Category: Sullivans Island Town Council

May 01 2013

Letter To The Editor: Mike Perkis Support

Dear Editor, We enthusiastically support Mike Perkis for mayor of Sullivan’s Island. He has shown steadfast leadership in his 8 years on Town Council. During this time, Mike has championed accountability, transparency, accessibility, and clear communication. He answers questions directly and consistently. He is available by email, phone, and in person. He communicates significant changes …

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May 01 2013

Letter To The Editor: Holding a Vote, Having a Voice

Dear Editor, What irony! Judge Markley Dennis ruled in favor of the Sullivan’s Island petitioners on March 8, but the Sullivan’s Island Town Council still refuses to hold a vote as required by the petition—all the while putting up signs asking residents to vote for THEM in the upcoming election! In other words, give Town …

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Apr 19 2013

Letter to the Editor: Winchester

Dear Editor, I read with interest Karen Coste’s letter about writing-in Carl Smith for Mayor in the upcoming Sullivan’s Island election. Good luck, Karen! It seems that at the last Town Council meeting, it was announced that Mayoral write-in candidates would NOT be counted, and that Mr. Perkis is already the winner. This obviously concerns me, …

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Apr 19 2013

Letter to the Editor: Holl

Dear Editor, There has been much spirited debate about the new SIES in these pages over the past months to which I would like to add the following thoughts. I support the new school that is being built yet I signed the petition on asking for a vote on a smaller school – and I …

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Apr 18 2013

Town Council Candidates Address Pertinent Island Issues

In an effort to inform our readers of the five Town Council candidates positions on very important island issues, the Island Eye News released a questionnaire to each candidate. The six questions are found below, followed by each candidates response. Answers were printed verbatim. What is the character of Sullivan’s Island and how would you …

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Apr 16 2013

The Write Answer

Despite much uncertainty over the tabulation of write-in votes in the upcoming Sullivan’s Island Municipal Election, the SI Election Commission confirmed on April 15 that all votes, including absentee votes and write-in votes, will indeed by counted. The State of South Carolina Code of Laws states in section 7-13-190 that if only one person has …

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Apr 10 2013

Mayors Support Meals on Wheels

On March 20, Mayors from the Charleston area participated in “Mayors for Meals” day, and volunteered one of their mornings to help the needy in Charleston County. Across the country, 8.3 million seniors are threatened by hunger. Whether it is due to a fixed income, failing health or a number of other factors, our elderly …

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Apr 08 2013

Letter To The Editor: Sullivan Islanders Deserve The Right To A Vote

Dear Editor, The victory in the court two weeks ago was massive, Town Council tried to have the petition for a referendum thrown out claiming it was not valid, obviously the judge did not think so! The concerned residents of Sullivan’s Island just want to exercise their legal right under S.C. law, see below, it …

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Apr 08 2013

Letter To The Editor: I Should Not, I Could Not, I Will Not Vote.

Dear Editor, I am an involved American who takes my civil liberties seriously. I am not apathetic. I am not lazy. I have voted in every national, state, and local election since I was of age. Through the years, I always made a point to take my child with me into the voting booths so …

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Apr 02 2013

2013 Sullivan’s Island Election Guide

On Tuesday, May 7, Sullivan’s Island residents will head to the polls and elect a new Council. Three spots are open for councilmembers, with four candidates vying for the seats. Current councilman Mike Perkis is the sole mayoral candidate. Below you will find short biographies of the Council candidates. Get to know them all a …

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