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The Island Connection - October 18, 2013

The Island Connection - October 18, 2013

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Volume 7, Issue 13
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Your Candidates 
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he two mayoral candidates and sixcity council candidates running in the own o Seabrook Islandelection on uesday, Nov. 5 submittedthe ollowing biographies to Te IslandConnection.Te candidates will also participate ina special debate between town council andmayoral candidates at the Lake House onMonday, Oct 28, rom 7 - 8 p.m.
Seabrook MayoralCandidates
Terrence James Ahearn 
 A native o Worcester, Mass., Ahearnearned a B.A. in English rom Te Citadelin 1963 and was commissioned into theU.S. Air Force where he served or sixyears as a radar navigator, and ew 143combat missions on B-52 bombers.Subsequently, he earned a J.D. romBoston College School o Law where he was a member o the law review. He then joined Humble Oil & Rening (laterExxon Corporation), serving in varioushigh-level positions during a career thatspanned thirty years. While stationed inHong Kong as General Counsel o ExxonChemical Asia Pacic, he became thepresident o the American Club and ledthe eort to build new club acilities at a cost o almost $30 million. He currently resides on Seabrook Island, SC, where hehas been involved in civic aairs or overten years.He has served on numerous committees,the Board o Directors o the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association, asvice president and president, and the towncouncil o the own o Seabrook Island, where he currently is Mayor Pro em.
 John DuBois
Born in South Carolina on Feb. 17,1929, DuBois grew up in Charleston andattended public schools here. He enteredthe army out o high school and becamea career soldier, serving as an enlistedman, Warrant Ofcer and CommissionedOfcer. He served in combat units andcombat support units. His career specialty  was military police and rom there hemoved into criminal investigation, serving in that capacity in Japan, Korea, France,Italy, Iran, Vietnam and the U.S..
 
PHOTOS BY RALPH SECOY.SEE STORY AND MOREPICTURES ON PAGE 18.
As elections loom get toknow your candidates
SEABROOK TOWN COUNCIL ANDMAYORAL RACES BOTH CONTESTED
STAFF REPORT
THE ISLAND CONNECTION
 
The IslandConnection 
Lynn Pierottipublisher lynn@luckydognews.comJennifer TuohyEditor  jennifer@luckydognews.com Swan Richardssenior graphic designer swan@luckydognews.comCatherine Lambertsales manager cat@luckydognews.comJerry Plumbgraphic designer  jerry@luckydognews.comRalph SecoyResident Photographer ContributorsJoe ElmoreBob Hooper Sarah ReynoldsCreative SparkSt. John’s Fire DepartmentLynne Keener Colin CuskleyBright McConnell, III MDKevin FlariseeKristin Hackler Published byLucky Dog Publishingof South Carolina, LLCP.O. Box 837Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482843-886-NEWS
Future deadlines: October 23for submissionsfor the November 1 Issue
Op-Ed articles and letters to the editor do not necessarily refect the opinion o  Lucky Dog News or its writers.
Te Island Connection is seeking contribu-tors. Email jennifer@luckydognews.com tohelp build your community paper.
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Financials
Mayor Holtz reported that revenueis slightly up rom expected, with$106,000 more than budgeted coming in or the year-to-date. As an added plus,expenditures are down at approximately $39,000 less than budgeted or the year-to-date. In comparison to last year, theexcess o revenues over expenditures are$279,124 compared to $304,058 in 2012.Since there were no citizen orguest comments, the council movedimmediately into committee reports.
Transportation and the AngelOak Project 
Councilmember San Reed reported onthe most recent meeting o the Council o Governments (BCDCOG) on September16, stating that the council discussed: A report on a study to consolidateCARA and the tri-county transportationsystem, which the Policy Committee laterunanimously approved moving orwardon.Long range plans to repair andresurace road shoulders in rural areas,though Reed noted that Seabrook Island was not included in this plan since it is notconsidered a rural area.Tat action is expected to be taken onthe 1-26 tree removal issue during eitherthe October or November meeting.Mayor Holtz was also pleased toannounce that the Charleston County Council approved Seabrook’s request tocontribute $20,000 o their Greenbeltunds to the Angel Oak project. For moreinormation about this project and theeorts to save the Angel Oak tree, visit www.lolt.org/community-initiatives/angel-oak-preserve.
Branding Seabrook 
Councilmember erry Ahearnreported that the Community RelationsCommittee is currently moving orwardon an advertising campaign or the islandollowing the positive eedback they’vereceived so ar on their branding initiative. As part o the island branding project,proessional photographers and models were brought out to the island to captureimages o the island or advertising purposes. Te images included:
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Men at the Pelican’s Nestcelebrating a round o gol 
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Bicyclists on the bike path underthe shady trees
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 A couple enjoying dinner at sunset
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 A lowcountry boil at a local home
Contracting for DisasterCleanup Continues
Councilmember Ronald Ciancioprovided the council with an updatedcontract or Phillips & Jordan, thecompany they are currently negotiating  with or post-disaster restoration o the island. Te new contract removesthe charges or mobilization anddemobilization, which makes the contractFEMA compliant as FEMA will not pay or these services. Ciancio moved that thecontract be executed in the orm presentedand the council approved unanimously.SIPOA/own Memorandum o Understanding Councilmember Ciancio also reportedon the Memorandum o Understanding between the ownand the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association(SIPOA), which is reviewed andrenewed annually. Ciancio stated thatthey cannot move orward on theapproval until the own provides SIPOA  with a written list o chain o commandand an inventory o own assets that canbe shared with SIPOA and other islandentities.
Town Administrator’s Report 
own Administrator Randy Piercereported on his recent attendance at theCharleston County Emergency OperationsCenter (EOC) training program. For twodays, attendees learned about the day today operations o the EOC and on thethird day, everyone participated in aneight hour training simulation centeredaround a potential chlorine leak disaster.Pierce also requested that the townconsider using the $9,000 let in theSpecial Events und section o the budgetto und the annual own Christmasparty and the Mayor/Council swearing-inceremony in November. Te councilapproved the unding unanimously.
Ordinances
Te ollowing ordinances wereapproved unanimously or frst reading:Ordinance 2013-04: An Ordinance Adopting the 2014 Budget or the owno Seabrook Island.Ordinance 2013-05: An Ordinanceto Amend the own Code Regarding Business Licenses. Tis ordinance replacesOrdinance 2013-02, since it has been
Seabrook Town Council,Sept. 24, 2013
BY KRISTIN HACKLER
ISLAND CONNECTION STAFF WRITER
Seabrook Council 
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Tuesday, October 22
Seabrook Town Council
2:30 p.m.Seabrook own Hall
Kiawah Public InformationMeeting 
1 p.m.Kiawah own Hall
Tuesday, October 29
Kiawah Ways & MeansCommittee (Rescheduled romOct. 22)9 a.m.Kiawah own Hall
Wednesday, October 30
Kiawah Comprehensive PlanPublic Hearing 1 p.m.Kiawah own Hall
Kiawah Code Text and Zoning District Map Amendment Public Hearing 
1:15 p.m.Kiawah own hall
KRA Development Agreement Public Hearing 
1:30 p.m.Kiawah own Hall
 
Seabrook Council 
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modied since rst reading.Te ollowing ordinance was approvedunanimously or second reading:Ordinance 2013-03: An Ordinance Adopting an Amended Franchise Agreement with Berkeley ElectricCooperative, Inc.
Fire Department Headquartersand U-Verse Inquiry 
Fire Chie Walz reported that the new re department headquarters building should be completed by April o 2014.Seabrook Island resident Philip Squireinquired as to the potential availability o  A& U-Verse on Seabrook Island. Pierceresponded, stating that A& has hadissues in the past with SIPOA regarding the locations o equipment boxes, but hecould ask the POA board i those issueshave been resolved.
Town Council and Mayoral Debate -Monday, Oct. 28
 A special debate between town counciland mayoral candidates or the own o Seabrook Island will be held at the LakeHouse on Monday, Oct. 28, rom 7 - 8p.m. For more inormation, please contactSeabrook own Hall at 843-768-9121.
Te next meeting of the Seabrook ownCouncil will be held on uesday, Oct. 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Seabrook own Hall,located at 2001 Seabrook Island Road.For more information, please visit www.townofseabrookisland.com.
Your Candidates 
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Your Candidates 
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 As a result o his service, DuBois wasinducted into the U.S.A. Army CriminalInvestigation Command Hall o Fame,located at Quantico, VA.Following his military careerand a short career in manuacturing management, DuBois returned toinvestigations, primarily white-collar-typecrimes, working or the Oce o InspectorGeneral, U.S. Department o Agriculture,rst as a eld agent, then as a supervisory special agent. He was promoted to anexecutive position at national managementlevel, beore relocating to Pennsylvania to work as the Regional Inspector General,U.S. Department o Labor, where heremained until reaching the mandatory retirement age.He returned to the Charleston-area to be close to his parents, but ater somemonths o shing and relaxation, realizedhe needed to return to work. “I was lucky enough to nd Seabrook Island, and wasemployed as the community Saety andSecurity Director, starting September 25,1986, where I worked until May 1998,”DuBois said.Since that time he has servedthe community as a S.C. WildlieConservation Ocer, St. Johns FireCommissioner, Chairman o the St. JohnsFire Commission, own Councilmano Seabrook Island, Mayor o Seabrook,Board Member o the CharlestonConvention and Visitors Bureau, andassisted his wie in volunteer work withthe Sisters o Charity Outreach Programon Johns Island, James Island and Wadmalaw Island. He is also active inchurch activities and has a BS degree romthe University o Maryland.
Seabrook TownCouncil Candidates
Ronald J. Ciancio 
My wie Sue and I have been marriedor orty-eight years, and we have twochildren. I received my undergraduatedegree rom the University o NotreDame, and my law degree and MBA romNorthwestern University. I practiced law or orty years, retiring as Senior VicePresident, General Counsel and Secretary o GAX Corporation. Since moving toSeabrook Island seven years ago I haveserved on the SIPOA Board o Directorsand as chair o its legal committee; servedon the Green Space Conservancy Board o Directors and I am a past president o thatorganization; and served on the Boardo Directors o Sea Island Habitat orHumanity, and I am currently presidento that organization.For the past two years I have hadthe privilege o serving on the Seabrook Island town council as Public Saety Ocial. As Public Saety Ocial I haveocused on emergency preparedness, andbelieve that over the past two years I haveaccomplished a number o objectives thathave better equipped our community or an emergency situation. I chairedthe Public Saety Committee whichconducted a complete review and revisiono the own’s Comprehensive Emergency Plan to make it a much more unctionaldocument or our elected ocials.I revised the own’s debris removalordinance to make it more consistent withthe intent o council and allows council a greater degree o fexibility to participatein debris removal ollowing a hurricane.I introduced a bond ordinance giving theown fexibility, should it elect to do so,to issue up to $4 million o debt in theorm o either general obligation bondsor shorter term bond anticipation notes(BANs) the proceeds o which must beused to und debris removal.Te own has obtained a avorable a credit review and an indicative interestrate rom a local bank, which has provideda preliminary indication o willingnessto purchase the bonds or BANs. Iimplemented a FEMA compliant standby debris removal contract providing theown with an alternative to reliance onCharleston County or debris removal. Iinitiated a memorandum o understanding between the own and SIPOA, whichor the rst time allocates the specicresponsibilities o the two organizationsbeore, during and immediately ollowing a hurricane. In addition to the oregoing,I chaired the own’s 25th anniversary celebration committee.I would very much appreciate yoursupport and the opportunity to serveSeabrook Island.

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