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 Members and the general public are welcome at KPOG Board meetings. The next board meeting is at the Sandcastle. Read more to view the calendar of future board meetings.
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.
The November 11 KICA Board meeting was a long one, with the introduction of the proposed 2014 KICA budget and a lengthy discussion of a proposed change to the Association's By-Laws concerning a Governance Committee recommendation regarding "Chair [of KICA] continuity."
At the November 5 Town Council Meeting, the main topics were the upcoming annexation of Freshfields Village (FFV), 20 undeveloped acres adjacent to it, and a utility tract; the October 25 fire on Rhetts Bluff; and beach erosion at the eastern end of the Island.
At any hour of the day or night, when you dial 911 from a Kiawah location to request help for a fire or a medical emergency, St. Johns Fire District (STJFD) firefighters will be dispatched by the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center to the scene first. These extensively trained professionals are certified in basic life support, fire suppression, hazardous materials operations, and marine operations. Our firefighters will risk their lives to save you or your loved ones in a medical or fire emergency.
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.