Regulation of Single-use Plastics Update
Charleston County to Hold Public Information Meeting on Main Road and US 17 Improvements

Charleston County will host a public meeting on May 20 to gather public comments and discuss preliminary design alternatives for Main Road Segment A: US 17 and Main Road Intersection & Main Road Improvements - Bees Ferry to River Road. The meeting is scheduled from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the St. John’s High School cafeteria, 1518 Main Road, Johns Island, S.C. 29455.
The meeting will be drop-in format, with staff available at display stations to answer questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide comments on each of the proposed alternatives, and the project team will use the input to help shape the future of this project. There will be no formal presentation.
Meeting Details:
  • Monday, May 20, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • St. John’s High School cafeteria, 1518 Main Road, Johns Island, S.C. 29455
  • Drop-in format; no formal presentation. Comments will be accepted on all alternatives. More information
Lights Out for Turtles!
Current Nest Count: 29

May thru October all outdoor lighting facing the beachfront should be turned off from 9:00 p.m. to dawn. Artificial light such as flashlights, cellular phones, and cameras without filters are prohibited on the beach at night. Nesting females look for dark beaches to lay their eggs. Bright lights confuse them, causing them to abandon the beach in search of a more suitable spot. Hatchling turtles use the natural light to navigate to the ocean after leaving the nest. Mistaking artificial lights for the moon or sun, hatchlings quickly become disoriented, wandering into backyards, swimming pools, storm drains and busy roads. Free red flashlight filters are available at the Municipal Center and Nature Center. 
Reading Partners is holding month-long book drive in June to collect new and gently used children’s books in Charleston area communities for distribution through the Reading Partners’ network of tutors. Reading Partners works in local schools with students needing to improve their literacy and reading levels. ​The books will help the students build a love for reading by having their own at-home libraries. 

Please consider participating by dropping off new or gently used children’s books for students in kindergarten through second grade six Charleston County Public Library locations. The closest drop off location is John’s Island Regional Library​ at 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island. More information
Solid Waste Changes

Memorial Day Service Change: Monday’s trash collection will move to Tuesday, May 28. All other collection days will move forward a day.

Twice per week trash collection (Fridays) began May 3.
Office Closures

May 27 — Memorial Day

July 4 — Independence Day

September 2 — Labor Day 
Next Event
Behind the Lines:
A Musical Tribute to America’s Heroes
Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Seabrook Island House
Sold Out

Ways and Means Committee – May 28 | 2:00 p.m.
Town Council Meeting – June 4 | 2:00 p.m. Live Stream Available
Planning Commission – June 5 | 3:00 p.m.
Arts Council – June 6 | 2:00 p.m.
Public Works Committee – June 10 | 10:00 a.m.
Public Safety Committee – June 12 | 2:00 p.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals – June 17 | 3:00 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee – June 25 | 2:00 p.m.

 * Meeting are subject to change

(843) 768-9166
4475 Betsy Kerrison Parkway
Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455