The City of Isle of Palms will soon lose two key department heads in its staff leadership. Chief of Police Thomas Buckhannon will retire effective April 14 after 37 years of service to the City. City Administrator Linda Lovvorn Tucker, the City’s first female City Administrator, has announced her resignation effective October 8, 2018 after 17 years of service. Although we are saddened by this loss in leadership, we wish them the very best and look forward to the future as City Council embarks on an extensive process to find suitable replacements.
As we are in budget season for the next fiscal year, City Council is working hard to keep taxes low while continuing to provide excellent public services. During this budget process, our guiding principle will continue to be improving the quality of life of our residents. We are putting residents first and addressing their priorities as they were identified by our residents at the Citizen Forums held earlier this year. We have already made progress in doing so; last month City Council approved amendments to the Managed Beach Parking Plan that include a year-round parking plan, establishing parallel parking on both sides of Palm Blvd., and eliminating trailer parking on Waterway Blvd.
Mark your calendars and do not miss these upcoming City events! The Annual Yard Sale will be held at the Recreation Center on Saturday, April 14 starting at 8 a.m. and the Household Hazardous Waste & Shred Day will be on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Municipal Parking Lot on Pavilion Dr.
I would like to say a huge thank you to all who attended the Easter Egg Hunt at the Rec Center! Hundreds of children and families enjoyed the perfect day in community in our beautiful piece of paradise.
Isle of Palms Mayor