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Meetings for the Week of October 5, 2020 

This is a reminder of the following meetings scheduled for the week of October 5:

Tuesday, October 6, @ 6:00 via Zoom, James Island History Council. Find the meeting agenda and public notice here

Thursday, October 8 @ 6:35 p.m., The James Island Planning Commission will meet via Zoom. This meeting will be held in a workshop setting to review the Town's Comprehensive Plan. Instructions and public participation can be found on the attached meeting packet.

For additional information, please call Town Hall at (843) 795-4141.

Posted by Frances Friday, October 2, 2020 4:43:00 PM Categories: priority

Jumpstart James Island 

Now Accepting Online Applications

Jumpstart James Island now accepting online applications for Small Business Working Capital Loans! This is a partnership with the Charleston LDC, a community development financial institution.

Please visit to learn more about the program and to apply online.

Posted by Ashley Friday, October 2, 2020 12:09:00 PM Categories: priority

Oceanview Public Meeting 

Oceanview Public Meeting

Monday, October 5, 2020

6:00 p.m.

(Virtual Meeting) See Instructions Below

The Town of James Island will hold a public meeting on Monday, October 5 @ 6:00 p.m. to discuss traffic calming efforts along Oceanview Rd.  The purpose of this meeting is to receive public input, share Town generated traffic data counts and for the Town to get an idea of how many people would be supportive of traffic calming efforts such as speed humps. Town staff would then take the outcome of this information gathering meeting to Town Council to consider funding a traffic calming engineer to develop a traffic calming plan.

This will be a hybrid virtual/in-person meeting. Town Hall can comfortably accommodate 20 residents socially distancing with masks and others would be required to attend via Zoom or call in to listen to the meeting.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 401375

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +13126266799,,87248724341#,,,,,,0#,,401375#  or +19292056099,,87248724341#,,,,,,0#,,401375#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 872 4872 4341

Passcode: 401375

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Posted by Frances Friday, October 2, 2020 10:00:00 AM Categories: priority

Notice of Special Town Council Meeting 

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   

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.





Posted by Frances Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:24:00 AM Categories: priority

Millage Roll back in the Town of James Island 

2020 Reassessment

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

Posted by Ashley Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:13:00 PM Categories: priority
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