Second reading o ordinance 2010-02:Fence amendment
Te amendments to this ordinanceclariy the denition o a “ence”, whichincludes hedges as well as a more specicdenition o height, which includesany ornamentation in the height limito ve eet or a ence. Tere were nocomments given during the ordinance’spublic hearing beore the meeting, so theamendments were passed unanimously.
KICA landscape contract agreement
own Administrator umiko Ruckerstated that the own and the KiawahIsland Community Association spoke with Te Greenery, a landscapingcompany which had previously been hiredto landscape the Kiawah Island Parkway,about increasing their maintenance areato include all landscaping services or theKiawah Island Parkway rom the security gate to and including the roundabout, as well as own Hall, the agpole medianand Beachwalker Drive or an annual costo $32,460 which also includes materials.Te amendments to Te Greenery agreement were approved unanimously.
Parkway change orders and sewer work to begin March 22
Councilman Orban reported on a ew change orders or the Kiawah IslandParkway and Bike Path project that cameup in the past month. Changes includedadding a drainage bridge abutment tothe bridge as some o the rip rap onthe bridge washed away with all o theheavy rain and high tides, balancing outmaterial quantities, and realigning 330eet o sewer pipe. Orban pointed out thatthe old sewage pipe was 32 years old andsignicantly deteriorated, “So we replacedit while we had the chance and so as notto leave the problem to later councils.”Te project will also require 8 or 9manholes to be raised and Orban expects work to begin on March 22, it will takeapproximately a month and a hal tonish. Te total cost o the Parkway andBike Path project to date is $2.8 million, which Orban pointed out is being done without the own going into debt.Mayor Wert added that the original costprojection o the project was $4.5 millionand the Council joked that they couldall go to Hawaii with the extra unds.“Everyone except the own attorney,”Mayor Wert joked.
Great season or the Arts Council
Councilman Charles Lipuma reportedthat they have had several notableevents over the past month and a hal,though many were disappointed that thespiritual ensemble had to be rescheduledto March 5 due to the “big snow.” Te Andrew Tielen Big Band perormance was well attended, but the most unusualevent, said Lipuma, was the AmoriVini presentation. Composer EdwardHart wrote three original pieces, oneor each o the wines being tasted atthe event, and a string quartet rom theCharleston Symphony Orchestra ledby Concertmaster Yuriy Bekker playedthe pieces as the attendees enjoyed the wine. Lipuma was thrilled to note thata photographer in attendance created ashort lm o the event and showed it tothe Council. o view the clip, please visit www.charlestontoday.net/2010/02/19/a-living-wine-loving-composer
7,000 pounds o tilapia lost
Councilman Harry McHugh was sad toreport that, with all o the cold weatherand rain over the past couple o months,the own has lost roughly 7,000 poundso tilapia. “Te consequences are thatthose little babies are the ones that eatall the weeds,” said McHugh, notingthat the salinity o the ponds also helpsto keep the weeds down, but with all theresh rain, that’s disappearing, as well.He did state that KICA is planning toreduce the levels o the ponds in orderto increase their salinity. Secondly,McHugh noted that KICA has been working with computerized, satellite-controlled rain gauges or area sprinklersystems, and in the rst month o usage,saved almost 80% compared to thesame time last month. Tis technology,McHugh pointed out, is also availableor homeowners and anyone interestedshould get in touch with Dave Achey.Lastly, McHugh reported that the solid waste program is at the point where it isbeing implemented, the printed materialsare designed and prooed, garbagecontainers are out and they are hopingto add some more recycling sites, “butat this point we can see where recyclingis increasing around the island,” saidMcHugh. “My hat is of to umikoand her staf, and to the members o theoversight committee.”Mayor Wert threw in a quick “congrats” as McHugh nished hisreport, congratulating him or returningrom his weekend in Vail with all o hisappendages and the act that he will betaking of or Key West soon. “Literally aMan or All Seasons,” smiled the Mayor.
Councilman Alan Burnaord stated thatthere wasn’t much to report on the LPA study being conducted or the JohnsIsland Greenway and the widening o Bohicket and Main roads. Te study should be done by the end o March.For urther inormation, visit www.ccroadwise.org.“Also looming is the Charleston County Council elections,” said Burnaord. With Curtis Inabinett, representativeor District 8, and Paul Turmond,representative or District 9, not runningin the upcoming elections, the oor isopen to newcomers. As o the Councilmeeting, Joe Qualey, Amy Fabri and John Dubois have declared that they willbe running or District 9, and TomasLegare, Fran Roberts, Anna Johnsonand Parris Williams are running orDistrict 8. “People are coming out o the woodwork,” smiled Burnaord.
Town Administrator’s report
own Administrator umiko Ruckerannounced that Kiawah is gearing upor Earth Day week, which will be held April 19 – 23 across the island. Many o the events will take place at Night HeronPark and urther details will be providedin the April edition o the own Notes.Rucker also noted that the town will bedoing more with the River/Marsh Sweepthis year, a state-wide project which thetown began participating in last year. Also in environmental news, Ruckerannounced that the town was recognizedin Columbia during an awards luncheon, wherein the town received an award orhaving an Outstanding Municipal WasteReduction and Recycling Program in a
Kiawah Island Council – March 2, 2010
March 30, 2010
Kiawah Island Ways and MeansCommittee meeting
9 a.m. - Kiawah Island MunicipalCenter, 2nd Floor Conerence Room
April 1, 2010
Kiawah Island Arts Council
3 - 5 p.m. - own Hall, 2nd FloorConerence Room
Johns Island Council Meeting
7 – 8 p.m. - Berkeley Electric Co-Op onMaybank Rd.
April 2, 2010
Te own Ofces o Kiawah and Seabrook Islands will be closed or Good Friday
April 5, 2010
Kiawah Island EnvironmentalCommittee
3 - 5 p.m. - own Hall, 2nd FloorConerence Room
April 6, 2010
Kiawah Island Town Council
2 - 4 p.m. - own Hall CouncilChambers
April 7, 2010
Kiawah Island Planning Commission
3 - 5 p.m. - own Hall CouncilChambers
Seabrook Island Planning Commission - work session
All Planning Commission meetings will be held at 2:30pm at the Town Hall unless noted otherwise on the Town bulletinboard.
April 12, 2010
St. Johns Fire District Commission
7 p.m. - Seabrook Island own Hall
April 14, 2010
Seabrook Island Planning Commission
All Planning Commission meetings will be held at 2:30pm at the Town Hall unless noted otherwise on the Town bulletin board.
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