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Category: Sullivans Island Town Council

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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Mar 09 2016

Sullivan’s Island Council Votes On Accreted Land

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Sullivan’s Island Town Council took a huge step forward in its management of the accreted land that has added over 100 acres to the island in the last 25 years. At a special meeting on Feb. 25, 2016, council took its first vote on how to manage the …

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Mar 08 2016

Town Hall Gets ‘Topped Off’

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Photos by Steve Rosamilia Sullivan’s Island’s new Town Hall received its “topping off” Thursday, March 3, 2016. Members of town council and the crew who are working on the building attended a short ceremony to watch the last structural beam be lowered into place. The building is scheduled …

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Feb 19 2016

Sullivan’s Island’s O’Neil Endorses Kasich

  Pat O’Neil, the Mayor of Sullivan’s Island, SC has today endorsed Gov. Kasich to be the Republican Party Presidential nominee. “I enthusiastically support Gov. Kasich’s candidacy, and urge my neighbors on Sullivan’s Island and throughout the Lowcountry to vote for him in Saturday’s Republican primary,” O’Neil said. “As I look at all the candidates in …

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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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