Proposed Rezoning Notice | 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway
Reminder: Town Council would like to receive feedback from property owners on the proposed rezoning of the property located at 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island, SC 29455 (the undeveloped property between the Municipal Center and Resurrection Road). View Map 

Sea Island Gold LLC proposed to rezone their property from its current zoning of R-4 (Single-Family Residential - 4 DU per acre) to Planned Unit Development (PUD). Their proposal includes a miniature golf facility referenced as Sea Island Golf Course for outdoor recreation and food sales. Their application is still under review by the Charleston County planning staff.

Please provide your feedback here before the March 8 Charleston County Planning Commission meeting, where it is expected to be reviewed. The Town will receive feedback until February 26 at noon.
Blood Drive Offering Antibody Testing to Donors
On Monday, February 22, 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.
Charleston County with Fetter Health Care Network to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines
On Thursday, February 25, Charleston County is partnering with Fetter Health Care Network to administer COVID-19 vaccines at the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library located at 1858 S. Grimball Rd., Charleston, SC 29412. Vaccines will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to eligible citizens on a first-come, first-served basis. Citizens will fill out paperwork on the day of the vaccine clinic. 
 
The Department of Health and Environmental Control is currently in Phase 1a. Citizens eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1a includes individuals age 65 or older More
The Red Knots Are Coming
Each spring from March through May, Red Knots make their way to Kiawah Island. When they first arrive they appear rather anonymous in winter plumage, but are unmistakable in spring, when they wear robin-red on their chest.
 
Did you know?
 
  • 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.
 
Be on the lookout for them on the beach in March! Using binoculars to admire them from afar is an excellent way to see them up close while they are visiting.

Please remember they have a nonstop flight to the arctic after leaving the island, so please do not disturb them. Disturbance by people and dogs on our beach can have detrimental effects on the bird’s survival. Each time a bird is forced to fly while feeding or resting, it is using up essential energy needed to make the next flight to its breeding grounds.
Message from Mayor Labriola
Read Mayor Labriola's recent message to the community here sent as a separate email on February 16.
Notices
Solid Waste
Used Bicycle Collection - Thursday, March 4. Contact Julie at (843) 768-9166 to schedule.
Brown Trash Collection - Friday, March 5. All brown trash must be placed on the curb by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. More
Find a testing location here. Visit the Town's comprehensive webpage with resources on COVID-19 including updated statistics, DHEC reporting, and more.

Emergency Restrictions
The Town is operating under Emergency Ordinance 2021-02which requires face coverings and other emergency restrictions to address COVID-19 until March 2, 2021, and will be replaced by Ordinance 2021-03, after second reading which establishes emergency restrictions that shall remain in place until December 31, 2021, or until the Governor allows the current State of Emergency to expirewhichever date comes first.
Vaccinations
As of Monday, February 8, any South Carolina resident aged 65 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, is able to schedule their appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. More

Resources
DHEC
Schedule an appointment: scdhec.gov/vaxlocator
Hotline: 1-855-472-3432 or 1-866-365-8110

MUSC Health
Schedule an appointment: muschealth.org/get-vaccine
Contact: 843-792-1414

Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Appointment Information: www.rsfh.com/coronavirus#vaccinations
Upcoming Arts Council Virtual Concert 
Sunday, February 28 | 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
Committee Meetings
Board of Zoning Appeals – February 22 | 10 a.m.
Ways and Means Committee – February 22 | 3 p.m.
Town Council March 2 | 2 p.m.
Arts & Cultural Events Council March 4 | 2 p.m.
Public Works Committee March 8 | 10 a.m.
Public Safety Committee – March 10 | 11:30 a.m.
Environmental Committee – March 10 | 2 p.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals – March 15 | 3 p.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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