Weekly Meeting Calendar April 2 – April 6

City of North Charleston

2500 City Hall Lane

North Charleston, SC 29406

Weekly Meeting Calendar

April 2 – April 6

Monday April 2nd

Special Zoning Board of Appeals

5:00 pm, Buist Conference Room, 3rd floor

Thursday April 5th

Citizens Advisory Council

7:00 pm, Buist Conference Room, 3rd floor

Those who wish to speak on a committee or commission issue should sign in or contact the Clerk of Council no later than 15 minutes before the beginning of the appropriate Committee meeting. In order to address the City Council, members of the public must complete and return to the Office of the Clerk a written request to speak no later than 12:00 o’clock noon on the day of the Council meeting. This notice is published in compliance with Section 9(A) of Act 593 of the General Assembly of South Carolina for 1998.

Ellen Clark

Municipal Clerk

843-740-2502 phone

843-745- 1050 fax

ellenclark@northcharleston.org

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Participants Sought for Opening Processional of 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival

Participants Sought for Opening Processional of 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is accepting applications from local performing arts groups of all ages for participation in the 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival Opening Processional on Saturday, May 5. In past years the processional has been led by African drummers and dancers and has included groups dressed in brightly colored outfits and costumes, volunteers carrying giant puppets, banners and other crafted props, jugglers, dance troupes, theatre groups, and more. Applications can be found on the Applications and Registration Forms section at http://bit.ly/culturalarts. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 20, at 5:00pm.

The Opening Processional has kicked off the Arts Festival’s Main Event festivities at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex for over ten years. Participants parade around the complex toward the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Once the Processional enters the North Charleston Performing Arts Center Auditorium, the celebration continues with a Performance Spotlight, featuring 3-5 minute performances by pre-selected groups. Performance Spotlight slots may be requests on the Opening Processional application and are filled on a first come, first served basis.

The North Charleston Arts Festival, scheduled May 4-12, is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the Lowcountry, providing thousands of residents & visitors with a fabulous array of performances, exhibitions, and activities. The Main Event, held the first weekend in May, offers free admission and parking to over 40 performances on four stages. Other Main Event activities include judged art, photography, and fine craft exhibitions, a gem and mineral show, children’s activities, arts and crafts booths, and an outdoor food courtyard. The Arts Festival continues with over 50 free or moderately priced ticketed events throughout the week at various locations concludes with fireworks over the Cooper River at the Grand Finale at Riverfront Park.

For more information on the Opening Processional, contact Nancy Rodriguez at (843)740-5851. Visit northcharleston.org for more information about the 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival and other participation opportunities, including downloadable applications for Judged Art, Photography, and Youth Art exhibitions; Arts & Crafts and Food Vendor space; and Volunteers.

Wescott Golf Club Open House

Join Us for a very special event!

WESCOTT GOLF CLUB
OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY MARCH 25TH
NOON-2:00 P.M.
5000 Wescott Club Dr. North Charleston, South Carolina 29485

We’ve got a special event coming up and we want you to be part of it. Please join us on March 25th from noon to 2:00. Fun for the entire family.  Come on out for a day full of fun, music, games, food, and prizes.

Jason Boutin
General Manager

Spring Open House

FREE Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

Demo the hottest new clubs

Raffle for a 3-month golf pass

Jump Castles

Face Painting

Over 20 local vendors on site

Special $25-18 hole green fee and cart (must register here)

District 9 Citizen’s Advisory Council (CAC) message from Member Ms. Kelly Clark

The CAC holds its monthly, public meetings the first Thursday of each month.  Among the council’s purposes are to recommend and present new and progressive ideas as well as aid in making the mayor and city council members aware of problems in the North Charleston community. Each month there is a speaker representing organizations in the area. The Smoke Free Low Country Coalition spoke this past Thursday. The following is information provide at the meeting:
The smoking rates in the Tri-County area: 12.0% Charleston County, 40.8% Berkeley County and 24.8% Dorchester County. Secondhand smoke contains nearly 5,000 chemicals of which 50 are cancer causing substances. Some of those substances are: Ammonia, Aresenic, Formaldehyde, Methane, Nicotine and Tar. The workplace is a major source of secondhand smoke exposure for adults. Blue collar and service employees are less likely than white collar indoor workers to be covered by smoke-free policies. Hospitality workers are 50% more likely to die of lung cancer than other workers. Charleston’s revenues increased 5.9% in 2007-2008 after a smoke free policy went into effect. Other smoke free communities are Mt Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, Ravenel, Hollywood and Summerville. Cranford Research Survey, 2011 found 69% of registed voters support a smoke free ordinance in North Charleston. 79% of voters surveyed felt workers and customers had the right to breathe clean air in public facilities (including restaurants and bars.)
The American Redcross will be speaking in April.
Written by CAC member Kelly Clark