Category Archive: Isle Of Palms City Council

Nov 16 2016

Isle Of Palms Tweaks Parking Plan For 2017

By Susan Hill Smith, Island Eye News Staff Writer With the city’s 2016 beach parking overhaul in its rear-view mirror, Isle of Palms City Council is already moving forward with adjustments for the 2017 season. Council held a special meeting to consider parking issues Nov. 1, 2016 two weeks after a public forum at the …

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Sep 12 2016

Isle Of Palms Council Approves Nearly Half A Million In Spending

By Susan Hill Smith, Island Eye News Staff Writer Isle of Palms City Council approved spending up to $489,000 on 14 items with one vote Aug. 23, though three members joined in opposition after failed attempts to separately consider the expense of fire department walkie talkies, murals for the Front Beach restroom building and architectural …

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Aug 13 2016

Isle Of Palms Council Tackles Litigation, Marina Redevelopment At July 2016 Meeting

By Mimi Wood, Island Eye News Staff Writer July’s IOP City Council Meeting opened with a twist; by closing an Executive Meeting that convened immediately preceding it. A vote was taken on a resolution arising from that closed session prior to the Call to Order of the regular monthly meeting. Passing unanimously, the Council voted …

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Jun 20 2016

Encroachments On Right Of Way Present Safety Concerns

By Mimi Wood, Island Eye News Staff Writer Did you know that nearly every property on Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s has a South Carolina Right Of Way easement? Do you know what that means? In the simplest of terms, it means the state owns a portion of your front yard. Which begs the question, …

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May 07 2016

Isle Of Palms April 2016 Council Meeting

By Mimi Wood, Island Eye News Staff Writer A new Holiday Tree for Front Beach; “Scripted” fireworks, the likes of which the island has never seen; and a 5K Turtle Trot were all highlights of the Isle of Palms City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 26. Standing committee reports were presented after the usual formalities. …

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Mar 24 2016

Atlantic Saved From Offshore Oil Drilling

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor On March 15, 2016 the Obama administration reversed its decision to end a 30 year ban on drilling for oil off the southeastern Atlantic coast. A draft proposal released by the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management in January 2015 included a plan for a five-year lease starting …

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Mar 15 2016

Mayors On Wheels

By Bridget Johnson for Island Eye News East Cooper Meals on Wheels is partnering with local elected officials to promote the 14th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and the homebound neighbors who rely on its vital safety net. During “Community Champions Week,” March 21 to 25 Isle …

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Feb 17 2016

Islands Consider Coyote Conundrum

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Three years ago coyotes started making their presence known on Sullivan’s Island. They were generally spotted at dusk roaming streets, or before dawn prowling through backyards. At first, interaction was minimal, other than a noticeable depletion of the local rat population and no more road kill. At the …

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Feb 17 2016

Co-Existing With Coyotes

How To Protect Your Pets From Coyotes Coyotes are most active between November/December and March/April, when they are mating and breeding. During this time they are less tolerant of people and pets in open space and parks. Always supervise your pet outside, especially at dawn and dusk. Cat owners should recognize that the only way …

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Jan 14 2016

Dredging Up The Past

Staff Report for Island Eye News When the Isle of Palms executed a successful off-shore dredging project in 2008, a Civil War cannonball was dredged onto the beach. This relic from the past created a lot of excitement! It was evaluated by SWAT team members and a historian from Fort Moultrie. Deemed safe, the cannonball …

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