Special Call Town Council Meeting
Town Council will hold a special call meeting on Monday, June 15 at 10 a.m. to amend the current Emergency Ordinance 2020-02 which remains in effect until July 4. The agenda is available here.

Watch the Meeting
CodeRED Emergency Notification System
With hurricane season upon us, it's important that residents are signed up for the Town's emergency notification system CodeRED which is used to send critical community alerts like evacuation notices.

You must be registered to receive notifications. Notifications are sent via voice, text, and email based on your preferences.

If you are unsure if you are registered, please re-register. You will not receive duplicate notices. Make sure you opt-in for severe weather warning alerts.
Test Call Scheduled - June 15
On Monday, June 15, the Town will conduct a test of the CodeRED emergency notification system. Everyone that is registered should receive the test call by the end of the day. Questions? Call 843-768-5113.
SATAX Funding Awarded
The State Accommodation Tax Committee recommendations for FY 2020/2021 funding were approved by Ways and Means Committee prior to Town Council approval on June 2. View the funding recipients here.
Increase Kiawah's Census Participation Rate
Have you completed your 2020 Census yet?
Kiawah Island  response rates are low at a 24% response rate compared to a 55% response rate for South Carolina and 56% for Charleston County.
2020 Hurricane Guides
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.
An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center .

It's time to start making your hurricane preparedness plans and incorporate COVID-19 safety precautions. Below are a few guides to reference online or pick up a copy at the Municipal Center.

Preparing for Hurricane Season amid COVID-19

Time : give yourself time to prepare for a hurricane. Have a plan before you go out to get supplies so you spend less time interacting with others.
 
Space : make social distancing a part of every aspect of your hurricane planning. Whether it’s stocking up on hurricane supplies or deciding where you will go if you need to evacuate. Do everything you can to stay at least 6 feet away from people you do not live with.

Place : know where you will go once the evacuation order is issued.
Migratory Birds Spotlight
Watch the Kiawah Conservancy Learning with Lee interview with Town Wildlife Biologist and ornithologist Aaron Given. Learn about the variety of avian research studies that Aaron is conducting, what we're learning from this research, and how you can help Kiawah's resident and migratory birds.
Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol
The Kiawah Island Turtle season began with the first nest on May 4. The current nest count is 119. Nesting efforts are monitored by a group of dedicated resident volunteers each year.

Help us protect our turtles by remembering:

  • 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.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for Turtle Patrol highlights throughout the season.
Season Update

Given the unique set of challenges and budgetary constraints this pandemic has created, the Town of Kiawah Island has decided to delay the start of the upcoming Arts & Cultural Events season until early 2021. We are saddened that we will be unable to provide residents with fall programming but feel this is the most responsible course of action. 

In order to create a safe environment, we will be working diligently to develop procedures that, among other things, may limit capacity, minimize contact, increase spacing, and modify ingress and egress. More  
Report Violations
Report ordinance violations to the 24-hour hotline at 843-259-2137 or through the  o nline submittal form . Make it easy - add the hotline to your contacts on your mobile phone so it's quickly accessible .
Previously Mentioned
Ticket registration for the 2021 PGA Championship has been extended until August 9. 

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

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