December 28, 2016
Public Hearing Notice
By now, Kiawah Island Utility (KIU) customers should have received a letter from KIU in regards to their application to the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC). In the application submitted on November 11, 2016, KIU requested a new schedule of rates for water and sewer for Kiawah Island. When the Town became aware of KIU’s application to the PSC, both the Town and residents separately submitted letters to the PSC requesting a public hearing on Kiawah Island.
A Public Hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Turtle Point Clubhouse before the Public Service Commission. Persons who wish to testify before the Public Service Commission regarding the application may do so at this hearing. Individuals shall be permitted a maximum of three (3) minutes for oral presentations. To testify as a public witness, you must print your name on the Sign-In Sheet available at the hearing location, and indicate whether or not you wish to testify. All testimony will be given under oath and entered into the record of the case subject to objection by the parties.
In addition, the Town of Kiawah Island and the Kiawah Island Community Association have separately filed a petition to intervene to the PSC. A petition to intervene is simply a procedure used by the court (in this case PSC) which allows a third person/party who was not originally a party to the suit to become a party to the case. Town Council will discuss the intervention process in detail at the January 10, 2017 Council meeting at 2:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to attend.