Notices

Roundabout Safety

This morning at approximately 2:20am, the Hanahan Dispatch Center received a 911 call about a vehicle striking the media, jumping over it and hitting the dirt pile on the other side.  The caller told our dispatch center the airbags had been deployed.

While there were no serious injuries sustained during this incident, we wanted to encourage citizens to take your time and learn the new roadway.  Foster Creek Road is no longer a 45mph zone in that area and you must slow down before attempting to navigate through the roundabout.

It is critical for motorists to first and foremost, obey the posted speed limit and be aware of your surroundings. The roundabout on Foster Creek Road is currently designated as a construction area and a temporary speed limit of 35 MPH is in effect for this area of Foster Creek Road; go the speed limit. The orange barrels are in place for two reasons; the first reason is to let motorists know they are in a construction zone and to use caution by reducing your speed and being aware of your surroundings. The second reason for the barrels is to ensure the safety of the workers who are working on the road and the roundabout. Obeying your speed limit, driving with due regard, and always being aware of your surroundings will go a long way in ensuring your safety no matter where you are driving.

Chief Dennis Turner
Hanahan Police Department

 

The construction phase will be over within a month and a half.  Once the traffic cones and barrels have been removed from the roadway, it will be a lot easier to navigate.

Everyone needs to use caution for the NEW intersection. The vehicles need to yield and use their turn signals as they are exiting the roundabout. Please be safe!

Chief Bo Bowers
Hanahan Fire Department

The Hanahan Fire Department has created a quick video tutorial for those that have never used or experienced a roundabout.

For more information you may contact the Hanahan Police Department at 843.747.5711 or the Hanahan Fire Department at 843.554.4221 EXT. 2003

Traffic Advisory: Foster Creek Night Work

Road work on Foster Creek Road at Williams Lane is scheduled to have night construction on the following dates.

  • 5/19 – 5/20 (2 consecutive nights)
  • 5/31 – 6/2 (3 consecutive nights)
  • 6/5 – 6/21 (10 consecutive nights)
  • 6/15 – 6/21 (7 consecutive nights)
  • 6/22 – 6/28 (7 consecutive nights)

All night work is scheduled due to high volumes of traffic on Foster Creek throughout the day.

 

Arrested: David Jesus Huitt Jr.

On April 26, 2018 at 1:15 am, the Hanahan Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Brookside Drive in reference to a homeowner chasing three individuals in who were observed in his driveway and one of them was pulling on the door handle of his vehicle. Numerous police officers responded to Brookside Drive and after an extensive search, an adult male and a juvenile were located in the woods along Turkey Creek Bridge; we were unable to locate the third individual.

The juvenile was released to their guardian and the adult male, David Jesus Huitt Jr. who is currently residing in North Charleston, was arrested. Mr. Huitt has been charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle. Our Detectives are continuing to investigate this matter and there is the possibility of additional charges being filed and arrests being made.

As a reminder, please call 911 immediately if you ever see anything suspicious going on so your police officers can respond and investigate what is going on.

Traffic Advisory: Song Sparrow Way @ Foster Creek Road to close

Starting on April 30, 2018, residents of Ibis Glade, Charleston Oaks, and Eagle Bluff will not be able to access Foster Creek Road from Song Sparrow Way. Song Sparrow Way will be closed at Foster Creek Road from April 30, 2018 until May 8, 2018 for the ongoing road construction project. Residents will have to use Crossbill Trail to enter and exit the neighborhoods during this time. If any changes or adjustments are made to this time frame, we will let our residents know.

Traffic Advisory: Foster Creek Road / Juliet Drive CLOSED

Foster Creek Road at Juliet Drive is closed until further notice due to a water main break that has washed away portions of the roadway.

Hanahan Police Department, South Carolina Department of Transportation, Berkeley County Roads and Bridges and Charleston Water Systems are on scene working to get the repair completed.

We do not yet have an estimated time of completion although it’s expected to last majority of the day.

Update #1:  4/11/2018 @ 6am – The roadway is opened to through traffic.

Media

Mayor on Flooding Relief

April 2, 2018

Dear Fellow City of Hanahan Residents:

As your Mayor, I have deep concerns for your safety and well-being.  I hear and share your concerns about flooding and disaster-related losses in our community.  In the couple of years our residents have experienced severe losses associated with hurricanes Matthew and Irma and other flooding events.  Consequently, we at the City of Hanahan have been taking steps to help all of us reduce losses associated with flood events and to obtain discounts in flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System.   We will be providing information to you, our residents, throughout the year, as to steps you and your family should take to reduce the potential for flood and other hazard event-related losses and in the event of emergencies. Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CityOfHanahan/ for instant access to information on hazard preparations, emergency procedures, and environmental protection.  We have a reverse 911 system that will call you on your landline, if you have one, with emergency instructions when applicable.  Please also register your e-mail address and/or cell phone number at https://cityofhanahan.com/subscribe/ for our emergency alert system, if you have not already done so, to receive important information from us to help you protect your family and property and to save money on your flood insurance.

There are several steps I urge you to take immediately to help you be better prepared for all types of disasters.  First, determine if your property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) by contacting your local government City of Hanahan Building and Codes Department at 843-576-5259 or on line at http://msc.fema.gov.

Also, purchase or maintain flood insurance regardless of your flood zone, as flooding can occur anywhere.  Your homeowners’ policy most likely does not cover flood losses, but flood insurance is available in Hanahan through your property insurance agent.  Contact your insurance agent today if you do not have flood insurance, as there is typically a 30-day waiting period for flood insurance to take effect, and we could have another flood event any time, and you will not be covered if you do not have flood insurance!

Obtain permits before you build. Permits are required even when the property owner does his/her own work regardless of the monetary amount.  Please comply with our community’s building code and floodplain ordinance to reduce future flood losses and protect yourselves from unintended consequences.  Please contact our Building and Codes Department (843)576-5259, if you have any questions about permit or code requirements, or need a site visit to provide technical assistance with a flooding problem. This office also maintains flood elevation certificates on properties in Hanahan for review by interested parties. We have set up an online, searchable database for elevation certificates that we have on-file. Please visit https://www.massivecert.com/hanahan-archive to see if you can locate an elevation certificate for the property first. Have a new elevation certificate? Please drop off a copy at the office and we will maintain it online for you.

Preserve wetlands, as these protect against flooding, clean the water, and provide a habitat for wildlife.  Keep ditches free of trash and yard debris preventing clogging and flooding.  Our stream dumping ordinance prohibits dumping items in the drainage system. Report drainage problems or illegal dumping in the drainage system to Berkeley County (843-719-4195) or the S.C. Department of Transportation (843-740-1655).  Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed.

Create an emergency kit with a large flashlight, battery powered radio, spare batteries and more. Go to https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1390846764394-dc08e309debe561d866b05ac84daf1ee/checklist_2014.pdf or  https://simplyflood.com/flood-publications for more details.  Listen to the media regarding hurricane season and proper preparations.  If flooding has occurred, be alert for washed-out roads and bridges.  Do not drive into flooded areas or roads.

I encourage you to take these important steps to protect yourselves, your family and your property.  The City of Hanahan is here to help you.  Please help us by making sure you receive our informational messages by providing us with contact information and following us on social media.  Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Minnie Newman, Mayor

 

CC: John Cribb, Administrator

Larry Sturdivant, Building Official

Donation from Walmart helps Hanahan Resident

Thanks to a donation from Walmart, Chief Bowers and Assitant Chief Bargeron; today Tower 2701’s crew installed a device to aid a local resident who has mobility issues.  With this device, the resident is able to get in and out of the recliner without assistance.

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