Who do I contact to request maintenance on a road?
What is a conservation easement?
Who can I contact if I am interested in conserving my land for future generations?
TOWN OF JOHNS ISLAND
Why don't we incorporate Johns Island as a town?
Requirements to incorporate as a municipality are given in Section 5-1-30 of the South Carolina Code of Laws. There are several things greatly impeding the ability of Johns Island outside the current City of Charleston portion of the Island to become its own municipality.
Why don't those who live in the City of Charleston on Johns Island just secede?
Sec 5-3-280 of the South Carolina Code of Law states a request for the reduction of corporate limits must be signed by a majority of the resident freeholders of the municipality.
Sec 5-3-240 defines "freeholders" as "any person 18 years of age, or older, and any firm or corporation, who or which owns legal title to a present possessory interest in real estate equal to a life estate or greater (expressly excluding leaseholds, easements, equitable interests, inchoate rights, dower rights, and future interests) and who owns, at the date of the petition or of the referendum, at least an undivided one-tenth interest in a single tract and whose name appears on the county tax records as an owner of real estate."
The probability of getting 50% of freeholders in the City of Charleston to request that Johns Island be de-annexed is zero.
Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island is run by the Charleston County Parks Commission (CCPC), but the land on which it is located is leased by Charleston County from Kiawah Partners. The lease was singed in 1976 and has a 100 year term .... the current lease will expire in 2075. You can read more about it here and here.