Notice is hereby provided that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 2:30 pm at Seabrook Island Town Hall, 2001 Seabrook Island Road, Seabrook Island, SC. During the Public Hearing, Town Council will receive comments on the following ordinances:
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
A copy of the proposed ordinance (including all exhibits) may be viewed by clicking the links above. The ordinance may also be viewed at Town Hall during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).
Participate Virtually Individuals who wish to participate in Public Hearings via Zoom may call (843) 768-9121 or email email@example.com for log-in information.
Submit a Written Comment Individuals who wish to submit a comment in advance of the Public Hearing may do so in writing by 12:00 pm on the day of the meeting using one of the following options:
SIPOA has prepared informational articles that address FAQs regarding SIPOA Rules & Regulations and other topics of interest. These articles have appeared in CURRENTS and weekly reports and are intended to provide information to new Property Owners and serve as “refreshers” for longer-term owners.
With all of the building and construction going on on the island, it is important that owners understand the Commercial Access Process.
Commercial access is defined as the process of granting access to contractors, vendors, and service providers who engage or intend to engage in any business, occupation, or profession within Seabrook Island. In addition to building contractors, any business owners or operators providing services or estimates for services such as landscaping, pool maintenance, HVAC repairs, house cleaning, home health assistance, dog grooming, etc., are also included.
To access the list of frequently asked questions about the Commercial Access Process, click here.
This is OKLAHOMA! as you’ve never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century and the Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Musical.
Direct from an acclaimed run on Broadway comes an OKLAHOMA! that looks and sounds like America today. The Daily Beast raves “Forget your traditional idea of Oklahoma!. Daniel Fish’s daring, utterly absorbing re-interpretation is different—brilliantly so.”
OKLAHOMA! tells a story of a community banding together against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this production “lets us experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatness anew.” (The New Yorker). Without changing a word of text, this visionary production allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light.
The event will be held at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center May 21-22, 2022. Doors open one hour prior to showtime. Parking costs $10. Tickets are available now through this link.
The SIPOA Board of Directors will hold its regular monthly board meeting on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 1:00 pm. Property owners may attend the meeting to be held in the Oyster Catcher Community Center. It will also be live-streamed through Zoom.
To access the agenda, log into GateAccess using your property owner login information.
From the menu, click on Community Documents.
Scroll to Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting 05/16/22.
Click the link in the right-hand column.
Instructions for attending the meeting remotely are included on the agenda. If you do not have your login information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee minutes are accessed in GateAccess as well.
From the menu, click on Community Documents.
Minutes are organized alphabetically by committee name and date.
Scroll to the committee from the alphabetical list or search by typing a portion of the committee name in the search bar.
Please note that committee minutes are recorded and then approved at the following meeting before being submitted to SIPOA and posted online. This may result in a significant lag time between the meeting and the posting of minutes.
Note: The GateAccess app does not support access to the meeting agenda or committee minutes.
Charleston County is currently conducting an online public information meeting for Main Road Corridor, Segment C: Bohicket Road from Maybank Highway to Betsy Kerrison Parkway.
The County invites all residents to review the proposed alternatives and provide feedback by May 27, 2022. Your comments will help the project team refine the alternatives and make a recommendation of a preferred alternative.
Your voice is important!
There are several alternatives, which can be viewed on the webpage but clicking on Alternatives. This is the opportunity for Charleston County to see if there is public interest in improving traffic operations, so your voice is important.
Click here to access the Main Road Corridor Segment C project webpage.
Seabrook Island Photo Club May Speaker Stan Ullner: “Capture the Moment in Chance Encounters”
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022 Timing: 6:30-8:00 pm (Refreshments at 6:30 pm, Presentation 7:00-8:00 pm) Location: The Lake House
We are pleased to have Stan Ullner as our May 19 speaker. Stan is an award-winning photographer (and long-time resident of Seabrook Island). His interest is street photography with a slant toward finding geometric images in their natural setting. He processes and prints his images to museum quality on archival materials.
Stan’s presentation is entitled “Capture the Moment in Chance Encounters.” His presentation aims to reassure everyone that they are capable of achieving good images even with the simplest equipment.
This meeting is open to Seabrook Island Photo Club Members. If you are not a SI Photo Club member you may pay a guest fee of $10.
More about Stan: Stan graduated from Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1967 and served two years of active duty at Parris Island, SC, from 1967 to 1969 as a Navy Dental Officer. Stan married his wife, Carol, while at school, and after the Navy, they returned to Ohio and he went into private practice. They have 3 daughters and eight grandchildren.
Stan has been actively involved in photography since high school when he worked on the school newspaper. He started on a press camera with sheet film, then on to 35mm and large format. He was introduced to a Leica camera 18 years ago which forced him to slow down and think. This took him back to the press camera days where he shot a football game with eight shots and would then contact print the result.
“While I was a good technician, I couldn’t call myself an artist at this point. The turning point for me was entering a Leica-sponsored class in NYC with Ralph Gibson. I started to look at light with a more discerning eye and explore what I was able to see. The hardest part was trying to define my own style.”
Visit Stan’s website at stanfordullner.com to see his work and the many awards and recognitions he has received over the years. See you on May 19!
The SIPOA Board of Directors has developed a comprehensive “Rental Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines” document. The purpose is to gather all rental-related policies and procedures into a single, owner-friendly document. The document contains both a summary of existing practices and procedures as well as certain new policies and procedures.
This new policy document will be reviewed at the upcoming SIPOA Board meeting on Monday, May 16, 2022. The objective of creating rental policies is to balance the economic needs of owners who offer their property for rent with a quality of life expected by owners who do not – ensuring the behaviors of one group do not adversely impact the other. By doing so, the policies can help maintain the overall character and desirability of Seabrook Island for all who live, visit, and vacation in the community.
By way of introduction to this new policy document, the Board has also prepared a letter to property owners discussing the background and rationale leading up to its development. This letter can be accessed here.
Drivers entering the Freshfields Traffic Circle may experience delays due to the landscape work being done on Kiawah Island Parkway. Traffic around the circle may be affected periodically for the rest of the week.
Follow us on Twitter at TidelinesAlert to receive instant information about traffic issues as we receive it.
Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol celebrated the discovery of its first turtle nest of the season on Tuesday, May 10. It was found by volunteers Lynda Zegers, Lori Porwoll, Francie Segal, Pam Silvestrini, and Ruby Jenkins and is located north of Boardwalk 1 about halfway to the bird nesting area. The nest was left in situ.
More information about Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol can be found on its website: siturtlepatrol.com
A video of the May 10, 2022, Town Council Work Session can be accessed online through the Town of Seabrook Island’s website. To view the 1 hour and 16 minutes video, click here and select the Video link under May 10, 2022.
If you have limited time and are just interested in a specific topic, select the item from the list below to watch that particular part of the meeting.
Ord. 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
A King Tide is a non-scientific term used to describe high tides that are higher than normal. They usually occur during a full or new moon or during specific seasons throughout the year. They can cause flooding of low-lying areas resulting in road closures that may disrupt normal daily routines. This is particularly true when a king tide coincides with significant precipitation.
The 2022 predicted king tides are:
Remember to clear debris blocking the drains near your home before predicted king tides and if your home is prone to flooding, you might want to prepare your ground level for flooding.
SCDOT warns: Please use caution in areas that are impacted by flooding. It takes just 12 inches of water to carry away most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks. Never drive around barricades. Turn around, don’t drown.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is leading the South Carolina King Tides Initiative to document the effect that extreme tide events have on our state’s beaches, coastal waterways, private property, and public infrastructure. For more information on king tides and the Initiative, click here.