Island Green General Council
Friday, September 9, 2022 at 11:15 AM
at the Arms Wide Open Church
Community Information & Updates • Roads, Drainage, Common Areas & New Development
• Due to a scheduling conflict, the June meeting is CANCELLED
• Continuing with tradition, there will not be a meeting in July or August
POAs are asked to have a representative present.
All residents of Island Green are welcome.
Island Green Residents,
Contrary to many false rumors and inaccurate information being relayed around the Island Green community, we wanted to send this email out to clarify with everyone, that the Post Office/PO Boxes located at the Island Green Amenity Center ARE NOT CLOSING. Again, these PO Boxes ARE NOT CLOSING.
We are unsure where these rumors started, but rest assured, these rumors are NOT true.
In fact, we just met with Socastee Post Office Management this morning and went over all aspects of the PO Boxes at the Amenity Center. They too are in agreement and understand that these PO Boxes are NOT closing and agree to continue delivering mail to this location. In fact, they are also in agreement with the continual rentals of new PO Boxes at the Amenity Center as well.
We hope this email will put to rest any uncertainties or misinformation that may be floating around the Island Green comminuty regarding the Amenity Center Post Office/PO Boxes.
Thanks again for helping make our community a great place to call home.
R & B Management Team
Island Green security options and a proposed Community Services Association. See the document labeled "Security Options" to the left.
A document has been added to the left with information about the removal of the security building and the ongoing future of the security program.
If you look into the left column, you will see a PDF document named "School Bus & Other Issues". Clicking on it will open the document which includes the letter from Bob Williamsen and an update to the school bus issue from the Horry County Schools Transportation Department.
- Residential Development will be moving forward on the land that was formally Island Green Golf Course – the front 18 holes.
- The new development partner is D.R. Horton.
- The first phase of development will be over by Fairwood Lakes and Fairway Village (as may be evidenced by the tree removal which has started)
- Work on Sunnehanna Road as is required as a condition by the Horry County Planning department will begin sometime in 2022
- Improvements and amenities associated with the residential development include:
- A “round about” in the area of what is currently the parking lot of the golf course club house
- A large fountain (I think in the same general area)
- Sidewalks along select roads
- Improved Stormwater Drainage
Due to the Amenity Center remaining closed in the upcoming week, the General Council Board has canceled the May 8th General Council meeting.
An updated decision will be made on a week by week basis for any future meetings. The next meeting is tentatively set for June 12th.
Check back here for updates
The General Council Board has decided to cancel the April 10th General Council meeting due to health and safety concerns relating to COVID-19 (corona virus).
A decision will be made at a later date about the May meeting. Currently set for May 8th.
The January General Council meeting notes are available for viewing. Swipe over the Reports button, then click on Meeting Reports. Once there, click on the month and year of the meeting report you want to view.
Bob Williamsen attended the March 8th, 2019 meeting. Take a look at the hand out that Mr Williamsen gave out at the meeting.
It was added to our website Home Page on the left side called "Williamsen meeting 3-8-2019. Just click on it to see the hand out.
Also, take a look at the Meeting Notes that Beth put together. That is located in the Reports Tab, then choose "Meeting Reports".
Then select Mar 2019 to see the meeting notes.
All meeting notes are added each month so you can see what was discussed at the meetings.
Bob Williamsen has advised us that he and Steve Powell will probably attend our meeting on Friday, March 8th. He has asked for a special meeting of HOA Presidents, but was told that the place and time for this is at our monthly meeting. He expects to be here around 10:30. His purpose is to provide an update on his construction plans. He will be limited to a brief presentation. I know our people will extend the courtesy to hear what he has to say and not engage in debate or criticism at this time. Bob Becher.
Countywide Reassessment of Real Properties Underway for 2019 Tax Year
Conway, SC (January 23, 2019)-- A state-mandated, countywide reassessment of all real properties located in Horry County is underway for tax year 2019. A reassessment ensures that property taxes are determined on an updated fair market value of properties. The Horry County Assessor’s Office is in the process of appraising all property values at fair market value as of December 31, 2018. This new value will be used for calculating property tax bills issued by the Horry County Treasurer’s Office during October 2019. The Assessor’s Office is responsible for determining property values, but they do not set tax rates.
Residents may notice staff and vehicles from the Horry County Assessor’s Office in their neighborhoods during the appraisal process. The Horry County Assessor's Office uses a mass appraisal system with data including information such as heated square footage, garages, decks, pools, type and quality of construction, land area, water features, and several other attributes required for the mass appraisal process. Appraisers in the field are working to confirm those data points and make updates as needed.
In September 2019, a notice of reassessment will be mailed to all property owners in Horry County whose property’s market value increases $1,000 or more as a result of reassessment. Only real property is appraised during a reassessment, which includes land and any improvements on it such as a house, outbuilding, swimming pool, or dock. During a reassessment, the Assessor’s Office will review the market values of all properties in the county. Based on changes in the real estate market, the Assessor’s Office will determine which property values need to be increased or decreased.
The South Carolina Code of Laws requires that once every five years all real property in every county within the State will be reappraised and adjusted to current fair market value as of December 31 of the year prior to implementing the reassessment. Only real property is appraised during a reassessment. Values of personal property, such as cars and boats, are adjusted on an annual basis and kept current through the Horry County Auditor’s Office at the direction of the South Carolina Department of Revenue. The purpose of a reassessment is to equalize the valuations of all real property in a county. The five-year reassessment cycle in South Carolina is an appraisal freeze, only broken on property sale or change to a property.
The General Council has come up with a new agenda format. It is really just a checklist for our meetings every month. If there is an important addition needed to be added to the agenda, such as a guest speaker, that will be noted in the aganda for that month.
You can take a look at it by clicking on the link on the left side of the screen labeled "General Council Meeting Agenda".
I spoke to Beth, our secretary today, about the timely uploading of each monthly meeting report. We agreed to fore go waiting until the next monthly meeting for the meeting notes to be approved before we upload them to the General Council website. So, they will be uploaded as soon as Beth has a chance to transcribe them into a Word document. That is usually just a day or to depending on her schedule.
The November Meeting report is there now. Take a look.
I added notes from the latest meeting with Bob Williamsen on November 9,2018. He is the owner of the Island Green Golf Course, the Club House and Sunnehanna Drive.
The link to this document is on the left side of this screen, just below the agenda link.
The Security Reports section has changed.
The new location is on the "Reports" button. It also has an arrow pointing down on it.
Move your mouse over the "Reports" button and 2 options appear below it.
"Meeting Reports" and "Security Reports"
"Security Reports" are the same as before. All of the Security Reports are still out there.
"Meeting Reports" is a new option. One of our viewers requested that we add the General Council meeting notes to the website so people not in Island Green can see what went on at the monthly meetings. I thought that to be a cool idea and followed through with that request.
So, click on "Meeting Reports" and it will take you there. It will be the same format as the Security Reports, by the month and year.
The first one available was June 2018. Here is how the "Meeting Reports" will work. We had the General Council meeting today, Nov 9th. Beth, our secretary, took notes from the meeting. We cannot publish the notes until they are OK'd by the general public at the next General Council meeting in December. So, because of that delay, we are going to be a month behind.
Sorry, that's all I can do unless they change the approval process.
I added the securiy report for October.
The Agenda for the November 9th Council meeting. Remember Bob Williamsen will be there to speak to the community.
The Amenity Center calendar is also updated for November.
We'll see you at the General Council meeting. Thanks for your support.
I added the minutes from the meeting Pastor Tommy had on 10/19/18. Please see the link on the left side of this page.
It is called MEETING PASTOR TOMMY 10-19-18