Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:48:00 PM
The applicant has postponed the neighborhood meeting regarding the location of a cell tower at the James Island Youth Soccer Club. The Town of James Island has postponed the public hearing.
The meeting was scheduled for this Thursday, February 12 at 4:30. The Public Hearing had been scheduled for February 19. There will still be a Town Council meeting at 7:00 on Thursday, February 19.
The applicant is considering a different location of the tower on the property.
Monday, February 9, 2015 4:13:00 PM
News Release February 6, 2015
Release Number: 3871
MEDIA CONTACT Shawn Smetana, Public Information Officer Phone: (843) 958-4007 / Fax: (843) 958-4004 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project website: http://roads.charlestoncounty.org/projects/harborviewroad/
Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures continue for the Harbor View Road Improvements project
Charleston County Government announces nighttime lane closures starting on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Crews will be working on Harbor View Road between Fort Sumter Drive and Shamrock Lane for the Harbor View Road Improvements project. All work is weather permitting.
Feb. 8 – Feb. 21:
• Nighttime lane closures will occur on Harbor View Road between Fort Sumter Drive and Shamrock Lane.
• The work will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. Friday through Saturday nights.
• Flagmen will be on site to control traffic.
• At no time will the entire roadway be blocked to traffic.
• Drivers will have access to businesses and residential properties along Harbor View Road at all times.
• At least one lane will remain open to traffic under flagging operations.
• Drivers traveling through the project’s construction zone are asked to be aware of equipment and crews working in the area at all times.
The purpose of the Harbor View Road Improvements project is to improve traffic flow and safety on Harbor View Road and to provide adequate bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The scheduled completion of the project is expected in September 2016.
The project will include the addition of a center two-way left turn lane between North Shore Drive and Affirmation Boulevard, the addition of right turn lanes at major intersections, the addition of traffic signals at Fort Sumter Drive and Mikell Drive, the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Harbor View Road and Fort Johnson Road and the addition of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Visit the official website at http://roads.charlestoncounty.org for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects. Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.
For information on Charleston County Government news and services, the public can:
• Visit our website: www.charlestoncounty.org
- Prepared by Shawn Smetana -
Friday, February 6, 2015 2:55:00 PM
Sherwin Williams was officially welcomed to the Town of James Island on Tuesday, January 20th with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony sponsored by the Town. We are happy to have their business here on the Island, and their beautiful building is an asset to Folly Road.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:27:00 AM
January 15, 2015
Town Council met on Thursday, January 15.
Scott Cave, who is the consultant reviewing the Town's Emergency Plan, gave an update. He reported that the Town is approximately halfway finished on preparing the Emergency Plan. He added that James Island Public Service District staff were participating in the committee meetings. Chief Seabolt plays the leading role in operations within both the Town and the rest of the James Island Public Service District during any emergency. Thank you James Island Public Service District for working with the Town on this vital project.
Town Council reelected Councilman Leonard Blank to be Mayor Pro-Tem.
Town Council approved a record keeping policy consistent with the South Carolina State Archives.
Town Council voted 4 to 1 to appoint Warren Sloane to the Planning Commission. Planning Commissioner Ed Lohr has resigned due to health problems. Mayor Woolsey nominated Sloane. Councilman Milliken voted against the nomination.
Deputy Stanley Singer was recognized as Island Sheriff Patrol officer of the quarter. Thank you Deputy Singer for all of your good work in protecting the citizens of James Island!
Council approved a Memorandum of Agreement with Charleston County, the City of Charleston, CHATS, and the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments to establish the Riverland Drive Scenic Byway Committee.
Council approved a resolution asking the state legislature to give municipalities the authority to regulate the right of way in residential neighborhoods in their jurisdictions. The reason for this resolution was a request coming out of the James Island Neighborhood Council to allow homeowners to keep people from parking on the grass next to the street in front of their homes. Municipalities do not currently have authority under South Carolina law to pass ordinances limiting parking in the right of way.
The Town of James Island passed on first reading an ordinance amending the use table for the Office Residential zone. The changes make the permitted uses more consistent with the Town's Residential zone (RSL), though specifically allowing the sorts of office uses this zone is intended to allow.
Council went into executive session to receive legal advice regarding Regional Transportation Authorities. After Council returned to regular session, consideration of the resolution regarding Town representation on the CARTA board of directors was postponed until the February meeting.
Friday, January 16, 2015 7:44:00 PM