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Town Council 2019 Strategic Goal Dashboard

Please click on each priority or topic to view additional information and updates.

2019 Strategic Goals
Lowcountry Celebration Park / Coligny Area Redevelopment

Manage Contractors to Facilitate On Time and On Budget Completion

Proposed Action:  Roadwork Component
  • Anticipated Completion May 2019
3/28/2019 - Mast Arm foundations for the new signal at Pope Ave / Lagoon Road Completed. Pope Ave Resurfacing patching completed. Storm drainage infrastructure and water line installations and relocations for the new Park entrance at Pope Avenue completed. Storm Drainage and waterline materials for project are delivered and stored on-site. Paving to begin in April 2019 on Pope Avenue.
Proposed Action:  Park Development Component
  • Anticipated April 2019 Notice of Award with Summer 2020 Completion Date
3/27/2019 - The apparent winner of the RFP, pending successful negotiation of a contract, is Nix Construction Company. Construction is scheduled to begin in April.
2/13/2019 - Four responses to the RFP for the Lowcountry Celebration Park were received.
1/11/2019 - A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued with a solicitation deadline of February 13, 2019.
Proposed Action:  Total Project Budget: $22,500,000 approximate

Evaluate the Creation of a Coligny Area / Beach Access Parking Plan

Proposed Action:  Conduct Parking Study (Summer/Fall 2019)
  • Identify Existing Inventory of Available Parking Spaces
  • Survey Existing Uses and Times of Use
  • Determine Geographic Footprint of Proposed Parking District
  • Conduct Public/Stakeholder Meetings
  • Develop Regulatory Scheme (Implementation Spring 2020)
  • Identify and Review Technology to Enhance Parking Regulations and Efficiency

Evaluate Technology Options to Enhance the Visitor Experience to the Park

Proposed Action:  Work with Partners to Design and Implement In-Park Wi-Fi Solutions
Proposed Action:  Determine Feasibility of In-Park Mobile Charging Stations
Proposed Action:  Explore Installation of Solar Powered / Wi-Fi Enabled Park Maintenance Equipment
US 278 Gateway Corridor Project

Creation of US 278 Corridor Advisory Committee

Proposed Action:  13 Member Committee Appointed by Town Council January of 2019
Proposed Action:  Members Represent a Variety of Professional Backgrounds, Interests, and Ties to the Project Area
Proposed Action:  Will Assist in Evaluating Environmental Assessment Options and Provide Recommendation to Town Council on a Preferred Alternative - Likely an 18-24 month project

Work with the SC Department of Transportation to Review and Understand Project Schedules and Timelines

Proposed Action:  Help to Convey Information to the Public on Matters Concerning Key Dates Contained Within the Project Schedule
Proposed Action:  Monitor and Publish Updates to the Project Schedule If They Should Arise

Develop a Communication Plan to Transmit Community Information to SC Department of Transportation

Proposed Action:  Develop a Schedule for SC Department of Transportation to Regularly Attend Committee Meetings - Ongoing in Duration
Proposed Action:  Develop Tools to Allow for Community Input That Can Be Provided to SC Department of Transportation
Proposed Action:  Develop a Program to Provide the Public Regular Updates on the Environmental Assessment Process and the Progress of the US 278 Committee - Spring/Summer 2019
Mitchelville / Gullah Geechee Cultural Preservation

Implementation of Recommendations Provided by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Preservation Consultant

Proposed Action:  Report to be Completed by March 2019 with Subsequent Discussion Occurring During the Second Quarter of 2019
3/27/2019 - The Consultant team will present their final draft recommendations to the Gullah Geechee Land and Cultural Preservation Task Force on April 1, 2019.
Proposed Action:  Gullah Geechee Land and Cultural Preservation Task Force Will Help to Prioritize Recommendations and Develop Implementation Strategies
3/27/2019 - The Task Force will review the recommendations & implementation strategies presented by the Consultant Team and will make a recommendation to the Planning Commission for priorities to be pursued by Town Council.
Proposed Action:  Town Council Will Finalize Recommendations and Results Will Be Folded into the Town’s Comprehensive Plan - Third Quarter 2019

St. James Baptist Church Relocation

Proposed Action:  Continue Discussions with Representatives from St. James Baptist Church and Beaufort County to Successfully Present a Mutually Agreed Upon Relocation Plan to the Federal Aviation Administration - Ongoing in Duration
Proposed Action:  Town Council to Provide Final Approval of Relocation Site, Relocation Plan and Related Compensation Issues - Target Fall 2019
Proposed Action:  Coordinate All Efforts with the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, Inc.

Dirt Road Paying / Stormwater Improvements

Proposed Action:  Review Current Policies Regarding Dirt Road Acquisition to Include Alternative Roadway Designs When Deemed Appropriate by Town Council - Ongoing in Duration
3/28/2019 - Community Development shall recommend LMO revisions to preserve (“grandfather”) the current development and density rights of those parcels adjacent to private qualifying unpaved roads where public right of way is donated to the Town.
3/28/2019 - The Town Attorney is actively working on the offer of right of way donations on Mitchelville Lane extension and Pine Field Road.
Proposed Action:  Create Interactive GIS Map to Identify Stormwater Maintenance and System Improvement Projects that have been Completed by the Town in the Last Five Years as well as Identifying All Future Projects to be Undertaken and Those That are Currently Under Construction - Summer 2019
3/28/2019 - Mapping effort using GIS and Asset Management software are ongoing. Project database is complete (Completed / Active / Future) and project geographic information is now populated into ArcGIS for future integration into Town website. Development of the interactive element of web-based GIS map which will allow public to enter and submit a geo-based requests for service in progress.
Comprehensive Plan Review & Update

Development of "Our Plan"

Proposed Action:  Satisfy the State Mandated Requirement to Re-Write the Comprehensive Plan Every Ten Years to Ensure That Existing Plans are Current and Relevant - Anticipated Completion May 2020
3/27/2019 - The Community Services Committee conducted interviews with residents interested in participating as members of the Our Plan Development Team. It is anticipated that Town Council will appoint members to the Our Plan Development Team on 4/2/2019.
Proposed Action:  Initiative will Build Upon Prior Information Developed as a Part of the Community Engagement Process
3/27/2019 - Staff is preparing collateral that transitions from Our Future to Our Plan in advance of a Development Team and Work Group kick-off Meeting.

Comprehensive Plan Focus Areas

Proposed Action:  Volunteer Focus Groups will be Created to Help Review and Develop Content Regarding Areas That Must be Addressed Within the Comprehensive Plan to Include:
  • Land Use
  • Workforce Housing
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Protection
  • Economic Development
March - April of 2019
3/27/2019 - Staff solicited applications from the public to participate in one of seven Work Groups. Work Group assignments are currently being made in anticipation of a kick-off meeting in early May 2019.

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Proposed Action:  Town Council Identified Commencing a Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update as One of Its Highest Priorities
3/27/2019 - A Task Group will be formed as a sub-group of the Work Group, Fostering an Inclusive and Multi-Dimensional Community, to work with the consultant tasked with preparing a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The Task Group will include members of the Parks and Recreation Commission.
Proposed Action:  Consultant will be Identified to Assist in the Creation of this Plan
3/27/2019 - Staff prepared a draft RFP to hire a consultant to prepare a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The draft RFP was presented to the Parks & Recreation Commission for review & input.
Proposed Action:  Will Include a Review and Analysis of All Current Facilities and the Future Recreational Needs for the Island
Workforce Development

Evaluation of Recommendations from Workforce Housing Consultant

Proposed Action:  Staff Will Work with Town Council to Review the Report and Prioritize Recommendations, Develop Implementation Strategies, and Fold Recommendations into the Comprehensive Plan - Report Anticipated April 2019
3/27/2019 - The Workforce Housing Consultant will present the final report to the Public Planning Committee on April 10, 2019.

Continued Evaluation of Transportation Needs

Proposed Action:  The Town will Provide Input and Recommendations to Palmetto Breeze to Consider Implementing for the 2019 Trolley Season - Approved March 2019
3/27/2019 - Staff provided input and recommendations to Palmetto Breeze regarding the 2019 Trolley Season including proposed modifications to the existing route and service hours.
Proposed Action:  Enhanced Services for the 2019 Calendar Year Will Improve On-Island Circulation for the Workforce and Visitors - Post Season Evaluations will Occur Fall 2019

Evaluate Master Planning Portions of the Island

Proposed Action:  Consider Appropriate Locations for Workforce Development Projects From a Land Use Planning Standpoint - Ongoing During Comprehensive Plan Update
Proposed Action:  Implement Strategies Through LMO Revisions (i.e. overlay districts) or Through Adoption of Programs as Part of the Comprehensive Plan