all powers of the Town, including the determination of all matters of policy and the adoption of an annual budget, are vested in Town Council. Town Council is made up of the Mayor and four Town Council members, each of whom (including the Mayor) have one vote.
For the purpose of conducting meetings, a quorum of at least three members must be present. With few exceptions, a simple majority of those members present and voting is required to carry a motion.
The Mayor and Town Council members are elected at-large, with non-partisan elections taking place in November of odd numbered years. All terms are for a period of two-years and there is no limit to the number of terms a member may serve. The Mayor and Town Council members serve without compensation.
To view Town Council agendas and minutes, please click here.
The following officers are appointed by the Mayor and Town Council:
Boards & Commissions
The following boards and commissions support the Mayor and Council in exercising the core functions of town government:
Header Photo by Bill Nelson