Sullivan's Island Town Council, on Friday, October 2, approved a mediated settlement to end litigation in the case of Bluestein v. Town of Sullivan's Island. The settlement brings to conclusion over a decade of litigation regarding the condition of the accreted land. The general parameters of the settlement can be read in the resolution passed on Friday. Click here to read the full resolution (PDF). It is important to note that approval of the settlement does not authorize any private cutting in the accreted land. The settlement resolution does not constitute a final work plan document for use by Town contractors.
In the weeks ahead the Town will work with an appropriate engineering firm. as well as other experts, in order to develop a detailed work plan and the appropriate permit applications. It is anticipated that this process will involve consultation with a variety of agencies, including but not limited to, OCRM, the Army Corps of Engineers, the SC Dept of Natural Resources and US Fish and Wildlife, and the Lowcountry Land Trust. The Town will begin implementation after receipt of any necessary permits.