Village Renaissance Grant

The Charleston Farms Community Development Block Grant project will begin this week. This phase of the grant will consist of a sidewalk along Berkeley Street, a protective barrier along the ditch at Corner St. and Berkeley St., and security cameras for the area. We are excited that once complete, children will have a safe route to school and residents will have improved pedestrian access and additional safety and security measures in the community. Crews are in the area now trenching for silt fencing and installing construction related signage. The project is scheduled to be complete by December 15th.


Project Information


Fire Department Open House

The Hanahan Fire Department is hosting the third annual Open House on October 13th from 5pm – 8pm.

This year, the Fire Department will have Fire Engine displays from Hanahan, North Charleston, City of Charleston, and Pine Ridge Fire Departments.

Also at the event will be a Smoke House, a dunking booth (get a chance to dunk the Fire Chief), K9 Demonstration by the Police Department, balloon artists and face painters.

The Fire Department will be giving away smoke detectors, allowing tours of its’ headquarters, and refreshments will be provided.

Come on out with the family for a fun-filled event!

View Event Page here.

Important Election Information

In anticipation of the State House of Representatives District 99 Special Election on November 14, 2017, please keep the following in mind relative to posting of political signs. Also, please be aware that your Community Home Owners Association may have guidelines in addition to City Code. Thank you and good luck to all Local Candidates.

Signs may be posted beginning October 14th for the November 14th Primary Election.


Hanahan Zoning Ordinance

Section 8.8(G) Political Signs

Political signs. Any sign erected for the purpose of advertising a candidate for public office, or stating a position on a public issue on which an election or referendum is pending with respect to a particular campaign, shall be exempt, provided the following standards are met.

(1) It is unlawful to place, erect, or maintain any political sign so as to pose a visible hazard to pedestrian or vehicular traffic along streets, sidewalks, or at street corners.

(2) No political signs are allowed to be illuminated or larger than sixteen (16) square feet.

(3) Signs cannot be placed more than thirty (30) days prior to official election date for the issue presented on the sign.

(4) Signs must be removed no later than ten (10) days after the election.




Post expires at 8:31am on Wednesday November 15th, 2017

Hurricane Irma; Trash Collection

City Council Meeting originally scheduled for September 12th will move to September 19th at 6:30pm.

ATTENTION: Berkeley County is opening the landfill on Tuesday (9/12). Our Public Works Department WILL now be operating on our normal Tuesday schedule. Monday’s household waste will be collected on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will be a normal collection schedule.

Reminder: Yard Debris cannot be larger than 4ft in length and 4″ in diameter collected by the City. Individual piles cannot be more than 4′ x 4′ x 4′.

UPDATE:  Trash collection will be coming by twice today in case residents did not get their cans to the roadway in time.

Project Childsafe

Project Childsafe: The Hanahan Police Department in conjunction with the Hanahan Telecommunications Center are participating in Project Childsafe. The program is the largest firearm protection program in the United States. We will be giving out free gun locks to citizens within our community. You can pick up these gun locks at the Hanahan Telecommunications Center located at City Hall, while supplies last.

We are proud to be supporting Project Childsafe and ensuring the safety of our citizens!

Downtown Revitalization — Thank you to the Participants

Participate in the Charrette

The charrette process provides the most meaningful and authentic way for people to get involved in planning for growth and change in their community.  Without a clear, community-supported vision for the area, the conventional approach to the public approval of project usually results in a parcel-by-parcel decision making process, where changes and exceptions to existing land use and zoning regulations occur on a piecemeal basis.

The charrette process will provide a framework for creating a shared vision for our Town Center District.  The process will result in a new conceptual master plan.

Phase 1 scheduled to be complete by December, 2018.


Thursday, June 1st 2017 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm


City Hall Gymnasium
1255 Yeamans Hall Road

Mosquito Control Tips / Schedule

Summer is coming and so too are an overabundance of mosquitoes.  The city will take measures to help control the mosquito population but we will need the help of all citizens to provide effective treatment.
Each resident can make a huge difference simply by taking measures to control mosquitoes in your own yard.

We encourage everyone to practice these simple steps

  1. Identify standing water sources around your property, such as flower pots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, discarded tires and birdbaths and empty them. Mosquitoes can breed in a container as small as a bottle cap.
  2. Keep your grass and bushes trimmed. Mosquitos like to rest in tall grass and shrubbery.  Also, rack up all leaves, one overturned leaf can hold enough water to breed mosquitos.
  3. Check your rain gutters often. Gutters are often clogged with leaves and are active sources of standing water.
  4. Fill low spots on your property. Low lying areas in your yard tend to hold water, consider filling these areas in with sand.  Grass will usually grow through the sand in a few weeks.
  5. Tend to your pool. Stagnant water, even at the bottom of an unused pool can cause serious mosquito infestations.  If your pool is in use keep it clean and empty water from pool toys.
  6. If you are going to be outdoors apply a mosquito repellent containing DEET to any exposed skin.

These are just a few tips that can help reduce the mosquito population at your home and throughout our city.


The City of Hanahan will spray for mosquitoes weekly beginning in May and continuing through the month of October.  The tentative schedule will  be  as follows:

Monday:  Yeamans Hall Road from Remount to North Rhett and Murray Dr. from Yeamans Hall to Remount.
Tuesday: Yeamans Hall Road to Hanahan Elementary School
Wednesday:  Otranto, Eagle Landing, and Foster Creek Road area to Hanahan Plantation.
Thursday:  Tanner Plantation area.

This schedule is subject to change.