In the Feb. 2, 2006, issue, the POA was holding its first election for citizen members of the Daniel Island Community Association Board of Directors. Three island residents were nominated: David Cobb, David Pagliarini and Stephen Smith. The election would follow.
In other news, Daniel Island resident Ronda Schilling was appointed to the City of Charleston Recreation Commission. Schilling, who has worked for The Daniel Island News for many years but not at the time of her appointment, was instrumental in bringing the kids’ triathlon to Daniel Island as well as promoting other recreational opportunities on the island.
In business news, island law firm Clawson & Staubes celebrated its one-year anniversary on Daniel Island.
TEN YEARS AGO
In the Feb. 3, 2011, issue, the top news story was the uncertainty surrounding land owned by the State Ports Authority on Daniel Island. The Ports Authority was under legislative direction to have 495 acres of its Daniel Island tract under contract by 2012 and sold by 2013, or the land would revert to the State Budget and Control Board.
In development news, Daniel Island Company president Matt Sloan, in a broad-ranging address to the Daniel Island Business Association, reported the community was healthy and faring well compared with its “planned community” counterparts. Sloan added that while real estate volume was up in 2010 (reaching $90 million), compared with the year earlier, it was far off its peak of $240 million.
FIVE YEARS AGO
For the Feb. 4, 2016, issue, the popularity of solar energy use on the island was highlighted. Jane Baker, now POA president, said the nationwide renewable energy solutions trend had seen an uptick in Daniel Island construction projects. Baker stated in 2015, the Architectural Review Board received two applications for solar panel systems on new homes and six modifications to outfit existing homes, compared to one request in 2014.
In other news, a Daniel Island School student was struck by a car while riding her bike to school across a crosswalk at Pierce Street and Daniel Island Drive. Fortunately, the student was not seriously injured, but the incident raised concerns about the safety of crosswalks in the school proximity.
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