Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Handbook Updates

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This is a final request for you to check your personal information before it is published in the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Handbook!

The deadline is approaching for additions, corrections, and deletions. You have until April 10 to submit your information.

The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Handbook team is finalizing the content and layout of the 2021-2022 Handbook. This is the final call for adds/changes/deletions to be included.

Please review your listing in the 2020-2021 Handbook. If you notice changes are needed, please email your name(s), Seabrook Island property address, and contact number(s) today! Reply to:

KS-ExchangeNames@outlook.com.

  • Name(s) – (the name(s) you use while here on Seabrook Island). 
  • Seabrook Island Address – (street name and number)  
  • Contact number(s) – (the one you use when you meet someone on Seabrook Island). Cell numbers have become the most common entry.
  • Two names and numbers can be listed for each property address on separate lines or one contact number on the same line for all residents.

The new edition will be sent to your primary mailing address on file with SIPOA around Memorial Day. If you do not receive the copy sent, or just want additional copies of the Handbook, they can be picked up at SI Town Hall, SIPOA office, or The Club Office.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in ensuring the accuracy of the new Handbook, and your use of the information provided.  

Tidelines Editors

Boardwalk 3B Replacement Scheduled for April

Boardwalk 3B, located between Loggerhead Court and Pompano Court, is scheduled to be replaced this spring. The old boardwalk will be removed and will be replaced with a new Ipe decking similar to other new boardwalks on the island. The boardwalk will be closed on April 5, 2021, and construction will take 8-10 weeks to complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience as we work to keep our facilities in great condition.

Please be advised that Boardwalk 3A will remain open and accessible during this construction period.

-Submitted by SIPOA

Update About The Lake House Facilities

Earlier today, Tidelines published information that effective April 1, 2021, many Lake House facilities will reopen as indicated below. Please note that we have received updated information about the use of masks and distancing in Lake House facilities. These changes are indicated in bold print.

  • The Lake House Library will open. Masks and distancing are required and maximum occupancy is 4.
  • Basketball, volleyball, soccer, and playground will open. Masks are encouraged.
  • Community Center Pool and bathrooms will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm limited to 40 people maximum, 90 minutes per person, and amenity card access. Masks are encouraged and distancing from people outside a household is required.  
  • The Lake House Outdoor Pool and bathrooms will open from 8:00 am (or 9:15 am after water aerobics) to 8:00 pm with a limit of 90 minutes per person and amenity card access. Masks are encouraged and distancing from people outside a household is required.   One adult, or one child and parent are allowed in the restroom at a time.
  • The Lake House front and back porches will be open for seating. The maximum is 10 people. Masks are encouraged and distancing is required.
  • The Lake House art hall and restrooms will be open during regular building hours. Masks and distancing are required when indoors.
  • The Lake House Indoor Pool will be open for Family/Recreational Swimming on the following schedule: Monday through Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm and Friday through Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm. Please note, the maximum capacity for the Indoor Pool and Pool Area remains at 10 persons. Individual reservations are required for each person in the pool/pool area. Click for reservations. Per Town ordinance, face coverings are required when not swimming. 

    Note: If you need to cancel your reservation, please make sure to email Jamie Mixson at jmogus@sipoa.org. We want to make sure spots are open for others who would like to make a reservation. Thank you!

-Submitted by SIPOA

Problem with a Street Light?

Berkeley Electric Cooperative (BEC) owns and maintains the street lights on Seabrook Island. If one needs attention for any reason, such as a burnt out light, you can contact them directly.

There are two ways BEC can be contacted:

  1. Call the BEC Office at 1-800-327-9615 or

  2. Use the BEC Smarthub app. Click here to download the app. Once you are signed in to Smarthub, select “Contact Us”, then “Report an Issue/Inquiry”, then “Other Issues/General Inquiry”. Fill out the form for “Security Light Maintenance Required”.

    To report the issue you will need to provide the street address closest to the streetlight and the BEC light pole number (see photo).

    -Submitted by Guy Gimson, GOMC Committee

Reminder About The Lake House Facilities

Reminder: Effective April 1, 2021, the following facilities will reopen:

  • The Lake House Library will open. Masks and distancing are required and maximum occupancy is 4.
  • Basketball, volleyball, soccer, and playground will open. Masks are required.
  • Community Center Pool and bathrooms will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm limited to 40 people maximum, 90 minutes per person, and amenity card access. Masks and distancing are required when not in the pool.
      
  • The Lake House Outdoor Pool and bathrooms will open from 8:00 am (or 9:15 am after water aerobics) to 8:00 pm with a limit of 90 minutes per person and amenity card access. Masks and distancing are required when not in the pool. One adult, or one child and parent are allowed in the restroom at a time.
  • The Lake House front and back porches will be open for seating. The maximum is 10 people. Masks and distancing are required.
  • The Lake House art hall and restrooms will be open during regular building hours. Masks and distancing are required.
  • The Lake House Indoor Pool will be open for Family/Recreational Swimming on the following schedule: Monday through Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm and Friday through Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm. Please note, the maximum capacity for the Indoor Pool and Pool Area remains at 10 persons. Individual reservations are required for each person in the pool/pool area. Click for reservations. SIPOA COVID 19 facility use policies require that masks be worn upon entry, exit, and while on the pool deck. 

    Note: If you need to cancel your reservation, please make sure to email Jamie Mixson at jmogus@sipoa.org. We want to make sure spots are open for others who would like to make a reservation. Thank you!

-Submitted by The Lake House

Seabrookers Work For Habitat’s Women Build Event

On Tuesday morning, March 23, 2021, Seabrookers turned out in record numbers to help Habitat and new owner Sarah (pictured below) build her new house in Hollywood. Work done by twelve Seabrookers with hammers in hand, joined by a friend from nearby Stono Ferry and one as far away as Santa Barbara, California, provided sufficient “sweat equity” to move the project ahead of schedule by one day — even with the number of volunteers half the size of pre-COVID volunteer groups.

Sarah, a Pre K-5 after-school coordinator and mother of two, grandmother of five and great grandmother of one, is looking forward to family gatherings and getting to know her new neighbors whom she met while working alongside us.

Sarah viewing her new house.
Seabrookers and friends who helped build.

If your are interested in joining in the fun next year for a very worthy cause, send an email to Sue Dostal (msd1746@aol.com) with subject title: Add Me to List for Habitat Women Build Next Year.

-Submitted by Sue Dostal

Brown & White Pickup April 2

The next monthly Brown & White Pickup is Friday, April 2, 2021.

Bulk items can be left curbside by 7:00 am. Place items including furniture, appliances, grills, lawn furniture, or other similar household items where you would normally leave your trash and recycling.

Hazardous waste such as old paint cans, electronics, batteries, fluorescent lights, and old yard or household chemicals can be taken to the Maintenance Area (adjacent to the Community Garden) that morning between 9 am and 2 pm.  Hazardous materials must be handed directly to the attendant on duty. The materials cannot be left on the ground. 

If you are planning to put bikes out on Brown & White Pickup day, Sarah Quinn is collecting them for the Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) Program. You can call her to pick them up. Her phone number is (843) 768-4407. Sarah has saved more than 1,800 bikes from the landfill! Find out more about B4H here.

Before you put your used furniture or other items on the curb for Brown & White Pickup on Friday, consider recycling it with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Restore. Contact the store at 843-559-4009 for more information.

Click here for the 2021 SIPOA Garbage, Recycling, Yard Debris Pickup Schedule.

Tidelines Editors

Have You Noticed This Sign?

If you ever doubted that Seabrook Island is a very special place, this sign is more proof of just how special it is. 

When entering the gate you may have paid little attention to this sign and it deserves explanation. It announces a significant achievement on the part of SIPOA Board members, staff, and volunteers. Seabrook Island first earned the prestigious designation as an Audubon International Certified Sustainable Community in November 2017. 

Receiving and retaining this designation as a Certified Sustainable Community is contingent upon the quality, completeness, and implementation of a Long Term Sustainability Plan (LTSP). In November 2020, Seabrook Island completed the three-year review process and was once again recognized for environmental excellence by retaining its status as a Certified Sustainable Community, one of only ten in the world. 

According to Christine Kane, CEO of Audubon International: 

“The Seabrook Island Property Owners Association has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. As the first Certified Sustainable Community in the state of South Carolina, they are to be commended for implementing and encouraging sustainability practices such as sourcing local foods, rebuilding boardwalks with sustainable materials, hosting virtual education events, and much more.”

Congratulations to Heather Paton, the SIPOA Board, and SIPOA staff for their continuing work in this important effort. To learn more about the history of this effort, continue reading below.

Continue reading “Have You Noticed This Sign?”

Volvo Car Open 2021 to be Televised Only

Attention tennis fans!

Unfortunately for local tennis fans the plans to have spectators at the 2021 Volvo Car Open have been cancelled and once again the event will be a broadcast only event. The tournament dates are April 3-11, 2021.

Tickets did go on sale around the first of December 2020. Purchasers will receive full refunds and can reach out to the Ticketing Director, Justin Huntman, for more information.

The broadcast schedule begins at 10:00 am Monday April 5, and goes through Sunday, April 11, at 4:00 pm. Every singles match from the first ball struck to the last ball played will be broadcast exclusively on Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus. For specific broadcast dates, times and more information click here.

Tidelines Editors

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Celebrate Passover

Passover is a major Jewish spring festival celebrating freedom and family in remembrance of the Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. This year Passover begins at sundown on March 27 and ends Sunday evening, April 4. Happy Passover!

Tidelines Editors

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Looking for an Easy Read?

Are you looking for some easy reading?  Linda Malcom of Indigo Books in Freshfields Village has suggested the following “light but entertaining read.”

The Windsor Knot by S. J. Bennett

As she nears her 90th birthday, Queen Elizabeth II is enjoying some time at Windsor Castle. Prince Charles has arranged a “dine and sleep” for a few dozen friends, complete with entertainment by a handsome Russian pianist (who also dances a mean tango). By morning, however, the young pianist is dead and the hunt is on to find the guilty party before the news becomes media fodder. Because the Queen and a Russian national are involved, certain investigators jump to a Putin connection. Before long, MI-5, MI-6, and the Metropolitan Police are involved.

The Queen (aka the Boss) is definitely not amused that her staff are suspect and isn’t so sure that the investigation is headed in the right direction. It seems that in the past the Boss has quite enjoyed pursuing investigations in her own quiet way behind the scenes, and with her Assistant Press Secretary, Rozie, she is on the case, all the while tending to the monarchy as well. All of the expected characters are here: Philip, the corgis, the horses, her retinue. She displays a quick wit and a playful sense of humor. Rozie, a decorated hero of the Afghanistan war, stalwartly serves as the Boss’s eyes, ears, and feet outside the Castle while the Boss contemplates options and outcomes.

This is the first of a projected series featuring QE2 as “Miss Marple.” Is this classic “literature?” Not at all. But it is a clever, British village cozy mystery, and the village just happens to be Windsor Castle.  It was a good, light read.

-Linda Malcolm, Indigo Books, Guest Columnist

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Emergency Ordinance 2021-02

Seabrook Island Town Council approved Emergency Ordinance 2021-02 on March 23, 2021. This ordinance is in effect from now until May 23, 2021. Below is a brief summary of the requirements and recommendations.

Congregating in groups:

  • The prohibition of individuals within the Town to congregate in groups of more than ten (10) people has been repealed.
  • Individuals who congregate in groups in public settings within the Town where they are, will be, or reasonably could be in close proximity to others who are not members of the same household are required to maintain six (6) feet of separation from such individuals or to otherwise practice effective social distancing in accordance with CDC and SCDHEC guidance.

Face coverings are required for:

  • All persons inside any portion of a business establishment that is open to the public or that is open to customers.
  • All employees of a business establishment while engaged in face-to-face interactions with customers anywhere on the premises of the business establishment, including outdoor areas.
  • All persons waiting in line to enter a business establishment.
  • All persons in attendance at allowed gatherings which are duly permitted by the Town through a Temporary Use Permit.
  • All customers, patrons, employees, suppliers, vendors, and other visitors while inside any portion of the restaurant that is open to the public or that is open to customers; while engaged in face-to-face interactions with customers anywhere on the premises of the restaurant, including outdoor areas; and while waiting on line to enter the restaurant.

Masks are encouraged but not required:

  • While participating in allowed gatherings and groups where social distancing is not being practiced.
  • While employees of a business establishment are within an area that is not open to the public or open to customers but where interactions with other persons can occur and the space is inadequate to practice social distancing.
  • On the boardwalks or while using the beach wash stations.
  • For groups of two (2) or more unrelated individuals while sharing a vehicle, boat, golf cart, or other mode of transportation which is provided by the business establishment for outdoor use on the premises of the business establishment when separation of at least six feet between individuals cannot be maintained.

If you would like to read the 23 page draft version of Emergency Ordinance 2021-02, click here.

Tidelines Editors