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BEAUTIFUL SULLIVAN'S ISLAND
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Two short films - compliments of David Rowell of Rowell Media Services, LLC

December 2018

December 11, 2018

Spring 2019 SC Electric & Gas (SCE&G)will begin right-of-way trimming of trees in proximity of overhead of transmission and distribution power lines on the Island.  Project dates will be published when made available by SCE&G.  
Questions? Contact Andy Benke at Town Hall at abenke@sullivansisland-sc.com or (843) 883-5726.

Map: Click Here




November 2018

November 21, 2018
On November 20, 2018 Town Council gave third and final reading to Ordinance 2018-06 also known as the "Plastic and Styrofoam" ordinance.  In general, businesses will only be allowed to use paper or recyclable plastic products and are prohibited from using Styrofoam products, plastic straws and single-use plastic bags.  Additionally, thee products will be banned from use on the beach.  The ordinance becomes effective December 1, 2018.  Click here to read the ordinance in its entirety. 


August 2018

August 1, 2018
On August 1, 2018 the Town closed on its $20-million Installment Purchase Revenue Bonds Series 2018.  Proceeds will be used for retrofitting the Wastewater Treatment Plant and associated collection system infrastructure.  

with any questions. 

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Opinion No 5581, Filed August 1, 2018 (SC Appellate Case No. 2015-222550)

In the case of Bluestein, et al v. Town of Sullivan's Island, on appeal, the State of South Carolina in the Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the Charleston County Master-in-Equity granting summary judgment on numerous claims regarding the Towns' decision not to cut the maritime forest.  




May 2018

RESIDENTS & VISITORS
TRAFFIC NOTICE 
May 16, 2018

Administrator Benke provides information on the closure of the I-526 Wando River Bridge



April 2018

Congratulations 

to all of the Sullivan's Island Residents who participated in the 2018 Cooper River Bridge Run!








January 2018

Town Council Hires New Police Chief 
Christopher Griffin sworn in at Police Chief on January 18, 2018
 





October 2017

October 18, 2017

At the October 17, 2017 Regular Council Meeting, Town Water/Sewer Department Staff briefed Council 
on the 2017 Wastewater Treatment Plan Seismic and Flood Hazard Upgrade Project


October 6 - November 6, 2017
DHEC/OCRM Jurisdictional Lines 
SCDHEC reviews and adjusts jurisdictional lines (baseline and set-back line) along the SC coast.  Agency released proposed beachfront jurisdictional lines on Thursday, October 6, 2017 (see announcement above).

All information regarding proposed beachfront jurisdictional lines are available on the SCDHEC website (Click Here) and proposed beach lines can be viewed on through the SCDHEC GIS site (Click Here).  

Thirty (30) day public comment period begins October 6, 2017 and closes November 6, 2017
Follow instructions for submitting public comments on the SCDHEC website and/or attend a regional hearing on this matter:  6-8PM on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at City of North Charleston Council Chambers, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston






Share your opinion on future County greenspace through online survey (CLICK HERE)





RESIDENT STORM & ADMINISTRATOR'S NEWS UPDATE

October 11, 2017




Hurricane Irma Debris Removal (Update)
FEMA debris removal trucks continue working on the Island this week with contractor removing construction and demolition debris, Thursday, October 12, 2017.  Goal is to have work complete on Island by Saturday, October 14, 2017.  Please have your debris curbside by NLT Thursday; remember to segregate by organic, construction and hazardous material debris.  Also, please do not cover or obstruct a fire hydrant or water meter.

As always, if a private contractor services your yard, it is the contractor's responsibility to remove any limbs or grass clippings.


DHEC/OCRM Jurisdictional Lines - Your Comments Solicited October 6 - November 6, 2017


SCDHEC reviews and adjusts jurisdictional lines (baseline and set-back line) along the SC coast.  Agency released proposed beachfront jurisdictional lines on Thursday, October 6, 2017 (see announcement above).

All information regarding proposed beachfront jurisdictional lines are available on the SCDHEC website (Click Here) and proposed beach lines can be viewed on through the SCDHEC GIS site (Click Here).  

Thirty (30) day public comment period begins October 6, 2017 and closes November 6, 2017
Follow instructions for submitting public comments on the SCDHEC website and/or attend a regional hearing on this matter:  6-8PM on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at City of North Charleston Council Chambers, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston



Hurricane Maria Relief
Additionally, the Town solicits donations in support of  Puerto Ricans In Charleston disaster relief effort for Puerto Rico.  Please see Administrator's Letter to Residents (October 3, 2017) for list of supplies.

Administrator Benke Open Letter to Residents (10/3/17) - CLICK (pdf)

DHEC-OCRM Re-nourishment Information - CLICK (pdf)

Medu-Care Island Airlift Services - CLICK (pdf)






August 2017

2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE
Monday, August 21, 2017
The Town readies for an anticipated influx of visitors to the area for this momentous event



RESIDENT SAFETY NEWS

(August 8, 2017)

Town Offers Emergency Peace of Mind for Residents

Town has entered into an agreement with Meducare Air to provide air transportation coverage to residents with life- or limb-threatening emergencies in Charleston County.  Read press release below for more information
Click Here: Press Release 

For additional coverage at a discounted rate with no pickup location or insurance coverage restrictions contact AirMed Network Membership Manager Wes McAden (843) 708-6192 or Wes.McAden@amgh.us.  
  www.airmedcarenetwork.com 





APRIL 2017

April 18, 2017

Town welcomes Francis "Frank" Cornely as Associate Municipal Judge 
Assoc Judge Cornely oath from Judge Duffy




(pictured: Frank Cornely, left; Judge Duffy right)


The Hon. Frank Cornely was sworn in as the Town's Associate Municipal Judge at the April 18, 2017 Council meeting by Hon. Larry Duffy (pictured above).

Hon. Cornely has strong local roots:  he was educated at the College of Charleston (B.S.) and University of SC School of Law (J.D.) and built his legal career in the Lowcountry.  Among his many honors, Hon. Cornely was selected in 2014 for the prestigious "Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of South Carolina" from the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Inc. and has been included in "The Best Lawyers in America" peer review journal since 2007, a singular achievement.

Hon. Cornely will assist Hon. Duffy with bench and jury trial duties having past experience at municipal judge for the Town of Sullivan's Island between 1990-2003. 


MARCH 2016

March 8, 2017:
WELCOME TO OUR ADOPT • A• STATION PROGRAM

Adopt • A • Station is a program designed to support the Town ofSullivans Island in its efforts to maintain, refurbish, and renovate Stationpathways.  Residents and businesses are encouraged to involve themselveswithin the community by contributing time and efforts to care for the Stationswalkways.  Andy Benke, Town Administrator, will have oversight of theAdopt • A • Station program. A few Residents of Sullivans Island will helporganize efforts. For more information, please contact Andy Benke abenke@sullivansisland-sc.comor Paul Vannatta Paul_vannatta@ml.com


FEBRUARY 2016

February 28, 2017:  Sullivan's Island Bird Banding Fall 2016 Report (Click)

February 20, 2017:  Dedication of Sullivan's Island New Town Hall & Police Station (Click-Link)




 
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