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IOP Ways and Means and City Council Agendas, November 19, 5 pm for Ways and Means, followed by Council at 6 pm

November 16, 2019

As we enter into this joyous time of the year, let’s be thankful for all that we have, be thankful for our veterans, our public safety personnel, our city employees who all who help to make our island the paradise we call home. Congratulations to our incoming council members Kevin Popson, Phillip Pounds and Rusty Streetman. Also, congratulations to Jimmy Ward for his re-election to his 4th, 4 year term. Let’s thank outgoing council members Carol Rice and Sandy Ferencz for their multiple terms in office and Ted Kinghorn for his service. As always, I thank you for allowing me to serve you, this council is about you, our residents and providing you with the best in services and amenities while always struggling to keep our budget in check. Remember, on Thanksgiving, while we are with our families, our pubic safety personnel have to work all day and night protecting us. I plan to drop off several cooked turkeys to Station 1 on Thanksgiving around 11, please consider helping to provide them with a cooked Thanksgiving meal. Use disposable pans and such, there is no way for them to clean and return plates and pans. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Special City Council Marina Visioning Session

November 7, 2019

Please know, we will be having a residents only visioning forum after the first of the year. We want what our residents want. Think about what each of you envisions at the marina that would enhance our community. Is it having a public dock, and or having a water sports dock, or is having a park what we want? This will be our last chance to get this right, let us know. You are our bosses, there will be a lot of different opinions, but one direction will emerge, if enough residents comment. And please follow the http://www.iop.net site on the marina and attend the meetings as much as you can. We are also on Youtube, like the City of Isle of Palms page to see all meetings, some of which are live streamed. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your mayor!

Dominion Energy Public Forum for Isle of Palms residents held on July 23, 2019

October 29, 2019

We as your city representatives do not like the massive destruction of our trees. When Mt. Pleasant put a stop work order on Dominion, both representatives of the IOP and Sullivan’s Island went to support Mt. Pleasant. We all were told that they would have abhorist on call to discuss this with individual property owners. We posted this on our city website, http://www.iop.net and then click on the upper right button called “The Island”, on the drop downs, click on “Latest News” the 3rd item down, is the Dominion Energy Tree Trimming, complete with the above forum presentation and also the map, questions and answers, and even contact information. The city has tried to be as transparent as possible. I as would all of council, prefer that they stop spending money on trimming our beautiful trees and start using it towards burying the lines underground. That way, the trees would remain beautiful, while at the same time, be protected from storm damage and soak up water to offset drainage problems. Thank you for allowing me to serve you.

IOP City Council Agenda, Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019, 6 pm

October 19, 2019

Please remember, you can watch city council live on YouTube’s Live-streaming. Just sign up for the City Isle of Palms YouTube live streaming free account and also watch past council meetings. (We would rather see you in person in council chambers, however, we are just trying to reach as many residents as possible) Please follow http://www.iop.net to keep up with our calender of upcoming events and topics. We are holding a special council meeting on November 7th at 5 pm to discuss council’s vision for the future of the marina, and soon after, we will be hosing a public forum in order for council to hear, what you, our resident’s want at the marina. This decision is huge, this is our last opportunity to get this right. No decisions have been made, we want what you, our resident’s want at the city’s most valuable asset. Let’s work together to create something that we, and our future generations, will be proud of. As always, thank you for letting me serve you as your mayor.

IOP Ways and Means Committee Meeting, October 15, 2019, 5 pm

October 14, 2019

As always, our city does it’s best to keep our residents informed of our regular Ways and Means and City Council meetings. Please follow http://www.iop.net I personally created the IOPToday website to further post and promote our meetings and their agendas. Please feel free to sign up for the automatic email updates by tapping on the blue highlighted “Sign up for Email Newsletter”. Don’t forget, we have our scary, yet family friendly, “Ghostly Tide Tales” this Friday. It starts at 6pm on the beach at 25th Ave complete with fires, s’mores, hot chocolate, and LowCountry ghost tales by our very own island pirate. Bring beach chairs, a blanket and flashlight to better enjoy. Also, another one of our exciting events is our annual Halloween Carnival at the Recreation Center starting at 5pm and runs through 7pm. We’ll have costume contest for different ages, carnival games, jump castles, face painting, balloon artists and of course, CANDY. Last, but not the least, don’t forget about our “Farmers Market” every Wednesday at the Recreation Center for local produce, local craft products which could make for good Christmas gifts and last but not least, we have entertainment. This runs through October 30th. Please come and support our local farmers and craft artists. Thank you for allowing me to be your mayor, Jimmy Carroll

Morgan Creek Request for Proposals

October 4, 2019

There has been a lot of misinformation about what the Isle of Palms council has done as per the request for proposals on the Morgan Creek Grill property. What the city did, was hire commercial real estate professionals to handle the advertising and negotiating of a new lease. Lee and Associates were hired to pursue proposals for a new lease for the restaurant site. The opening of the proposals was on August 30th. There were 3 proposals submitted of which, the current tenant, Jay Clarke, was one. The other two were joint ventures by two different groups. One being islanders Dave & Chrissy Lorenz and John & Bridget Bushnell. The last a group comprised of the IOP Marina tenant, Ravenel Commercial Properties and Lowe, the developer and owner of the Wild Dunes amenities including hotel, golf courses and tennis complex. The first two proposals were for the Morgan Creek property as described in our request for proposals. The last proposal was for the redevelopment of the whole marina. That was not what the city asked for in our request for proposals. The details were kept private to protect the negotiating rights of the different parties. There was no behind the scenes deal, contrary to what some social media comments said. Whatever we do as a city, we will engage our residents as to what the residents want. While we have huge challenges with drainage and the rebuilding of our 11 year old public safety building, it is the marina that our legacy will be based on. We will not make the same mistake that a previous council made in a poorly written lease. Hence our hiring commercial real estate professionals. Please go to http://www.iop.net and click on the top right “The Island” and then click on “Latest News”. There you will see all the facts of the proposals. In this section, please leave your comments on what you your vision is for the marina and what amenities you’d like to have at the marina for island residents. We want, what you want, we work for you, our residents. This is our last opportunity to do this right. If you go to the “City Services” tab, you can view exactly what the city put out for bids under the “Request for Bids & Proposals”. Don’t believe what you read in social media. I left Facebook because there were so many untruths and it became so negative. (Let me clarify, it is a very few who spew the lies and negativity, but like the old saying, it’s the bad apple that ruins the the whole bunch, such a shame) . This is not what our island is, negativity. It’s about neighbors helping neighbors, watching our kids grow and play on this island paradise. For me, it was and is a great place to have grown up on and to have raised my family for over the last 6 decades. I hope this helps explain the city’s position, NOTHING HAS BEEN DECIDED and the city will give you, our residents an opportunity to help guide us. Please leave your comments on the city site, we will read them! Lastly, back under the latest news tab, remember, Dominion Energy will be soon trimming trees. It’s going to be ugly, but there are ways to contact them with your concerns. They will have arborist who will come to meet you at your property and explain what they can and cannot do. We saw what happened in Mt Pleasant, we went to their public meeting and were pleased that their arborists are willing to meeting with individual property owners about the trees in their front yard prior to trimming. This is yet another notice that Dominion Energy is going to trim trees. Something that is beyond the city’s control as witnessed in Mt Pleasant and on Sullivan’s Island. Thank you for allowing me to serve you as your mayor. Cheers!

IOP City Council Agenda, Sept 24, 2019, 6pm

September 20, 2019

Thank you for allowing me to serve you, please remember, if you would like to meet with me at most anytime, we will set up a time, my cell is 843-452-1200. Don’t forget, this is election time, our election is November 5th. Plus stop by the Farmer’s Market at the recreation center on Wednesdays from 3 till 7, a nice community event with goodies for all. Cheers!!!