Berkeley Propane Updates to Town of SBI

The Town reached out to Berkeley Propane (BP) with respect to questions raised by its public information statement and received the following responses.

  1. Have you (BP) reached out to other propane companies and / or independent contractors to supplement your employed drivers to work down the backlog of undelivered Seabrook Island customers?


  1. “[T]he local vendors are backlogged although not as far as [BP] and so are taking care of their own needs. The trouble with employing additional drivers is that it is difficult to find Hazmat drivers with all the certifications and licenses and background checks that are required.”


2.  When does BP expected to clear the backlog?


 2. “We [BP] are not able to give a definitive answer of results. We have been negotiating with other companies for lease of additional bobtails and/or assistance from other providers outside of our area. “


3.  Can other propane companies fill your tank?


3. “Even though we have expressed permission for other vendors to fill our tanks on a one-time emergency basis, according to SC Gas Association who we have been working with on this, stated that no vendor will fill the tank for the one-time and assume the liability.”

-Submitted by

Ron Ciancio, Mayor, Town of Seabrook Island

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REMINDER: Oyster Roast at Bohicket Marina – Jan 20

Bohicket Marina & Market Oyster Roast on January 20, 2018 from Noon – 4:00 PM

Come on out & join us again for a great time!  All you can eat oysters & beer!   Tickets can be purchased at the Ship’s Store, Doin’ the Charleston, the Ice Cream Shop or the Boat & Marina office for $20 per person.  Tickets at the door will be $25 per person.

Tidelines Editor

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Mom’s Circle – 1/24

We will meet in the evening so that moms of younger children and teens have an opportunity to attend…we welcome ALL moms!

If so, I hope you’ll plan to join us for the monthly Mom’s Circle meeting. The purpose of this group is to inspire all women (both moms and grandmoms) to deepen their relationship with themselves and their family. Whether you’re a newer or seasoned mom (like me)…you are welcome! Motherhood is forever, no matter where you are on your journey. Your role may change, but you don’t just quit being a mom. Your journey of motherhood continues, in a different way. Yet it’s not always easy! Yes, it’s still possible to have a wonderful connection with your adult kids…and it requires effort.
The love and peace you wish for your family, begins with you. If you’re a mother, a step-mother or grandmother, please join our Mom’s Circle, “Mothering with Courage” as we support each other in our continued courageous journey of motherhood!

“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.”

~ Joyce Meyer

My intention is to provide a supportive space for moms to learn and support each other in their journey of motherhood. There will be time for group conversation as well as individual time to reflect on your own unique journey.

Please join us on Wednesday, January 24th for our monthly meeting.

Topic: The Gift of Self-Reflection

Where: Osprey 2 room at The Lake House

Time: 7:00 PM

Please RSVP to Bonnie Compton at or 843-718-1551.

*There will be monthly topics; this is your group and all questions and suggestions are welcome
**For those who are interested, there will be an outreach, opportunity within the group to support the mothers of John’s Island.

Hope you’ll join us!

-Submitted by

The Lake House

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SUIC Offers Training for Mygovhub

Seabrook Island Utility Commission is introducing MYGOVHUB Online Account Access. Now you can go online to access, view and pay your monthly bill 24/7. You can view payments and usage history, opt out of receiving paper bills, and pay your monthly bill by credit card or EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) bank draft.

Training on how to use MYGOVHUB is being offered later this month:

Location: The Lake House

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

To see the invitation, click here.

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Utility Commission


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Adopt-A-Highway, Feb 3

If you have recently traveled along Betsey Kerrison Highway you know that it is a bit of an eyesore. On Saturday, February 3, intrepid and civic-minded Seabrookers will gather at the Lake House to venture forth to clean it up. The weather is expected (by eternal optimists) to be splendid. The Adopt-A-Highway volunteers will meet in the Eagles Nest k3071560Room of the Lake House to gather supplies and be ready to leave around 8:30 AM so that we will have the rest of the glorious day to enjoy for ourselves. Please come and join us. We really need your help.
If you have any questions contact Rich Siegel at or 716-969-4731. Thanks.

-Submitted by
Rich Siegel

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Notice from Berkeley Propane

Berkeley Propane Backlog

CONTACT: Leisa Stilley 843-826-6040 or

Berkeley Propane Company is experiencing a historically high request for propane this winter. Beginning late December, the requests for tank fills tripled in volume which added to an existing backlog of providing service to our consumers that has grown beyond a reasonable amount of time. We are doing everything in our power to rectify and gain ground. The situation worsened when the snow and ice shut down deliveries for almost a week. Currently, Berkeley Propane has approximately 670 orders for tank refills.

We are fully staffed and have our trucks running seven days a week. Between the three trucks, our drivers are able to fill approximately 40 tanks per day. However, due to the continuing cold weather, Berkeley Propane has been receiving around 25 new requests a day in addition to the existing orders.

And although we would like to retain our customers, we understand that their safety and need for heat comes first. We have included additional Berkeley Electric Cooperative assistance in answering the large volume of calls to Berkeley Propane.

Although we have offered to allow other companies to fill tank requests, this is not occurring due to liability concerns and the fact that the other companies are fully engaged in servicing their own customers. However, if a member owns their own tank, they are free to have any company that will service them come out and fill their tank. Other options include; (a) wait as we attempt to gain ground as we implement additional resources and time saving processes to complete more daily fills. (b) the customer can switch service providers and allow them to take over the service, (c) the customer can purchase the tank. The liability and maintenance of the tank will transfer to the new owner and we will provide a letter of release to where they can contract any provider to fill the tank.

Berkeley Propane currently serves just over 4,000 accounts and has, up until now, been able to serve the needs of our members with existing resources. Unfortunately, a combination of factors began late fall that have worked into an extremely difficult situation as high demand from colder than normal weather coupled with the roads being shut down by the winter storm created a situation beyond our control. We are taking full responsibility and are doing everything possible to meet our customers’ needs and sincerely apologize for this unfortunate situation.

Berkeley Propane is wholly owned by Berkeley Enterprises LLC, a Subsidiary of Berkeley Electric Cooperative.

-Submitted by Ron Ciancio, Mayor, Town of Seabrook Island

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Seabrook Island “Boil Water” Advisory Canceled, Jan 17

This is an official notice from the Seabrook Island Utility Commissionunnamed-1

The “boil water” advisory has been canceled as of noon today, January 17, 2018, for the residents in the following areas located on Seabrook Island due to a contractor break in the water system.

-All of the Racquet Club Villas (condominiums)

-The following addresses located in Charleston Place-

2425, 2425, 2426, 2427, 2428, 2429 and 2430

No other “boil water” notices are in effect at this time on Seabrook Island.

-Submitted by

Seabrook Island Utility Commission


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Hot Water Restored at Lake House, Jan 17

Hot water has been restored at the Lake House today, Jan. 17, 2018.

-Submitted by

Steve Hirsch, SIPOA Engineering


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Lake House Fitness Class Information – Yoga Canceled Today, Jan 17

Gentle & Restorative Yoga at 4:00 pm will be canceled today, Wednesday, January 17th .

Please note:   The Semi Private Yoga class will also be canceled for this evening, Wednesday, January 17th.

Thank you for understanding!

-Submitted by

The Lake House

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No Hot Water at the Lake House – January 17

There is still no hot water at the Lake House.  We’ll report when we learn it’s back on.

Tidelines Editor

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SCOPE50 Motown Fundraiser – February 23, 2018

The Sounds of MotownSeabrookers John Reynolds and Mary Whyte are hosting “The Sounds of Motown” on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Seabrook Island House. With live music and dancing, the evening should be a great time for a great cause, SCOPE50.

Tickets are $75 and can be ordered from John Reynolds at or 843-768-0434 or click here for more information and to purchase tickets. This is an all island event open to everyone.

SCOPE50 is an Oral History Project designed to collect the personal accounts of the Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) Project volunteers who spent the summer of 1965 traveling through the south educating black people about their rights and registering them to vote. These volunteers are aging so it is important the Oral History Project be undertaken now, before these pieces of history are lost forever. These histories will then be made available to educators, students, voting rights organizations and archives.

John Reynolds and his history with the Civil Rights Movement make a compelling story.

-Tidelines Editor

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Lake House Fitness Class Information – Evening RideSBI Canceled on 1/23

Evening RideSBI will be canceled on Tuesday, January 23rd.

Thank you for understanding!

-Submitted by
The Lake House

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