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Chain Link Fences: Chain link fencing is one of the most common, cost-effective ways to keep your property safe. Available in galvanized and aluminized options, you can also select vinyl coated colors like black and green. For extra security, Five Star Fence Company can install barbed wire and even automatic gates if needed.
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Frequently Asked Fencing Questions
At Five Star Fence, we do everything in our power to make your fence installation easy, streamlined, and effortless on your end. If you're considering a new fence installation, you probably have some questions about our process. To help address some of your concerns, here are answers to some of the most common questions that come across our desks.
Q. I need a fence installed for my home in Isle of Palms. How long will it take?
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South Carolina Department Of Transportation Stops, Restarts Work On Isle Of Palms Connector Restriping Options
By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye NewsThe South Carolina Department of Transportation stopped working on a study that will provide options to restripe the Isle of Palms Connector in late October, apparently in response to a lawsuit filed by an organization founded by a former IOP mayor and a current Council member.According to IOP City Administrator Desiree Fragoso, she was informed by the SCDOT the evening of Oct. 31 “that they may be pausing the study.” Four days later, on Nov. 4, Fragoso got the word that SCDOT...
By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News
The South Carolina Department of Transportation stopped working on a study that will provide options to restripe the Isle of Palms Connector in late October, apparently in response to a lawsuit filed by an organization founded by a former IOP mayor and a current Council member.
According to IOP City Administrator Desiree Fragoso, she was informed by the SCDOT the evening of Oct. 31 “that they may be pausing the study.” Four days later, on Nov. 4, Fragoso got the word that SCDOT was moving forward with plans to present its findings to the IOP Council, either on Nov. 15 or Dec. 6, Fragoso said.
“We paused our work in order to let the attorneys review the situation,” Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said in a Nov. 7 email. “Following their review, we resumed work a few days later. The pause had no significant impact. We are still on track to meet with IOP city officials prior to the end of the calendar year.” Mayor Phillip Pounds said the city did not negotiate with the state agency during the week the study was paused but instead “leveraged our relationships SCDOT and State Sen. (Chip) Campsen to get this thing back on track.” Pounds said SCDOT probably would present eight to 10 options for the Connector bridge at the city Council’s Dec. 6 meeting. The next step is “still to be determined.” Pounds noted that the Council, the Public Safety Committee – headed by Jan Anderson – and the general public might all play a role in paring the options down to a workable number. Without any input from the city of Isle of Palms, SCDOT re-striped the bridge in March 2021, adding two bike lanes and two pedestrian lanes and shrinking the center emergency lane from 10 feet to 4 feet. A year later, former Mayor Jimmy Carroll and sitting Council Member Blair Hahn formed The Palm Republic, a privately funded organization that has questioned the constitutionality of S.40, a law passed in 2021 which grants SCDOT the authority to determine where visitors to IOP, Sullivan’s Island, Edisto and Folly Beach can park on state roads and how much, if anything, these municipalities can charge them. The Palm Republic recently filed a petition and complaint with the South Carolina Supreme Court in an effort to force SCDOT to treat these four communities as it treats the state’s other municipalities. The lawsuit also claims that SCDOT violated the Constitution by restriping the bridge without input from the city. Hahn was not happy with what appeared to be SCDOT’s reaction to The Palm Republic’s lawsuit. “Every citizen has a right to challenge the constitutionality of any statute,” Hahn said. “If a government entity threatens to withhold government services because a citizen is challenging the constitutionality of a statute, that government entity should be held accountable because that’s illegal.” “SCDOT didn’t do a single engineering study or engineering report when they re-striped the bridge. They did nothing except follow the direction of those on high,” Hahn added. Fragoso, meanwhile, said the city would work with SCDOT to find ways to make the configuration of the Connector bridge more palatable to the Council and the community.
“We continue to work collaboratively with DOT in solving issues in our community that need addressing, and we’re eager to see the final report on the IOP Connector, evaluate the options presented and discuss the best path for that project,” Fragoso said.
Isle of Palms prepares for late season storm
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCIV) — As Hurricane Nicole makes its way to the Lowcountry, officials along the coast are concerned about possible beach erosion.In September, Hurricane Ian left its mark on the Isle of Palms.“Lot of debris, for sure. Beach erosion was not so bad with Ian, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for Nicole coming up. But a lot of debris, trees down, flooding in our hotspots," says Philip Pounds, the mayor...
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCIV) — As Hurricane Nicole makes its way to the Lowcountry, officials along the coast are concerned about possible beach erosion.
In September, Hurricane Ian left its mark on the Isle of Palms.
“Lot of debris, for sure. Beach erosion was not so bad with Ian, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for Nicole coming up. But a lot of debris, trees down, flooding in our hotspots," says Philip Pounds, the mayor of Isle of Palms.
In preparation for Nicole, IOP's Public Safety team surveyed the beaches.
“Our public safety folks did some drone footage earlier this week just to kind of have a base line for a pre-storm view, and then they’ll do a post probably Saturday when the storm clears out just to see if we have any erosion," continued Mayor Pounds.
The direction of the storm is also causing some concern.
“Didn’t have any issues with Ian. This one, again, since we’re on the other side of the storm, there’s certainly heightened concerns. But hopefully by the time it gets here, we’re talking 30 to 40 mile per hour winds mostly and storm surge of a couple of feet. Hopefully that won’t do too much, but we’ll probably have some issues," said Mayor Pounds.
Nicole is expected to bring heavy winds, rain, and possible isolated tornadoes, which is why Mayor Pounds is assuring the public he's preparing for the worst.
"We’ve pulled off all the trash cans that sit out on the beach for beachgoers. We’ll have some public safety personnel this week," Mayor Pounds says.
His main message is to be cautious.
“As we saw with Ian, the past changes pretty regularly and a few miles makes a big difference. This one seems pretty certain as far as the cone as where it’s going so, but certainly for residents just stay plugged in wherever you get your news from," said Mayor Pounds.
We also checked in with Sullivan's Island town officials. They say they will continue to keep an eye on the beaches, but no emergency evacuation order has been issued.
Wild Dunes Resort Is the Summer Vacation Spot You Need to Book Now
Everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation can be found at Wild Dunes ResortIsle of Palms is 12 miles from Charleston, SC, but it feels like a different world. With a calm stretch of beach, a charming boardwalk, and winding bike trails, it gives off the feeling of relaxation and retreat. If you want to experience the tranquility of this island hamlet, the Wild Dunes Resort includes all the perks of i...
Everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation can be found at Wild Dunes Resort
Isle of Palms is 12 miles from Charleston, SC, but it feels like a different world. With a calm stretch of beach, a charming boardwalk, and winding bike trails, it gives off the feeling of relaxation and retreat. If you want to experience the tranquility of this island hamlet, the Wild Dunes Resort includes all the perks of island life plus the bonus of having everything you need right at your fingertips. With world-class dining, several lodging options, and plenty of activities to keep the kids busy, this sprawling resort is the perfect location for families looking for a low-key beach experience.
How to Plan Your Vacation at Wild Dunes Resort
The best part about Wild Dunes is that you can select lodging that’s perfect for your group. There are several options from which to choose. If you want an incredible concierge service, The Sweetgrass Inn, which opened in 2021, offers charming rooms, a spa, and several dining options. For larger groups and more space, check out the Residences at Sweetgrass. Located right above the Sweetgrass Plaza, you can choose from one-to three-room furnished rentals with all the hotel perks. For more privacy, Wild Dunes also offers private rental homes and condos.
Plan your itinerary
Whether you come to Wild Dunes during the off-season or the busy months, there’s plenty to keep you and your family entertained.
The PoolsKids will want to spend plenty of time in the pools. The Sweetgrass Inn Pools (they’re heated!) are the shining gem in the middle of the resort, with a zero-entry pool, a splash pad, and poolside Island Adventure programs. There is even live music by the firepit in the summer.
The Grand Pavilion offers two stunning beachside pools; it’s where you’ll find Beachside Burgers. If you want to swim laps or join in on the family friendly games and recreation happening in the warmer months, head for The Swim Center Pool.
The BeachOf course, the Isle of Palm beach is the main attraction for good reason. Wide, sandy beaches, mellow waves perfect for kids, and stunning beach homes to admire, it’ll be easy to spend all day enjoying the sun and surf. Wild Dunes has direct access to the beach, and they offer beach chair and umbrella rentals for guests.
The ActivitiesThere is so much going on at Wild Dunes! It’ll be tricky to find time to fit in all the fun like Sunday S’mores, Bingo Night, Minute to Win It Game Night, Dive-In Movie Night, Family Movie Night, a sunset sandcastle contest, guided beach walks, poolside crafts, and much more. Many of these events are complimentary, but some require reservations and a fee, so be sure to check. If you want to see the resort by bike, there are rentals available daily, including tandem bikes for parents with little kids.
If you feel like relaxing, there are many places to do just that! Enjoy the swinging hammock chairs at Sweetgrass Inn, the Adirondack chairs in Sweetgrass Plaza, and the beach and pool loungers just about anywhere.
Decide where you want to eat
Charleston is known for its world-class cuisine, and Isle of Palms lives up to the hype. Guests of Wild Dunes have access to all the restaurants on the property; the biggest challenge might be deciding where to go.
For breakfast, if you’re in the mood for something quick, head to Woody’s, where they serve all-day breakfast (this spot has many options for kids!). Wander into Hudson’s Market & Cafe and order a gourmet breakfast sandwich while stocking up on beach snacks and drinks. For something upscale, head for Coastal Provisions, where you’ll choose between fluffy pancakes, french toast, omelets, and plenty of sides like biscuits, bacon, mixed berries, and breakfast potatoes.
At lunchtime, the world is your culinary oyster! The Laughing Gull, located by the Sweetgrass Inn pools, has Caribbean-inspired fare like the must-try conch fritters, the Cuban sandwich, and chicken tenders for little ones. Beachside Burgers (open in the warm months) offers delicious burgers, fries, soft pretzels, popcorn shrimp, and more. If you’re looking for tacos, stop by the vintage airstream trailer in Sweetgrass Plaza. Choose from Carne Asada, Chicken Tinga, or even vegetarian options.
When it comes time for dinner, save one night for Coastal Crust. Offering Neopolitan-style pies made with locally-sourced ingredients, this will be a family favorite. If fine dining is what you want, Coastal Provisions is ideal. Chef Thalita Smith consistently presents a delectable seasonal-infused menu of seafood and chops. Her salads are a must-try, as are the beef and seafood dishes.
Things to Do Nearby
If you want to venture out of Wild Dunes resort, there are plenty of places to go and things to do.
Head to CharlestonThis cultural city is a mere 30-minute drive from the Isle of Palms. Spend some time admiring the historical homes, take a carriage ride, hit up the playground near Rainbow Row, take a wildlife cruise, or visit the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry!
Visit the South Carolina Aquarium or the Center for Birds of PreyWhether they love sea life or the Lowcountry habitat, there’s a place for your little naturalists. The Sea Turtle Care Center at the aquarium is especially fun for budding conservationists.
Check out Shem Creek & BoardwalkThis waterfront area in Mount Pleasant is over two thousand feet long and offers panoramic views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter, and Castle Pinckney.
IOP residents urging city council to protect Wild Dunes from development
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – The first of two public hearings on the Isle of Palms regarding possible development at Wild Dunes Resort brought dozens of residents to city hall to share their opposition to the potential project Tuesday evening.Some of the green spaces, golf courses, and recreation spaces within the Wild Dunes Resort could be paved over to make room for hotels, condos, apartments, or homes.An overwhelmingly negative response from residents was heard Tuesday night.“The residents are telling you ...
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – The first of two public hearings on the Isle of Palms regarding possible development at Wild Dunes Resort brought dozens of residents to city hall to share their opposition to the potential project Tuesday evening.
Some of the green spaces, golf courses, and recreation spaces within the Wild Dunes Resort could be paved over to make room for hotels, condos, apartments, or homes.
An overwhelmingly negative response from residents was heard Tuesday night.
“The residents are telling you what they want. I hope you’re listening,” said one resident.
“Enough is enough. I hope you don’t take the bait. Don’t drive a wedge in us. We are not divided,” said another.
City council has the power to protect and conserve the area by passing several ordinances that are being discussed. There are five in total written specifically about development in the Wild Dunes community.
“The council directed staff to initiate changes in the zoning code that would have the effect of limiting the development allowed within Wild Dunes to today’s current levels,” said Douglas Kerr, the city’s Building, Planning, and Zoning Director.
At a special city council meeting earlier this month, all five ordinances passed the first reading 8-1.
Councilman Kevin Popson was the only no vote on the ordinances.
However, there’s still a way to go before the ordinances can become law including a second public hearing, a planning commission recommendation, and second reading and vote in front of city council.
At Tuesday’s hearing, the public largely urged city council to keep the ordinances moving forward and say no to commercialization and development within the Wild Dunes community.
“I’ll stop when council listens to the people that take their time to come here and plead with the council that we elected to do the right thing,” said former councilmember and IOP resident Randy Bell.
One resident presented details of a petition which has been signed y more than 750 IOP residents opposing development in Wild Dunes, and encouraging council members to vote for the ordinances.
Another public hearing is set for November 1st at 5:00 p.m. at the IOP recreation center.
Lowcountry voters approve multiple county, municipal referendums
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- In addition to electing candidates to federal, state, and local offices, Lowcountry voters got to weigh in on a number of countywide and municipal referendums on Tuesday.By a narrow margin, voters in the Town of Mount Pleasant agreed to pay higher property taxes in order to raise $50 million for various parks and recreation projects.Voters approved the measure by a margin of 51 percent to 49 percent.According to officials, taxpayers will now pay approximately $80 per year or $6.67 per month on a ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- In addition to electing candidates to federal, state, and local offices, Lowcountry voters got to weigh in on a number of countywide and municipal referendums on Tuesday.
By a narrow margin, voters in the Town of Mount Pleasant agreed to pay higher property taxes in order to raise $50 million for various parks and recreation projects.
Voters approved the measure by a margin of 51 percent to 49 percent.
According to officials, taxpayers will now pay approximately $80 per year or $6.67 per month on a home appraised at a value of $500,000 for a period of 15 years.
It was a victory for town council members who encouraged votes in favor of the referendum, but a blow to Mayor Will Hayne who called the tax increase “irresponsible.”
The referendum will fund the newly proposed Rifle Range Park, renovate the Park West indoor pool, and add $1.7 million in new paths for the Mount Pleasant Way, among other projects.
There was a trio of referendums on the ballot in Berkeley County on Tuesday, all of which were overwhelmingly approved.
Voters approved two separate 1% sales tax referendums to fund road and school projects in one of the state’s fastest-growing counties.
The first question asked if Berkeley County residents would agree to fund $587 million across seven years of various transportation-related projects and facilities. That measure was approved by a roughly 48-point margin, with 74% of voters saying ‘yes.’ The second question asked voters to approve the issuing of $89 million in County Obligation Bonds from the special sales and use tax fund to fund the completion of infrastructure projects, which was also approved by a wide margin.
The one-percent special sales and use tax in Berkeley County was established in 2008 and approved in a separate, but similar referendum in 2014. It will now continue for another seven years.
The other one-percent sales tax increase, approved by a 71 percent to 29 percent vote, will be used to fund school improvement projects.
Dorchester County voters were asked whether they were in favor of continuing the one-percent sales and use tax to fund transportation improvements throughout the county.
The measure was approved by a 59 percent to 41 percent vote on Tuesday.
According to officials, the tax program has had a “significant” impact on Dorchester County roads since 2005, including providing funding for constructing new roadways, widening major thoroughfares, paving hundreds of miles of dirt roads, and financing drainage facilities and mass transit systems, among other projects.
The special sales and use tax will continue for the next 15 years.
They rejected the measure by a 71 percent to 29 percent vote.
Voters on the Isle of Palms were asked on Tuesday whether they would support reducing the size of the city council from eight members to six members.