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A Summer Message from the Administrator July 2021

Thu, 07/01/2021

Andy Benke

Greetings Island residents,

With the long weekend just ahead of us, today presents a good opportunity to pass along a few bits of information from Town Hall that you might find helpful.

Independence Day Holiday Information
Town Hall will close on Thursday 7-1-21 at 5pm and re-open on Monday 7-5-21 at 8am

Emergency first responders will be standing by at the ready to assist Island residents and visitors.  Both Police and Fire Departments have additional staffing over the holiday weekend to meet the demand as a heavy volume of traffic and beach visitors is anticipated.

In the event of an EMERGENCY always DIAL 9-1-1; for Police, Fire or Water and Sewer non-emergency contact Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch at 843-743-7200.

The household garbage and yard debris collection for the week of July 5 will not change because of the Sunday holiday.  Household garbage will be collected on Tuesday 7-6-21 and Friday 7-9-21 with yard debris on Wednesday 7-7-21.

The Town Council Workshop for July will be an in-person meeting on Monday 7-5-21 at 6:00 pm in Town Hall.

Fireworks are prohibited on Sullivan’s Island.   

Hurricane Plan
Residents are urged to create or update their hurricane plan for 2021. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are expecting an active season with 13 to 20 named storms of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes including 3 to 5 major hurricanes.  Just 30 days into the 2021 hurricane season the Atlantic has had 5 named storms. 

  • Tropical Storm Elsa this morning was located 9.6N 50.2W or something like 2125 miles SW of Sullivan’s Island.  The system is expected to continue on a westward track and be located near the southern coast of Hispaniola by this Saturday. No impact is expected on the South Carolina coast at this time. Attached is the NHC-MIA report from 1200 GMT today.

Golf Cart Parade Saturday 7-3-21
 We are happy to announce the return of the Independence Day Festivities on Saturday, July 3rd! Dust off your decorations and charge up your golf carts. The fun begins with a golf cart and bike parade. With a new route this year, we will line up at Sunrise Presbyterian Church and make our way down Middle Street to Sullivan’s Island Elementary School. Line up is 9:00am. Ribbons will be awarded for best golf carts as well as bike displays.  At the end of the parade until 11:00am we will gather at Sullivan’s Island Elementary to celebrate as a community. Kona Ice, Delights Desserts and Duck Doughnuts will be serving snow cones, doughnuts, cookies and coffee free of charge. Come join the fun and celebrate Independence Day.

Fire Station Renovation and Construction
The renovation of the Fire Station and construction of a storage building for Town equipment is expected to commence in mid-July. The project schedule will require fourteen months to reach final completion.  The design architect for the building is Curt Berg of Applied Building Sciences and the General Contractor is Trident Construction. The Trident team is led by John Edward Griffith as project manager and Jack Ellison as the building superintendent. While the construction site itself is closed to the public, you may stop by Town Hall and view the drawings or speak to the Administrator about project details. The station will complement Town Hall nicely and serve the community for many decades.

In the event you own a boat trailer that is stored at Town Hall, kindly relocate your trailer by the week of July 12. The space is needed for materials storage.

Post Office Parking
The post office parking lots on Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms are often used by beach visitors for parking which leaves no ability for residents to access mail. Post Office management at both locations has engaged the services of CBR Towing to remove vehicles that are parked for any reason other than Post Office business. While this is not a policy of the Town, when parking at the Sullivan’s Island Post Office it is suggested you do so only for the specific purpose of conducting business in the Post office.

Kudos to Yard Works
Special thanks to Laurie Ulmer at Yard works for the decorative and colorful flower bed at the gateway to the Island under the Town sign. If you see Laurie around the Island be sure to share a few words of appreciation for his effort.

Wishing you all the best from the Town staff for a safe and pleasurable holiday weekend.


Andy Benke