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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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Board of Zoning Appeals Vacancy

Are you interested in serving on North Charleston’s Board of Zoning Appeals?

The Zoning Regulations provide a framework for the development or improvement of land and are based on an ideal or average set of circumstances. Sometimes conditions on a particular parcel of land may be so unusual that the application of the normal zoning regulations may produce a burden on the property owner. The property owner has a right to request that the regulations be waived or varied by some degree if they qualify for a variance. Variances may not be granted that would have the effect of allowing a use not ordinarily permitted under the ordinance.

The ZBA meets to review variance requests on the 1st Monday of each month at 5:00 pm in the Buist Conference Room on the 3rd Floor in North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane.

Boards_Commission_Application form should be used to apply for any board or commission vacancy that may be available.

 

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FDRA Meeting – Meet your County Councilmen

Next Meeting of Fort Dorchester Residential Association will be on Wednesday, October 8, 7 p.m. at the Wescott Park Community Center.

You are invited to attend if you live in Districts 4 or 9 of North Charleston.

Indigo Residents: you won’t want to miss this opportunity to speak about your petition to resurface our roads in Indigo and receive updates from the county with respect to getting this work scheduled.  Please tell all of your friends and neighbors about this meeting – Dwight

We are fortunate to have as the principle speakers Dorchester County Councilmen Larry Hargett and George Bailey. North Charleston has been working closely with the County to redefine road maintenance and general drainage projects. Most District 4 constituents reside in Dorchester County and we rely on certain services that Dorchester County provides. Councilmen Hargett and Bailey are veterans in county government and they have been trying to help us with road and drainage projects. Thus, this forum is of certainly of timely interest and we hope to see you there.

The full agenda is posted below. We strongly encourage everyone to attend to hear the Dorchester Council members discuss the road, sewer, and perhaps other projects that affect each of us in the county. These projects as they are being developed will impact all of you.

Please invite your neighbors.

Agenda

1. Introductions

2. David J. McDonough, Sr. introduced in the context of being selected the new representative for District 94.

3. County Council persons talks, Larry Hargett and George Bailey. (Possible subject includes roads, general drainage projects, planning, and general directions including other relevant items)

4. North Charleston City Council members (Ron Brinson, Dwight Stigler) discussing topics as felt necessary or important.

5. Closing.

G. Warren McCarl MD, Secretary

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Wescott Traffic Circle Re-striping Plan

Dear Wescott Friends,

Below is a copy of the proposed restriping plan for the Wescott Circle.  Work should begin within the next few weeks.WESCOTT BLVD.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Pro

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Whitehall Improvements

Dear Whitehall Friends,

I have recently requested feedback from your POA Board of Directors to provide suggestions to me for improvements in your neighborhood.  I’m waiting to hear back, so please feel free to share you ideas with me too.

The city will be making road striping and signage improvements at the intersection of Netherby and Dorchester Road within the next few weeks.  

Please feel free to contact me if I can serve you.

Dwight Stigler

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“JOY”…”Just Older Youth” Programs

NCharleston

 

Select the following link to read more about recreation programs offered by North Charleston for our more senior adults: JOYUPDATE

ENYOY!

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2014 Youth Winter Basketball Programs

Council Members Letter 2014.pdf - Adobe Reader

 

Click on the following link for the 2014 Youth Winter Basketball Programs:  2014WB Flier

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Emergency Management E-Newsletter

Please read the important message from Director of Emergency Management – Butch Barfield by clicking on the link below:

Emergency Preparedness E-Brief

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Indigo Neighborhood – Road Resurfacing

Dear Indigo Neighbors,

A lot of progress has been made over the past several months with our goal to resurface the roads, that are in need of resurfacing, in the Indigo neighborhoods. Our Mayor and Dorchester Councilman Bailey are helping me to accomplish this project. Also thanks to your efforts, a petition requesting road resurfacing has been circulated throughout your community with about 100 signatures and still climbing. Please contact Kevin Nadzam if you are willing to sign this petition; please help to get the word out too (petition contact: nadzamkevin@hotmail.com). I’d like to thank Kevin for helping to lead this effort! I provided a copy of this petition to Councilman Bailey. Through these efforts I can report that the Dorchester County Transportation Committee (CTC) has approved about $500k of resurfacing in the Dorchester County/North Charleston area. Our Mayor has also committed to add $1 million to North Charleston resurfacing projects through a bond later this year. The $1 million is to be split equally between Dorchester and Charleston County roads in the city of North Charleston. This money will be used to match the county dollars for resurfacing projects in our city to accelerate these needed improvements. The progress is slow but I am now confident we will achieve road resurfacing in your neighborhood. The earliest I currently project resurfacing would begin is early spring next year – but it may happen earlier, or later. Once I receive firm plans I will pass them onto you. Several other roads in the county/city are on the priority list outside your neighborhood.

The attached file is the cost estimate for resurfacing the streets recommended through the Dorchester CTC assessment study. This estimate includes most, but not all of the roads in Indigo. It totals over $600,000 in resurfacing.

Please share my message with all of your residents so that they are informed of this news happening in their neighborhood. Let them know that they may email me (dwight.stigler@me.com) if they would like to receive these reports directly. I am happy to serve you.

As always, I appreciate any feedback or advice you would like to provide to me.

Kind regards,
Dwight Stigler, Councilman
District 9 North Charleston

Road Estimate:  Dorchester County Resurfacing 2014 – Indigo Fields

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911 Information from Emergency Preparedness Director Butch Barfield

News Release August 27, 2014

Release Number: 3817

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Shawn R. Smetana, Public Information Officer

Phone: (843) 958-4007/Fax: (843) 958-4004

Email: ssmetana@charlestoncounty.org

 

Representatives from Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties will be available to media at 2 p.m. at Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center on Aug. 27

 

Send RSVP to Shawn Smetana ssmetana@charlestoncounty.org or Natalie Hauff nhauff@charlestoncounty.org

 

Tri-County 9-1-1 Leaders Asking Citizens to Help Address Internet Phone Concerns

 

Staff at area 9-1-1 centers, including those in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties, noticed an issue with the increasingly popular Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or internet phone service. Leaders are asking citizens to update their providers with a current address to avoid any problems with locating a caller during an emergency situation.

 

The VoIP service allows consumers to make and receive calls to and from traditional phone numbers using a high-speed Internet connection. VoIP services are portable and because the device can be used from virtually any Internet connection anywhere, the location of the caller may not be determined automatically. The only address associated with a VoIP call is the address of the bill, or what the service provider has entered into the system. This can cause an issue if the address is listed incorrectly.

 

Portability raises a number of challenges for the emergency services community. Although the FCC has taken action to make sure that emergency calls from these VoIP services will get through to the appropriate public safety authorities, there are still possible differences between VoIP 9-1-1 and traditional wire-line 9-1-1 service.

 

Tips for consumers using VoIP service:

  • Confirm you have a VoIP service through your provider. Often a “bundle” service will likely come with VoIP phone. Also, some specific companies such as “Vonage” or “Magic Jack” are solely VoIP providers.
  • Update address information in the event you move locations.
  • If the power goes out, you might lose the ability to make or receive phone calls. Consider using a secondary power supply or traditional phone line for backup purposes.

 

To get more information about VoIP telephone service and 9-1-1 emergency dialing you can visit the Federal Communications Commission website at this address: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/voip-and-9-1-1-service

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Wescott Traffic Circle Improvements

Dear Friends at Wescott,

Please forward my message to your distribution lists, HOAs, neighbors, etc. Help me to get the word out about the Wescott Traffic Circle changes.

We are seeing the beginning of another phase of improvements at our Wescott Traffic Circle. Crosswalks are being installed with curb cuts in the median!

Here’s what we can expect in the coming months:
-Crosswalk striping with reflective thermoplastic paint at the circle
-Road striping from Traffic Circle to Old Glory with reflective thermoplastic paint
-Traffic circle will become a single travel lane 14’ to 16’ wide
-Cross-hatching from the center radius of the circle will indicate lane
-Street paint (reflective thermoplastic paint), a 2-to-1 lane merge on the approaches to the circle
-Appropriate signage will be added to notify approaching traffic of the merge and crosswalks

Goals: cross walks and curb cuts in median along Wescott Blvd.:
-Oak Forest at Pebble Creek Blvd.
-Ashley Ridge

Here’s what’s been accomplished so far:
-Crosswalk at Ballentine Drive (street paint with signage)
-Street lighting added (the circle use to be pitch black at night)
-Drainage added with concrete flues to drain roadway
-New curbing installed
-New landscaping

Thanks for all of your help, support, and patience while I work on these needed improvements in our community. I always welcome your feedback.

Kind regards,
Dwight Stigler, Councilman
District 9 North Charleston
www.dwightstigler.com

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