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Mayor Lipuma called the March 5own Council meeting to order. Councilapproved the minutes rom last month’smeeting and public hearing.
Chris Dahlsrrom inormed Councilthat a ew weeks ago, he and his neighborslearned that a new cell tower was being built near his property. Te tower is 100eet rom his oce and 90 eet romhis neighbor’s deck. Dahlsrrom and hisneighbors are concerned over the sizeo the new tower, the proximity to theirhomes, the damage o cell radiation, as well as depreciative property value. “Werely on the powers here at Kiawah Islandto look ater our interests. When we hearthat something like this has happened… we expect every decision made by Councilto say, ‘how is this going to aect thepeople that live close to us?’” MayorLipuma encouraged Council to visit thearea where the new tower is being placed.
Second Reading of Ordinance 2013-1
Council unanimously approved a second reading o Ordinance 2013-1, withregards to reductions to setbacks. Tere was no discussion, and Mayor Lipuma said that no changes had been made sincethe frst reading.
Mayor Lipuma made three ocialproclamations on behal o the own o Kiawah. First, he declared that KiawahConservancy is the ocial conservationpartner o Kiawah Island. Secondly,he declared that March is now Irish- American Heritage Month and thirdly, hedeclared that March is also American RedCross Month.
Night Heron Beach Franchise Renewal
Council approved a one-year contractrenewal with Night Heron BeachFranchise. Lipuma explained that thecontract is identical to the one signed lastmonth with Island Beach Company, andincludes such items as beach chairs andumbrellas.
First Reading of Ordinance 2013 – 2
“What this is, is to clean up ourbudget,” Lipuma explained. He said thatover the course o this budget year, theown has had unexpected expenditures,such as hiring an attorney or the case withKiawah Island Utility. Money has beentaken out o the contingency to und theseunexpected expenses. Te own executeda contract with the own’s waste hauler, which Lipuma has saved $300,000. “Wecould go back and rebalance the budget,by taking those monies and putting themagainst attorney ees and other unbudgetedexpenses,” Lipuma says. Te own willhold a public hearing prior to the Aprilown Council meeting to discuss changesto the budget beore a second reading.
GFOA Popular Financial Report
Te own treasurer explained thatevery year, the own o Kiawah submitsa comprehensive fnancial report thatdetails the fnancial status o the own.For the sixth year in a row, the own asreceived an award or Kiawah’s fnancialreport on behal o the GovernmentFinance Ocers Association.
Environmental Committee OrdinanceRevaluation Update
Mayor Lipuma commented that theEnvironmental Committee was charged with handling the three major issuesconcerning 1) beach walkovers 2) glasson the beach and 3) dogs on the beach.Environmental Committee Chair JohnLabriola said that the Committee met andhad a “very constructive and productivemeeting, which was very well attended.”He reported that there was no news, as aras a vote, and that the Committee is still working through the details o each issue.Motions were made on the ordinancesand unanimously supported, butmore details andrecommendations will come at the nextCouncil meeting.
Status of the Kiawah Ad Hoc FireCommittee
Councilman Murphy explainedthat last summer, ormer Mayor Orbanormed the Ad Hoc Fire Committee tobetter understand the operations at St. Johns Fire District, and the relationshipthe district has with the own to see i there were any areas or improvement.Murphy recommended that the work o the committee be taken up by thePublic Saety Committee, and the FireCommittee be abolished. “I’m very, very pleased with the level o cooperation romChie Stanley and the district,” Murphy said. Councilman Lipuma made a motionto abolish the committee and all were inavor.
Councilwoman Johnson inormed thosein attendance that the CommunicationsCommittee is working on a new websitedesign. “We will begin to review proposalsand this is a process that will take a loto time,” she said. Te new website willbe unveiled in the summer o this year. Johnson also said that she regrets to hearthe several people in the community wishthat the own Notes were still in hardcopy print. “It just didn’t make fnancial sense,”she said. “Email alerts will be sent out tolet residents know when the new issue isout.”
Councilwoman Johnson addressedseveral Arts Council events coming upand commented that the Council is busy working on the 2013-2014 season. “We aregrateul or all the enthusiasm and intendto make it another enjoyable season.”
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Kiawah Town Council – March 5
Seabrook own Council2:30 p.m.Kiawah Ways and MeansCommittee2 p.m.Kiawah own Hall
Kiawah EnvironmentalCommittee3 p.m.Kiawah own Hall
Kiawah own Council2 p.m.Kiawah own Hall
Seabrook Planning Commission Work Session2:30 p.m.Kiawah Planning Commission3 p.m.Kiawah own Hall
Kiawah Arts Council3 p.m,Kiawah own Hall
Seabrook Planning CommissionRegular Meeting 2:30 p.m.