Congratulations to David DeStefano and David Morley on their election to the KICA Board of Directors. They will begin their term upon adjournment of the Annual Meeting this Friday. We thank all three candidates for offering themselves for service to the community. The results of the election are as follows:
David Morley: 44.9%
David DeStefano: 35.7%
Brendan Magee: 19%
Write In: 0.4%
UPDATE: Quorum has been met! The election is now valid. Voting closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8.
Thank you to those who have voted, and there is still time to vote at kica.us/vote. You’ve invested heavily in Kiawah, so take the time to select the leaders you think will be the best stewards of the island.
KICA’s Annual Meeting, scheduled for Friday, March 15, is in danger of nullification.
The KICA Annual Member Director Election must receive 51% of member votes by Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. in order for quorum to be met and the election validated. As of Friday at noon, we are at 49.75% of 51% needed for quorum.
If we do not reach quorum, a second election will be conducted at the expense of community members. A second election is detrimental to the community in several ways:
– It’s double the expense for all members. KICA’s election and annual meeting cost approximately $11,000. A second election and meeting will cost about the same, and will be an unbudgeted expense in 2019.
– It disenfranchises members who voted already. Prior to the second election, all votes received in the current election will be discarded without being counted.
– It gives a few members a bigger say in what happens. A second election has no quorum, and fewer people generally vote in them. Those few voters decide the outcome of the election.
If you have voted already, thank you. Please remind all your friends and neighbors to do the same.
If you have not voted, please do so right now. The deadline is Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. Don’t wait — voting is easy! Check your email for a message sent from our election facilitator, firstname.lastname@example.org, on March 5. The subject line was ‘URGENT reminder to VOTE in Kiawah Election.’ Simply click the link to complete your secure ballot in less than five minutes.
The board of directors is considering a new conveyance policy. Read about the policy and visit the website to read the policy in full. Cast your vote today in the 2019 Directors Election — voting is underway through March 8.
Find all this plus a look at charitable events you can take part in, island happenings and more in this month’s Digest!
Are you interested in association finance? All property owners are welcome to attend meetings of the KICA Finance Committee.
This committee works closely with the board and accounting staff to provide advice for the board’s financial decision-making. Along with evaluating the budget and overall financing structure, the committee annually reviews the association’s insurance coverage, investment portfolio, and external reserve studies.
If you want to learn more about association finance, stop by Beachwalker Center on the dates below and find out about these interesting topics:
2018 Audit Presentation
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. | Beachwalker Center
Insurance Proposal by Aon Risk Services
Tuesday, April 16 at 3 p.m. | Beachwalker Center
Investment Review by Moneta Group
Wednesday, April 17 at 3 p.m. | Beachwalker Center
Learn more about association finance, including monthly financial statements, annual audits and more, at kica.us/finances.
The Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA) Board of Directors is considering the adoption of a new policy relative to the manner in which new common property or other maintenance responsibilities are accepted from a developer (usually Kiawah Partners, but this policy applies to any developer or entity).
KICA has not accepted any additional responsibility since the end of 2015, as explained in the “Facts and Rationale” section of the linked document. It has not done so because it believes a policy is needed to ensure a consistent process is followed when these decisions are made.
KICA’s policy development process has several steps, including a community input period prior to the board taking any action. This item is scheduled to be on the board’s March 4 agenda, so we appreciate any written input byFriday, March 1. Please send your comments to email@example.com so they can be considered in advance of the March meeting.
The February issue of Digest invites you to come out to the 2019 Meet the Candidates event Thursday, Feb. 21 at The Sandcastle. Learn about Kiawah Cares’ incredible success with a humanitarian campaign that brought out our members’ generous spirit.
This issue also includes information about association finances and upcoming events.
Wednesday, Jan. 30, the outbound lane of the Kiawah Island Parkway (near the bridge) will be closed between 2-3 p.m. for work associated with the embankment stabilization project.
Flaggers will be present to alternate traffic. Please use caution and give yourself additional time for travel. If you have questions, please call the town at 843-768-9166.
Starting Monday, Jan. 28, the inbound left lane at the Vanderhorst gate will be closed in order to even the surface of the road by replacing the brick pavers. All traffic will be directed to the outside lane. This lane repair is anticipated to take two weeks, as the bricks and mortar must set before traffic can drive over it. This will require security staff to stand away from the gate house, near the right lane, so please approach slowly and use caution. During inclement weather, Security staff will be stationed inside the gate house in order to respond to issues or questions.
Once the inbound left lane is complete, the inbound right lane will be repaired. Again, it will require the lane to be closed for approximately two weeks. During this second part of the project, the gate will be fully staffed.
Thank you for your patience, as we work to complete this project during our off-season. Please drive with extra care near the V-gate in the coming weeks.
Quorum for the 2019 Member Director Election has been met. Voting is open until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8.
You are voting to elect two candidates to the KICA Board of Directors. Three candidates are running: David DeStefano, Brendan Magee and David Morley.
When you vote, make sure to assign the proxy to the board secretary to ensure quorum is met. This ensures that the annual meeting and certification of the election can be held without 51% of the membership physically attending the annual meeting. This proxy does not affect your vote in any way.
Visit kica.us/vote for information, candidate biographies and video interviews with the candidates.