The Town of Seabrook Island is currently working with a design professional to design a new gateway sign for the entrance to Seabrook Island. The new sign will replace the existing sign located along Betsy Kerrison Parkway, near the entrance to the roundabout.
The town is seeking public feedback on three proposed alternatives and feedback on two font alternatives. Use the survey link below to preview the designs. Please provide feedback on your preferred design and font alternatives.
A video of the November 14, 2023, Town Council Work Session can be accessed online through the Town of Seabrook Island’s website. To view the 1 hour and 41-minute video, click here and select the video link under November 14, 2023.
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.
Ord. 2023-12: An ordinance amending the Business License Ordinance of the Town of Seabrook Island to update the class schedule as required by Act 176 of 2020 (Second reading and public hearing)
Ord. 2023-13: An ordinance adopting a second amendment to the annual operating budget for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2023 (Second reading and public hearing)
Ordinance 2023-14: An ordinance amending the Town Code for the Town of Seabrook Island, South Carolina, so as to establish regulations pertaining to prohibited noise; property maintenance; trash, litter and debris; illegal dumping; and the parking of vehicles and equipment; to repeal Sections 14-21 through 14-24 relating to public nuisances; to repeal Section 22-21 relating to illegal dumping; and other matters related thereto (First reading and public hearing)
Ordinance 2023-15: An ordinance amending the Development Standards Ordinance for the Town of Seabrook Island, South Carolina; Article 2, General Provisions; Section 2.1, General Compliance; so as to repeal subsection (e) pertaining to the placement and storage of trash, litter and junk on premises within the town; Article 9, Conditional Use Requirements; Section 9.4, Specific Use Requirements; so as to amend the conditional use provisions of subsection (O) pertaining to short-term rental units; and Appendix E, Fee Schedule; so as to update the schedule of fees to reflect changes relating to permitting requirements and procedures for short-term rental units within the town (First reading and public hearing)
Ordinance 2023-16: An ordinance amending the Zoning Map of the Town of Seabrook Island so as to change to zoning designation for Charleston County Tax Map Number 147-06-00-015, containing approximately 0.51 +/- acres located at 2856 Cap’n Sams Road, from the Moderate Lot Single-Family Residential (R-SF2) District to the Conservation (CP) District (First reading)
Ordinance 2023-17: An ordinance amending the Town Code for the Town of Seabrook Island, South Carolina; Chapter 2, Administration; Article I, In General; Section 2-102, Personnel Policies and Procedures Adopted; so as to adopt an updated version of the “Town of Seabrook Island Employee Handbook” (First reading)
Ordinance 2023-18: An ordinance to adopt a budget for the Town of Seabrook Island, South Carolina for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2024, and ending December 31, 2024 (First reading)
Veterans Day is a day to reflect on the sacrifice and courage of all U.S. Veterans. It is the day that our country honors and thanks those men and women for their service.
To hear the official Veterans Affairs march Salute to Veterans, composed by COL Eugene W. Allen and performed by The United States Army Band, Pershing’s Own, click here.
Some Background on Armistice Day and Veterans Day
November 11, Armistice Day, marked the end of World War I. On “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” in a forest near the French city of Compiègne, French, British, and German leaders met and signed an armistice that officially ended “the war to end all wars” that claimed the lives of more than 16 million people over four years.
President Woodrow Wilson originally proclaimed November 11, 1919, as Armistice Day to honor the country’s servicemen who served during World War I. The date wouldn’t become a National Holiday until a Congressional Act in 1938 made it so. It would remain a holiday for this select group of soldiers, sailors, and marines until President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill that expanded its intention to celebrate the service of all servicemen and servicewomen from every American war.
It would remain known as Armistice Day for the next 35 years until Congress changed its name to Veterans Day on June 1st, 1954. That name has remained unchanged ever since. The date of the Veterans Day celebration has also remained unchanged, except for a brief period of seven years when it was changed to the fourth Monday of every October in 1971 to make sure that it complied with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. This decision was eventually reversed in 1978 and this holiday has been celebrated on November 11 ever since.
Once again, the Town of Seabrook Island is holding a toy drive in support of the Toys for Tots program. The Toys for Tots program was established in 1947 by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and has been managed by the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation since 1991. Each year, the program collects and distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. Since its founding in 1947, the Toys for Tots program has collected and distributed more than 500 million toys to children across the country.
New, unwrapped toys and books may be dropped off at Town Hall anytime between now and December 7, 2023.
The Town of Seabrook Island just received notification from Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections. The certified results of the recent municipal election are final and to see the results click here.
Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11, 2023. It is a federal holiday which means that non-essential federal government offices are closed and every federal government employee is paid for the holiday. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday can be treated as a holiday.
You should check with your local bank, credit union, school, etc. to see if they are open on Friday, November 10 and/or Saturday, November 11.
The local holiday hours are as follows:
SIPOA offices will be closed Friday, November 10 and they are not open on Saturdays. SIPOA does not impose any contractor rules for this holiday.
Town of Seabrook Island offices will be closed Friday, November 10 and they are not open on Saturdays.
Vincent’s Pharmacy will be open on both Friday and Saturday with normal hours. (These are new hours.)
Post and Computer Center will be open on both Friday and Saturday with normal hours. On Saturday, November 11, the Post Office will not be picking up or delivering but UPS and FedEx will still be making their runs.
Harris Teeter will be open on Friday and Saturday with normal hours.
The U.S. government recognizes 12 federal holidays: 11 annually and Inauguration Day every four years.
The Lake House polling location closed promptly at 7:00 pm this evening. There are 2,437 registered voters on Seabrook Island. There were 1,103 people who voted in person today at The Lake House. The numbers reflect only those who voted in persontoday, thus the numbers may change once all the ballots are counted.
On Thursday, November 9, 2023, a hearing will be held at the Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections office to certify all in-person and absentee ballots. The Town of Seabrook Island will publish the official certified results on its website when they receive them. Tidelines will let Seabrookers know when it is available.
You can also go to scvotes.org (scroll down to Seabrook Island) to see the unofficial results that will be updated when the votes are certified.
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 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!
Mayor – the person with the most votes will serve as Mayor.
Jeri Finke – 493
Bruce Kleinman – 604
Write in – 1
Town Council – the top four candidates who received the most votes will serve on the Town Council.
The Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will conduct a General Election within the Town of Seabrook Island on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. This is a nonpartisan, at-large municipal election. Election results for each position will be determined by the plurality method.
The only items on the ballot are the office for the Mayor and members of Seabrook Island Town Council. To view the ballot as well as to double check that you are a registered voter, click here.
The Lake House will be open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm for in person voting. Make sure to bring either a SC Driver’s License, SC DMV ID Card, SC Voter Registration Card with Photo, Federal Military ID or a US Passport.
For more details about the election and voting, as well as useful links, clickhere.
Candidates for the Town of Seabrook Island municipal election were invited to submit statements about their backgrounds and vision for Seabrook Island. These can be found on the Tidelines website in the upper banner under the dropdown “TOSI Election 2023”.
Every Sunday morning until the upcoming municipal election, Tidelines will publish a listing of “meet and greet” or other public forums scheduled by candidates. Each of the candidates has been offered the opportunity to submit information about upcoming events. The following events were submitted to Tidelines for today’s post.
Candidates for Change Campaign Rally Sunday, November 5, 2023 The Lake House 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Join us for one more opportunity before election day to have your questions answered by candidates for Seabrook Island Mayor and Town Council. The event is sponsored by the campaign of Bruce Kleinman, Raymond Hamilton, Darryl May, Paul McLaughlin and Gordon Weiss. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and snacks. No RSVP is required.
Candidates for the TOSI municipal election were invited to submit statements about their backgrounds and vision for Seabrook Island. These can be found on the Tidelines website in the upper banner under the dropdown “TOSI Election 2023”.