Dog License Update: City Council Approves New Policy - $5 for Residents and Property Owners
At its February 23, 2010 meeting, City Council approved a new dog license policy.  Effective March 1, 2010, Isle of Palms residents and property owners will be required to show proof of rabies vaccination and pay $5 for a City dog license.  Dog licenses can be purchased at the Public Safety Building at 30 J.C. Long Boulevard (phone: 843-886-6522).  No special collar will be required.  Dog licenses are not required for dogs of visitors.

City Council Approves Ordinance to Extend Off-Leash Dog Hours on Beach
At its November 17, 2009 meeting, City Council unanimously passed second reading and ratification of Ordinance 2009-16, which extends the hours dogs are allowed to be off-leash on the Isle of Palms Beach.  The new hours are from 4:00PM to 10:00AM from September 15th through March 31st and from 5:00AM to 8:00AM from April 1st to September 14th.  At all times, owners or custodians must be in close proximity to the dog, have a leash in hand, and have the dog under control.  Owners are required by law to clean up after their pets.

Recreation Department Wins "Agency of the Year"
The South Carolina Recreation & Parks Association has presented the City of Isle of Palms Recreation Department with the "Agency of the Year" award for municipalities with a population under 10,000.  Congratulations!  Click here to view photos.

Fire Department Offers Community CPR Classes
The Isle of Palms Fire Department will teach Community CPR classes from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on the first Saturday of each month beginning Saturday, October 3.  Course enrollment is limited to ten (10), and the cost of twenty dollars ($20) includes the course book and certification card.  The curriculum is based on the American Heart Association's Heartsaver curriculum.  Call 843-475-3040 or 843-886-4410 to enroll.

City Wins Achievement Award
The Municipal Association of South Carolina has awarded the City of Isle of Palms an Achievement Award in communications for the City's e-newsletterClick here to read a summary and view a video (3:52 minutes) about the achievement award, which "recognizes and encourages innovations and excellence in local government."

Swine Flu Preparation and Upates
The City of Isle of Palms is in communication with local, state and federal agencies regarding the Swine Influenza.  Citizens should be aware of Swine Flu information from the Centers for Disease Control.