Notice of September 19, 2019 Town Council Meeting 

Town Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the James Island Town Hall, located at 1122 Dills Bluff Road, James Island, SC. The meeting packet can be found here  If further information is required, please contact the Town Hall at (843) 795-4141. 

Posted by Frances Friday, September 13, 2019 4:38:00 PM Categories: priority

Tropical Cyclone #9 - News Release #1 

Sept 13, 2019

Key Messages


• South Carolina will likely experience moderate to heavy rainfall as Tropical Cyclone 9 moves near the coastline.

• There is a low chance that the South Carolina coastline could experience tropical force winds, beginning as early as Sunday evening.

• Overall confidence in the forecast track is low at this time.

• The Town will continue to monitor Tropical Cyclone #9, and advises that you do the same.

Important Numbers:

Dominion Energy Customer Service: 1-866-366-4357

Down/Sparking Lines: 1-888-333-4465

Gas Leaks: 1-800-815-0083

Power Outage: 1-888-333-4465
Down Trees: Call 911

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns: Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 743-7200

Here are other important links with helpful information before, during and after an event:

South Carolina Emergency Management Division: http://www.scemd.org/

FEMA website for  Citizen Preparedness: http://www.ready.gov/

FEMA: https://www.fema.gov/

National Weather Service Charleston Office: http://www.weather.gov/chs/

Pet Friendly Hotels: http://www.pet-friendly-hotels.net/

Current Charleston County Hurricane Information: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/index.php

 Definition of OPCON levels:  http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php

Download the Charleston County EMD App for the latest updates by searching CC EMD in your carrier’s app store                     

For updates, visit the Charleston County website or follow us on our social media platforms:

 Visit website: www.charlestoncounty.org Emergency Management Department: https://www.facebook.com/EMDChasCo/

 

Updates on weather events will be released and posted to the webpage and social media as new information becomes available. Visit website: Town of James island: www.jamesislandsc.us for latest news releases.

Posted by Ashley Friday, September 13, 2019 4:16:00 PM Categories: priority

CCPL to Close James Island Library on September 28, 2019 

The new Baxter Patrick James Island library is expected to open in November 2019

CHARLESTON, SC – When one door closes, another one opens. As construction at the new Baxter Patrick James Island Library nears completion, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) plans to close the current branch at 1248 Camp Road on Saturday, Sept. 28. This will allow time for staff and materials to be moved to the new branch before the expected November opening. 

“We’re excited to bring this beautiful, brand-new and unique facility to James Island less than three miles away from the current branch,” said CCPL Executive Director Angela Craig. “We think the new Baxter Patrick James Island Library will be an incredible resource for the entire community providing resources in literacy, educational success, workforce development and community engagement.” 

Rather than just operating as usual on the closing day, CCPL plans to give the branch a proper send-off with a moving party from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will include a variety of fun programs and activities that celebrate the current branch, while giving patrons a glimpse of all the incredible resources and features the new branch will have to offer.  

“We really wanted to make this a fun day for the community,” said James Island Branch Manager Chris Johnston. “We hope everyone will come out and celebrate our big move together!” 

Though the current branch will close before the new one opens, CCPL is doing all that it can to ensure that James Island patrons still have convenient and easy access to library services. The CCPL Bookmobile will make regular stops at the current branch location on several Thursdays in October (Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24) from 3:30-5:30 p.m. At the bookmobile, patrons can check out and return items, as well as pick up holds. Any materials checked out at the current branch must be returned prior to closing, or at the bookmobile or another library location. 

The bookmobile will help bridge the gap, but James Island residents shouldn’t have to wait long for their new branch to open. The Baxter Patrick James Island Library will be located at 1858 South Grimball Road, which is at the intersection of South Grimball Road and Nathanial Drive. The building is almost complete and features of the 20,000-square-foot facility include: 

  • 100-Seat Auditorium 
  • A study room 
  • Self-Check Kiosks and Automated Materials Handling 
  • Digital Media (Recording & Editing) Room 
  • Digital Preservation Equipment 
  • DJ Station with Turntables 
  • Creative Studios/Makerspace equipped with several tools including sewing machines, a Cricut, art materials and more 
  • Storytime Room 
  • Teen Lounge with Gaming Room 
  • Outdoor Reading Areas 
  • Cultural Path and Genealogy Corner 
  • Learning (Computer) Lab 

This facility is the second of five new libraries to open after the passing of a 2014 $108.5 million referendum calling for new facilities and the renovation and update of the existing branches. The referendum was approved by 74% of Charleston County voters.  

For more information about this new branch, including the latest construction images, please visit ccpl.org/construction. 

Posted by Frances Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:10:00 AM Categories: priority

Meetings for the Week of September 9, 2019 

The following meetings will be held during the week of September 9, 2019: These meetings will be held at the Town of James Island, 1122 Dills Bluff Road, James Island, SC 

 

James Island History Commission, Tuesday, September 10 @ 6:00 p.m. Find the agenda here 

Stiles Drive Traffic Calming Meeting, Wednesday, September 11 @ 6:30 p.m.

Eastwood Traffic Calming Meeting, Wednesday, September 11 @ 7:00 p.m. 

James Island Children's Commission, Thursday, September 12 @ 5:00 p.m.

*Please note that the Clearview Traffic Calming Meeting will be held on Monday, September 16 @ 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Posted by Frances Monday, September 9, 2019 12:13:00 PM Categories: priority

Hurricane Dorian - News Release #12 

Sept 7, 2019

The Town of James Island remains at OPCON 2 and plans to return to OPCON 3 status beginning Monday, Sept 9th at 8 am.

Only approximately 1,100 customers remain without power today on James Island, and crews are working hard and expect County-wide for the system to restored by 11 pm on Sunday. Please remember to call 1-888-333-4465 to report outages, downed or sparking power lines. Don’t assume they know you’re without power or a line is down.

Charleston County has activated its Debris Removal Contracts for storm debris and that will be begin on Tuesday, Sept 10th. Please make sure to separate yard debris from household debris and remember – this is NOT the time to clean out the attic or garage!

Normal solid waste services will resume its normal schedule on Monday, Sept. 9th. Recycling will also resume its normal schedule, and for James Island that will be on Monday, Sept. 16th.  

Tree permits for work on trees damaged by Hurricane Dorian have been suspended until further notice.

Damage Assessments teams have been out over the weekend. Residents are also urged to report damages online at https://www.crisistrack.com/public/charlestonSC/citizenRequest.html

The Citizen’s Information Line is now closed.

Dominion Energy Customer Service: 1-800-251-7234

Down/Sparking Lines: 1-888-333-4465

Gas Leaks: 1-800-815-0083

Power Outage: 1-888-333-4465

Non-emergency Public Safety concerns (Downed Trees) Consolidated Dispatch – (843) 743-7200

Outage Map: https://www.sceg.com/outages-emergencies/power-outages/outage-map

Social media – twitter - @domenergysc 

Here are other important links with helpful information before, during and after an event:

South Carolina Emergency Management Division: http://www.scemd.org/

FEMA website for  Citizen Preparedness: http://www.ready.gov/

FEMA: https://www.fema.gov/

National Weather Service Charleston Office: http://www.weather.gov/chs/

Pet Friendly Hotels: http://www.pet-friendly-hotels.net/  

Current Charleston County Hurricane Information: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/index.php

 Definition of OPCON levels:  http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php  

Download the Charleston County EMD App for the latest updates by searching CC EMD in your carrier’s app store.                       

For updates, visit the Charleston County website or follow us on our social media platforms:

 Visit website: www.charlestoncounty.org  

 

Updates on Hurricane Dorian will be released and posted to the webpage and social media as new information becomes available. Visit website: Town of James island: www.jamesislandsc.us for latest news releases.

Posted by Ashley Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:10:00 PM Categories: priority
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