Proposed Rezoning Notice
The Town has received notice of a proposed rezoning of property located at 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island, SC 29455. This is the undeveloped property that lies between the Municipal Center and Resurrection Road. This property resides within Charleston County and falls under the County’s zoning regulations and review process. Sea Island Gold LLC is proposing to rezone their property from its current zoning of R-4 to Planned Unit Development (PUD). In 2019 this property was proposed for rezoning for a potential use as a miniature golf facility. A decision by the County on that application was deferred. This new rezoning application has not been formally submitted to the County, but could be presented at the September 14 Charleston County Planning Commission workshop.
The applicants are in the process of community engagement, and have invited neighboring property owners to learn more about the proposed rezoning at an informational public meeting being held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at 4455 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island, SC 29455. The Town, as the adjacent property owner, was invited to that meeting and will have representatives in attendance. Following the meeting, we will inform Kiawah’s residents about the nature and details of the project and the County’s process and timeline for receiving community input.

Effective Date for New Flood Maps Announced
Charleston County’s new flood maps will become effective on January 29, 2021. The new maps will impact the requirement and cost for flood insurance for some Charleston County residents. These maps will also affect base flood elevation requirements on new construction homes and businesses. New construction applications and permits issued after January 29, 2021 will be evaluated and reviewed based on the new flood maps. If you have questions, call Bruce Spicher at 843-768-5107. More
REAL ID Deadline Extension
The deadline for enforcement of REAL IDs has been extended from October 1, 2020 to October 1, 2021 due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19. More

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Bobcat Updates
Last week, the Town informed residents the Clemson Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has denied the Town’s request for a temporary, one-year prohibition on second-generation anticoagulant (SGA) use on Kiawah Island. More

Resident Bobcat Guardian Pledge
Property owners within Town of Kiawah Island boundaries are invited to sign the pledge here certifying they will not use SGAs on their property. Please respond only once per property.

Provider & Business Pledges
Pest control providers and businesses operating within Town limits are encouraged to apply to become a Bobcat Guardian at

Please note: the Provider list has changed.
Cars on Kiawah Canceled
Organizers of Cars on Kiawah announced the cancellation of the 2020 show which had been postponed from April 18 to November 7. More
Support for Mt. Zion Elementary & CCSD
With the school year approaching amidst many unknowns, Kiawah residents are invited to consider making a contribution to local schools. Mt. Zion Elementary, a Title I school on Johns Island, has been the recipient of Kiawah residents' kindness previously. Resident Wendy Kulick is accepting donations on behalf of Mt. Zion Elementary, as supply needs are changing.

To donate, make your checks payable to “Support Mt. Zion Kids” and mail them to Wendy Kulick at 38 Marsh Edge Lane, Kiawah Island, SC 29455. If you have any questions, contact Wendy ( More
Face Coverings Reminder
Until August 27, 2020, face coverings must be worn in certain public areas and by employees that interact with the public within the Town of Kiawah Island. More
Please be aware that the next King Tide that could affect the island will occur August 18-20. King Tides are the highest seasonal tides that naturally occur each year. In some cases, they may barely even be noticed. In other cases, a King Tide may cause flooding of low-lying areas and disruption to normal daily routines. More
COVID-19 Updates
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 and DHEC reporting links, emergency orders and more.
Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.


Be prepared to take cleaning items with you during an evacuation like soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, or general household cleaning supplies to disinfect surfaces you may need to touch regularly.

Hurricane Guides
Make sure you are signed up for the Town’s emergency notification outlets here
Q3 Town Notes Published
The Quarter 3 edition of Town Notes is now available. Read it online. In this issue: 

  • 2020 Election Notices
  • Mayor's Corner 
  • Town Council Quarter in Review 
  • Bobcats and Deer in A Changing Ecosystem
  • New Tide Station
  • TOKI Spotlight
  • 2020 Hurricane Season and more
Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol
Photo courtesy of Alison Frey, Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol.

The current nest count is 339. 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
Office Closure
Monday, September 7 - Labor Day

Brown Trash & Hazardous Waste Collection
Friday, September 4, 2020 | Not sure what classifies - check here

All brown trash must be placed on the curb by 7:00 a.m. to ensure collection. Hazardous waste cannot be placed at the curb and must be brought to the Municipal Center (4475 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy.) for disposal between 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. For larger items such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc., please call Carolina Waste at 843-576-1100 to schedule a pickup at an additional cost.

Solid Waste
There will be no trash collection on Monday, September 7. Monday’s trash will be collected on Tuesday, September 8. All other days will be moved forward a day. No yard debris pickup. Twice per week trash collection (on Friday's) will end after September 12.
Committee Meetings | Virtual Only
Town Council September 1 | 2 p.m.
Planning Commission September 2 | 3 p.m.
Arts & Cultural Events - September 3 | 2 p.m.
Environmental Committee - September 8 | 2 p.m.
Public Safety Committee - September 9 | 11:30 a.m.
Public Works Committee - September 14 | 10 a.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals - September 21 | 3 p.m.
Ways and Means - September 22 | 2 p.m.

Until further notice, all committee meetings will be conducted over video conference and streamed to the Town's YouTube channel.

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