Jerdone Street Sidewalk Construction 

The contract for construction of the sidewalk on Jerdone Street and Stiles Drive (which will connect the Fort Johnson Sidewalk to the Mikell Drive Sidewalk), has been awarded and construction is scheduled to begin next week when the Notice to Proceed is issued.

There will be a couple weeks of preliminary activity; such as site marking, utility location and location photography while Anson Construction ramps up to break ground. The project will start at Mikell Drive and Stiles Drive and end at Jerdone and Fort Johnson. Crews will be working to complete the project before school begins, weather and other conditions permitting.

Charleston County Transportation Development is spearheading this project for the Town of James Island, and we thank them for their expertise and assistance. Letters to residents along the route will be hand-delivered in the next few days. If you have questions or need further information regarding this project, please direct them to Eric Adams, Charleston County Transportation Development, at (843) 202-6140.

Posted by Frances Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:12:00 PM

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

Proposed Amendment to 2015-2016 FY Budget

Notice is hereby given that the James Island Town Council will hold a Public Hearing regarding a proposed amendment to its 2015-2016 Fiscal Year budget.

                                              Thursday, July 23, 2015

                                              6:00 P.M., Town Hall, 1238-B Camp  Road, James Island, SC  29412

If adopted by Town Council, the proposed amendment will provide funds for purchase of a Town Hall by lease-purchase agreement and the maintenance of a reserve fund. It will also levy a 20 mil property tax and provide a $2,948,058 credit against the resulting property tax liability, leaving  no net tax liability to the Town.

Any person wishing to express an opinion is invited to attend the meeting or to send written comment to: P.O. Box 12240, James Island, SC  29422.

                                    

Posted by Frances Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:45:00 AM

Town Council Meeting on July 9 

The regular meeting of  Town Council is on July 9 at 7:00 PM.   The agenda is here.

Posted by Bill Thursday, July 2, 2015 7:24:00 PM

Mayor's Statement on Confederate Flag on Statehouse Grounds 

The victims of the horrible crime at Mother Emmanuel AME have now been laid to rest, including Tywanza Sanders, who was a graduate of our own James Island Charter High School.

The members of the South Carolina Legislature who represent James Island have all stated their support for removing the confederate flag from the statehouse grounds

I have written Senator Campsen, Senator Thurmond, Representative McCoy and Representative Stavrinakis to share my personal support for their considered judgment.

The Town does not fly any confederate flag, however, I anticipate such flags will be flown from time to time at special events recognizing its role during an important period of the history of our Island.

Mayor Bill Woolsey

Posted by Bill Thursday, July 2, 2015 3:41:00 PM

James Island Public Service District Public Hearing 

The James Island Public Service District is holding a public hearing on its 2015-16 budget on Monday, June 22 at 6:30 PM at their 1739 Signal Point Road Facility.

http://jipsd.org/MeetingAgendas/06.22.2015_publichearingagenda.pdf

The proposed budget includes a 2 mill (4%) property tax increase.

It is based upon switching from 2 day a week to one day a week garbage pick-up in January.

The second and final reading on the budget is scheduled for their meeting that will immediately follow at 7:00 PM.

http://jipsd.org/MeetingAgendas/06.22.2015_regularagenda.pdf

Posted by Bill Friday, June 19, 2015 1:44:00 PM
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