Kiawah Island Property Owners Group
KPOG is an independent property owners' advocacy organization. Since its formation in 1981, KPOG has provided property owners with information about Kiawah and about plans and activities that will impact the Kiawah property owner. KPOG officers and volunteers have been active in court cases and with utility boards and wherever else Kiawah property owner interests have appeared to need action.
KPOG will dissolve following the 2014 Annual Meeting on February 22. Read more about the Annual Meeting and the dissolution in the articles to follow.
Join us on Saturday, February 22 at 9:00 a.m. at the Sandcastle for the KPOG Annual Meeting. KPOG is pleased to announce the following speakers.
· Amy Armstrong, Executive Director and General Counsel of the South Carolina Environmental Law Project, will speak about the Kiawah Resort Associates (KRA/KDP/KP) lawsuit against the Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA) for the return of a 4.62 acre beachfront parcel adjacent to Beachwalker Park. Armstrong and SCELP are also involved in the Captain Sam's revetment lawsuit still under consideration by the SC Supreme Court.
· Peter McCoy, Kiawah's current State Representative, will discuss proposals for reform of wind and hail insurance.
· Leon Stavrinakis, Kiawah's former State Representative, will talk about pending legislation regarding flood insurance.
A limited number of the 2013 KPOG Telephone Directories remain available to be purchased. What makes the KPOG Directory unique is the information it contains. No other Island directory includes:
· Cell phone numbers
· E-mail addresses
· Off-Island addresses for Kiawah property owners who do not spend the entire year on the Island
Only Kiawah property owners may purchase KPOG Directories. They are not for sale to businesses or commercial establishments.
Place your orders now before they are all sold!
After 33 years of dedicated service to the Kiawah community, it is with great regret that we announce the impending dissolution of the Kiawah Property Owners Group, Inc. (KPOG).
As with other public service and charitable organizations, filling leadership positions has become increasingly difficult. The Presidency is, indeed, a very big job and we have been unable to identify someone willing and able to serve in this position going forward. Without a President, there is no Board of Directors. Without a Board of Directors, there is no organization. Thus, the current Board of Directors has recommended to dissolve KPOG.
Correction: The annual joint meeting and luncheon of the POPS Book Club and the Library Club will take place on January 15 at the Kiawah Island River Course and not the Seabrook Beach Club. For more information, please contact Frances Boyd at 843-768-1264 or Lynn Morgenstern at 843-243-0900. We regret our error in the December 2013/January 2014 TALK.
by Steve Lapp
At first glance, a discussion of gas safety on Kiawah might seem out of place since no gas service exists on the Island. Several properties, however, have installed gas systems for cooking and fireplace use. These are generally fueled with propane which is stored under pressure in an external tank. Many people believe that propane is the same as natural gas, however, there is an important distinction between these two fuels.
St. John's Fire District (STJFD) Firefighters – as well as Eric Britton, Chair of the STJFD Fire Commission - attended the November 6 Public Safety Committee meeting in support of their new Chief, Colleen Walz. The Chief presented a minute-by-minute report on the fire department's response to and performance during the October 25 fire on Rhett's Bluff. The owner of the home escaped without harm, but the structure was declared a total loss.