Special Interest Items:
September 10 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, reelected in 2010 and is seeking reelection in the upcoming November General Election. 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

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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 21 August.

August Newsletter: This month’s newsletter, among other things, provides a review of recent changes to the federal Flood Insurance Program, highlights local efforts by the Department of Natural Resources to promote oyster reef restoration, includes a discussion on the upcoming school year by School Board Chairman Bill Evans, compares new housing construction activity for the first 6 months of this year as compared to the same period last year, reviews the state legislature promotion of a “Back to Basics” type of education, and Realtor Everett Ballenger discusses the local real estate picture for the first half of 2014.  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 remainder of 2014 and all of 2015  For more details visit here.

New 2014 Members: April Applebee with Corriveau Insurance Agency, Rev. Dr. John Dortch Circle Of Hope Ministries, Grace Cummings of Working With Congress, Tom Hermann of Ameris Bank, Rick & Deborah Stone with Beaufort Bread Company

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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