Town Council Virtual Special Call Meeting Today at 4 p.m.
Town Council will hold a virtual special call meeting today, Wednesday, May 12, at 4 p.m. via Zoom to discuss the Permanent Ordinance and Emergency Ordinance related to COVID-19 restrictions. The agenda is available here.  

The meeting will be live-streamed and available for viewing on the Town's YouTube channel here.
Joint Interagency Training
Recently, Charleston County EMS, Kiawah Island Beach Patrol, and St. John's Fire District (SJFD) participated in joint training to run mock scenarios and enhance joint response coordination for beach-related incidents. The exercises focused on accessing injured patients on the beach, radio communications, patient care, and more. 

All entities worked together to execute collaborative patient care and seamless transition from one first responder agency to another. For challenging environments where access is limited, like the beach, enhancing interagency coordination can positively influence emergency response logistics in life-threatening scenarios.

One scenario involved a patient who fainted, and in another exercise, the agencies responded to a cardiac arrest on the beach. Read more
1st Sea Turtle Nest of the Season
On Monday (May 10), Turtle Patrol found Kiawah's first loggerhead sea turtle nest of the season. Needless to say, we are EGG-CITED to share this news. The first sea turtle nest on South Carolina beaches in 2021 was discovered last week on Seabrook Island.

Current Nest Count: 2 

Help us protect our turtles by remembering:

  • Never harass, touch or disturb hatchlings or eggs.
  • 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.
  • Lights out for Turtles! May - October, all outdoor lighting facing the beachfront should be turned off from 9 p.m. to dawn. The use of artificial light (flashlights, cell phone lights, etc.) on our beach can cause nesting females to abandon nesting attempts and can disorient hatchlings as they make their way to the ocean. Red lighting is much more sea-turtle friendly, but even red lights should never be shined directly at a nesting female or a hatchling. Free red flashlight filters are available at the Municipal Center.

Nesting efforts are monitored by a group of dedicated resident volunteers each year. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, Turtle Patrol cannot accept visitor volunteers for patrol or nest evaluations. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for season highlights.
2nd Bobcat Den of the Year
Say hello to some tiny new residents – yesterday Town Biologists found the second den of the year along Flyway Drive containing three 4-day old kittens (2 males, 1 female)! The kittens were quickly fitted with PIT tags and placed back in the den. They are the offspring of Bobcat 300, who was collared on January 29, 2021, on Flyway Drive.
Quarter 2 Town Notes Published
Read the 2021 Quarter 2 edition of Town Notes online here. 
This is the digital issue of Town Notes. Residents signed up for the print edition will receive a mailed issue.
PGA Championship Notices
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 or yard debris collection that week.

Beachwalker County Park
Beachwalker County Park will be closed from May 15 – May 25. The park will reopen on May 26 at 9 a.m.

Commercial Access
Most commercial service providers and contractors will not be permitted access to Kiawah Island during the PGA Championship. Construction and routine services like landscape maintenance will be prohibited. Furniture deliveries and non-essential deliveries will be prohibited. Services that will be permitted include deliveries from UPS, FedEx, Amazon, and the US postal service, food service, and fuel deliveries, and specific home services (home health care, housekeepers, pool maintenance, and trash services).

Spectator Guide
Ticket holders for the PGA Championship are encouraged to check out the tournament's Spectator Guide.
Parkway Improvement Project Update
Bike path - The Town is working with our contractor to add vegetation to create a thicker buffer between the roadway and the bike path along the new right turn lane at the Andell tract.
The next King Tide that could affect the island will occur May 24-28. 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 daily routines. More
Give Our Shorebirds Space
Many of our shorebirds are fast approaching check-out and we need your help to make their stay on Kiawah a five-star experience! Please do not disturb the birds on the beach, many of them will soon embark on an incredibly long journey and need as much rest as possible. If birds react (calling, standing up, running, or flying) step back immediately. Stay at least 50 yards away, or half the length of a football field. Keep pets far away on a leash, and respect the posted signs.
Upcoming Office Closures May 31 — Memorial Day
Twice A Week Trash Collection
Twice a week trash collection service (on Fridays) for participating residences began May 7 and continues through September 10. Please leave trash receptacles out, or enclosures unlocked so our provider can service your property.

PGA Championship 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 or yard debris pick up this week.

Memorial Day Service Change 
Monday's trash will be collected on Tuesday, June 1. All other collections move forward one day. No yard debris collection his week. Twice per week service will be collected on Friday.

Special Collections
Bicycle Collection – Thursday, June 3 | 7 a.m. Contact Julie at 843- 768-9166 to schedule.
Brown Trash Collection - Friday, June 4 | 7 a.m. Not sure what classifies? Check here 
Find a testing location here. Visit the Town's comprehensive webpage with resources on COVID-19, including updated statistics, DHEC reporting, and more.
Arts Council Committee Openings
Are you an arts enthusiast with a knack for events? The Town of Kiawah Island Arts and Cultural Events Council would like to add new members to the committee! The Arts Council works collaboratively to source and presents high caliber performances for residents and visitors. More
Report ordinance violations or rental property problems 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
Ways and Means – May 24 | 3 p.m.
Town Council – June 1 | 2 p.m.
Planning Commission – June 2 | 3 p.m.
Arts & Cultural Events Council – June 3 | 2 p.m.
Public Safety – June 9 | 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 meeting's location. Dates, times, and locations sometimes change. Before planning to attend a meeting, check our website.
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