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25 Apr The Beaufort Code – One Step at a Time

THE PROPOSED BEAUFORT CODE - A WORK IN PROGRESS A New Code Draft with proposed MPC Recommendations is now Online During the months of March and April, the Metropolitan Planning Commission met 8 times in 2-3 hour worksessions to review the outstanding public comments on the January 26, 2017 Draft of the code. They discussed in depth the 250+ comments and proposed a specific recommendation for each. Their recommended changes have been incorporated into an updated version of the Beaufort Code dated April 24, 2017. An updated Regulating Plan accompanies this draft, both...

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25 Apr “We got the pot hole blues”

Remember Tom Ervin, the former state judge? I knew Tom when he served in the legislature and who after spending gobs of his own money became "an also ran" in the last race for governor. To get attention to our state's road problems and the seeming deadlock between legislators and then legislators and the governor, Tom wrote and produced a song.  If you like blues you may very well like it.  If you want our roads fixed you may want to circulate the song to friends. Sometimes a little levity can help us...

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25 Apr Save the DATES for exciting Beaufort County Historical Society events

To: BCHS membership and Media E lists From: ML Brewton 912-604-3634 Press Release for Immediate Release BCHS- UPDATED Save the DATES Beaufort, SC: Save the DATES for exciting Beaufort County Historical Society events. May 18th, 2017--noon--78th Annual Meeting and elections --Dr. Brent Morris- Yes Lord, I know the Road- at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club and at 11:30 optional Debbi Covington $10 catered lunch, RSVP no later than 4 pm Monday, May 15th. The nominating committee respectfully submits for the 2017-2019 slate of officers: Mae Mendoza,President; Lillian Haist, Vice President; Donna Alley, Secretary; Harry Chikades, Treasurer; Linda Hoffman, Research...

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25 Apr Beaufort History Museum Celebrates the History of Women’s Hats Third Annual Tea Scheduled for May 10

BEAUFORT HISTORY MUSEUM     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT:     Carla Marsh cmarsh@beauforthistorymuseum.com 561-376-7651   Carol Lauvray clauvray@beauforthistorymuseum.com 614-975-4806     Beaufort History Museum Celebrates the History of  Women’s Hats Third Annual Tea Scheduled for May 10     Beaufort, SC – April 14, 2017 - The Beaufort History Museum’s Third Annual Spring Tea is titled “Crowning Glory – Celebrating the Role of Women’s Hats in Southern Culture”.   Patrons are invited to wear their favorite hat and to “Strut their Hattitude” as they savor delicious traditional delicacies, sip tea, learn about the fascinating allure of fashionable hats from celebrity speakers, enjoy a Parade of Hats and bid at...

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17 Apr Pay to Park with Your Smart Phone

Beaufort, Parkmobile partner for mobile app to pay for city parking App allows customers to use their mobile devices to easily pay for parking in downtown Beaufort. A new smartphone application lets people use their phones to pay for parking at approximately 500 on- and off-street parking spaces throughout downtown Beaufort. The app works with iPhone, Android and Windows phones and is a big step in convenience, Beaufort City Manager Bill Prokop said. “With this mobile app, you can use your phone to pay for parking, no matter where you are,” he said. “If...

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17 Apr “Dear Secretary Zinke”- Letter from Congressman and Mayors

As the tide turns with a new administration in Washington, and there is talk about restarting a five year energy plan, with searching for oil and gas off shore, the lines are again drawn. Congressman Mark Sanford, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and I sent the following letter to the new Secretary of the Interior whose department oversees natural resources and including our oceans which it comes to searching for energy. ...

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17 Apr Connect with Tech Opportunities

Given the focus on new industry in Beaufort County is knowledge based,  as the Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation seeks to become part of an Alliance,  it is important that we select the right communities with whom to partner. Connect with tech opportunities  ...

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17 Apr Regulating Short Term Rentals

Regulations on Short Term rentals are likely to be tightened to ensure both public safety and the character of neighborhoods. Following several presentations and discussions between the City Council and our Short Term Rental Task Force, the proposed changes will be crafted into the legalese required of a code modification and be sent to the Beaufort Port Royal Metropolitan Planning Commission, then to a public hearing and two readings in front of council. If you have recommendations, other than to do away with STR's - a proposal not put on the table...

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