Gullah Braai on June 13 4 to 6 

at Seashore Farmers Lodge Museum on Sol Legare

Posted by Bill Wednesday, June 3, 2015 6:37:00 AM

Hurricane Prepared Week, May 24 -30 

 

            Once again we have reached the Atlantic Hurricane Season.  Old hands know this is the time of year to check your emergency supplies, check your “GO Kit” and update your evacuation plans.  Natives to the Lowcountry also know that this is not something to be ignored or put off until the storm warnings start making the evening news.  Tropical cyclones, also known as tropical storms and hurricanes are serious weather events that cause severe damage to property, geography and personal injury and death.  New comers to our area especially need to get prepared in case a storm impacts South Carolina.

            South Carolina and Charleston County have stopped issuing voluntary evacuation notices.  If an evacuation is deemed necessary, it will be mandatoryNO EXCEPTIONS!  If you, a neighbor or family member needs special assistance to evacuate, please plan to leave before the official notification is given so you have time to get out.  Charleston County has been divided into evacuation zones.  James Island is in Zone A.

            There are a few simple steps to take to get prepared.  Have a Plan.  Discuss with your family what you are going to do, when you will be doing it and where you will be going.  Make a Kit.  Make a “GO Kit” (Get Out Kit) that has what you will need to survive for at least 72 hours.  Include water, food, medications, first aid kit and a change of clothes as a minimum.  Stay informed.  Check the weather reports, especially the tropical forecasts, regularly.  Also, be aware of road closures, construction delays and other activity that could impact your evacuation route.  Get Involved.  Find out how to be prepared by looking up information on-line or attending a preparedness workshop.  Take classes in First Aid and CPR.  Join the local CERT Team or other volunteer organization that helps out in emergencies.

            Residents of James Island are invited to contact The Town of James Island for more information on how they can get prepared, make a kit or get involved.  Some on-line resources that are available are:

            http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/index.php

            http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/

            http://www.ready.gov/

            https://www.fema.gov/

            http://www.scemd.org/

            http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

Posted by Frances Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:06:00 PM

McCoy files Annexation Legislation 

Representative Peter McCoy filed new annexation legislation last week in Columbia.   He explained, “This bill modifies legal contiguity in a way that will allow people who were left out of the Town in 2012 to be included.”   House Bill 4203 applies when a municipality is entirely located within a special purpose district that has an elected governing body.   If the bill passes, then any property that would be contiguous to the municipality but for a break in the contiguity of the special purpose district would be legally contiguous with the municipality.    Existing annexation law could then be applied.   Mayor Bill Woolsey stated, “All James Islanders owe Representative McCoy thanks for his work on this issue.   Once this bill is signed into law, we can start putting together a petition drive and annexation election.  The Town can be reunited.”   Representative McCoy believes that the bill has a good chance in the House this year and hopes that the South Carolina Senate will consider it early next year.

Posted by Bill Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Charleston County 9-1-1 Consolidated Center Presentation 

at James Island Neighborhood Council Meeting

During the presentation there will be discussion of the Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center's history, consolidation partners, some basic numbers, employment & training, accreditation, calls processing, how you can be prepared to call 9-1-1; 9-1-1 challenges, Smart911, Citizen Alert Notification System and Text to 9-1-1.

Smart911 is a new service that will help you when you call 9-1-1. Once you've signed up, 9-1-1 call takers will be provided important information that will help them to address your emergency. This information, including photos, medical issues and current location can help Police, Fire, and EMS locate and help you.

Citizen Alert Notification System is a powerful tool that allows Charleston County to quickly send mass notifications that keeps everyone informed before, during, and after any emergency incidents.

This presentation will be held at the Town of James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road, at 7:00 p.m. on May 28th.

At this meeting, you will be able to register for free and create a safety profile, which is private and secure.

Sasha Vagas-Fimiani

Charleston County 9-1-1- Consolidated Center

Posted by Frances Thursday, May 21, 2015 3:58:00 PM

Notice of Public Hearing on a Comprehensive Plan for the Town of James Island 

 

 

TOWN OF JAMES ISLAND

PUBLIC HEARING

Notice of Public Hearing on a Comprehensive Plan for the Town of James Island

 

The Town of James Island, South Carolina will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on June 18, 2015 at the Town Hall, located at 1238-B Camp Road, on the elements of the Comprehensive Plan recommended by the Planning Commission for adoption by Town Council pursuant to S.C. Code §6-29-530. Copies of the documents to be considered are available for public inspection at the Town Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Robin Monday, May 18, 2015 10:18:00 AM
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