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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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What’s up with Dorchester Road Traffic !

One of our residents was very perceptive while he was fuming in traffic this morning. I’m glad he reached out to me and asked if the timing of the traffic lights has changed causing the problems. So I reached out to North Charleston and Senator Bennett. Here’s what SC DOT reported:

“Yes, we have bought traffic adaptive software for Dorchester Road from Trolley Road to Micheaux Parkway and the company is fine tuning the software now. Based on comments from the company the software is in what they call the “learn mode.” The software is learning the parameters of the road. Once all of these adjustments are made the company has stated that traffic conditions will get better on Dorchester Road. Our traffic office is in communications with the contractor discussing the level of complaints and trying to expedite the process.”

I sure hope this improves the traffic congestion. With all this growth we’re experiencing, we’ve got to pressure the State to get the road infrastructure in place now.

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Traffic Light Request at Dorchester Road and Cannonade Drive

Read the attached reply from SC DOT that I received last month with respect to the repeated request for a traffic signal at Cannondale Drive and Dorchester Road. SC DOT still won’t budge even though exiting Cedar Grove at this intersection is extremely precarious.

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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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