Your Action Requested – Please Support TOSI Ordinance 2019-09 “Proposed Beach Rules for Pets”

Proposed Beach Rules for Pets Map, Seabrook Island, SC

As you may be aware, last winter the Town of Seabrook Island received a petition requesting that the Town Council consider proposed changes to the dates, times and locations upon which pets may be allowed “off-leash” on the beaches of Seabrook Island.

Over a period of six months, the Town Council carefully considered relevant information from a variety of sources, including Seabrook Island Birders (SIB).

The Executive Committee of SIB supports the Town Council’s belief the proposed amendments will “enhance protection of critical areas for migratory shorebirds and other wildlife, provide pet owners and their pets with great access to off-leash areas, provide beachgoers with a larger pet-free swimming area, and simplify the Town’s general requirements related to pets on the beach.”

To learn more about the process used by the Town of Seabrook Island to develop the proposed ordinance, please read the Tidelines article submitted by Mayor Ron Ciancio, Seabrook Island, on September 1, 2019.

The Town Council will present the proposed ordinance at the Seabrook Island Town Hall during a public hearing on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 1:00 pm. We hope many of you will be able to attend the meeting to support this ordinance. And, we hope ALL of our resident members will submit an online comment in support of the ordinance no later than Monday September 16 at 4:00 pm:

Click here to submit an online comment on Ordinance 2019-09

Thank you!

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