E-Newsletter September 24, 2008
Household Hazardous Material Collection on October 18 
The City of Isle of Palms and Charleston County Solid Waste & Recycling are hosting a collection day for Household Hazardous Waste Materials from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Saturday, October 18 at the City parking lot on Pavilion Drive.  Clean out your garage, attic or storage area and properly dispose of unwanted hazardous waste materials.  Acceptable materials include automotive products, paints and solvents, household cleaners and polishes, pesticides and repellents, and electronic waste.  Click here for a complete list of acceptable materials.  Business and commercial waste will not be accepted.   
Fire Prevention Parade 
Fire Truck
Get ready to hear loud sirens at 4:30 PM on Thursday, October 8th, during the annual Fire Prevention Parade. Fire and rescue vehicles from all over the area will start at Fire Station 2 on IOP, travel Waterway Boulevard to 21st Avenue to Palm Boulevard, cross Breach Inlet to Jasper Boulevard and turn on Middle Street.  The parade ends at the Sullivan's Island Fire Station where folks can enjoy jump castles, refreshments and displays for fire prevention education!
Feel free to contact us with any questions at (843) 886-6428.
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City of Isle of Palms
Council Highlights: Workplace Smoking Ban Ordinance Passes 
City Council, chaired by Mayor F. Michael Sottile, held its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2008.  The following are highlights of the meeting.  Once approved, complete minutes will be posted on the City's website.  City Council passed second reading and ratification of Ordinance 2008-08, which prohibits smoking in the workplace.  The ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2009.  Council also passed a motion to set the City millage rate at 22.2 for fiscal year 2008-2009, which is a reduction from that which was contemplated in the budget.
IOP Marina Bulkhead


Bulkhead Construction to Begin at IOP Marina
Over the next six months, the bulkhead, which is the retaining wall between the land and water, will be under construction at the Isle of Palms Marina.  The City has contracted with Misener Marine to build a new bulkhead over the existing one to improve strength and function.  While sections of the Marina may be closed temporarily during construction, the marina businesses, including the Morgan Creek Grill and the Marina Outpost will be open.  We appreciate your patience during construction and your continued patronage of marina businesses. 
Connector RunConnector Run: IOP Connector Will Be Closed October 4 at 7:00 AM  
The 16th Annual Connector Run and Walk for the Child will take place on Saturday, October 4th.  The Isle of Palms Connector will close to vehicles at 7:00 AM and remain closed for several hours until race activities are complete.  The race is organized by the Exchange Club of Mount Pleasant and the Exchange Club of Isle of Palms, the City of Isle of Palms, the Town of Mount Pleasant and the MUSC Children's Hospital. Proceeds from the race benefit the local prevention of child abuse and other child-related programs.  Thank you to the race sponsors and the Island Time Beach Shop for helping with the event!
Ghostly Tide Movie on the Beach 
Monster House
Come to the beach near the Front Beach area at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 10 to watch the PG-rated film Monster House. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages.  Please remember that state law does not allow golf carts on City streets after dark.
Upcoming Meetings

For the most up-to-date information about City meetings, please visit the calendar on the City's website.  Approved agendas and minutes are posted online as soon as they are available. 
Real Property Committee
October 1 at 8:30 AM
City Hall

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee
October 1 at 11:00 AM
City Hall 

Public Works Committee
October 2 at 4:00 PM
City Hall

Public Safety Committee
October 7 at 5:30 PM
City Hall
Planning Commission
October 8 at 4:30 PM
Building Department

Personnel Committee
October 14 at 5:00 PM
City Hall

Board of Zoning Appeals
 October 14 at 5:30 PM
Building Department
Recreation Committee
October 15 at 5:30 PM
Recreation Center

Ways and Means Committee
October 21 at 5:45 PM
City Hall

City Council
October 28 at 7:00 PM
City Hall