ABDI Visitor Pass System

The new ABDI visitor pass system will go live tomorrow, Thursday, February 1. SIPOA and Norred personnel have been working hard to make this transition as smooth as possible.

The CapSure system will no longer be available to enter visitor passes.  If you need to enter passes for your guests, please go to: www.GateAccess.net and follow the login instructions you received by mail from SIPOA earlier this month.  You can also use the GateAccess app from your mobile devices.

If you phone the gate to arrange visitor passes, please use your new Verbal Security Code (also included in the instructions you received from SIPOA earlier this month) to allow the officers to verify your identity.  If you have questions about your Verbal Security Code, please contact SIPOA at 843-768-0061 or help@sipoa.org, not the Security Gate, for assistance.

This transition may cause a slight delay in processing guests.  We appreciate your patience as our Security staff makes the transition to the new system.

Please note that this change only impacts how you register visitor passes, and is not related to use of your vehicle barcode. There is no change to your vehicle barcode, and no action on your part is needed to continue using the barcode on your vehicle.

-Submitted by SIPOA

Tidelines Blog Celebrates Its Fourth Anniversary!

Have you ever wonder how Tidelines got started?  It seemed to be one of those things that suddenly appeared to Seabrookers and once you subscribed to it, you wondered how you ever got along without the timely information that comes on our devices every day.

The February 2014 SIPOA annual meeting was the official unveiling of Tidelines, but the genesis of the idea began several years before during the Sense of Place (SOP) project that was sponsored by the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association in October 2012. Dennis Pescitelli was a member of the committee that managed the project, and he remembers thinking that there had to be a timely way to report information about the consulting team activities so that everyone on the island could find out what was happening in real time.

Dennis and SIPOA Communications Coordinator, Shawna Jarrett, set up a blog with WordPress, and several property owners volunteered to participate as “bloggers.” (The word “blog” is a contraction of the two words “web” and “log”.) They monitored meetings of the SOP consulting team in real time and posted updates online. The effort was successful. Continue reading “Tidelines Blog Celebrates Its Fourth Anniversary!”

How to Volunteer for a SIPOA Committee

First, to all Seabrook Island property owners, if you haven’t voted for the 2018 SIPOA Board and Nominating Committee candidates yet, please do so now.

With the election materials you received either online or in hardcopy, you received the description of the various committees and the Time and Talent sheet.  As you know, volunteerism is the backbone of our community.  So many of us bring our skills and hard work to committees, schools, churches, medical and social service organizations.  Now’s the time for property owners to volunteer for SIPOA committees.  The SIPOA committees will be organizing shortly after the 2018 SIPOA election of new Board members and the assignments of committee chairs are made.  To help you decide which committee(s) you’d like to apply to, below you’ll find the descriptions and time commitments for each committee.  Once you’ve had a chance to review the information, you can click here which is the link to the Time & Talent sheet where you can submit your application to serve on a SIPOA committee.

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Have You Completed Your Signup For the New Gate Access System?

CapSure, the old gate access database, is going offline on February 1.  Have you completed your signup for the new ABDI gate access system?

SIPOA sent letters to all property owners on January 5, advising of the new ABDI gate access system, providing instructions for the initial sign in, and providing a unique user name, password, and verbal security code for owner identification when speaking with the gate house.  Please complete your initial sign in and add any guests/visitors that are in the old CapSure gate access database to ensure a smooth gate entry for your guests.  Thanks.

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Full Moon Bonfire – Thursday, February 1 – Boardwalk 1

Note date change to avoid conflict with Seabrook Island Birders event

Sunset – 5:53 pm
Moonrise – 7:24 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:11 pm
~ Full Wolf Moon ~
~ Full Blue Moon ~

The January 2 bonfire was cancelled in anticipation of our cold and snowy introduction to 2018. So it’s time to get together with friends and neighbors in better weather around a nice warm fire. The actual full moon is Wednesday and the lunar eclipse is early (5:51 am) Wednesday morning. Our bonfire date should still have a beautiful bright moon rising out of the ocean. Boardwalk 1 reconstruction is substantially complete allowing for easier access to the beach.

To keep things simple, each person brings what you want: food, drinks, chairs and a stick of firewood for a big bonfire. Nothing will be provided but a beautiful beach, a bonfire and, hopefully, a full moon.

Put these dates for the Full Moon bonfires on your calendar:

Thursday, March 1
Saturday, March 31
Sunday, April 29

There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
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Highlights from the Town Council Meeting on January 23, 2018

Mayor Ron Ciancio began the meeting with approval of the minutes of recent meetings and a review of the Town’s financial statements for December 2017.  The Town had $4,736,291 in total assets and $43,375 in total liabilities at year-end, and total fund balances were $4,693,926, over $370,000 higher than the prior year. Next month, the Mayor plans to ask Council for approval to move some of the revenue generated during the last fiscal year to the Emergency Reserve Fund. Total revenue for the year, not including $400,000 transferred from the General Fund for the Seabrook Island Road Project, was $1,268,585, about $42,000 higher than last year; total expense for the year, again not including the $400,000 transferred from the General Fund, was $928,457, $113,333 under budget and about $63,9134 higher than last year.

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition – February 16-18

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
February 16-18
Various Downtown Locations

SEWE is a three-day showcase of everything we love about wildlife and nature. It brings together people of all ages, men and women, sportsmen and conservationists, artists and artisans, fans and families. Through an incredible lineup of events – from fine art exhibits, conservation education, sporting demonstrations and parties, SEWE invites us all to explore our “wild” side and pay tribute to our naturally beautiful world.  Click here for the schedule of events, tickets and venues.

(Photo credit:  CVB website)

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Lake House Repairs

The repairs in the women’s locker room at the Lake House that were scheduled for Thursday (1-25-18), have been rescheduled for next Wednesday (1-31-18).  The work will begin at 10:00 and should take approximately 4-6 hours.  The women’s locker room will be closed at this time.

Steve Hirsch, PE, PMP
Director of Engineering
Seabrook Island POA

1202 Landfall Way
Johns Island, SC 29455

Cooper River Bridge Run – April 7

The Cooper River Bridge Run is an annual 10-kilometer (6.2 mi) one-way road running event across the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge held in the cities of Mount Pleasant and Charleston in South Carolina, on the first Saturday in April. The Bridge Run is the only competition in South Carolina sanctioned by USA Track and Field as an elite event. Based on number of race finishers, the event is the third largest 10K and the fifth largest road race in the United States.

Click here for information and to register to run this event.

(Photo credit:  Cooper River Bridge Run website)

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