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Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures continue for the Harbor View Road Improvements project 

News Release February 6, 2015
Release Number: 3871
MEDIA CONTACT Shawn Smetana, Public Information Officer Phone: (843) 958-4007 / Fax: (843) 958-4004 Email:
Project website:
Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures continue for the Harbor View Road Improvements project
Charleston County Government announces nighttime lane closures starting on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Crews will be working on Harbor View Road between Fort Sumter Drive and Shamrock Lane for the Harbor View Road Improvements project. All work is weather permitting.
Feb. 8 – Feb. 21:
• Nighttime lane closures will occur on Harbor View Road between Fort Sumter Drive and Shamrock Lane.
• The work will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. Friday through Saturday nights.
• Flagmen will be on site to control traffic.
• At no time will the entire roadway be blocked to traffic.
• Drivers will have access to businesses and residential properties along Harbor View Road at all times.
• At least one lane will remain open to traffic under flagging operations.
• Drivers traveling through the project’s construction zone are asked to be aware of equipment and crews working in the area at all times.
The purpose of the Harbor View Road Improvements project is to improve traffic flow and safety on Harbor View Road and to provide adequate bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The scheduled completion of the project is expected in September 2016.
The project will include the addition of a center two-way left turn lane between North Shore Drive and Affirmation Boulevard, the addition of right turn lanes at major intersections, the addition of traffic signals at Fort Sumter Drive and Mikell Drive, the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Harbor View Road and Fort Johnson Road and the addition of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Visit the official website at for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects. Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.
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- Prepared by Shawn Smetana -

Posted by Robin Sanders Friday, February 6, 2015 2:55:00 PM

Sherwin-Williams Ribbon Cutting 

Sherwin Williams was officially welcomed to the Town of James Island on Tuesday, January 20th with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony sponsored by the Town. We are happy to have their business here on the Island, and their beautiful building is an asset to Folly Road.

Posted by Ashley Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:27:00 AM

Highlights of Town Council Meeting 

January 15, 2015

Town Council met on Thursday, January 15.

Scott Cave, who is the consultant reviewing the Town's Emergency Plan, gave an update.   He reported that the Town is approximately halfway finished on preparing the Emergency Plan.   He added that James Island Public Service District staff were participating in the committee meetings.   Chief Seabolt plays the leading role in operations within both the Town and the rest of the James Island Public Service District during any emergency. Thank you James Island Public Service District for working with the Town on this vital project.

Town Council reelected Councilman Leonard Blank to be Mayor Pro-Tem.

Town Council approved a record keeping policy consistent with the South Carolina State Archives.

Town Council voted 4 to 1 to appoint Warren Sloane to the Planning Commission.   Planning Commissioner Ed Lohr has resigned due to health problems. Mayor Woolsey nominated Sloane.   Councilman Milliken voted against the nomination.

Deputy  Stanley Singer was recognized as Island Sheriff Patrol officer of the quarter.   Thank you Deputy Singer for all of your good work in protecting the citizens of James Island!

Council approved a Memorandum of Agreement with Charleston County, the City of Charleston, CHATS, and the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments to establish the Riverland Drive Scenic Byway Committee.  

Council approved a resolution asking the state legislature to give municipalities the authority to regulate the right of way in residential neighborhoods in their jurisdictions.   The reason for this resolution was a request coming out of the James Island Neighborhood Council to allow homeowners to keep people from parking on the grass next to the street in front of their homes.    Municipalities do not currently have authority under South Carolina law to pass ordinances limiting parking in the right of way.

The Town of James Island passed on first reading an ordinance amending the use table for the Office Residential zone.   The changes make the permitted uses more consistent with the Town's Residential zone (RSL), though specifically allowing the sorts of office uses this zone is intended to allow.

Council went into executive session to receive legal advice regarding Regional Transportation Authorities.   After Council returned to regular session, consideration of the resolution regarding Town representation on the CARTA board of directors was postponed until the February meeting.

Posted by Ashley Friday, January 16, 2015 7:44:00 PM

New Website Launched! 

Please bookmark the Town of James Island's new website! Our address is the same,, but you will note a lot of changes. We hope you find this website easy to use and navigate. One of our main goals is to keep you informed, so please make sure to check this site often for up-to-date information on meetings and events.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 2:36:00 PM

Youth Sports Program 

Youth Sports Program - In an exciting new venture, the Town of James Island has partnered with the City of Charleston to offer reduced rates for youth sports participants living in the Town of James Island. Previously, all Town residents were eligible to sign up for youth sports through the City of Charleston’s Recreation program, yet it was at the non-resident rate. Now, when Town residents sign up for youth sports, they will be charged the reduced City rate, which is $25 less per child. The Town of James Island will be funding the difference.

The Town is proud to be offering this program to its residents and hopes it enables more families to participate in various recreation activities. The Town and City both see this as a mutually beneficial partnership. We will be able to reach more children and serve more households without having to duplicate services or raise taxes.

This partnership will only apply to youth sports which are offered 3 times during the year for children ages 4-17.  This partnership is modeled after the successful program that is offered by the City of Charleston and St. Andrews Parks and Playgrounds in the West Ashley area. 

Spring Registration for Youth Sports begins on January 5th. Spring sports include baseball, softball, t-ball, soccer, and lacrosse. For more information on registering, please visit




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