2018 Town of Kiawah Island Election Candidates
The Kiawah Island Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, December 4, 2018. This election marks the sixteenth administration of the Town of Kiawah Island, which was incorporated on September 13, 1988. The terms of this administration will expire December 2020.  Below is the candidate roster. Look for the candidate biographies in the October 31 eblast and in the Q4 edition of Town Notes.
Name                           Position Sought (*One to be elected ** Four to be elected)
Craig Weaver               Mayor *
Fran Wermuth            Mayor *
Maryanne Connelly    Council Member**
Dan Prickett                Council Member**
Klaus Said                    Council Member**
Christopher Widuch   Council Member**

Meet the Candidates Night:   Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sandcastle. More information to come. 
Embankment Stabilization Project  embank
The Town has contracted to install erosion controls on the Kiawah Island Par kway on the embankment between the bridge and the recreational parking spots. Construction will begin next week during daylight hours. T here will be traffic control flaggers in place and  sporadic traffic delays. Please allow yourself more time for travel. This project will take 3-4 weeks to complete. Please use caution around this area of the parkway as there may be construction vehicles and workers present.  
2018 General Election & Voting Information Generalelection
South Carolina's next General Election will be held November 6, 2018. 

Polling Location
Kiawah residents (District 9) can vote in person from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at  the Municipal Center (4475 Betsy Kerrison Parkway). Photo ID is required.

Absentee Voting
All eligible voters have the opportunity to vote with an absentee ballot in the November 6 General Election and in the December 4 Municipal Election. Absentee ballots are available 30 days prior  to an election.  You may also vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.  To request an absentee ballot, call (843) 744-8683  or for more information  click here 
Amateur Radio Technician License Class radio
The Town of Seabrook Island is sponsoring an FCC Licensing Class for anyone interested in obtaining an Amateur Radio Technician Class license. This is the entry level license. It gives privileges on all amateur frequencies above 50 Mhz and is the most popular.
When: October 24-25
Where: Seabrook Island Town Hall
Cost: $15 (This is the cost of the license)
Format: Day 1 (all day) and Day 2 (morning): Review study information relevant to questions for the exam; Day 2 (afternoon); take the exam.

Upon successfully completing the test attendees will be issued a license by the FCC.  Please email Max Willis   if you plan to take advantage of this opportunity.  More information on Amateur Radio Technician licenses
Turtle Patrol Season SummaryTP
By Alison Frey

Kiawah I sland had a great 2018 turtle season. There were 217 recorded nests, hatching over 17,000 baby loggerhead turtles.  142 of the nests were relocated (due to the nest being laid in an unsafe area, such as below the high tide line or in a high traffic area).

The nesting season started May 9. The last nest was evaluated on October 4. The season ended "naturally" and not early, as feared, due to a tropical storm.  South Carolina had over 2,750 nests and over 16,000 hatchlings.  Thank you to our 220 Turtle Patrol volunteers!
Solid Waste Collection Reminders  trash
  • Trash must be bagged and placed in a Carolina Waste issued receptacle. Any trash outside of the receptacle will not be picked up. In addition, receptacles can only be used for trash. Items such as debris, building or hazardous materials are not permitted.
  • Overflow trash or recycling can be taken to the public dumpsters on Kestral Court off Sora Rail Road or at 23 Beachwalker Drive.
  • All cardboard boxes must be broken down and placed in the recycling can. If does not fit, it must be taken to the dumpsters listed above.
  • Curbside Service: Receptacles must be placed by the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. to assure pickup.
  • Backdoor Service:
    • Receptacles must be set outside of the garage. Carolina Waste will not enter any part of a home to retrieve trash or recycling receptacles
    • Do not bring receptacles to the curb. Carolina Waste prefers to collect the receptacles where they are kept so that they know where to return them.
    • Make sure there are no cars blocking receptacles. If receptacles are blocked, collection will be skipped.
Grow Native   is a community-wide effort to increase the use of native plants in landscaping projects across the island with an overall goal of improving wildlife habitat.  Using native plants in landscaping has a direct impact on the ecosystem. Check out all the benefits of growing native at   www.grownativekiawah.com   

Follow our social media posts this week as we highlight some of native species as a part of South Carolina Native Plant week! 
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In Case You Missed ItICYMI
Next Event  AC  
Festival of Mountain Music
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
East Beach Conference Center

If you have tickets and are unable to attend, please call 843-768-9166 
so we can redistribute your tickets to those who are on the waiting list. 

Ways and Means Committee - October 23, 2018 Canceled
Arts & Cultural Events Council - TBD
Planning Commission - November 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Public Works Committee - November 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Town Council Meeting - November 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Public Safety Committee - November 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals - November 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Environmental Committee - November 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee - November 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
  * Meeting are subject to change