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IOP Ways and Means followed by Council Meeting November 27, 2018, 5pm

November 26, 2018

Sorry everyone, this will be a long night, but it is what it is. Happy Holidays, and please note, we have more King Tides coming just before Christmas, let’s pray that we do not have a northeaster combined with these tides. Thank you for allowing me to serve you as your Mayor.

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IOP Special Council Meeting on General Fund positive net results, 10-13-18, 9 AM

November 9, 2018

OK everyone, this is a good thing, yet a bad thing. Good that we have $879,917 in year end net positive money, but bad in that, why are we not budgeting better? This year, we inherited this, but now, it’s time for this council and committees to tighten our belts for you, our residents going into this next year, when it is us who will be setting the upcoming budget. Thank you for allowing me to serve you as your Mayor.

IOP City Council Agenda, Oct. 23, 2018, 6pm

October 18, 2018

Your council is listening. We have revised our parking plan to let the parking booklets to be re-usable. As for the dog tag ordinance, the way it is written, I am not in support of it, so please let your council members know what you think, our job is to represent you, our bosses. You can go to http://www.iop.net and look under government and click on one button to send an email to all council members letting us know what you think. Don’t forget, our Recreation Department’s “Ghostly Tide Tales” is this Friday night, Oct. 19th, starting at 6:30 on the beach down 25th Ave. Come listen to our local pirate tell stories of local lore. Plus, on October 31st, the ever popular Halloween Carnival is at the Recreation Center on 28th Ave. from 5 to 7pm. It is always fun to see the kids and their parents dress up in their favorite and most creative costumes. Thank you again for allowing me to serve as your mayor, please, if you have suggestions good, bad, or indifferent, I am always ready to set up a time to meet, take a call, my cell is 843-452-1200 or email, jcarroll@iop.net Lastly don’t forget this is Cancer Awareness month, luckily, medical advancements are moving forward in finding cures for this horrible disease. If you would like to be notified directly of our city calendar, please sign up to follow my http://www.ioptoday.com site or go to http://www.iop.net Thank you all!

IOP Ways and Means Agenda, Oct. 16, 2018, 5pm

October 16, 2018

As always, thank you for allowing me to serve you as your mayor. Please, if you have special concerns or would like to meet with me, I will be happy to make myself available at my city hall office. Don’t forget, the IOP Recreation Center’s “Ghostly Tide Tales” on the beach in front of 28th Ave. starting at 6:30 this Friday the 19th.

IOP City Council Agenda Sept 24, 2018, 6pm

September 21, 2018

As always, thank you for letting me represent you as your mayor, please remember, if you would like to meet with me, just call and we can set up a time. Thank goodness we were spared the wrath of Hurricane Florence, but don’t let your guard down, always prepare. This past week was a good shakedown in preparations by city departments, they all performed flawlessly. If someone would like to donate to help others, you can donate to the http://www.coastalcommunityfoundation.com 100% of the proceeds go to helping others.

IOP Ways and Means, Sept. 18th, 2018, 5 pm

September 18, 2018


Wow, we dodged a big one last week, one of the slowest moving hurricanes I’ve ever seen. While coming in as a Cat 4, because it was so slow in movement, it sheared it’s strength down to a Cat 1 as it hit landfall. It’s path changed constantly, causing both North and South Carolina governors declaring a state of emergency to be followed by the governor of Virginia. Lucky for South Carolina, but sadly for North Carolina, the storm came in outside Wilmington and it’s outer beaches. Because of the extremely slow movement of the storm, it was not the winds that caused the most damage, but the flooding due to rain amounts, sometimes exceeding 30″. The upper Pee Dee area around Horry County in South Carolina was flooded, and even I-95 was closed due to flooding. In North Carolina, the damage was much severe, Wilmington and surrounding towns were under water with rescues still taking place. Long story short, we, here in Charleston County and the Isle of Palms were totally spared. The city ended up going through all precautions knowing the storm could turn at anytime. Every department of the Isle of Palms did great, we doubled both our police and fire presence and will be sending a crew up in early October to help another community in need. If you would like to help out with a donation, to http://www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org to do so. Just because we were lucky this time, does not mean it can’t happen, always prepare and be ready to evacuate.

IOP Special Council Meeting followed by Regular Council Meeting, August 28, 2018

August 27, 2018

As always, thank you for letting me serve as your mayor. We have a lot of challenges, some we knew about, some that we didn’t but no matter what, our goal is to always put you, the residents first.