Welcome !

I developed this web site to help our neighbors quickly find information about city government issues.  I hope you will find this useful — and that you’ll let me know how I can improve it.  Districts 9 is really one large neighborhood — the growth frontier of both North Charleston and Dorchester County.  I intend to represent this special neighborhood vigorously as a community that cares about the values that define quality of living throughout North Charleston.
Dwight Stigler
Councilman Dwight Stigler District 9
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Daimler Expansion Intensifies Urgency of Road Needs

Here’s an article that Councilman Brinson and I totally agree on, and I’m sure many of you too. I believe both Districts 4 and 9 need to participate together with the focus group discussion sessions Ron has proposed on growth and planning in the coming months. These proposed sessions will include state and county elected leaders.
Read this outstanding article from Councilman Brinson, and I would appreciate to read your feedback (dwight.stigler@icloud.com) : http://www.postandcourier.com/…/daimler-deal-boosts-urgency…

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R1 and R2 Property on Wescott Blvd.

I have requested any new information from the city with respect to the R1(single family) and R2 (multi family) zoned properties on Wescott Blvd. near the Patriot Blvd. intersection.  The R2 property (zoned sometime around 2008) was sold by the previous owner, Karl McMillan, to another owner several months ago.  Recently, I noticed the R1 property has been cleaned up.  Unfortunately, this zoning took place before I was elected to city council.  So we don’t have any options to keep the R2 property from materializing some day (that means we will likely have more apartment units in our area).R1 Zoned R2 Zoned

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Indigo and Road Resurfacing

Dear Residents of Indigo,

I have some great news to deliver to you today so please share this message with EVERYONE in your neighborhood! My commitment to you on Jan. 7th 2014 has been delivered more than I had anticipated. Last Thursday night our Finance Committee approved $908,305.19 for the following agenda item: Bid Award, 2015 Resurfacing for City of North Charleston/Dorchester County!!

The following roads will undergo resurfacing by this summer:
Indigo Fields Blvd., Governors Walk, Wild Indigo Bluff, King Indigo Ct., Indigo Commons Way, Patriot Blvd. (Ashley Phosphate to Associate Dr. & Ashley Phosphate to Appian Way), Enterprise Dr., LaChappelle Bend, and Park Forest Parkway (the vast majority of roads are in Indigo).

Are you registered to vote? If not please register NOW. Its easy to do online at: https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/ovr/start.aspx If you appreciate the work I do for you and our community but you’re not registered, please show your appreciation by taking the time to register today and support me this November. You are represented in this part of the city!

Councilman Stigler

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DD2 Aquatic Center – City Offers Generous Proposal

Are you aware that our city has made a very generous offer to Dorchester District 2 to help build, and operate the Aquatic Center – as part of the $7.5 million tax referendum that passed over a year ago? This has been communicated to the DD2 Board and the Aquatic Center Committee numerous times since November 2013. I met with our Mayor, Councilman Brinson and our newly elected DD2 Board members – Justin Farnsworth and Brain Mitchum. are strong advocates and has been actively engaged with Superintendent DD2 Joe Pye and our Mayor. Together we are both helping to make the case for what we believe is the best solution for DD2 and our citizens in this density populated area. Here’s a quick snippet: the city will pay to double the pool size to an olympic pool to support swimming competitions, provide land next to the FDHS already owned by the city, and provide maintenance of the pool. To see the full details, go to NChar Proposal Aquatic Center

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New Retail Stores are Coming

A sign is now on the new Sears Outlet store soon to open at the Festival Shopping Center.  A Bojangles will be going in at the corner of Palmetto Commerce Parkway and Ladson Road.  We will have two new Walmart Neighborhood Grocery Stores (in Districts 1 & 4) with gas pumps; No gas stations are coming to our district!  These grocery stores will be located at the intersection of Dorchester Road and Patriot Blvd. and the intersection of Ladson Road and the entrance to Wellborn Village (near the new Spinx).  At the Corner at Wescott shopping center we will soon see ground breaking for Grow Financial (https://www.growfinancial.org), a new bank.  Also, Raising Cane’s (http://www.raisingcanes.com) will be breaking ground too. 

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The Crossings at Wescott

The Crossings at Wescott: that’s the name of the new Sr. Adult Living Center coming to the Wescott Circle on Wescott Blvd. The developer has just received their first round of comments on the site/engineering plans from the City. They will be submitting utility plans to Dorchester County early next month. Architectural design is underway with plans going into the City in late March. They are shooting for a closing and groundbreaking in early May.

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Smart911 is a service that allows residents to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location. At a time when seconds count, Smart911 provides details that could impact response the second an emergency call is placed, which could be the difference between life and death. 

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Cedar Grove Entrance

Dear Cedar Grove Residents,

I’m happy to announce that The City of North Charleston has issued a Purchase Order to complete drainage and curb work in the amount of $11,520 at the intersection of Cannondale Dr. and Dorchester Road.  The construction work should begin as soon as the contractor can schedule it.  I’d like to thank Richard Cerq for his tenacious support to get this matter addressed for all of your residents.

Finally, I am still working to have the median shortened at the other end of Cannondale Dr. so larger vehicles can make the turn without driving into Mr. Hook’s front lawn.  Please feel free to invite me to your HOA meetings if there’s anything I can do to support you.

Would you please share information with all of your residents?  They can ask to be part of my email group too (dwight.stigler@me.com).

As always check back regularly for new information about our area posted on my website or on Facebook.

Dwight Stigler

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Emergency Notification

Good Afternoon,
Please see the attached flyer. EMD and CDC asks you to post this in public areas, display at public events, in general help us get the word out for our citizens and employees to register as it has replaces the reverse 9-1-1 system. But, as people are moving to cell phones from their home phone, they are not in the 9-1-1 data base and they will need to add themselves.

I ask each of you to take a minute and register yourself so that you will be able to tell our citizens how easy it is!

North Charleston Director of Emergency Management

Click here to read flyer and learn how to sign up.

Click here to read flyer and learn how to sign up.

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Newsletter from Councilman Stigler

Happy Veterans Day !
The City of North Charleston will host its annual Veterans Day tribute on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at Park Circle featuring Vietnam War veteran Lt. Col. Clebe McClary as keynote speaker. We ask veterans and the public to join Mayor R. Keith Summey and City Council in this special ceremony. Last year, over 500 veterans in attendance were honored. Read more at: http://dwightstigler.com/?p=2658

Projects in your Neighborhoods are Planned for 2015
Cedar Grove -
Drainage improvements at the intersection of Dorchester Rd. and Cannondale Drive by end of 2014
Sidewalk Repair/Median Realignment on Cannondale and Clearview Drive ($32,000)
Riverbluff Parkway road asphalt resurfacing ($80,168)
Indigo Neighborhoods -
Road asphalt resurfacing during Feb./Mar.: Indigo Fields Blvd. ($208,456), Governor’s Walk ($98,736), Lachappelle Bend ($31,927), Wild Indigo Bluff ($46,928), King Indigo Court ($23,056), Indigo Commons Way ($20,908)
Road asphalt resurfacing during Summer: Gallatin Lane ($60,940)
Taylor Plantation -
Park Forest Parkway ($83,490)
Wescott Blvd.(crossing to the hiker/biker trail) -
Sidewalks: Oak Forest and Pebble Creek, Ashley Ridge, ADA ramp at Ballentine crosswalk
All totaling $14,658
Whitehall -
Road asphalt resurfacing during Summer: Netherby Lane ($194,605), Riverbluff Parkway ($80,168), Kennestone Lane ($103,301), Barnsley Drive ($53,845), Wild Fern Court ($13,651), Gregg’s Landing Drive ($72,589)
Thermoplastic paint striping at Netherby Lane and Dorchester Road (following road resurfacing)

That’s $1,092,599 in District 9 road resurfacing alone folks!!

Wescott Traffic Circle & Wescott Blvd.
Road re-striping with the reflective thermoplastic paint from the Wescott Traffic Circle to Dorchester Road has been delayed. It will cost the city about $125,000 to complete this work. Projections are that this work won’t be completed until late to early next year. Due to the excessive number of traffic accidents and complaints, our city Police and Public Works departments have decided to merge the lanes going into and out of the circle down from two to one lanes. A copy of the plan can be found at: http://dwightstigler.com/?p=2632.

Recycling Bins vs. Roll Carts & Mixed Recyclables (Republished)
For the past few months I have been investigating why it is possible for Charleston County, and not Dorchester County, to have the 96 gallon roll cart for recyclables. Its a web of complexity. Simply put, Dorchester County does not provide any curbside recycling, Charleston County does. Dorchester County offers recycling centers. Our closest recycling center is located off of Parlor Drive.

Okay, you’re probably asking why then does North Charleston pick up our recycling. The City picks up recycling curbside for its residents in Dorchester County and delivers the recyclables to Sunoco for a credit to Dorchester County which helps offset the cost of household garbage picked up by the City in Dorchester County. That household garbage is now hauled by a private hauler to Sandy Pines (Waste Management landfill for a negotiated tonnage fee thru the County). The City gets the credit from recyclables to help offset that cost. Is that clear?

I learned that this particular agreement has been in place for maybe 15 years or better. The County may be up to renegotiate that agreement as the area we live in has grown significantly. I’ll continue to work with our Mayor and the Public Works Department on this project over the coming years.

Walmart Neighborhood Grocery Stores
Two neighboring districts, district’s 1 and 4, are getting Walmart neighborhood grocery stores. One will be at the intersection of Dorchester Road and Patriot Blvd. (with gas station – property is already zoned M1 light industrial) and another at Palmetto Commerce Parkway and Ladson Road. Both stores are going to be about 40,000 square feet. I don’t know the timing yet but I suspect it will be late next year at the earliest.

Stigler on Facebook
Why follow me on Facebook? Well quite often I post information that has just been released in which I don’t have time to send an email. Posting a notice on Facebook is quick and reaches people immediately without having to send out hundreds of emails. Plus, a lot of folks just don’t want all the emails. I post quite often on Facebook to get peoples input on issues too. Every few months I’ll send an email to you as well but if you want real-time info connect with me there. Please join me on Facebook and share your thoughts and feedback with me and the community on special topics.

HOAs and Community Management Group Meeting Invitations
I’ve enjoyed the numerous opportunities to speak with your community, or board members, during your neighborhood meetings. Thank you for continuing to invite me to meet with you and your residents. I apologize if my schedule is sometimes too booked to be at all of your HOA meetings. Nevertheless, please continue to invite me so we can discuss your concerns and interests together as often as I can attend.

Please Help Me
Finally, I ask that you please help me to get the word out about the information I’m sharing, the projects I’m working on, and the information available on my website. Would you please forward this newsletter to your email groups and I invite anyone to send an email to me if they’d like to receive my newsletters directly (dwight.stigler@me.com).

I’m wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

Kind regards,
Dwight Stigler, Councilman
District 9 North Charleston

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