TOSI Clips: Town Council Meeting June 28

A video of the June 28, 2022, Town Council Meeting can be accessed online through the Town of Seabrook Island’s website. To view the 59 minute video click here and select the Video link under June 28, 2022.

If you have limited time and are just interested in a specific topic, select that item from the list below to watch that particular part of the meeting.

Presentations: None

Public Hearing Items: None

Citizens Comments:

Reports of Town Boards, Commissions, and Committees:

  • Advisory Committees
    • Update Community Promotions & Engagement Committee – Pat Fox
    • Update Environment & Wildlife Committee – Jeri Finke
    • Update Public Safety Committee – Dan Kortvelesy
    • Update Public Works Committee – Barry Goldstein
  • Special Committees – No Report
  • Ad Hoc Committees – No Report
  • Board of Zoning Appeals – No Report
  • Planning Commission – No Report
  • State Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee – No Report
  • Utility Commission – No Report

Reports of Town Officers:

Mayor – John Gregg

  • Follow-up Regarding Anonymous Citizen Comment concerning LSV’s
  • Update Regarding SIPOA Consideration of Time Shares
  • Update Concerning SI Club Consideration of Expansion

Town Administrator – Joe Cronin

Town Clerk/Treasurer – Katharine Watkins

Town Attorney – Stephen Brown – No Report

Zoning Administrator – Tyler Newman

Code Enforcement Offices – Extended Coverage for Holiday Weekend

Ordinances for Second Reading:

  • Ordinance 2022-04: An ordinance to repeal and replace the Town of Seabrook Island Development Standards Ordinance (“DSO”); to repeal and replace the Town of Seabrook Island Zoning Map; and to repeal conflicting provisions from the Town Code for the Town of Seabrook Island

Ordinances for First Reading: No Ordinances

Other Action Items:

  • Resolution 2022-31: A resolution supporting the nomination of Mr. Alex Townsend forthe U.S. Lifesaving Association Heroic Act Awar
  • Resolution 2022-32: A resolution for the adoption of the FEMA-approved 2019 Charleston Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan and Program for Public Information Plan by the Town of Seabrook Island
  • Temporary Use Permit Extension: Camp St. Christopher Temporary Kitchen: Request from the St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center to extend the Temporary UsePermit for the 46’ x 8.5’ temporary kitchen trailer at 4552 St. Christopher Lane until September 5, 2022.

Items for Information or Discussion: No Items

Citizen Comments – None

Council Comments – None

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

Stay Safe Around Alligators

Seabrook Island is home to a variety of wildlife, some of which are endangered and others that can be dangerous. There are four types of creatures that deserve special attention. On the beach, we are home to turtles, dolphins, and birds. In the freshwater ponds and wetlands, we have alligators.

You might have read recently that a man was attacked by an alligator in Myrtle Beach. Although this is a rare occurrence, our respectful vigilance is needed in order to keep us safe and preserve wildlife habitats. Maintaining a healthy distance from wildlife is needed both for our safety and protection as well as theirs. Town Code for Seabrook Island prohibits harassment of marine life and wildlife. To read the ordinance, click here.

Alligators

Seabrook Island is home to a healthy population of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), a species once protected under the Endangered Species Act.

To be safe around alligators, remember:

  • Do not feed alligators. Feeding alligators reduces their fear of humans.
  • Keep your distance. Alligators can run faster than you.
  • Do not attempt to move alligators out of the road.
  • It is illegal to harass, throw things at or harm alligators in any way.
  • Do not disturb nests or small alligators. Female alligators are very protective.
  • Keep your pets and children away from alligators.
  • Do not corner, trap or hunt alligators.
  • Be alert around the shore of freshwater ponds or wetlands.
  • Avoid swimming in areas that are known habitats for large alligators.
  • If you have a concern about an alligator, call the Security Gate on 843-768-6641.

The Seabrook Island Property Owners’ Association (SIPOA) has developed a policy for determining whether or not an alligator qualifies as a “nuisance alligator” and therefore warrants removal under the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Nuisance Alligator Program. Removal occurs relatively infrequently. Click here to learn what to do if you have a concern or complaint about an alligator.

Some fun facts about alligators:

  • Alligators have between 74 and 80 teeth in their mouth at one time. As teeth wear down, they are replaced. An alligator can go through 3,000 teeth in a lifetime.
  • Mating season for alligators is mid-April through early June. Baby alligators hatch in August and September and measure about 6 to 8 inches. 
  • Juvenile alligators grow about one foot per year. Adult male alligators measure 11 – 15 feet in length; adult females 8 – 9 feet in length.

To read more about staying safe around alligators, click here. To read the SIPOA Alligator Program Policy, click here.

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Accessing Wildlife Sighting Forms

Many Seabrook Island residents look for ways to learn more about the animals and wildlife they encounter almost daily. Where they live, what are their habits, what do they eat, how do they raise their young, are just some of the things residents are interested in learning more about. Fortunately, there is a method in place that allows residents to not only to learn some of these things but also to help contribute to the data collection.

For several years, the SIPOA Environmental Committee has used information submitted on “Wildlife Sighting” forms that are accessed through the SIPOA home page. Most residents are, at the least, curious about the diversity and habits of our non-human residents. They are particularly interested in high profile species such as bobcats and piebald deer.

Through information submitted on the sighting forms, the committee can obtain useful information about the number and location of individual species, their movements and habits, and other bits of helpful data. Residents are also encouraged to submit comments on any unusual, or interesting wildlife behavior they might observe. Although not statistically accurate, such a database can give useful insight into the numbers and health of individual species populations.

To report a sighting is easy. Go to the SIPOA.org home page. Look for the tab ‘Wildlife-Sightings/Map’ and click on that. You will find a place to report sightings, a map of previous sightings and photos of wildlife observed on Seabrook Island. Or click here to go directly to the ‘Wildlife-Sightings/Map’ page.

Thank you for your help with wildlife sightings.

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Reminder: Food Truck Rodeo at Town Hall Tonight

Come right now to celebrate the first ever Town of Seabrook Island

Chow Town: Food Truck Rodeo
Wednesday, June 29
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Town Hall
2001 Seabrook Island Road

We will have cornhole, music, and food provided by: 
Krystyna’s Authentic Polish Food LLC
Braised and Glazed SC
Charleston King of Pops
And potentially more!

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

Statewide Primary Runoff Results June 28

The Lake House polling location closed at 7:00 pm last night June 28, 2022, for the statewide runoff election for both the Democratic and Republican Primaries. There are 2,620 registered voters on Seabrook Island. There were 699 people who voted in person in the primary and thus were eligible to vote in the runoff election. The number of people that voted in person for the runoff election was 193.

Below are the results of the two races in the primary runoff that Seabrookers could vote for. The numbers reflect only those who voted in person yesterday at The Lake House.

The results are also posted on the Lake House window as you walk in the front door.

Statewide Runoffs:

U.S. Senate – Democratic
• Catherine Fleming Bruce – 10 votes
• Krystle Matthews – 29 votes

State Superintendent of Education – Republican
• Kathy Maness -58 votes
• Ellen Weaver – 96 votes

A special thanks to all the poll workers for their vital role in assuring a safe and secure election. In addition to participating in training prior to the election, on Election Day as well as Runoff Day they arrived at the Lake House at 6:00 am to set up and stayed past 7:00 pm to put everything away. Thank you for your service!

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Keep Up With The Lake House June 29

Fitness and Recreation

Indoor/Outdoor Pools

The Outdoor Pool hours:
– Monday through Friday from 9:15 am to sunset
– Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to sunset. – The Lake House Outdoor Pool and Pool Area will be closed from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Thursday,
June 30 for a SIPOA event. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

The Indoor Pool schedule, as well as rules for both the Indoor and Outdoor Pools, can be viewed by clicking here.

The Lake House Outdoor Pool and Pool Area will be closed from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 30 for a SIPOA event.

Fitness Classes

The monthly schedule for fitness and recreation classes is available on the SIPOA website, click here to view the June fitness calendar. This does not include the semi-private classes.

  • Due to Fourth of July Events, the following fitness classes will be canceled:
    • Saturday, 7/2
      • HIIT Boxing
      • Barre Fusion
    • Monday, 7/4
      • Splashers
      • Gentle Yoga
      • Cardio Mix
      • Pure Stretch
      • Total Body Toning
  • Additional cancelations:
    • Vin to Yin Yoga at 8:00 am will be canceled on Tuesday, 7/5
    • Deep Water Aerobics at 4:00 pm will be canceled on Thursday, 7/7
  • New! Southern Dance Party! – Thursdays at 10:00 am.
    Beginning Thursday, June 23, join Denise Hull for a Southern Dance Party. Party starts at 10:00 am every Thursday!
    Dancing is a fun way to get your cardio workout. At Southern Dance Party, we will learn and practice many dances of the South including Shag, line dances, the two-step, and the Charleston. No partner or experience is needed. This class is part of the regular Fitness Class schedule at The Lake House.
    Come and join Denise for this Southern Dance Party starting June 23.
  • Effective Wednesday, June 1, Splashers and Water Aerobics moved to The Lake House Outdoor Pool for the summer season.

Semi-Private Series

Sign up now for the following Semi-Private classes. Please note, Semi-Private classes are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. There are no drop-ins or refunds. Semi-private classes are not included in the monthly class pass, and the entire class will be charged to your Property Owner/Club account at the time of registration. Semi-private classes are available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

Fitness Rewired Outdoor Semi-Private Series – This class is sure to challenge you and help you reach your goals! Whether your goals are improving balance, endurance, or increasing your total body strength. Come join us in the fresh air and feel yourself get stronger with every class!
-Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 6 – July 29 at 8:30 am. $110 for the series.
-This series is taught by Kayleigh Breaux.

Chair Yoga Semi-Private Series – This is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. Benefits include improved flexibility, better concentration, increased strength, a boost to your mood, and reduced stress and joint strain.
-Wednesdays at 2:30 pm from July 6 – July 27. $60 for the series.
-This series is taught by Natasha Stevens.

Kripalu Yoga Semi-Private Series – Linking Breathing with Movement. This class will include learning various breathing techniques and postures, both standing and on the mat, and end with relaxation. This class is perfect for beginners but is also an opportunity for any level to take a step back and rediscover the foundation of their practice.
-Thursdays July 7 – July 28, at 4:00 pm. $60 for the series. –Thursdays August 4 – August 25, at 4:00 pm. $60 for the series.
-This series is taught by Emmy Marquardt.

For more information about the classes above, go to sipoa.org and click on The Lake House, Semi-Private Series, or click here to be directed to the semi-private series page. You can also email your questions to The Lake House staff at Wellness@sipoa.org.

The Seabrook Island Property Owners website includes everything you need to know about all the classes, any cancellations that may occur, The Lake House Spa, and The Lake House Guide. Once on the SIPOA website, look at the area close to the top of the homepage for The Lake House. There is a dropdown menu with all this information.

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, The Lake House Manager

SIAG July Artist of the Month – Tina Mayland

Seabrook Island Artist Guild July Artist of the Month is Tina Mayland. Tina Mayland is a native Charlestonian and to her, the Lowcountry of South Carolina is as close to paradise as any place on earth.

After a 30-year career as VP of Marketing with AT&T taking her to Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC and New Jersey, she returned to Charleston. Upon returning, she became a full-time artist. Tina explains her motivation to become a painter, “My grandparents owned a farm on Wadmalaw Island, just outside of Charleston. As a child, I built forts in live oak trees, played in the pluff mud of the marshes and galloped my horse through Lowcountry forest. Capturing the essence of that landscape in my art is a way of recapturing the joys of my youth.”

Her show is named “Lowcountry Lights”. In her art, Tina strives to capture a moment in time based on an experience that moved her. Using thick paint and bold strokes, her goal is to capture the symphony that is the Lowcountry addressing its unique light, mood and texture.

Tina served on the Board of Directors for the Charleston Art Guild for four years and is a member of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild. She is active in community serving on the Board of Trustees of the Middleton Place Foundation and on the National Board of Directors of the Archeological Institute of America. She is represented by the Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island and Lowcountry Artist Gallery in downtown Charleston. 

Please join Tina for a reception on July 7 from 4:30-6:30 pm. The reception will be held at The Lake House.

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, SIAG

(Image credit: Tina Mayland)

Chow Town Food Truck Rodeo at Town Hall June 29

Come celebrate the first ever Town of Seabrook Island

Chow Town: Food Truck Rodeo
Wednesday, June 29
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Town Hall
2001 Seabrook Island Road

We will have cornhole, music, and food provided by: 
Krystyna’s Authentic Polish Food LLC
Braised and Glazed SC
Charleston King of Pops
And potentially more!

-Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

2022-2023 Exchange Club Handbook Now Available

The new 2022-2023 edition of the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Handbook was mailed last week to your primary address on file with SIPOA. If you did not receive one, please email  KS-ExchangeClub@outlook.com.

If you are here for the season and/or just want a second copy they are available for pick up now. Handbooks are located at the Town of Seabrook Island, SIPOA, and the Seabrook Island Club offices.

Please use the Directory and enjoy all the other information provided. The advertisers allow the Exchange Club to make grants for many local charities. Please let them know you saw their ad and thank them for their support.

For name corrections, contact: KS-ExchangeNames@outlook.com

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(Image credit: Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook)

Primary Runoffs and Lake House Cancelations June 28

On June 28, 2022, there will be a runoff for a statewide office in both the Democratic and Republican Primaries, which means everyone who voted in the Primaries can vote in the Primary Runoffs. Voting will take place at The Lake House. Polls will be open from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. Be sure to bring your photo ID.

  • All primary runoffs are listed below. Check your sample ballot at scVOTES.gov to see offices in which you are eligible to vote.
  • Voters who voted in the June 14 Primaries are limited to voting in the same party’s runoff. 
  • Voters who did not vote on June 14 can choose to vote in either party’s runoff.

Statewide Runoffs:

U.S. Senate – Democratic 
You may vote for one: 

  • Catherine Fleming Bruce (Democratic) 
  • Krystle Matthews (Democratic) 

State Superintendent of Education – Republican
You may vote for one:

  • Kathy Maness (Republican)  
  • Ellen Weaver (Republican)

Due to the Statewide Primary Runoff, the following Lake House classes will be canceled on Tuesday, June 28:

  • Vin to Yin Yoga
  • Cardio Interval
  • Core Fusion
  • Get Pumped
  • HIIT Boxing

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Brown & White Pickup July 1


The next monthly Brown & White Pickup is Friday, July 1, 2022.

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 9:00 am and 2:00 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 and to arrange for free pick-up of large items.

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