The Island Eye News

Isle of Palms Mayor’s Message: August 2018

First, I want to thank the City of Isle of Palms employees who put in long hours during the busy summer season to provide services to our residents and visitors. I also want to show my appreciation for our amazing public safety personnel who put their lives on the line and work endless hours to keep us safe.

Their dedication and love for the Isle of Palms continues to be a source of inspiration for the rest of us!

As you all know, providing adequate, public, right-of-way parking while ensuring public safety and protecting our residential neighborhoods, is one of the City’s biggest challenges. Recently, City Council approved ordinances that put in place much needed changes to the Managed Beach Parking Plan. The City awarded a contract for the fabrication and installation of signs associated with these changes. The contractor is expected to complete this project in the fall.

YEAR-ROUND ENFORCEMENT

Parking along the public rights-of-way will be regulated year-round between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you live in a Residential Parking District and park your vehicle on the public right-of-way during these hours, your vehicle must display a valid Resident Parking Permit or Special Permit.

Beach Parking Zone – Palm Boulevard between 21st and 40th Avenue.

No permit is required to park along the public rights-of-way of Palm Boulevard between 21st and 40th Aves. However, vehicles must parallel park within four feet (4’) of the pavement. Also, double parking on the passenger side of any vehicle that is paralleled parked is prohibited.

RESIDENTIAL PARKING DISTRICT

The unregulated section of public right-ofway on 41st Ave. between Frank Sottile and the terminus of 41st Ave.is now part of the Residential Parking District. Vehicles parked along the public right-of-way of 41st Ave. between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. must display a valid Resident Parking Permit or Special Permit.

TRAILER PARKING

The City prohibits any truck or trailer with an overall length of twenty feet (20’) or greater to be parked along the public rights-of-way for more than one (1) hour or as long as it is reasonably necessary to load or unload passengers or materials. There is an exception along the public right-of-way of 41st Ave. between Waterway Boulevard and the terminus of 41st Ave. for vehicles with attached boat trailers displaying a valid Resident Parking Permit.

Please visit the City’s website at IOP.net for more information and to register online for the Resident Parking Permit.

Jimmy Carroll, Mayor