Town Council is holding a Special Meeting on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. to adopt a millage roll back. The meeting packet can be found here and further information is on the Town's website at www.jamesislandsc.us
This meeting will be held on Zoom. Information on public participation can be found on the meeting agenda. Please contact the Town Hall (843) 795-4141 if further information is needed.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:24:00 AM
Millage Roll Back in Town of James Island
James Island Town Council is holding a special meeting on Thursday, October 1 at 7 PM to adopt a millage roll back. South Carolina law requires that counties reassess property values every five years, and Charleston County completed its reassessment this summer. Property owners should have received a letter from Charleston County with the new assessed value of their property. South Carolina law also requires local governments to roll back their millage so that their new millage is equal to the amount of revenue raised from property tax last year divided by the newly calculated total of assessed value. The Charleston County Auditor’s office notified the Town that our roll back millage is 17.9, which is 2.1 mils below our previous millage of 20. This millage would raise as much property tax revenue for the Town with the new assessments as our previous 20 mils would raise with the old assessments. For the average James Island homeowner, the result would be that the property tax due the Town would remain unchanged. There are provisions in state law that allow local government to cut their required rollback based upon past inflation and so increase the tax imposed on residents. I am asking Town Council to adopt the rollback millage and not hike taxes—a policy is consistent with the budget passed by Town Council last June which included no millage increase. More importantly, Town Council also budgeted a Local Option Sales Tax credit sufficient to zero out the Town property tax, so the amount the Town collects from our property owners will remain zero. The millage rollback will still leave our property taxpayers with no net payment to the Town. Town Council also funded in the 2020-21 budget and reapproved in July a cost sharing agreement with the James Island Public Service District, which will continue to provide significant tax relief to Town taxpayers from the JIPSD millage, as it did last year. The Town’s millage rollback does not impact the cost share agreement with the JIPSD.
Mayor Bill Woolsey
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:13:00 PM
The Town of James Island Special Town Council Meeting scheduled for tonight (Sept. 29) has been postponed to Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting agenda and public participation information will be posted prior to the meeting. Should further information be required, please call the Town Hall, (843) 795-4141.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:32:00 PM
Tuesday, September 29 @ 4 p.m. Town Council will hold a Special Town Council meeting via Zoom. Please see the attached agenda for information for public participation. Meeting Agenda
Community Assistance Grants Now Open: The Town of James Island is accepting applications for Community Assistance Grants. Community Assistance Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations that provide beneficial services for the James Island community as a whole. This grant includes organizations that brings tourism to our hospitality industry. Community Assistance Grant Application
For further information, please contact Town Hall, (843) 795-4141.
Monday, September 28, 2020 2:52:00 PM
A Special Meeting of the James Island Town Council will be held on Tuesday, September 29 at 4:00 p.m. This meeting will be held virtually on Zoom. Please see the agenda attached and information for public participation.
Monday, September 28, 2020 2:47:00 PM