Category Archive: Sullivans Island Town Council

Feb 19 2016

Letter To The Editor: Leg Traps Are Feckless, Inhumane

Dear Editor, The Town of Sullivan’s Island Town Council is authorizing the use of leg traps for catching coyotes in undisclosed town property locations. Town properties include beaches, accreted forests and dunes, and marsh lands throughout the island. This presents a serious danger to our pets, children, raptors and other wildlife. Leg trapping proponents argue …

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Feb 19 2016

Letter To The Editor: The Concerns

Dear Editor, In the ongoing public debate about a land management plan being crafted by Sullivan’s Island Town Council some concerns have been expressed, by property owners living adjacent to the coastal forest, about apparent “threats” that it poses for residents and property. As this debate continues we have to apply some common sense principles. …

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Feb 19 2016

Letter To The Editor: The Voters Have Spoken

Dear Editor, As a long-time Sullivan’s Island residents, my wife and I raised our children here and are grateful for the natural beauty that surrounds us. We are strongly in favor of preserving the Maritime Forest in the accreted public land that is protected by the Lowcountry Open Land Trust. My preference would be to …

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Feb 19 2016

Letter To The Editor: Fairness In The Maritime Forest

Dear Editor, In the ongoing discussion by the Sullivan’s Island Town Council about the accreted land, I think one aspect of this debate has not been presented adequately. The accreted land was placed under a conservation easement in 1991. It was placed in this Trust for the benefit and enjoyment of all of the residents …

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Feb 19 2016

Letter To The Editor: Supporting Harm

Dear Editor, Sullivan’s Island Town Council is in the final stages of developing a plan for the “Transition Zone” portion of an overall management plan for the protected coastal forest. This zone was proposed as an accommodation to island residents living adjacent to the forest who have expressed concerns and who desire a more open …

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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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Feb 11 2016

Sullivan’s Island Moves Toward Compromise On Accreted Land

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Sullivan’s Island Town Council looks to be close to a compromise on the issue of what should and should not be in the transition zone between the maritime forest on the accreted land and the homes adjacent to the forest. Council has been considering two plans, one put …

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Jan 07 2016

Have Your Name Set In Cement

Staff Report for Island Eye News Want to have your name go down in the history of Sullivan’s Island? Well here’s your chance. The Town of Sullivan’s Island has launched an opportunity to purchase a commemorative brick for placement at the new Town Hall and Police Station. Bricks are either 4” x 4” at $150 …

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Jan 04 2016

A Year In Review 2015

Take a walk down memory lane with The Island Eye News as we look back on the highs (and some lows) of an eventful year. From battling the threat of offshore drilling, debating three parking plans and surviving thousand year rains, to electing a new council and mayor for Sullivan’s and enacting a groundbreaking ban …

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