June 5, 2014 Minutes

John’s Island Council
Post Office Box 208
John’s Island, South Carolina 29457

Minutes of June 5, 2014 Meeting

Members attending: Sam Brownlee, Chris Cannon, Henry Chavis, John Kozma, Mike Leatherwood, Catherine Poag, Thomas Legare, Rich Thomas, Jean Townsend, Monica Smith

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

Forum with Primary Candidates
Chairman Chris Cannon introduced the candidates who are running in the Primary Election for District 8-Thomas Legare and Kenny Todd are running for County Commission and Chris Cannon and Kenny Fipps are running for the State Legislature District 119. Mr. Carroll O‘Neal who is running unopposed in the primary was also present. Each individual spoke briefly about his background, why he was running and the issues he felt were most important and then answered questions from the floor.

Minutes of May 1, 2014 Meeting: Sam Brownlee moved and John Kozma seconded to approve the minutes. The motion was unanimously approved.

Chairman’s Report: Chairman Chris Cannon reported that the question from the May 1 meeting about a zoning change on Chisholm Road was not an issue but more a matter of definition. Village Woods Extension had applied to the City of Charleston to be allowed to remove 2 grand trees, one of which is a live oak. The double magnolia can be removed but not the live oak.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Sam Brownlee reported that the balance remains at $380.31.

CHATS: Sam Brownlee reported that there has not been a CHATS meeting.

Wadmalaw Report: Monica Smith said that there was nothing new to report for Wadmalaw Island.

Old Business: Rich Thomas reported that the lawyer who had researched the Scholarship Fund transfer had confirmed all the steps that had been taken and so the next move is to set up the appropriate structure and apply for a 501c3 status for the Scholarship Fund. Rich will continue to work on this.

New Business: Charleston County is in the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan and has been holding meetings to provide information and get input from the public. There will be a few minor changes to the Urban Growth Boundary to put the County and City in synch and all parts of the plan will be reviewed and updated. We should continue to follow this process and any changes recommended.

Next meeting: Since the July meeting will be on July 3rd, it was decided not to meet in July unless something needing attention came up. The next meeting will be Thursday, August 7th.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:15PM.

Respectively submitted,
Catherine Poag, Secretary