PRESENT: Mayor Council: Riley Bradham, Henry Holst, David Dunn, Judy Suggs, Frank Thornhill and Town
Clerk Colleen Key
Meeting called to order at 7:00
No changes to the agenda. No time requested.
Mayor motions to approve prior Meeting Minutes. Seconded by Henry Holst. Unanimously approved.
FINANCIAL REPORT as of 6/30/2023
PREVIOUS Ending $ CURRENT Ending $
Wells Fargo Checking $84,427.38 $98,615.79
S.C. Local Government Investment Pool $298,880.61 $300,195.34
NOTE: A virtual $10,000 is held aside for disaster clean up
Roads YTD- $4100
MAYOR / COUNCIL REPORTS: None
- Planning: No one reporting.
- BZA: No one reporting.
- Code Enforcement: No one reporting
- DRB: No one reporting
- WILPC: Henry Holst – No new news on Point Farm Mitigation Bank. Seabrook Planning met
regarding a proposed marina, restaurants, single family homes and pool development on Bohicket
Creek which passed despite much opposition from the public. Mayor comments that the Town was
asked to weigh in. The initial plan indicated that there was a 200 slip marina planned which
proved not to be true. There may be an Urban Growth Boundary issue which affects Johns Island,
Kiawah and Seabrook therefore the Town will stand down for now.
Mayor comments that there is no new decision on the Point Farm law suit. A private lawsuit has been filed
by property owners against the Army Corp of Engineers regarding this same issue.
Roads – Henry, Judy, David and Mayor met with Buck Dukes Engineer from the County regarding a new wet
spot on the roads. The County may send contractor back out for touch up work. Additionally, they discussed
the SIYC/Grace/S. Rockland Road aprons. It was suggested that the aprons be rebuilt to angle from the dirt
road down to Maybank Hwy to divert the water to a swale, adding 6-8 ft of asphalt. Charleston Green,
Truluck etc. to provide estimates. Regarding regular maintenance of SIYC Rd., CDH will be back to work on
roads once he has recovered from an injury.
SLRF – COVID funds reporting is due, but the Town has not been able to access the portal. Mayor has sought
help/advice with Senators Tim Scott and Lindsay Graham’s offices, who have suggested contacting MASC.
STR Ordinance – Planning recommends the following:
- Article C section 2 – any accessory unit must fall under the same guidelines. All structures must have
the same cap on the number of days rented. The total may not be tallied per unit on a property.
- Article E section 1 – Remove this section (the amount of people allowed per rental section)
Mayor motions to accept and incorporate planning’s suggestions in to the STR Ordinance and upon redraft,
and will be run in the papper. Seconded by Henry Holst. Unanimously approved.
Fourth of July parade was a success. The Yacht Club opened for the event. Town contributed $500 to Yacht
Club to help cover hosting expenses, and for the record, Mayor motions to have to have the expenditure
accepted by council. Seconded by Frank Thornhill. Unanimously approved. Hopefully this will be an ongoing
tradition for the parade.
Mayor issued a check to DRB Clerk Oliva Condon for $750. She moved and did not receive April, May or June
payments that were mailed to her previous address. Motion to accept this expense was made by the Mayor
and was seconded by Judy Suggs. Unanimously approved.
In the past, per every presidential administration, all coastal communities are contacted to ask to sign off on
a resolution asking that offshore drilling not be allowed of the coast. Mayor asks council’s permission to
move forward with sending a letter from the Town affirming that it is against drilling off the SC coast.
Construction noise – New home is being bult on Marsh. Crews are working late, and neighbors are
complaining. Mayor asked current crew to stop work at 6:00 daily, and the leader was happy to oblige,
however this may come up again as new groups of workers rotate through the project.
Mayor suggests that the council consider a commercial noise ordinance. Judy comments that people also
complain about yardwork on the weekend noise. David mentions that often this work is done at odd hours
because of the heat. Such an ordinance could possibly be narrowed to just to commercial entities to avoid
the appearance of any sort of HOA.
Roads – Rockland is such a nice new road that people are speeding and residents are complaining. Rather
than calling the sheriff, the Town to put up speed limit signs as a first step. Henry Holst to follow up.
Scheduling Order – Clerk to work on Budget.
15 seconds of silence in memory of Rockville resident Emily Ann Towles Davis, who recently passed away at
the age of 91. Burial August 8 th 11am Johns Island Presbyterian.
Mayor motioned to adjourn at 7:36. Seconded by David Dunn.