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.
After 33 years of dedicated service to the Kiawah community, KPOG's members voted at its Annual Meeting on February 22, 2014 to adopt the plan of dissolution recommended by the KPOG Board of Directors at its December 16, 2013 board meeting. The final vote was 1,042 votes in favor (by direct vote or by Presidential proxy), 16 votes against, and 329 votes not received by 2/22/14, constituting an affirmative vote by 75% of the membership.
The KPOG Board has voted to donate any remaining assets (after KPOG's liabilities to its creditors are paid in full) to the Kiawah Island Natural Habitat Conservancy (the Kiawah Conservancy), which is currently the only Kiawah Island organization that is designated as a 501(c)(3) by the IRS.
According to KPOG's legal advisor, Mr. T. Douglas Concannon of Young Clement Rivers, LLP, the entire process of dissolution may take up to 2 years from the date of filing (March 5, 2014) with the SC Secretary of State and Attorney General's offices.
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.
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.
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.