Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the first ever Isle of Palms Citizen Forums held on Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 at the Recreation Center. I am thrilled with the response from our citizens; over 200 people came to share their concerns and hopes for the beautiful island we are blessed to call home!
City Council will have two working sessions where we will discuss the input received and use it to guide our budget and planning process for the next fiscal year. The first session will be on Feb. 28 and the second session on March 21 from 2 – 6 p.m.
Related to significant current projects, the Beach Restoration Project continues pumping along. Progress on this project is coming along nicely. You might be aware of the presence of mud rollers on the beach. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock reacted quickly to move the dredge out of the section of the borrow area that was producing mud rollers. Mud rollers are not biologically significant, as they were likely buried by several feet of sand in the borrow area.
Before the dredging project began, Coastal Science & Engineering conducted extensive sampling of the offshore zone of the island to identify the areas having the best sand; however, it was known that there was a possibility that areas of lesser quality sand were present. The City continues to monitor this situation and has instructed Coastal Science & Engineering to collect and remove visible mud rollers from the beach.
Do not miss the city’s upcoming events. Join me at the Front Beach Fest at noon on March 3 as we celebrate spring and support our local businesses. This is a free and fun event for the whole family. We will have live beach music from The Holiday Band, and the legendary band, The Tams.
Parking will be available at the Municipal Parking Lots on Pavilion Dr. On March 31, the Isle of Palms Recreation Center, located at 24 Twenty-Eighth Ave., will host the very popular Easter Egg Hunt. Hunt for eggs, meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy so much more starting at 10 a.m. sharp.
Please remember that Mayor’s office hours will be every third Thursday of each month from 4– 5 p.m. at my office at City Hall, located at 1207 Palm Blvd. Stop by to say hi, ask questions or share your concerns with me. If you need to meet or talk to me anytime, please call or text me at 843.452.1200 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isle of Palms Mayor