Parkway Landscaping Installation Begins
| Bike Path Notice  
For the next three weeks, contractors will be present along the Kiawah Island Parkway between the main gate and the roundabout installing new landscaping as a part of the Kiawah Island Improvement Project. Residents should use caution on the roadway. The bike path from the main gate to Freshfields will remain open, but cyclists may experience intermittent delays.
Notice of Deferral | Sea Island Golf Planned Development
Recently residents were notified that on March 8, the Charleston County Planning Commission reviewed and denied the rezoning request for Sea Island Golf Planned Development located at 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway. The application was set to be considered by County Council. The applicant of Sea Island Golf Planned Development has requested a deferral from the scheduled April 13, 2021 Charleston County Public Hearing. The Town will update the community on the status of the application and the future County Council Public Hearing regarding this rezoning request. If you have questions, contact John Taylor at
PGA Championship Solid Waste Service Change
Monday, May 17 – Friday, May 21 – All residential and regime solid waste collection will take place in the evenings, beginning at 7 p.m. Trash and recycling cans must be placed curbside to ensure collection. There will be no backdoor service this week.
FY 21/22 State Accommodations Tax Application
The Town of Kiawah Island State Accommodations Tax (SATAX) Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 1 p.m. to consider new applications for funding for fiscal year 2021-2022. The meeting will be held at the Municipal Center (4475 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy) in the Council Chambers. To be considered, applications must be received by the Town Clerk by noon on April 2, 2021. More
Kiawah Art & House Tour postponed to April 2022
Due to concern for the health and safety of their members and guests, the Arts, etc. Board has made the decision to postpone this year's Kiawah Art & House Tour to April 8, 2022.
Beach Leash Ordinance Seasonal Change
As a reminder, from March 16 - October 31, dogs must be on a leash at all times on the beach from the western Critical Habitat Area (near Beachwalker County Park) to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. Electronic leashes are prohibited. View the pet restraint map here.

Dogs are never allowed in the dunes, and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Leash ordinances are enforced by Beach Patrol and Code Enforcement officers who are authorized to ticket offenders resulting in fines up to $465. Report non-compliance to Beach Patrol (843-518-2880).
Wildlife Reminders
Bobcat Updates
On March 10, Senator Campsen introduced Senate Bill 654 to allow local governments to adopt ordinances restricting the use of certain pesticide products. If passed, this bill would allow Kiawah to regulate the use of second-generation anticoagulants or SGAs. 

Last week, the Post & Courier reported on the Town's efforts to save Kiawah's bobcats. Over 650 homeowners have pledged not to use anticoagulant rodenticides, but these poisons remain an issue for Kiawah's wildlife.

Alligator Breeding Season
The warmer weather of spring triggers breeding activity in alligators. Courtship begins in April and mating season continues through June. Living with alligators requires constant awareness, respect, and caution. Read more

The Red Knots Are Here
Red Knots undertake an incredible journey from South America to the Arctic traveling over 9,000 miles, sometimes flying for 6-8 days continuously over the open ocean without stopping. Kiawah is a critical staging area during their migration to rest and feed before continuing to their Arctic breeding grounds. 

Ensure they complete their journey:
  • Keep a respectful distance and do not make noise around them.
  • Do not walk or bike through the flocks.
  • Do not allow your dogs to chase the birds. If Red Knots are present in the “dog off-leash” area of the beach, keep your dog on a leash and take them away from the birds. Allowing dogs to chase Red Knots is a violation of Town Ordinances and Federal Laws.
Municipal Center Hours Changing May 1
Beginning May 1, the hours of operation for the Municipal Center will change to 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. If you have questions, contact Town Administrator Stephanie Tillerson at
Solid Waste Notices
Reminder: Garbage should be placed in the green cans and recycling in the gray cans. Be sure not to commingle trash and recycling.

Community Shred Day - Wednesday, April 28 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bring your documents for shredding to the Municipal Center front parking lot (4475 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy) for disposal. Staples do not need to be removed, but all metal clips must be removed. The Town provides complimentary shredding services for all Kiawah residents once a year. If you have questions, contact Julie Staradumsky at
Gently Used Bicycle Collection
Thank you to all who recently donated. The next bicycle collection is scheduled for June 3. Contact Julie at (843) 768-9166 to schedule. Bicycles must be gently used with only minor repairs needed.
Find a testing location here. Visit the Town's comprehensive webpage with resources on COVID-19 including updated statistics, DHEC reporting, and more.

The Town is operating under Ordinance 2021-03which requires face coverings and other emergency restrictions to address COVID-19 until December 31, 2021, or until the Governor allows the current State of Emergency to expirewhichever date comes first.
As of Monday, March 8, any South Carolina resident ages 55 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, is able to schedule their appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. More

Schedule an appointment:
Hotline: 1-855-472-3432 or 1-866-365-8110
Upcoming Arts Council Virtual Concerts 
Thursday, March 18 | 7 p.m.
Virtual Location

Sunday, March 21 | 5 p.m.
Virtual Location
Report ordinance violations to the 24-hour hotline at 843-259-2137 or through the online submittal form. Add the hotline to your contacts on your mobile phone so it's quickly accessible. 
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 – March 22 | 3 p.m.
Town Council Special Call Meeting – March 24 | 12:45 p.m.
Construction Board of Appeals – April 1 | 10 a.m.
Arts and Cultural Events Council April 1 | 2 p.m.
Arts Council Board April 5 | 10 a.m.
Town Council April 6 | 2 p.m.
Planning Commission April 7 | 3 p.m.
Public Works Committee April 12 | 10 a.m.
SATAX Committee April 14 | 10 a.m.
Public Safety Committee – April 14 | 11:30 a.m.

Meeting Changes
  • Committees that conduct their meetings over video conferences 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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