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OCTOBER 2015:

OCTOBER 2-5, 2015 STORM INFORMATION

RESIDENT SAFETY
(October 19, 2015)

SC Department of Natural Resources reminds residents of safety precautions during these weeks of post-storm damage assessment. If you are approached by a stranger claiming to be a Federal employee (even a subcontractor), ask for an ID before sharing any information.  FEMA will not ask for a Social Security Number in the field.  It is acceptable and appropriate to require a name and business card.

If you encounter a suspicious activity, please alert the Town.

NFIP Questions and/or Uninsured Loss 

FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Hotline: (800) 621-3362 

(updated 11/2/2015):  SCEMD & FEMA Information Sheet - Loss or Damage Disaster Assistance (Click)

Uninsured Flood Loss:  
Currently Charleston county joins many other SC counties for eligibility for federal declaration for Individual Assistance.  The State does not yet have a federal declaration for Individual Assistance, but you may begin the application  process now.  Call (800) 621-3362 or find the application on http://www.disasterassistance.gov
Charleston County Library has computers available for use if you do not have internet access.
Please call Town Hall if you need assistance.


AUGUST 2015:

Council raises awareness of dangers with single-use plastic bags 
(August 18, 2015) Council passed a resolution encouraging businesses, visitors and residents to discontinue use of single-use plastic bags when visiting the beach and marsh/waterways.  In addition to reducing plastic pollution, visitors and residents will help protect marine life by refraining use of single-use plastic bags, and, recycling plastics.

Many thanks to resident Auburn Jeffries for her research on, and advocacy of, this environmental initiative. 


JULY 2015:


Charleston Running Club Cleans Up the Causeway
Many thanks to members of the Charleston Running Club for cleaning the Ben Sawyer and Stith Causeway(Mt. Pleasant and Sullivan's Island side) on Saturday, July 18, 2015




Independence Day Golf Cart/Bicycle Parade (July 4, 2015)

The annual golf cart/bicycle Independence celebration parade continues to be a perennial resident favorite. Many thanks to the volunteers and staff who helped make the 2015 event a success.
                                                 
2015 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE GROUP PHOTO                 2015 INDEPENDENCE PARADE - AMERICAN BIRTHDAY CAKE  

2015 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE - PEACE TRAIN                  2015 INDEPENDENCE PARADE - SI LIGHTHOUSE


JUNE 2015:

Grand Opening of the Sullivan's Island Station 16 Nature Trail (June 12, 2015)



Click Here - Press Coverage (print:link)    Click Here- Press Coverage (television:link)
NOTE:  Park is open to residents and visitors from dawn-dusk.  No motorized vehicles allowed


Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Town Hall/Police Station (June 16, 2015)

Click Here:  Press Release
Click Here:  Press Coverage (Print)     Click Here:  Press Coverage (Television)


MARCH 2015:

Council passes resolution against off-shore petroleum exploration (Atlantic coast)
(March 17, 2015 Council Meeting)  The federal government is considering off-shore exploration of petroleum resources along the Atlantic coast.   In an effort to protect the natural beauty of our coastal environment, Council passed a resolution opposing this exploration.

(Click - Resolution)  

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