Tag: management

Aug 31 2018

Beachfront Management Reform Put Into Action

By Mimi Wood, The Island Eye News Staff Writer Literally, a line in the sand. Actually two lines; jurisdictional lines, designed to preserve the beach and dune systems, while still maintaining land rights for coastal property owners. That’s the crux of the Beachfront Management Reform Act, signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster under a …

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May 23 2018

Bill Would Improve FEMA Practices

By Sanford Press Office for The Island Eye News U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Tim Scott (R-SC) and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Mark Sanford (R-SC) introduced legislation that would help more vulnerable homeowners move out of dangerous flood zones. The bipartisan bill calls for a comprehensive review of the Federal Emergency Management …

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May 14 2018

2018 Alligator Hunting Season

Staff Report for The Island Eye News The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is accepting online applications for the 2018 Public Alligator Hunting season and the 2018 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Alligator Hunting Season at dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/alligator/ index.html. It is estimated that more than 100,000 alligators live from the Midlands to the coast of South Carolina …

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Apr 23 2018

FEMA Approves Nearly $1.3 Million For City Of Isle Of Palms

By Neily Chapman for Island Eye News The City of Isle of Palms in South Carolina will receive $1,298,459 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency including reimbursement for replacing sand along Isle of Palms Beach after Hurricane Irma. The almost $1.3 million grant represents a federal share of the project’s total cost of $1,731,278. The …

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Feb 09 2018

Op-Ed: Building A Village, Part II

By Rick Reed for The Island Eye News Just as no one Village is exactly like another, there are also variations of the theme. It is important to look not only at the different potentials of the “New Village” but to learn from the problems that are already being seen. The rapid explosion of Villages …

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Jan 17 2018

Sullivan’s Island Mayor’s Message: January 2018

Dear Island Neighbors, Well, it’s our first column of 2018 and I hope you are having a healthy and happy new year… with our opening snow week as good training in resilience, flexibility and humor. Wasn’t it fun out here on the first snow day when we saw our Island decked out for 2018 Christmas …

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Nov 11 2017

DHEC Holds Public Hearing Over Jurisdictional Lines

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Eye News Sr. Staff Writer Blair Williams, Manager of Wetland Permitting with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control division of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management opened the public hearing on SC’s new shoreline development regulations in the usual manner. He called for a four-minute time limit on …

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Oct 25 2017

Isle Of Palms Mayoral Candidates

By Katy Calloway, The Island Eye News Editor Just in time for the election, the Island Eye News posed the same six questions we asked council candidates to your candidates for Mayor. Jimmy Carroll and Dick Cronin are going head-to-head and if you are still undecided, the following straight shooting answers to some of the …

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Oct 20 2017

Letter To The Editor: Ocean Club Beach Management Program

Dear Editor, It might surprise many people in the Charleston area that real live people reside year round in the condos and oceanfront homes in Wild Dunes on the Isle of Palms. Most of us are senior citizens and we are trying to protect and save our homes using the Wave Dissipation System (“WDS”) as …

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Oct 03 2017

Hurricane Irma Debris Clean Up

By Andy Benke for Island Eye News Good afternoon Island residents,  Charleston County Public Works has advised that the FEMA debris removal trucks will be on the Island this week to remove the Hurricane Irma debris from the roadside.  The goal is to complete the work on Sullivan’s Island by Friday October 6, 2017. Please make …

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