December 20, 2013
Jennifer Tuohymanaging editor
Swan Richardsgraphic designer
Lori McGee 614.0901Catherine Lambert 452.9903advertising executivesChristian LeBlancsocial media
Contributors:Mike Perkis Anne HarrisCarol AntmanJeanne JuhosJohn NelsonKatherine Saenger Bob Hooper
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Isle of PalmsDecember 24-25 January 1Sullivan's IslandDecember 23, noon closingDecember 24-26 January 1
Recycling for the islands will be Thursday, December 26
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Using a grant from SCDOT the Town will build dune walkovers on Stations 18 ½, 21, and 22. The beach access path on Station 21 will then be handicap accessible from the street to the beach. The Town will work with SCDOT to create additional handicap parking areas near this path.
Funding from a CHATS transportation grant along with funding from the County, Mt. Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island will allow for the creation of a multi-use path project along SC703 to start late Winter/ Early Spring 2014. Existing paths will be improved from Simons Pt. in Mt. Pleasant to the existing sidewalk on SI. This path is scheduled to have a width of from 5-8 feet with a 4 foot vegetated strip between the causeway.On a very personal note, I wanted to thank everyone for their cards, emails, phone calls and prayers regarding my health. I never realized how much a kind word could mean. I am truly humbled. This is
a difcult time for us and please keep Linda and I in
your thoughts and prayers. Have a safe and peaceful holiday season.
Breathing a Sigh of Relief
Sullivan’s Island residents breathed a huge sigh of relief in November when SI Town Council voted against multi-family rezoning. Many, many thanks to the islanders who got a petition together and alerted other islanders that multi-family rezoning was on the table.Opposition to multi-family rezoning is truly island-wide. A group of islanders in the historic neighborhood directly affected started a petition opposing the zoning change, eventually garnering 392 signatures from neighborhoods all across the island. Many islanders also wrote letters and attended Town Council and Planning Commission meetings for months, voicing opposition to multi-family rezoning. At the October 9 Planning Commission meeting, a number of islanders spoke eloquently and passionately about the importance of maintaining the single-family residential nature of Sullivan’s Island. The message to Town Council is loud and clear: SI residents want the island to remain the single family, low-density community it has been for two centuries. That is the vision
afrmed in the 1998 Comprehensive Plan
and in every Comprehensive Plan since then, including the 2013 Comprehensive Plan. Not one council member ran on changing that vision. And as the controversy over multi-family rezoning demonstrates, there is simply no support among residents for increasing density on the island.Again, many thanks to all who worked so hard to preserve and protect our unique island community.Barbara Spell
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This dune walkover at Station 21 is being built with a grant from SCDOT. Two others are being constructed at Stations 18 1/2 and 22.
PHOTO BY STEVEN ROSAMILIA