BZA Hearings 

March 21, 2017 @ 6 pm

BZA Hearings scheduled for Tuesday, March 21st @ 6 pm. The first hearing is special exception request by MUSC for the demolition of three historic structures at 221 Fort Johnson Road. The second hearing is a special exception request for the placement of a Fast Food Restaurant (Dairy Queen) at 1595 Highland Ave. The third hearing is a variance request for the removal of one grand tree (25” DBH Hackberry) at 1595 Highland Ave. Please click here to view the agenda packet

Posted by Ashley Wednesday, March 15, 2017 4:18:00 PM

New Flood Map Review 

Charleston County has set up 3 open house meetings to discuss the proposed flood map changes and answer any questions residents may have. Please see the following link for more information as well as dates and times. http://www.jamesislandsc.us/Data/Sites/1/media/pdf-files/flood-map-flier.pdf

 

The existing and new flood maps are available at Town Hall, M-F, 9-5 for review. You may also go this link, enter in your address information, and view your property’s flood zone on the new maps. http://chascogis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=33df503a50284fcf8c4564930741a1b1

 

Charleston County’s hotline to answer flood map-related questions is 843.202.6957

 

Posted by Frances Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:28:00 PM Categories: priority

Boy Scout Troop 50 puts Medallions on Stormwater Inlets 

 

Boy Scout Troop 50 puts Medallions on Stormwater Inlets

The Boy Scouts of Troop 50, in cooperation with the Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium, Charleston County Stormwater and the Town of James Island, installed medallions on stormwater inlets throughout the Town of James Island this past Sunday, March 12th.  Above is a picture of the medallion.  This medallion reminds folks that what goes into the storm drains goes directly to the marshes, creek and rivers around James Island.  There is no treatment for stormwater before it enters the surrounding habitats that are home to fish, crabs, shrimp and oysters as well as many species of birds and animals. 

            As part of the medallion installation program, door hangers were distributed in some areas that go on to explain that pet waste, yard chemicals and automobile fluids, including car wash soap, that go into the street or parking lot drains enter our marshes and creeks.  The best way to protect our important natural habitats is to keep our stormwater as clean as possible.

            The Scouts installed over 100 medallions around the Town of James Island and were in 7 neighborhoods.  This was part of an Eagle Scout Project and we can expect more projects like this until all the stormwater inlets on James Island are marked.

            For more information on Stormwater quality and what you can do to keep our stormwater clean, go to the Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/carolinaclear/regional-consortiums/acsec/index.html or call the local Clemson Extension office at 843-730- 5212.

 

 

 

Posted by Frances Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:53:00 AM Categories: priority

Meetings for the Week of March 13, 2017 (Revised) 

The following meetings are scheduled for the week of March 13:

Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 p.m. Adult CERT

Thursday, March 16, 5:30 p.m. James Island Pride Committee Meeting

Thursday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. Town Council Meeting. The James Island Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on an ordinance to amend the Town's Zoning and Land Use Development Regulations under section 153.336, Architectural Design Guidelines (C) (3) Building Color (c) murals.  Council will also be presented the draft budget for FY 2017-2018. The draft budget can be found here The full meeting packet can be found here /Data/Sites/1/media/townagendasandminutes/agendas/tc-packet-031617.pdf  

Posted by Frances Monday, March 13, 2017 9:32:00 AM Categories: priority

Town of James Island Notice of Public Hearing 

The James Island Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on a proposed change to the Town of James Island Zoning and Land Development Regulations Ordinance, including a change concerning an amendment regarding murals.

The Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road, James Island, SC (843) 795-4141. Copies of the proposed changes are available for public review Monday - Friday during normal business hours. Ordinance

Posted by Frances Friday, March 10, 2017 4:03:00 PM Categories: priority
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