Fireworks Notice
Due to COVID-19, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort has canceled this year's public fireworks display at Night Heron Park and the Sanctuary.

Town ordinance prohibits the discharging of fireworks on the island, except for sparklers. This ordinance applies to property owners and visitors, and anyone found in violation could be ticketed. Rental property owners and managers should remind their guests of this restriction.
Ordinance Reminders
As we head into the July 4th weekend, be mindful of the public safety guidelines and ordinances that are in place for your protection. 

Island Reminders:

  • No open fires or fireworks. 
  • Never feed, harass, or approach alligators. Never swim or allow pets to swim in any of the island ponds and stay away from pond edges. Alligators may be present.
  • No clothing or towels are allowed to be draped over deck railings. 
  • Bicycles must be stored overnight in an appropriate location that is not visible from the street. 
  • Parking on the grass or landscaped areas is prohibited. Overnight parking must be off street.

Beach Reminders:

  • Practice social distancing remaining 6 ft. from others.
  • No glass, metal shovels, plastic carryout bags, plastic straws, Styrofoam, balloons or drones allowed.
  • Stay off the dunes and use public walkovers.
  • Fill in holes dug in the sand before you leave the beach.
  • No overnight storage of beach equipment.
  • May - October all outdoor lighting visible from the beachfront should be turned off from 9 p.m. to dawn.
  • Never approach sea turtles, hatchlings, or nests.
  • March 16 - October 31, dogs must be on a leash at all times even in the water from the western boundary of the Critical Habitat Area (near Beachwalker County Park) to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. View map

Ordinances apply to property owners and visitors, and Code Enforcement officers could ticket anyone found in violation. 
If you see violations in progress, report them immediately so officers can take the appropriate corrective action. Call or text Beach Patrol at 843-518-2880. Report off-beach violations to the 24-hour hotline 843-259-2137 or  through the  online submittal form .
Salute from the Shore
Salute from the Shore is coming back for the 11th year in a row this Independence Day. Planes—both current military plans and privately owned vintage planes—will take off from the northern end of our coastline just outside of Myrtle Beach at 1 p.m. and will fly along the coastline to Hilton Head. Estimated flyover time 1:15 p.m. 
Notices
Office Closure
Friday, July 3 - Independence Day

Solid Waste
There will be no trash collection on Friday, July 3. Solid waste bills will be mailed July 1.
2020 Census
Have you completed your 2020 Census yet?
If you live at multiple places throughout the year, count yourself at the address where you live and sleep most of the time. If you split your time evenly between two or more places, count yourself where you were staying on April 1, 2020.

If you received an invitation to respond to the 2020 Census at a seasonal or vacation residence where you usually do not live or sleep most of the time, then you can respond online or by phone and answer "no" when asked if you or anyone else was living or staying at that address on April 1, 2020. Then, please respond for the address where you usually live and sleep and include everyone who usually lives with you.
Hurricane Preparedness Tips
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. Included in the next e-blasts will be tips and reminders to help you prepare.

Remember
Have enough supplies  for your household, include medication, disinfectant supplies,  cloth face coverings pet supplies  in your go bag or car trunk.

Guides
Notification
Sign up for the Town's emergency notification system CodeRED.
If you are unsure if you are registered, you can re-register without receiving duplicate notices. Be sure to opt-in for severe weather warning alerts. Register here
Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol
Though the picture above was taken a few years ago in Florida, it is a good reminder of why we continue to stress the importance of filling in holes. Town ordinance prohibits changing the contour of the beach, which means digging large holes or the use of metal shovels. Please help by reminding your family and guests to fill in their holes.

The current nest count is 170. Nesting efforts are monitored by a group of dedicated resident volunteers each year. Due to COVID- 19, no new patrol volunteers or attendance of nest inventories will be permitted this season. 

Help us protect our turtles:

  • Take all items with you when you leave the beach (chairs, coolers, trash) and fill in your holes, as these can be big hurdles for turtles.
  • Only use red lights on the beach at night. Artificial light disorients sea turtles as they try to find their way to the ocean. Free red flashlight filters are available at the Municipal Center.
  • May - October all outdoor lighting facing the beachfront should be turned off from 9 p.m. to dawn.
  • Never harass, touch or disturb hatchlings or eggs.

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Previously Mentioned
The completion of the Kiawah Island Parkway Improvement Project has been delayed .

Town Council approved the 2020 Charitable Contribution funding and SATAX funding .

The Town delayed the start of the upcoming Arts & Cultural Events season until early 2021.
Committee Meetings 
Special Call Ways and Means – July 7 | 1:30 p.m.
Town Council – July 7 | 2 p.m.
Public Works – July 13 | 10 a.m.
Environmental – July 14 | 2 p.m.
Public Safety – July 15 | 11:30 a.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals – July 20 | 3 p.m.
Ways and Means – July 28 | 2 p.m.

 Agendas are  available here . Meeting dates and times sometimes change. Before attending a meeting, be sure to check  our website .
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