Special Interest Items:
November 8 LIBPA Meeting:
Paul Sommerville, County Council Chairman and District 2 Representative
Mr. Paul Sommerville was first elected to represent District 7 (now the new District 2) as a member of Beaufort County Council in 2006, re-elected in 2010 and again in 2014. He is a Beaufort native, a U. S. Army veteran and a management consultant with extensive experience in labor relations. During his first term of office he served as the Council Vice Chairman and in 2012 was elected as Chairman of County Council, a position in which he presently serves.  more info!

1% Sales Tax Referendums Survey:
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a survey of voter opinions as to the two 1% sales tax referendums (Educational and Capital Projects) which will be on the November general election ballot and shared the opportunity to take the survey with LIBPA members. You can view the results of the survey here.

Please consider checking it out (here) and sharing your thoughts on this latest effort to promote our community along with any feedback on the listed articles.

Local Real Estate Market Trends:
To get at a glance how this year's local residential real estate market is faring in comparison to the past two years (visit here). Updated 18 October.

November Newsletter: This month’s newsletter includes, among other things, includes a look at the need for a Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) district to pay for improvements in the commercial portion of Lady’s Island, provides an overview of the types of houses being offered in the new Oyster Bluff community, reviews the county tree ordinance as it applies to individuals building new homes and Realtor Everett Ballenger compares the third quarter of the 2016 local real estate market with the same period in 2015. Read here.

If you live on Lady’s Island, work on Lady’s Island or have an interest in the future of Lady’s Island, please consider becoming a member of LIBPA. Your new members fee ($45) covers your dues for the remainder of 2016 and all of 2017.  For more details visit here.

New 2016 Members:
Michael Osteen with Port Wren Capital, LLC, Richard and Amy Pollitzer with Tallboy Fishing Charter, Gregory R. Campbell, DMD, Jason Hincher with Mitchell Brothers Inc., Beaufort County Open Land Trust Attn: Cindy Baysden, Sandy & Ed Stephan, residents, Mark and Pamela Flasch, David Striebinger, District 2 School Board Representative,

Crystal Lake:
View the latest status of the Crystal Lake Park Project. The South Carolina Forestry Commission, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Beaufort County have developed a Community Forestry Management Plan as part of the long range development of Crystal Lake as a passive park. The draft of this plan is available for review.  here

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