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Town Council Meeting, October 20, 2016 

Town Council will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the James Island Town Hall, located at 1238-B Camp Road, James Island, SC. The agenda packet for October's meeting can be found here.

Posted by Frances Friday, October 14, 2016 4:49:00 PM

Traffic Alert: Temporary Nighttime Detour for the Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements Project 

News Release                                 Oct. 14, 2016

                                                                                                   Release Number: 4092

Shawn Smetana/Public Information Officer
Phone: (843) 958-4007/ Fax: (843) 958-4004

Project website:

Traffic Alert: Temporary Nighttime Detour for the Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements Project


Charleston County Government announces a temporary nighttime detour starting Sunday, Oct. 16 for traffic on Camp Road from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. A segment of Camp Road will be closed to traffic from approximately 200 feet east of Folly Road to Bradford Avenue.  Crews will be installing drainage pipes across a 100 foot section of Camp Road in front of the VFW building for the Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements Project. All work is weather permitting. 


Drivers will have access to businesses and residential properties along Camp Road at all times.


Oct. 16 – Oct. 17


  • Nighttime detour on Camp Road is scheduled for Sunday and Monday between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

  • Westbound traffic on Camp Road will be directed onto Bradford and Prescott Streets to access Folly Road.

  • Northbound traffic on Folly Road will be directed onto Prescott and Bradford Streets to proceed east on Camp Road.

  • Flagmen will be on site to control traffic.  

  • 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 Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements Project on James Island involves improvements to Folly Road from about 1,000 feet south of Camp Road to the intersection with Eugene Gibbs Street and Rivers Point Row, and improvements to Camp Road from West Madison Avenue to Oyster Point Row. Improvements will relieve traffic congestion and localized flooding by adding turn lanes and upsizing drainage pipes. Bike lanes and sidewalks will also be included in the project. Stay update on the Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements project by visiting

Visit the County’s official website at 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.


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- Prepared by the Charleston County Public Information Office -

Posted by Robin Sanders Friday, October 14, 2016 1:45:00 PM

JI PSD Annual Community Services Event 

The James Island Public Service District will be hosting its annual Community Services Event (formerly the Fire Expo) at the James Island Lowe's on Thursday, October 13th from 6-9 p.m.


Posted by Frances Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:22:00 AM

NEWS RELEASE 14 Town of James Island Returns to OPCON 5 


The Town of James Island has returned to OPCON 5 and remains open for regular business today, Wednesday, October 12th

Recovery from Hurricane Matthew continues.   Residents may reach Town staff by calling the Town Hall phone number 843-795-4141. For emergencies, call 911.

The JIPSD has cleared all major roads and most neighborhood roads on James Island.

Burn Ban Lifted

The Governor has lifted the ban on outside burning.   Even so, please do not burn hurricane debris.   It will be picked up soon and we frequently receive complaints about smoke.   Be careful with any fires.


Crews are on James Island today working hard to restore service as fast as they can.  There remain approximately 2,200 customers without service in all of Charleston County and SCE&G anticipates that everyone will again have power by 11:45 PM on Thursday, October 13th.   Please continue to be patient.

Downed Power lines: SCE&G- 1-888-333-4465 Gas Leaks: SCE&G -1-899-815-0083

Power outages can happen in an instant. Below are some helpful resources and tips to help keep you and your family safe.

Do not connect a portable generator to a home’s electrical system. Always use caution when operating a portable generator and be sure it is properly grounded before use. Improper use can injure electrical utility workers as a result of "feedback" to the electrical distribution systems. Connect equipment directly to the outlets on the generator. Only use approved and properly sized power cords.

Operate generators outside, away from flammable objects and do not run in unvented spaces without windows or cross-ventilation. Odorless and colorless carbon monoxide gas from gas-fueled heaters and generators can build up; resulting in injury or death.

Turn off or disconnect any appliances, equipment or electronics you were using when the power went out. When power comes back on, surges or spikes can damage equipment.

Check the temperature of your food. Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures above 40° F (4° C) for 2 hours or more, or any food with an unusual odor, color or texture.

Hurricane Debris

The PSD and the City of Charleston both began picking up regular garbage Monday, October 10th and will continue their regular schedule for the rest of this week.  Please put household garbage in the usual tan rolling bins and place on the street on the normal day.

Charleston County has activated the debris removal contractors.  They were scheduled to arrive on James Island today. Please make sure all the storm debris is on the side of the road, away from downed power lines or power poles. Debris removal contractors WILL NOT remove storm debris off of private property, so again please make sure to get your debris to the side of the road.   Do not block the roads with your debris.

Please remember the majority of accidents and injuries occur after a storm. Make sure to use extreme caution when operating power tools, etc.

There is currently a CYBER scam, asking you to “click here” for more information on your power outage. Do not open this email. Go to SCE&G’s website at…/power-outages/outage-map

Other important information: 2016 Charleston County Hurricane Guide: Charleston
County Citizen Alert System: Charleston County residents should register for the Charleston County Citizen Alert System, a free program that allows the public to receive voicemail, text message, and email notifications about emergency situations. Register online at
High Wind and Bridge Policy:…/fi…/bridgeprocedureshighwinds.pdf
Definition of OPCON levels:…/emergencymanagement.opcon.php
The Charleston County Emergency Management Department developed and maintains an Emergency Operations Plan and Re-Entry Plan for the entire County. Please visit their website at for more information and links to those documents.
Here are some important numbers or websites you need to know.
Downed Trees: Call 911
Non-emergency Public Safety concerns: Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 743-7200.
Here are other important links with helpful information:
South Carolina Emergency Management Division:
FEMA website for Citizen Preparedness:
National Weather Service Charleston Office:
Pet Friendly Hotels:


Posted by Bill Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:08:00 PM

Hurricane Debris Pick-up To Begin Tomorrow 

Both the Town of James Island and the James Island PSD participate in the Charleston County debris removal contract.   Debris removal will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12.

Regular household garbage will be picked up by the James Island PSD as usual.   Please place it in the tan JIPSD rolling bins as usual. The James Island PSD will also continue working to remove hurricane debris.
Please follow the instructions for the removal of hurricane debris.  Help us clean up our Island.



Posted by Bill Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:54:00 PM
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