State of Emergency due to COVID-19 Extended
On Tuesday June 23, 2020, the Isle of Palms City Council approved Emergency Ordinance 2020.09, extending the City’s State of Emergency and other provisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This ordinance will continue to allow Council to hold virtual meetings during the state of emergency. Businesses will be allowed to utilize and distribute containers that do not comply with the City’s plastic ban for an additional 61 days unless rescinded earlier by Council. All deadlines imposed by City ordinance are extended until July 15, 2020.
In addition, City Council approved a provision in the Emergency Ordinance to address overcrowding of public parking areas along Palm Boulevard by requiring vehicles to be parked no less than 4 feet and no more than 14 feet from the pavement. This provision is aimed at increasing the police department’s ability to enforce rules prohibiting double parking on both sides of Palm Boulevard and reduce overcrowding on the beach. Any vehicle parked more than 14 feet or less than 4 feet from the pavement will be subject to a $100 fine. City Council also instructed staff to work towards a plan for eliminating all parking on the landward side of Palm Boulevard from 22nd Avenue to 40th Avenue so as to reduce the impact of vehicular traffic on residential streets adjacent to Palm Boulevard.