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Regime Executive Council Hard at Work in 2012

With the PGA Championship, the ever-changing real estate market, the West Beach revitalization project and numerous other initiatives, 2012 is shaping up to be a big year for Kiawah Island. Led by the Regime Executive Council (REC), members owning property in regimes plan to be ready for the year ahead.

Feb. 27 featured the first of two scheduled 2012 meetings for the REC. More than 50 members attended, representing regime owners, regime board members, property managers and guest speakers. Roger Warren, president of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, discussed the PGA Championship coming to Kiawah in August, and its projected impact on the island. According to Warren, planning and organizing for the Championship has been thorough and thoughtful. The resort is working closely with KICA and the Town of Kiawah Island to assure an enjoyable, well-organized event. Warren also described coming updates to the Night Heron pool complex and a new pool and building to be constructed adjacent to the West Beach Tennis Complex. He indicated that although the Straw Market will be refreshed, no future plans for the area have been finalized.

Chris Drury, president of Kiawah Island Real Estate reported on the real estate market over the past two years. Drury expressed optimism for 2012 as the PGA spotlight will focus attention on Kiawah.

Following Drury’s report, Amanda Mole, Architectural Review Board administrator, updated the council on a plan for regime recycling, details for converting railing on regime properties from solid to open classification and town setback regulations. Representatives from the ARB met with members of the council’s New Materials and Technology Task Force this past December to discuss issues of concern to both groups. Future workshops are being planned.

Rusty Lameo, town code enforcement officer, spoke about current recycling efforts and encouraged other regimes to join Shipwatch and Parkside, two regimes that have committed to the town’s recycling program. He also addressed the town’s beach management plans and confirmed that property owners who rent their properties for less than two weeks per year do not need a license.

KICA provided a display of its West Beach: Looking to the Future landscape demonstration project. KICA’s landscape architect, John Tarkany of John Tarkany Associates, detailed the design proposals and plans. He emphasized that the plantings will enhance the appearance of the area not only from the roadside but also from walkways and bike paths. For more information on West Beach Revitalization, including the demonstration project, visit www.kica.us (KICA A-Z/West Beach).

The REC meeting culminated with discussion of the New Materials and Technology Task Force’s work and a roundtable discussion. The roundtable gave attendees an opportunity to discuss all issues of concern to regimes and regime owners.

Visit REC, including its task forces, on the web at www.kica.us (Island Living/Regimes). Meeting notes and presentations from the February session, as well as prior sessions, are available for viewing.

The next meeting of the council is scheduled for Nov. 2, 2012.