|2019 Q1 Town Notes Newsletter Published
In this Issue:
- Municipal Election & Swearing In
- Town Council Quarter In Review
- Committee Openings
- Changes to Law Enforcement Approach
- Town of Kiawah's Road to Incorporation - Celebrating 30 years
- Charitable Contribution Spotlight- Sweetgrass Garden Cooperative
- College of Charleston Flood Mitigation Partnership
- Grow Native Online Plant Database
- Fall Migration Summary
8th Annual Sea Islands Christmas Bird Count
The 8th Annual Sea Islands Christmas Bird Count will be held on
January 4, 2019.
The count area includes Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Wadmalaw Island, and John's Island. Count organizer
Aaron Given, TOKI Wildlife Biologist
is looking for Kiawah residents that would like to participate.
In particular, Aaron is looking for residents that have bird feeders and are willing to count the birds that visit their feeders throughout the day. In addition, if anyone still has Painted Buntings or hummingbirds coming to their bird feeders, please let him know.
If you are interested in participating,
email Aaron Given
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a volunteer-based bird census conducted each winter. The National Audubon Society has sponsored the event since 1900 when the first CBCs were held. Currently, there are over 2,000 CBCs conducted across North and South America (and other countries) every year and the results are provided in an annual online journal called American Birds.
|TOKI Committee Openings
The Town of Kiawah has one opening on the Planning Commission Committee and two openings on the Public Safety Committee. All interested parties should send their resume or CV to the Town Clerk Petra Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.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.
FY 2018-2019 Charitable Grant Applications Available
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
The application deadline is Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Solid Waste Notices
Christmas Week Service Change:
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 2. All other collections will move forward a day.
Christmas Trees will be collected with regular yard debris collection. Trees should be undecorated and p
1 - New Year's Day
Frank Vignola's Hot Jazz Guitar Trio
11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Turtle Point Clubhouse
Town Council Meeting
- January 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
- January 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Public Works Committee
- January 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
- 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.
- 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