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Isle of Palms Citizen Forum 

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Isle of Palms Recreation Center 

Mayor Jimmy Carroll and City Council are seeking input from residents, business owners and business persons on the Isle of Palms to learn more about what is on your mind and important to you. This Citizen Forum will be a highly interactive meeting designed to hear from you. Forum feedback will help shape priorities and budget decisions in this coming year.

Please plan to attend and share your thoughts on the future of your city!


The Isle of Palms Police Department is requesting residents to report coyote sightings and interactions to the Non-Emergency Number at (843) 886-6522, in an effort to maintain a consistent and reliable report of coyote sightings on the island. In February 2016, the City engaged the services of a trapper to use box traps to trap coyotes. Traps are placed in various public properties throughout the City in response to coyote sightings. Since the City initiated trapping, one (1) coyote has been trapped. 

Winter Storm Grayson 

January 5, 2018

The City of Isle of Palms will move back to Operating Condition 4 at 5:00 p.m. today with the expectation to moving to normal operations Monday, January 8th. 

Situation Report #6 - 3:30 p.m., January 5, 2018. 

City Offices and the Recreation Center remain closed today. Recreation Center and Cardio Room will  re-open Saturday, January 6th at 9:00 a.m. The following applies for Saturday, January 6th as well: 

  • Gym will be open from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Taekwondo  classes will be held
  • Yoga classes have been cancelled
  • All youth basketball games have been cancelled

Situation Report #5 - 12:00 p.m., January 5, 2018.

january 4, 2018

Isle of Palms, SC will remain at OPCON 3. City offices and the Recreation Center will remain closed tomorrow, January 5th. The City will run garbage service on Saturday, January 6th for the area from 30th Avenue through Wild Dunes. 

Citizens are advised to stay home and avoid driving unless it is an emergency. Staying home helps prevent accidents on the road and avoids putting the lives of emergency public safety personnel in danger.

The IOP Connector, Breach Inlet and Ben Sawyer bridges are open, however, travel is not advised. Citizens are encouraged to stay home and avoid the roadways.

Situation Report #3 - 11:30 a.m., January 4, 2018.

Situation Report #4 - 4:30 p.m., January 4, 2018. 

January 3, 2018

Isle of Palms, SC Offices and the Recreation Center are closed today due to the winter storm. Please stay home and stay off the roadways. Do not put yourself and public safety personnel in harms way.

Situation Report #1 - 11:00 a.m., January 3, 2018.

Situation Report #2 - 2:00 p.m., January 3, 2018. 

January 2, 2018

A Winter Storm watch is in effect for Charleston County Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Weather forecast calls for a “wintry mix” to impact our area starting as early as 8:00 a.m. The coastal area could see anywhere from 1-4 inches of snow.

In coordination with Charleston County, the City of Isle of Palms will move to Operating Condition 4 (OPCON 4) today at 5:00 p.m.  OPCON 4 means there is the possibility of an emergency or disaster situation that may require a partial or full activation of emergency offices.   City offices and the Recreation Center will be closed tomorrow, January 3, 2018. City of Isle of Palms Emergency personnel will be on duty. The Isle of Palms Police Department non-emergency number is 843 – 886 – 6522.

There will be no garbage and recycling collection tomorrow.

Committee meetings scheduled for tomorrow are cancelled and will be postponed to a later date.

“Residents are urged to take winter precautions now in advance of this severe winter weather event,” states Mayor-Elect Jimmy Carroll. “Citizens may expect precipitation starting at between 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Wednesday moving to 1-3 inches of sleet and/or snow.”

Mayor-elect Carroll continues, “It is advised that people stay off the roads tomorrow. Freezing rain, sleet and snow will create dangerous icy driving conditions especially on bridges.”

Severe winter weather may last for over 12 hours.


Corps of Engineers & SC DHEC Requesting Public Comment on Proposed Expansion of the Dewees Marina

Joint Public Notice 

Written statements regarding the proposed work will be received by the Corps until December 12, 2017 and by SC DHEC until December 27, 2017

On December 8, 2017, Mayor Cronin and Mayor-Elect Carroll issued this letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposed expansion of the Dewees Marina. 


OCRM Proposed Beachfront Jurisdictional Lines

SCDHEC extended the public comment period for the Proposed Beachfront Jurisdictional Lines until April 6, 2018.

Read the notification letter. 

Per the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control:

Based on comments received from landowners, community leaders, the conservation community, and others during the 30-day public comment period, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (Department) is extending the public comment period for the Proposed Beachfront Jurisdictional Lines (the "current proposal"), until April 6, 2018. As a result of this extension, the Department will begin to adopt final revised beachfront jurisdictional lines in May 2018 with all final revised lines published by December 31, 2018. A tentative adoption schedule for each beach will be available on the DHEC website on November 13, 2017. 

The Department is extending the comment period to allow interested persons time to meet with Department staff, understand the Department’s methodology in setting the jurisdictional lines and bring any additional information to the Department’s attention for consideration. Comments may be submitted online or in writing. Please visit for more information. 

In 2016, S.C. Code Laws §48-39-280 was amended to prohibit the baseline from moving seaward from its position on December 31, 2017. The Department’s decision to adopt revised lines after December 31 affects landowners who own property where the baseline was proposed to move seaward of the existing baseline under the Department’s current proposal. To view the proposed lines for your property, please visit

Landowners who owns property where the baseline was proposed to move seaward of the existing baseline, under the Department's current proposal, or landowners who contends other information may prove the baseline on your property should move seaward of the existing baseline, please contact the Department with the information requested below prior to December 4, 2017 to receive information and guidance on board review under S.C. Code Laws §44-1-60. Note that the Department will attempt to proactively reach out to these property owners. S.C. Code Laws §44-1-60(J) states "[a]ny statutory deadlines applicable to permitting and licensing programs administered by the department must be extended to all (sic) for this final review process." It is the Department's position that the December 31 date would be extended for landowners who file a timely request for review under S.C. Code Laws §44-1-60. 

To receive information and guidance on board review, please provide the following information via electronic mail [] or phone (843-953-0200) prior to December 4, 2017: 

  • Property Address
  • Name of Owner(s)
  • Mailing Address of Owner(s)
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Telephone Number
  • Contact Email Address 


OCRM Proposed Beachfront Jurisdictional Lines 

On October 6, 2017, the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control released the proposed beachfront jurisdictional lines. Interested parties will also be able review the current and proposed jurisdictional lines by launching the S.C. Beachfront Jurisdiction Viewer

A 30-day public comment period will commence on October 6, 2017, and will close on November 6, 2017. Instructions for submitting public comment are available through the S.C. Beachfront Jurisdiction Viewer and will be provided at each regional public hearing.

Public Hearings will afford the opportunity for the general public to view the proposed state beachfront jurisdictional lines during the open public comment period. Regional Public Hearings are scheduled as follows:

October 23, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Technical College of Lowcountry Auditorium 

921 Ribaut Road 

Beaufort, SC 29901

October 24, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

North Charleston Council Chambers

2500 City Hall Lane 

North Charleston, SC 29406 

October 25, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Horry Georgetown Technical College

Thomas Mauser Auditorium, Building 600

950 Crabtree Lane Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Current state beachfront jurisdictional lines will remain in effect until revised lines are established and adopted in final form. As required by statute, DHEC will complete its revision process prior to December 31, 2017. However, proposed jurisdictional lines are subject to the administrative appeals process.


SC 703 - SCDOT Resurfacing Project 

The City is excited to announce that a federally funded project has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).  The project will re-surface a total of 1.84 miles of Palm Boulevard, with the limits extending from Breach Inlet to 21st Avenue.  There will be a bike path in both Northbound and Southbound direction, which involves modifying the existing bike lanes as well as adding a 4-foot widening for a total of 1.12 miles in the Northbound direction (Ocean side) from Carolina Blvd. to just North of 9th Ave.  The majority of the work will occur within existing SCDOT right-of-way and, in some areas, will reduce the width of the motorized vehicular lanes to capture width for the new bicycle path. This project is part of a comprehensive transportation improvement effort of other areas of the region to include Jasper Boulevard on Sullivan’s Island. The contract stipulates that no work may be performed on the island between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

Below is the anticipated work schedule, weather permitting. 

  • Replacing the crossline pipe on Sullivan's Island I near Quarter Street - Monday, March 6, 2017. 
  • Selective clearing and grubbing on Isle of Palms near Carolina Boulevard - Monday, March 6, 2017.
  • Concrete repairs for entire project limits starting week of March 12, 2017.
  • Full depth patching operations starting week of March 27, 2017. 
  • Four feet widening operations starting week of April 3, 2017. 
  • Milling and paving Palm Boulevard from April 9 - April 29, 2017.

Updated Schedule (as of April 19, 2017): 

  • Paving of remaining lane of Palm Boulevard from Breach Inlet to 10th Avenue will start on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Isle of Palms Police Department will re direct northbound traffic through Carolina Boulevard. 
  • Paving of the remaining section of Palm Boulevard from 10th Avenue to 21st Avenue will be conducted at night, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., starting on Sunday, April 23, 2017. 

Updated Schedule (as of April 25, 2017)

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)

Press Release

A team of assessors from CALEA will arrive on November 28, 2016,to examine all aspects of the Isle of Palms Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. As part of the On-Site Assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. or by calling (843)256-5560 on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The public information session will be conducted in the City of Isle of Palms Public Safety Building Training Room, 30 JC Long Boulevard, Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451.


Official South Carolina Boating Safety Course

Sign up here to take a South Carolina approved course to complete your online Boating safety education. 



A sandy path leading to the beach.