Kiawah Municipal Election 
Left to right (Strauch, Said, Widuch, Weaver, Connelly, Prickett) Photo: Keely Laughlin
On Friday, December 7, the 16th Municipal Administration of the Town of Kiawah Island was sworn into office by Municipal Judge John Strauch. Our newly elected Town Council members are: 
  • Mayor Craig Weaver 
  • Council Member Maryanne Connelly
  • Council Member Dan Prickett 
  • Council Member Klaus Said
  • Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Chris Widuch 
The terms of this administration will expire December 2020. The official election voting results totals can be found here 
TOKI Committee Openings committee
The Town of Kiawah has one opening on the Planning Commission Committee and one opening on the Public Safety Committee. All interested parties should send their resume or CV to the Town Clerk Petra Reynolds at preynolds@kiawahisland.org.

Planning Commission: primary objectives are to approve plats and make recommendations to the Town Council on planned development, zoning district and map amendments, zoning text amendments, and comprehensive plan updates. Members serve a four-year term.

Public Safety Committee: 
responsible for assisting the Town in meeting its state-mandated responsibilities with regard to maintaining order and law enforcement and to initiate and consider proposals and methods to upgrade and improve public safety on the Island and to manage our beach safety. Members serve a one year term. 
Traffic Study to be Conducted|Beachwalker East Proposaltraffstudy
On December 5, the Town of Kiawah Island Planning Commission reviewed a preliminary subdivision plat application submitted by Kiawah Partners altering the current approved plat for Parcel 13. The newly created road Southern Pines Lane as part of Parcel 13 is proposed to connect to the existing Duneside Road. The terminus of Southern Pines Lane proposes a cul-de-sac. The submitted preliminary plat and application support documents can be viewed here 
 
The Planning Commission did not take any formal action on the submitted application at the meeting. In response to numerous requests for an independent traffic and safety study to be conducted and subsequent to Town Council approval, the Town has since contracted with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. to complete a traffic and safety study for the area. This study is to include the collection of traffic volumes and speed background data, trip generation analysis with traffic volume projections and proposed development impact, a corridor assessment, and a data analysis report developing recommendations regarding the impact of connecting Duneside Road   read more
FY 2018-2019 Charitable Grant Applications Available cc
Given the available resources, the Town of Kiawah supports a variety of charitable and educational organizations that are recognized as 501(c)(3), non-profit and/or tax-exempt entities providing services to the residents of Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island communities.

Applications and a copy of the Town's detailed policy are now available by  clicking here. 
The application deadline is Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. 

The term "King Tide" is  used to describe the highest seasonal tides that naturally occur each year.  
In some cases, they may barely even be noticed. In other cases, a King Tide may cause flooding of low-lying areas and disruption to normal daily routines. This is particularly true when a King Tide event coincides with significant precipitation because water drainage and runoff is impeded. Please be aware that the next King Tide that could effect the island will occur December 23-24.KT
Kiawah My Classic Car Episode to Air in January mcc
Cars on Kiawah PREVIEW | S23E01
Cars on Kiawah PREVIEW | S23E01
Dennis Gage, of the long-running TV show My Classic Car, filmed an episode at the 2018 Cars on Kiawah to air in 2019 on the Velocity channel. The episode will premiere on Saturday, January 5 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Watch the preview here 

Each episode features classic cars, and often auto events, from around the nation. Cars on Kiawah drew Dennis' attention due to the quality of cars, the laid-back atmosphere and the stunning landscape of Ocean Park.
 

trash  Solid Waste Notices
Christmas Week Service Change: Tuesday's trash will be collected Wednesday, December 26. All other collections will move forward a day.

New Year's Day Service Change: Tuesday's trash will be collected Wednesday, January 2All other collections will move forward a day.    
                                              
  Christmas Trees will be collected with regular yard debris collection. Trees should be undecorated and p laced curbside. 

Upcoming Office Closures 
Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas
Tuesday, January  1 - New Year's Day

Next Event  AC  
Frank Vignola's Hot Jazz Guitar Trio
Friday,  January  11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Turtle Point Clubhouse 
Ticket Release:  Kiawah 12/18 Public 12/21
Meetings
Board of Zoning and Appeals  - December 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Town Council Meeting - January 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Planning Commission - January 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Public Works Committee - January 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Environmental Committee - January 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Public Safety Committee - January 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee - January 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Town Council Retreat  - January 23, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
CERT Team - January 23, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Town Council Retreat - January 24, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals - January 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
  * Meeting are subject to change