Town Hall will close on Friday, May 27th at 2pm in observance of Memorial Day. Town Hall will re-open on Tuesday, May 31st at 8am. All essential first responder services will remain fully staffed. Regular trash pickup will occur on Wednesday, June 1st and Saturday, June 4th. Bulk pickup, yard debris and recycling will be collected on Thursday, June 2nd.
In September 2022 several seats on various Boards and Commissions will expire. Residents are encouraged to participate in the community through a three-year commitment to one of the various Boards or Commission. Click here to view available seats and applications. For further information on the function of each Board or Commission contact Andy Benke firstname.lastname@example.org; Joe Henderson email@example.com or Charles Drayton firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Island Neighbors,
FAREWELL AND THANKS TO IOP MAYOR JIMMY CARROLL!
It’s been my privilege and pleasure for the last four years to collaborate with my counterpart at that place across Breach Inlet.
Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll is completing his term, and as he has said all along, moving on to other adventures after that.
Jimmy has consistently approached his job with energy, humility, devotion to his community, and a great sense of humor. He has reached out to his fellow coastal mayors and helped solidify our pursuit of our shared interests. Jimmy has been a stalwart supporter of our wonderful environment, whether in testifying in the US House against offshore drilling in the Atlantic or working with the South Carolina Beach Advocates and other state and local groups.
In dealing with the innumerable challenges and threats of the pandemic, especially those that were specific to beach communities, Jimmy has been a great foxhole buddy. It has been incredibly valuable to have continuously open communications with him, Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin and former Edisto Beach Mayor Jane Darby. Jimmy really energized and solidified our little group’s interactions for problem-solving and support, for example in the thorny issues of beach closures and state government action or inaction. (I have been grateful to have unlimited text messaging on my phone!)
So, thanks, my friend, and best wishes for your next adventures and travels with Carol. Send pictures, but no gloating, and be careful on that “motorsickle”.
LAST CHANCE TO DONATE A BIKE FOR OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT’S TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN!
Our great Police Department has been energetically running a campaign to amass a whole lot of NEW bikes for kids who otherwise wouldn’t get them, in partnership with the Toys for Tots effort by local members of Marines Corps Reserve Units. If you have one or more new bikes, assembled or unassembled, this is last call for donations to this great cause. Please bring them by no later than December 19. If dropping off on the weekend or after hours, call dispatch at 843-743-7200 or use the call box outside Town Hall, and an officer can meet you or coordinate a drop off.
Our Police Chief Chris Griffin has several important tips for staying safe this holiday season. Here are some of them:
And one final tip from the Mayor:
IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING OF VALUE IN YOUR VEHICLE, LOCK IT! EVERYWHERE! INCLUDING AT HOME!
WASH OFF 2021 ON NEW YEAR’S DAY AT THE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE!
Dunleavy’s 27th Annual Polar Bear Plunge event begins at 10am January 1, 2022, with beverages and victuals served outside until 5pm. Plungers are expected to enter the water at 2pm in the general area of Station 22. While the event is a fun family-oriented way to start the new year, ultimately it serves as a means to raise funds for Special Olympics. Remember to find a Special Olympics athlete and make a generous donation to their bucket!!
FIRE STATION PROJECT UPDATE
Town Administrator Andy Benke reports:
As of Week 22 of the project, the Fire Station structure has taken shape with the roof and framing in place. Trident Construction is working diligently to have the building dried in by Christmas. You will notice the roof is in place, east and west elevation framing complete, north elevation structural steel framing complete and doors framed.
At the storage/maintenance building which will serve all Town departments (behind the fire station), the site work is complete, footers are near completion and preparations for slab work are in place. Structural steel framing has been delivered and installation is anticipated to begin in January.
When completed, this project will permit our Fire Department to better protect us, and all our Departments to better serve us.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, to you and yours!!
See you around the Island!
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