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IOP Marina Workshop with Plan “C”, Thursday, April 28th, 5:30 pm, City Hall

April 27, 2016

IOP marina Plan C
Please everyone, come to city hall to hear what ATM is proposing. As I have always said, I was elected by the residents of the Isle of Palms. I personally feel that no matter what we do, all designs with the associated cost should be thoroughly vetted to our residents and lets have a public referendum on how to proceed. We had a referendum to buy the marina, we had a referendum to expand the recreation center, and we had one to buy the commercial district lots for parking. This is no different. Thank you for letting me serve you.

IOP Council Meeting, Tuesday, April 26th, 6 pm

April 25, 2016

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Important Special Budget Workshop followed by Ways and Means on Tuesday, April 19th

April 18, 2016

IOP Special Ways and Means Budget Workshop 2-19-16
IOP Ways and Means 4-19-16
IOP residents, this is an important budget workshop. The city is wanting to add 2 more police officers, a new human resource staff member, switching a part time staff member to full time and a city grounds and maintenance coordinator. Now, the city is seeking more money for an additional study of the marina property after spending $175,000 on the first study showing plan “A” with a dry stack boat storage and plan “B” without. Personally, my goal as promised in my original campaign was to be fiscally responsible and to give you, our tax paying residents the best in city services while not spending money if we don’t need to. I’m good on the part time to full time, but am having difficulty with the balance of the proposed increases. We are already hiring 4 new BSO officers for the parking plan “C” along with 3 LSV and 1 pickup truck for them. We had a tax increase last year, which some called a millage adjustment to offset a decline in property taxes however, most everyone I know had a tax increase, not to mention, a boom in construction. Get involved and attend these meetings, let our mayor and council know your feelings. Thank you for letting me represent you.

Planning Commission Meets today at 5:30 on the Proposed Marina Redevelopment

March 29, 2016

IOP Marina Plan BIOP Marina Plan A

Above are two plans which the city authorized to study for the marina redevelopment. A special city council is meeting on April 28th along to discuss. Plan “A” is a 7.05 million project that provides a 1.65 debt coverage ratio and Plan “B” is a 4.37 million dollar project that provides a 1.52 debt coverage ratio. I am not posting this to give my opinion one way or the other, but have suggested to the city that the residents should have a referendum on whether to proceed with such a large project. We had a referendum to buy this property back in 1999 for $4.25 million. We also had referendums for the purchase of the front beach lots in 1987 for $1,614,793 from the Beach Company and we had a referendum on the expansion of the Recreation Center in 2003. Again, this is to give everyone a heads up, and to think about what the city needs and whether those needs are worth the cost, i.e. tax increases. The workshop is just that, a workshop for the city, but the public is always invited and encouraged to be informed. Thank you for letting me serve you.

IOP Council Meeting Agenda for Tues, March 22, 6 PM

March 19, 2016

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Special Council Meeting on Refunding Bonds and Regular Ways & Means Committee Meeting. Don’t forget to “Spring Forward” tonight when you go to bed tonight.

March 12, 2016

IOP Special Council on refunding bonds 3-15-16IOP Ways & Means 3-15-16

Planning Commission meets today on it at 5:30.

March 2, 2016

IOP Marina Plan AIOP Marina Plan B
Above are two plans which the city authorized to study for the marina redevelopment. The city is meeting on April 18th along with the planning commission to discuss. Plan “A” is a 7.05 million project that provides a 1.65 debt coverage ratio and Plan “B” is a 4.37 million dollar project that provides a 1.52 debt coverage ratio. I am not posting this to give my opinion one way or the other, but have suggested to the city that the residents should have a referendum on whether to proceed with such a large project. We had a referendum to buy this property back in 1999 for $4.25 million. We also had referendums for the purchase of the front beach lots in 1987 for $1,614,793 from the Beach Company and we had a referendum on the expansion of the Recreation Center in 2003. Again, this is to give everyone a heads up, and to think about what the city needs and whether those needs are worth the cost, i.e. tax increases. The workshop is just that, a workshop for the city, but the public is always invited and encouraged to be informed. Thank you for letting me serve you.

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