We are pleased to announce that an overwhelming 82% of voters cast their ballot in support of the special assessment required for infrastructure improvements that will mitigate Kiawah’s commonly recurring flooding issues. The vote passed with the participation of 59% of community members. Alleviating hazardous flooding and maintaining passable roads in many heavy rainfall scenarios is an exciting step forward for our barrier island. Learn more.
The KICA Board of Directors is asking the community to vote in April to mitigate flooding by approving a special assessment for six drainage infrastructure improvement projects. This is a commitment of $130 per improved property or $65 per unimproved property annually for five years. Supporting this effort directly benefits Kiawah property values and will provide island access in a flood scenario that currently threatens it. These infrastructure improvements are an essential step to effectively manage water on our barrier island. Learn more.
The following conditions apply to the proposed special assessment:
If 51% or more of the votes returned are in favor of the flood mitigation special assessment, the referendum will be deemed to pass.
The first proposed special assessment will be billed in June 2020 and due on July 1, 2020. Subsequent payments will be due annually on July 1st, with the final installment due on July 1st, 2024.
Your ballot information will be emailed and mailed to you on April 1. The email will be sent from Vote-Now.com to your household’s primary email address and the mailing will be sent to your residence. Locate your voter registration number to cast your ballot for your household.
Voting is open from April 1, 2020 until May 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. You may cast your ballot online (link below) or by phone at 844-797-4575.
You will be asked to approve or reject the special assessment for flood mitigation.
Please note, if you make a comment on the ballot, your comment is anonymous. If you are seeking a response, please provide your name and address or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.