Q4 Town Notes Published
The Quarter 4 edition of Town Notes is now available. Read it online. In this issue: 

  • Municipal Election Candidate Biographies
  • Mayor's Corner 
  • Judge Strauch Announces Retirement
  • Community Flood Rating and New Flood Maps
  • Charitable Contributions Spotlight
  • Arts Council Update

This is the digital issue of Town Notes. Residents signed up for the print edition will receive a mailed issue.
Town Seeks New Municipal Judge
Judge John Strauch has announced his plans to retire from his position as the Town's Municipal Judge at the end of his term on March 1, 2021. Judge Strauch was appointed on March 5, 2013, and has served two terms. The Town would like to thank Judge Strauch for his six years of service and wishes him a long, happy retirement. 

With Judge Strauch's upcoming retirement, the Town is seeking a new municipal judge to train under Judge Strauch's direction until his term expires in March. More
Flu Shot Clinic To Be Held October 23
CVS Pharmacy will hold a flu shot clinic on Friday, October 23, 2020, at the Municipal Center. Anyone over the age of 12 can participate. Most insurances are accepted (except for Tricare) and provide the shot at no charge. If you have any questions about insurance, please email the clinic coordinator Ryan Linton at lintonrp@gmail.com. Appointment time slots will be held in half-hour increments. Temperature checks and masks will be required for entry. CVS staff will be practicing additional safety protocols related to COVID-19. 
Main Road Corridor Project Update
The online public information meeting for the Main Road Corridor Project Segment C is available now. Charleston County recently completed the collection, modeling, and analysis of traffic data to develop the proposed alternatives. Citizens will have the opportunity to review information about the project’s purpose and need, the proposed alternatives, and provide input. More

For an update on the Mark Clark Extension click here.
Updates from Town Council
The following are highlights from Town Council's October 6 meeting. Watch the meeting on YouTube here

Flood Damage Prevention
Town Council approved the second and final reading of Ordinance 2020-10, to amend the Town's existing flood damage prevention ordinance with the latest edition of the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps, which become effective January 29, 2021. More

Littering Ordinance Amendments
Town Council approved the second and final reading of Ordinance 2020-11, which strengthened the current litter Ordinance. More

Emergency Ordinance 2020-09.1
Town Council approved amended Emergency Ordinance 2020-09.1 which extends existing requirements including face coverings and other emergency restrictions to address COVID-19 until December 5. A summary of the requirements is provided here.
Save Kiawah Bobcats Week | Oct. 11-17, 2020
Mayor Weaver proclaimed this week, October 11 to October 17, to be Save Kiawah Bobcats week. Read the proclamation.

Additional bobcat updates:

Beach Leash Ordinance Seasonal Change
November 1 – March 15 – Pets are allowed to be off-leash from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. everywhere on the beach except in the critical habitat area. Pets must be leashed from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. Owners must remain with their pet, have the pet under control, and have a leash in their possession if there is a need to leash their pet or if requested by other beachgoers or by Beach Patrol. Violators could be ticketed. Electronic leashes are prohibited. More at www.kiawahisland.org/beaches
Community Flood Rating and New Flood Maps 
The Town of Kiawah Island is a part of the National Flood Insurance Program and Community Rating System which is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum program requirements. Kiawah has a class 5 rating, and residents should qualify for a 25% discount on their rates. Contact your insurance provider for specific details.

New Flood Maps
The Town’s new flood maps will become effective on January 29, 2021. The new maps impact the requirement and cost of flood insurance for some residents and affect base flood elevation requirements on new construction. If you have questions, contact Bruce Spicher at bspicher@kiawahisland.org.
Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol
Photo courtesy of Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol

The current nest count is 342. 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. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for season highlights.

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 Season
June 1 through November 30.

Guides

Notification
Make sure you are signed up for the Town’s emergency notification outlets here
Notices
Office Closure
November 11 - Veterans Day

Solid Waste
Augusta National Court will be paved on Monday, October 26. Solid waste service for this street will be moved to Tuesday, October 27.
Previously Mentioned
Committee Meetings
Board of Zoning Appeals - October 19 | 3 p.m.
Audit Committee - October 21 | 10 a.m.
Ways & Means Committee - October 27 | 2 p.m.
Town Council - November 3 | 2 p.m. (in-person/live-streamed)
Planning Commission - November 4 | 3 p.m.
Arts & Cultural Events Council - November 5 | 2 p.m.

Some committees are returning to in-person meeting formats. The Town will live-stream all committee meetings that are conducted over video conference on the Town's YouTube channel.

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