Message from Mayor Weaver on Johns Island Roads
We need your help. For years, Kiawah Island and its residents have sought better and safer roads across Johns Island. As the sea islands grow, congestion on our primary roads get worse, and their safety continues to deteriorate. This affects Kiawah, Seabrook, and Johns Island residents and the many workers who travel each day to and from these communities. Despite the fact that our three islands contribute over a billion dollars annually into the greater Charleston economy, these transportation needs have remained unaddressed, even as development continues. 

There is an opportunity for that to change, but it will require Kiawah’s residents, property owners, and businesses to actively make their views known. As a result of the half-cent tax referendum approved by voters in 2016, the County is now asking the public for input on the Main Road Corridor C project. This project proposes the widening of Bohicket Road, from Betsy Kerrison to Maybank Highway. This project is certain to attract both support and opposition. Importantly, the process requires that other alternatives to ease congestion and improve safety along this traffic corridor be identified and evaluated. More
Upcoming Town Election | December 1
The Kiawah Island Municipal Election is next week on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. It will include voting for one seat for Mayor, two seats for four-year terms for Town Council, and two seats for two-year terms for Town Council. Residents can access candidate biographies and more information on our dedicated election webpage.

When to vote: Before election day as absentee or at the polls on election day Tuesday, December 1, 2020, from 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Where to vote: The Sandcastle (1 Shipwatch Road)

What to bring: Face mask and State issued photo ID

Absentee Voting Information
Voters can visit www.scvotes.org and fill out an absentee application online or can request a ballot from the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office by calling (843)744-8683 or via email to absentee@charlestoncounty.org. 

In-person Absentee Voting
Absentee in-person voting takes place at the Board of Elections and Voter Registration office (4367 Headquarters Road, North Charleston) from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Photo ID is required. Voting closes at 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to the election.
Charleston County Adds 9-1-1 Texting
Charleston County residents can now use their cell phones to send a text message to 9-1-1 dispatch in emergencies when they cannot make a phone call. When using the text to 9-1-1, be sure to include your location, type of emergency, and a short message providing any necessary details. Be prepared to answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 dispatch call taker. The information you provide equips first responders to arrive at the scene with all the necessary resources to attend to your emergency. Remember to call 9-1-1 to save a life, stop a crime, or report a fire.

USPS Mail Delivery Notice
Earlier this year, the USPS announced they expect delivery delays due to limited transportation availability as a result of COVID-19. It has been reported that local mail delivery is taking 10 to 14 days. If residents have problems with their mail delivery, contact USPS Special Agent Craig Hales at (803) 477-3117 or chales@uspsoig.gov.
Holiday Reminders
The Town of Kiawah would like to remind residents to protect themselves and their valuables during the upcoming holiday season. Help prevent car break-ins by keeping the interior of your car free of valuables and gifts. If you are planning to travel, be sure to keep your travel plans off social media networks and be sure to notify a trusted neighbor. Ask the neighbor to keep an eye on your house and report any suspicious activity.
Traffic Delay Notice | November 27
The Kiawah Island Golf Resort is hosting Santa Claus is Coming to Town on Friday, November 27 from 1p.m. – 3p.m. Minor traffic delays and detours are expected on Sea Forest Drive, Green Dolphin Way, Turtle Point Lane, Tennis Club Lane More
Blood Drive Offers Antibody Testing to Donors
On Monday, December 21, from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., the Town will host The Blood Connection for a community blood drive at the Municipal Center (4475 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy.) All donors will be screened for COVID-19 Antibodies and will receive a $20 gift card. Appointments are encouraged but not required.
Turtle Patrol Season Recap
This year Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol volunteers served over 5,000 hours in monitoring activities in turtle nesting protection efforts.

  • First nest: May 4
  • First hatchling emergence: July 11
  • Last nest inventoried: October 18
  • Total Nests: 341, with 136 of them relocated (mainly due to being located below the high tide line). 
  • Total eggs: 38,000+
  • 254 false crawls (turtle tracks but no nest laid)
  • Average incubation period: 55 days. 

The Town would like to thank Lynne Sager (KI SCDNR Nest Protection Permit holder) and all our Turtle Patrol volunteers for their hard work and dedication to these magnificent animals. Also, a special thank you to Alison Frey for capturing this season's pictures to share with the community on our social media platforms.
The Town continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our area, and has created comprehensive webpage with resources pertaining to COVID-19 including updated statistics, DHEC reporting links, emergency orders and more.
Notices
Office Closures
November 26-27 - Thanksgiving

Solid Waste
No yard debris collection the week of Thanksgiving.
Brown Trash Collection - Friday, December 4. All brown trash must be placed on the curb by 7:00 a.m. to ensure collection. More
Previously Mentioned
You have seen these announcements before, but here it is one more time in case you missed it.

Committee Meetings
Ways and Means Committee – December 1 | 1:30 p.m.
Town Council December 1 | 2 p.m. (live-streamed)
Arts & Cultural Events Council December 3 | 2 p.m.
Public Safety Committee December 9 | 11:30 a.m.
Public Works Committee – December 14 | 10:00 a.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals – December 14 | 3 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee – December 15 | 2 p.m.

Meeting Changes
During the height of COVID-19, the Town live-streamed all committee meetings as they must be made available to the public. Some committees are returning to in-person meetings. This will change what the Town live-streams as we transition back to our standard format.

  • Town Council is meeting in-person and will be live-streamed per usual.
  • Committees that conduct their meetings over video conference will be live-streamed on the Town's YouTube channel.
  • Committees that conduct their meetings in-person where the public can attend will not be live-streamed.

Agendas are available here and will reference the location of the meeting. Meeting dates, times, and locations sometimes change. Before planning to attend a meeting, check our website.
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