July 4th Festivities: What You Need To Know
Salute from the Shore
Head out to the beach on July 4th for the 10th annual flyover of Salute from the Shore honoring America's armed forces! As in prior years, the flyby of F-16s and vintage World War II aircraft will commence at the NC/SC border at 1:00 p.m. and make its way down the entire S.C. coast.  Check here for an estimated Kiawah flyover time.
Pet Safety Tips for the 4th!
  • Make sure microchip and ID tags are current
  • Provide a safe spot from loud noises
  • Keep them in a quiet room with doors closed during parties
  • Stay with them and comfort them during fireworks
  • If necessary, ask your vet ahead of time about meds to keep them calm
The Town offices will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Traffic Alert for Kiawah Island Parkway | July 3

 Due to a special event at Cassique on July 3, there will be higher than average traffic volumes on the Kiawah Island Parkway from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. and from 9:30 – 11 p.m. Please plan your travel accordingly.
Please be aware that the next King Tide that could effect the island will occur July 3-4. The term "King Tide" is used to describe 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. This is particularly true when a King Tide event coincides with significant precipitation because water drainage and runoff is impeded. 
Solid Waste Holiday Service Change

Yard debris will be collected on Friday, July 5. Friday’s trash collection will move to Saturday, July 6. (Only applies to residents that have 2x wk. collection service.)
Manage your Berkeley Electric Account with SmartHub

Berkeley Electric Cooperative is now offering the SmartHub account management app. SmartHub is fully integrated with Berkeley Electric and delivers account information, mobile payments and more. With the SmartHub app you can:

  • Report a service interruption
  • Check your usage
  • Contact their office
  • Pay your bill and more

With hurricane season upon us, SmartHub is a helpful tool for your household to put in place. Download the free app today . More Information
Turtle Patrol Update
Current Nest Count: 388
Nesting Season: May-October

Follow the turtle patrol season on our  Facebook  and   Instagram   accounts.
 
Remember:  May thru October all outdoor lighting facing the beachfront should be turned off from 9:00 p.m. to dawn. If you encounter a nesting female, admire her from a distance. Do not approach her or make loud noises. It could cause her to return to the ocean and not nest on Kiawah. NEVER interfere with a turtle nest. It is illegal to harm, or in any way interfere with a sea turtle or their eggs. Photo: Jed Christoph
Changes to Arts Council Ticketing System

Beginning in July, the Arts Council will be utilizing a NEW online-only ticket system and charging a $10 fee for additional events in the 2019/2020 season. Learn More

Kiawah Property owners are invited to register here to receive a code for the season by which they can access Arts tickets 3 days ahead of the public release.
Kiawah Conservancy Summer  Education Programs

The Kiawah Conservancy invites you to join them for a series of free, family-friendly conservation education talks, Kiawah Turtle Patrol and Shorebird simulations, award-winning documentary shorts, guided nature walks, and more. These programs are sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy, Town of Kiawah Island, and Kiawah Island Community Association.  Download the full schedule and program descriptions here . Space is limited . Reservations requested.

Upcoming Events
Main Road Corridor Presentation
 
A Charleston County representative will be presenting the proposed improvements to the Main Road Corridor at the August 6 Town Council meeting held at 2:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. In May, Charleston County held public information meetings regarding Segment A: US 17 and Main Road Intersection & Main Road Improvements - Bees Ferry to River Road sharing preliminary design alternatives for the Main Road Corridor between Bees Ferry Road and the River Road/Chisolm Road intersection. To view the proposed alternatives, visit the  project website
Emergency Preparedness Packets

Did you miss Disaster Awareness Day? If so, stop by the Municipal Center to get copies of the updated local and state guides.

Residents can also download the updated guides  here.
Last Week for Reading Partners Book Drive

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. Please consider participating by dropping off new or gently used children’s books for students in kindergarten through second grade at 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
Next Event
Moranz Entertainment presents Let the Good Times Roll 2019
Tuesday, July 23 | 7:30 p.m.
East Beach Conference Center
Tickets: $10
Ticket Release: 7/9

Town Council Meeting – July 2 | 2:00 p.m. Canceled
Planning Commission – July 3 | 3:00 p.m.
Environmental Committee – July 9 | 2:00 p.m.
Communications Workgroup – July 16 | 2:00 p.m.
Public Safety Committee – July 17 | 2:00 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee – July 23 | 2:00 p.m.
CERT Team – July 24 | 3:00 p.m.
 * Meeting are subject to change





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