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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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