Agenda for Planning Commission Meeting May 2

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The Seabrook Island Planning Commission is meeting on May 2, 2018 at 2:30 pm in the Town Hall, Council Chambers. The agenda and related materials are available for your information.

Click here to review the agenda for the May 2 meeting.

Comments or questions should be directed to the Town of Seabrook Island.

 -Submitted by Faye Allbritton, Town Clerk

Fairway One Water Outage Work Date Change to Wednesday, May 2

This is an official notice from the Seabrook Island Utility Commission Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Office for Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

The contractor working for the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association on the island’s storm drains has requested that the Seabrook Island Utility Commission relocate the main water line that was installed by the Fairway One Town Homes’ Developer that exclusively serves the Fairway One Town Homes (see addresses noted below).

This relocation of the main water line will occur on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 pm.

If you do not live in one of the addresses noted below, you will not experience any water outage.

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Accident Main Road near St. John’s HS 3:45 pm

We just received notification today Monday, April 30 at 3:45 pm pm, that there is an accident on Main Road near St. John’s High School heading toward route 17.. Traffic is moving very slowly.

If you are heading off the island, you may want to take an alternate route.

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Lake House Maintenance Information

The Live Oak Hall of The Lake House will be undergoing maintenance on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 as a fan is installed in the room. During the time of maintenance, there will be no access or use of the Live Oak Hall.

The following morning classes normally located in the Live Oak Hall will be moved to the Group Exercise Room for Wednesday, May 2nd:
Core and More – 8:15 am
HITT to be FIT – 9:15 am
Strength and Flexibility Express – 10:15 am

Gentle and Restorative Yoga will be canceled for Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Thank you in advance for your understanding as we work to improve The Lake House.

-Submitted by The Lake House

Lowcountry Splash – May 26

Get Under It!
2.4 & 5 Mile Open Water Swim
Official Date: May 26, 2018

The Lowcountry Splash is South Carolina’s Premiere Open Water Swim event. The Splash has two categories, a 2.4 Mile and 5 Mile Swims. Both swims take place along the shore line of Daniel Island and Mount Pleasant as participants make their way under the Cooper River Bridge and finish at the USS Yorktown. With well over 500 Swimmers year from 36 states and 5 countries.

Each year Seabrookers brave the cold Charleston bay waters and make the swim down the Cooper River and under the Ravenel Bridge to the Lowcountry Splash finish line at the Yorktown at Patriots Point.

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Freshfields Village: Gullah Celebration to Fight Island Hunger – May 19



Gullah Celebration
to Fight Island Hunger
May 19, 2018
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Click here for tickets.


On Saturday, May 19 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, the Green at Freshfields Village will be the site of the Fourth Annual Gullah Celebration to support the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF).

This fun and fundraising event features music, a large silent auction, craft vendors, and a children’s art show. Gullah cuisine as well as beer, wine and iced tea will be available for purchase. Live musical performances by Deninufay African Dance and Drum Production at 3:15 pm and The Lowcountry Voices at 4:30 pm will be among the highlights of the afternoon.

General admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available through the SIHAF website,, as well as at Indigo Books. Food and drink tickets can also be purchased in advance or at the event. 

The Gullah Celebration is the major source of funding for the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation, whose mission is to fight hunger by providing healthy food and clean water to needy families from Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. Many of the programs that SIHAF supports are familiar to Seabrook residents who participate in them as volunteers. They include the Blessing Basket, the Water Wellness Mission, Crockpot Cooking Class, Backpack Buddies of Seabrook, Fields to Families, the Hebron Zion Presbyterian Church Emergency Food Bank, Meals on Wheels of Charleston, Rockville Presbyterian Church Meals on Monday, Sweetgrass Garden and the Wesley United Methodist Temple Take Out Ministry. For more information about these vital programs, click here.

Tidelines Editor

(Image credit:  Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation website)


SC Governor’s Cup Invitational Billfish Tournament May 9-12

govcup-logo-300xBohicket Marina will once again host the 28th Annual South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfish Tournament from May 9 – 12, 2018. This tournament is the first in a series of five being held in the state. During this three-day event, fishing will take place on two of the three days, probably Thursday and Saturday depending on wind and weather. Last year, the state record was broken here at Bohicket for the largest blue marlin caught.

More than 40 boats from throughout the east coast will descend on Bohicket Marina to participate in this three-day event. All are invited to visit the marina to view these amazing boats and to witness the enormous fish during weigh-ins, which will begin at 5:00 pm each day of fishing.

For more information, click here.

-Tidelines Editor

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SIPOA’s Audubon Sustainable Community Award Featured in CMIA Today

By now you’ve certainly heard about Seabrook Island’s award as the first community in South Carolina to earn the designation of  “Audubon International Certified Sustainable Community.”  You might also have noticed the new sign posted at the Gatehouse to promote awareness of this important award.  Numerous Seabrookers participated over a seven-year period in the work that led to this achievement.

Seabrook Island and the award are featured in the Spring 2018 edition of CMIA Today, the publication of the Community Managers International Association.  CMIA is a professional organization that supports, trains, and certifies managers of large-scale community associations such as SIPOA.   (Our Executive Director, Heather Paton, is a Director in the CMIA organization.)  The article profiles our island and the importance of the Audubon award, and its photographs are a testament to the unique beauty of this special place.  To see the full issue of CMIA Today, click here.

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Seabrook Island Healthcare Professionals Meeting, May 3

Seabrook Island Healthcare Professionals will meet Thursday, May 3rd from 5-7 PM in the Osprey Room 2 at the Lake House.

ALL healthcare professionals are welcome to join us.

Representatives from CERT will discuss their mission and how we, as healthcare professionals, can assist our community in times of emergency.

Submitted by Gail Azain Talton

Reminder: Balance Semi-Private Series Continues in May

Wednesdays: May 2, 9, 16, and 23

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Balance Level 1
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm – Core Essentials: More Balance Challenges

Are you ready to increase your core work?

Time to take it to the next level by challenging and improving your balance, strength and posture and join Alison Standard for the Balance Semi Private Series.

Balance is an essential component in the quest to age powerfully, confidently and fit. The fact is that all functional movements require a working balance system. Activities as basic as getting up out of a chair, to walking, climbing stairs, dancing, jogging, playing games such as golf, tennis and pickle ball and this list can go on. Good balance prevents injury, improves athletic performance, provides confidence and assists in performing the activities of daily life.

All class members at all skill levels will continue to benefit from the limited class size and the individual instruction and attention they will receive from Alison. Please note, spots in semi-private series are limited and preregistration is required. There is minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10 participants.

The cost per semi-private series is $40 per participant. Please note, registration for a series includes all four classes at the same time on the same day throughout May. These workshops are not included in the monthly class pass. There are no refunds. Fee will be charged to your Property Owner/Club Account.

For more information or to register for one of the semi-private series, please email Alison Standard at Please make sure to include which series (Level 1 or Core Essentials) you would like to register for, as well as your Property Owner/Club Account.

Thank you!

Submitted by The Lake House

SIPOA Announces New FastAccess Feature in ABDI Gate Access Software

Introducing the new “FastAccess” feature in our ABDI Gate Access software.

During the past two months we have been phasing-in various components of the ABDI software system.

Effective Friday, April 27th the “FastAccess” feature is active.  “FastAccess” is available on both and the App.

“FastAccess” enables a Property Owner to transmit gate-pass vouchers to guests in advance of their arrival.  The vouchers contain a QR code that can be printed by a guest before arrival or stored in their smart device.  When the guest arrives at the gate, the QR code is scanned by the Security Officers and a pass prints automatically.  Use of the vouchers enables our Security officers to create passes in about 10-15 seconds per pass!  That reduces processing time by almost 1 minute per pass!

More information on use of the Fast Access feature is available here.

Please note – this feature is for personal guests.  If you are expecting rental guests via your rental company and/or VRBO, the rental voucher system is already operational.  Information on that feature was included below. Also included below are answers to general questions we are routinely receiving regarding the gate access software.

If you need further info on rental guest passes or other access software issues, please contact the SIPOA office at

– Submitted by SIPOA Administration



TOSI Council Meeting Minutes from March 2018 Are Available

Click below to read the most recent approved Town of Seabrook Island (TOSI) Town Council minutes, which are from March 2018.  You will also find minutes for the April meeting with the Planning Commission at this link. Scroll down to find the Town Council Meeting Minutes.

(Image credit:  TOSI website)

-Tidelines Editor