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City of Isle of Palms

City Council

The City of Isle of Palms was incorporated in 1953. Today, the municipality operates under a City Council form of government consisting of the Mayor and eight Council members. Candidates for office run in non-partisan, at-large elections for staggered four year terms.

Barbara Bergwerf
611 Ocean Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Home: 843-886-5355
Term: 2014-2017

Sandy Ferencz
4 Seahorse Court
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Term: 2014-2017

J. Martin Bettelli
MAYOR PRO TEM
3704 Hartnett Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Home: 843-886-6620
Term:  2014-2017

Patrick Harrington
523 Carolina Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Home: 843-886-9887
Term: 2014-2017

Ryan L. Buckhannon
23 Twenty-Seventh Avenue
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Home: 843-886-4016
Office: 843-224-0667
Term:  2012-2015

 Michael Loftus
 48 Morgan Place Drive
 Isle of Palms, SC 29451
 Home: 843-886-4515
 Term: 2012-2015

Jimmy Carroll
11 Tabby Lane
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Cell: 843-452-1200
Term: 2012-2015
Jimmy Ward
2207 Hartnett Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Home: 843-886-6218
Term: 2012-2015
Dick Cronin
MAYOR
8 Marsh Point Lane
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Home: 843-886-9361
Cell: 843-224-4611
Term: 2014-2017


STANDING COMMITTEES 2014

Ways and Means Committee

The Ways and Means Committee, which shall consist of all Councilmembers.  The committee's duties are to: (a) If requested, assist the City Administrator in the annual budget ordinance through review of all sources of revenue and development of annual income estimates and review of all departmental, committee, board, general government, or expense budgets; (b) review monthly cash on hand reports and budget status and recommend revisions if necessary; (c) reivew all policies and procedures regarding ways and means and make recommendations as appropriate; (d) review all other matters pertaining to City finances and which the name of the committee implies; (e) examine into and report upon all petitions and other matters refered to them by the Mayor and Council; and (f) review all matters regarding the City real and personal property.

Members:
Barbara Bergwerf
Marty Bettelli
Ryan Buckhannon
Jimmy Carroll
Dick Cronin - CHAIR
Michael Loftus 
Sandy Stone
Doug Thomas
Jimmy Ward - VICE CHAIR

Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee, which shall consist of three (3) members.  The committee's duties are to: (a) assist the City Administrator, if requested, in the preparation of budget costs related to personnel management; (b) review personnel management policies, wage scales, and benefits regarding all City employees and make recommendations to City Council as appropriate; (c) assist the City Administrator in the annual employee evaluation process by: (1) reviewing and recommending to City Council approval of the Employee Performance Evaluation methods developed by the City Administrator's department managers, (2) developing and recommending to City Council approval of the method of the City Administrator's annual performance evaluation, (3) preparing summary data regarding the results of the annual employee performance evaluation and recommending to City Council any proposed revisions regarding personnel; (d) serve as the hiring committee to fill a vacancy in any City department manager position.  The chair of the Personnel Committee shall serve as the chair of the Hiring Committee; (e) investigate and report to City Council regarding any petitions and other matters refered to it by City Council.

Members:
Marty Bettelli - VICE CHAIR
Sandy Ferencz - CHAIR
Patrick Harrington

Public Safety Committee

The Public Safety Committee, which shall consist of three (3) members.  The committee's duties are to: (a) if requested, assist the City Administrator in the preparation of the annual expense budget for the Police and Fire Departments; (b) review policies and procedures regarding the Police and Fire Departments and make recommendations as appropriate; and (c) examine into and report upon all petitions referred to them by the Mayor an Council.

Members:
Barbara Bergwerf - VICE CHAIR
Marty Bettelli - CHAIR
Jimmy Carroll

Public Works Committee

The Public Works Committee, which shall consist of three (3) members.  The committee's duties are to: (a) if requested, assist the City Administrator in the preparation ofthe annual expense budget for the Public Works Department; (b) review policies and procedures regarding the Public Works Department and make recommendations as appropriate; (c) review requests for streetlights and periodically review the street lighting system within the City; and (d) examine into and report upon all petitions and other matters referred to it by the Mayor and Council, using due diligence thereon.

Members:
Sandy Ferencz - VICE CHAIR
Michael Loftus
Jimmy Ward - CHAIR

Real Property Committee

The Real Property Committee, which shall consist of three (3) members.  The committee's duties are to: (a) assist the City Administrator, at the City Administrator's request, in the preparation of annual budget estimates for the operation and maintenance of real property owned or leased by the City; (b) review policies and procedures regarding the use and maintenance of all real property owned, leased or controlled by the City and make recommendations to City Council as appropriate; (c) monitor and review all existing or proposed leases of real property owned or leased by the City; (d) examine and report upon all petitions and other matters referred to it by the Mayor and City Council.

Members:
Barbara Bergwerf
Ryan Buckhannon - VICE CHAIR
Michael Loftus - CHAIR

Recreation Committee 

The Recreation Committee, which shall consist of three (3) members.  The committee's duties are to: (a) if requested, assist the City Administrator in the preparation of the annual expense budget for the Recreation Department; (b) review policies and procedures regarding the Recreation Department and make recommendations as appropriate; (c) work to provide recreational opportunities for all citizens and report to City Council on the condition of the recreation center and the activities of the Recreation Department; and (d) examine and report upon all petitions and other matters referred to it by Mayor and Council.

Members:
Ryan Buckhannon - VICE CHAIR
Jimmy Carroll - CHAIR
Patrick Harrington