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A Holiday Message from Town Hall

Mon, 12/23/2019

Season’s Greetings from Town Hall!
This message is intended to provide you the Town Hall and Department holiday schedules along with a few brief announcements.

Town Holiday Hours

  • Town Hall and the Water and Sewer Department Administrative Office
    • Town Hall will close at 1PM on Monday 12-23-19 and reopen Friday 12-27-19 at 8am for the Christmas schedule
    • Town Hall will close at 5PM Tuesday 12-31-19 and reopen Thursday 01-02-20 at 8am for the New Year’s holiday
  • Fire and Police Departments
    • Essential services are available through the holidays and the departments remain fully staffed
    • In the event of an EMERGENCY always dial 9-1-1
    • The non-emergency telephone number for Fire, Police or Water and Sewer is Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch at 843-743-7200.
    • Never hesitate to contact any of the Town Departments if you require any type of assistance

Household Garbage, Yard Debris and Charleston County Recycling Holiday Schedule – Please Note Changes Due to the Holidays

  • 12-24-19, Tuesday: Household garbage collection (regular schedule)
  • 12-26-19, Thursday: Yard debris (schedule change)
  • 12-31-19, Tuesday: Household garbage collection (regular schedule)
  • 01-02-20, Thursday: Yard debris (schedule change)
  • 01-02-20, Thursday: Charleston County Curbside Recycle Collection (schedule change)
  • 01-07-20, Tuesday: Household garbage collection (regular schedule)
  • 01-08-20, Wednesday: Yard debris (regular schedule)
  • 01-15-20, Wednesday: return to regular bi-weekly collection schedule)

 Miscellaneous Announcements

  •  Property theft – during the early morning hours of 12-21-19 a number of unsecured motor vehicles on Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island were entered. Thieves took any items of value in the unlocked cars. PLEASE REMEMBER TO REMOVE ANY ITEMS OF VALUE FROM SIGHT AND LOCK YOUR VEHICLE AT NIGHT.

    In the event you notice any suspicious activity, please call for a Police Officer immediately. 9-1-1 for an emergency and 843-743-7200 for the non-emergency at Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center.
  • Christmas Trees
    • Keep your Christmas tree watered – a lighted but dry Christmas tree can be a fire hazard
    • Discarded trees will be collected by the yard debris vendor on Thursday 01-02-20; Wednesday 01-08-20; or, any subsequent Wednesday in January or February.  Trees should be cut to lengths of 4 feet or less.
  • New Year’s Day – the Polar Bear Plunge sponsored by Dunleavy’s Pub is always a big day on the Island.  Expect large crowds before the 2pm dip and anticipate traffic delays. Be sure to come out and support the Special Olympics.
  • 2020 Dog Tag – a dog tag and collar issued by the Town of Sullivan’s Island is required for visitors and residents to have a dog on the Island and especially to visit the beach with their pet.  The 2020 dog tags are now on sale at Town Hall.
  • Smoking on the Beach – In an effort to provide a healthy beach experience for residents and visitors, Town Council will codify and ordinance in January 2020 that will prohibit smoking and vaping on the beach and all public spaces. It is expected that this new ordinance will work well with the previously codified plastics ordinance in an effort to maintain a pristine marine environment on Sullivan’s Island.

In January Town Hall will be issuing reusable bags to volunteers that are willing to collect trash and cigarette butts while walking on the beach.

Wishing you and your family a happy and safe holiday week!!!


Andy Benke
Town Administrator