May 17, Town Council Meeting Summary
The Town Administrator reported: (1) Town's financial position remains stable with a net asset position of $482,000. Receipt of some revenues has been slow; however, expenditures have been below budget projections. (2) Commercial site plan review has be transferred from Charleston County to Town staff. The transition has been smooth and appears to be working well. (3) Town's consulting engineer has started work on a conceptual design study for additional sidewalks along Camp Road. The study should be complete within the next few months. (4) Drainage problems at the lake at North Stiles in the Clearview Subdivision is still being repaired. The project should be completed within the next 7-10 days. (5) Visits to evaluate sites for a new Town Park have begun. We visited several potential sites last week. Applications are due in July or August, 2013. (6) Town's first newsletter will be mailed to households and businesses in the Town and unincorporated Charleston County by the end of the month. (7) The Town will submit an application for funds from the Charleston County Transportation Committee (CTC) to install a sidewalk section along Fort Johnson Road (at Jerdone) and to pave Jeffery and Lemontree Streets. And, (8) Mayor Woolsey has sent a letter to the the PSD regarding property tax credit refunds. This proposal would involve a payment to the PSD so that a reduction could be made on this year's property taxes for Town of James Island property owners. No response has been received from the P.S.D.
Mayor and Town Council approved the second and final reading of an ordinance to amend the Town's Budget for FY 2012-13. This amendment will allow corrections to budget line items. The first reading of an ordinance to adopt a fee schedule for planning and zoning activities also was approved. This ordinance adopts planning and zoning fees that are consistent with Charleston County.
No other business was transacted. The next Town Council meeting will be June 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Town Hall.
May 17, Children's Commission's Memorial Day Festival
May 16, Building Code Information Update
Effective July 1, 2013, the following building codes will be in effect and enforced by the County of Charleston and the Town of James Island:
- 2011 NEC
- 2012 International Codes
All projects submitted after July 1, 2013 will require compliance with the new codes.
Should you have questions, please contact the County Building Service Department or Berry Rudisill, Town of James Island Building Service Department firstname.lastname@example.org
April 26, Free James Island Recognized
The “Free James Island” was honored by the Town of James Island on April 24, 2013 at Town Hall. Over 60 people attended the celebration.
Mayor Woolsey presented the Town’s “Leadership and Community Award” for its successful efforts to reincorporate the Town of James Island. Over 80% of eligible voters approved the new Town’s reincorporation one year ago, on April 24, 2012. This successful election was the result of work that started in the July 2011. Our Town would not exist without the hard work and dedication of “Free James Island”.
Mayor Woolsey also presented “Awards of Merit” to individuals associated with “Free James Island”. The awards went to Free James Island board members Leonard Blank, Carter McMillan, Bill Woolsey Inez Brown-Crouch and Kay Kernodle. The Managers of Election Donna Parrish, Sim Parrish, Fay Lohr were also recognized. The Free James Island legal team of Trent Kernodle and Allison Sessoms received awards along with State Representative Peter McCoy.
After the presentations, everyone enjoyed a celebration cake and other refreshments. Special thanks go to Kathy Woolsey, Nancy Mason, Frances Simmons and others who organized the party.
James Island Town Hall
1238-B Camp Road
P.O. Box 12240
James Island, SC 29412
Office: (843) 795-4141
Fax: (843) 795-4878
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