News Flash

Posted on: October 27, 2020

Town of Bluffton November meeting schedule

Town Council:

  • November 10 at 6 p.m.

Boards, Committees and Commissions: 

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

  • November 17 at 6 p.m.

 Affordable Housing Committee

  • November 5 at 10 a.m.

 Board of Zoning Appeals

  • November 3 at 6 p.m.

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Town reopens playgrounds

Town Manager Marc Orlando reopened Town of Bluffton public playgrounds on Saturday, October 3.

The three Town-operated playgrounds are located at 1) DuBois Park 2) Oscar Frazier Park and 3) Buckwalter Place Park. 

The following protocols are in pl...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Town of Bluffton October public meeting schedule

The Town of Bluffton’s public meeting schedule for October will be held via Zoom and will broadcast on the Town of Bluffton Government’s Facebook page.

Town Council

  • October 13 at 6 p.m.

Town Council CIP Quarterly Workshop

  • October 20 at 5 p.m.

Don Ryan Center f...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Town to begin Phase 5 of the Buck Island-Simmonsville Community Sewer Project

The Town of Bluffton and its contractor, Gaston, SC-based CBG, Inc., are scheduled to begin Phase 5 of the Buck Island-Simmonsville community sewer project Monday, September 28.

This project phase will infill sewer connection throughout 36 properties on Bu...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Waste Management adds new recycling routes in Bluffton

Waste Management, the Town of Bluffton’s contracted waste disposal and recycling provider, is adding an additional truck and “rebalancing” recycling routes in Bluffton to accommodate the increased recycling demand. This will ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Town Manager selects next Chief of Police

Bluffton Town Manager Marc Orlando has announced Stephenie Price, who currently serves as the assistant chief of police for Savannah, Georgia, will become the Town of Bluffton chief of police when she is sworn in October 12.

Orlando said he selected Steph...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: September 5, 2020

Town of Bluffton contracts with Bluffton Bike Taxi for free rides throughout the Historic District

Starting the weekend, Bluffton Bike Tax, through a contracted award by the Town of Bluffton, is offering free rides throughout the Bluffton Historic District from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

“This is a gr...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Town of Bluffton and neighboring municipalities participate in Census Day, September 9

Town of Bluffton, along with City of Beaufort, Town of Port Royal, Town of Hilton Head, Beaufort County, the Town of Yemassee and the City of Hardeeville will participate in a region wide Census Day, Wednesday, September 9 in an effort to increase the Cen...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Town of Bluffton cancels SC Beach Sweep/River Sweep

The Town of Bluffton’s Annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep, scheduled for September 19, 2020, is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This event is coordinated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the South Carolina Sea ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Bluffton Town offices are closed Monday, September 7

As a reminder, the Town of Bluffton is still open during regular business hours. In order to practice social distancing, Town Hall doors are locked, but there are bins outside the front door to drop off and pick up paperwork such as business license appli...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Town of Bluffton September meeting schedule

The Town of Bluffton’s public meeting schedule for September is listed below.

The following meetings will be held. All public meetings will be held via Zoom and will broadcast on the Town of Bluffton Government’s Facebook page.

Town Coun...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Mayor's Message - August 26, 2020

Dear Bluffton, 

New coronavirus cases continue to trend downward. 

This is good news. Masks ordinances, throughout the state, appear to be affecting the reduction of new cases.  

The not-so-good news is South Carolina is still repo...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Mayor's Message - August 19, 2020

Dear Bluffton,

The trend of  South Carolina COVID cases is decreasing. That’s the good news. 

The bad news:  there are still numerous active and new cases in the state, Beaufort County and Bluffton however, the trajector...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Rules for political signs for Town of Bluffton and Beaufort County

As the political season begins, please see below the parameters of where political signs can be placed. Please be mindful the Town of Bluffton and unincorporated Beaufort County have different ordinances which pertain to sign placement.

Town of Bluffton Po...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Town adopts Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2022

The Town of Bluffton’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2022 was adopted by Town Council on Tuesday and is now available via the Town’s website at http://townofbluffton.sc.gov/507/Strategic-Plans.

The 119-page, two-year strategic pl...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Mayor's Message - August 12, 2020

Dear Bluffton, 

We skirted another tropical storm last week, however, many weather experts keep predicting more activity and more severe storms this hurricane season.  Please take time now and prepare your plan, refill prescriptions, asse...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Police: Information sought on stolen vehicle

The Bluffton Police Department needs your help locating a stolen vehicle. The vehicle (pictured) is a 1996 BMW Z3 Convertible with a black soft top that is slightly faded in color. The license plate is: SC LNZ424.

The vehicle was stolen from Easy-to-Own Fu...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Bluffton Lutzie 43 Virtual 5K raises more than $4,700 for scholarship fund

Mayor Lisa Sulka accepted checks from the Kiwanis Club of Bluffton and CrossFit843 for donations collected in conjunction with the Lutzie 43 Virtual 5K held on August 1.  

“The generosity of Bluffton never ceases to amaze me. We had a go...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Bluffton hosts three public hearings during August 11 Town Council Meeting

Bluffton’s Town Council will host three public hearings within the August 11 Town Council meeting which gives residents an opportunity to comment on proposed amendments to the Town of Bluffton Code of Ordinances which includes:

  • Proposed amendment...
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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Mayor's Message - August 5, 2020

Dear Bluffton,

We are in month 5 of the pandemic and despite logistical changes, the business of the Town of Bluffton continues unabated.

This version of my newsletter will be a potpourri of updates from multiple Town activities or activities which may affe...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 6, 2020

SCDCA: Tips to navigate tax-free weekend August 7-9,2020

Whether you are buying back-to-school items for virtual or in-person school attendance, take advantage of tax-free weekend this weekend, August 7-9, 2020. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is encouraging consumers to navigate this ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 4, 2020

New deadline for U.S. Census – September 30, 2020

State and federal money doesn’t follow the need, it follows the numbers.

The U.S. Census announced its new deadline is September 30 versus the end of October.

The U.S. Census is the one-stop-shop data source for how communities are funded through ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 4, 2020

SCAM ALERT: Be in the know about the latest phone scam

The Bluffton Police Department has received several calls from residents reporting an unknown person calling, claiming to be an officer with the Bluffton Police Department. Once on the phone, the unknown caller says the victim missed Grand Jury and now ha...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Power outage information as it relates to our area

In the event you lose power -- please see the information below to report the outage, as well as stay "in the know" as to when it might be restored.Dominion Energy📞Power Outage: 1-888-333-4465🌐 Outage Map: https://www.Dominio...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Town begins sewer project in Historic District (Pritchard Street)

The Town of Bluffton has awarded a construction contract to Jordan Construction of Hilton Head, Inc. to install sanitary sewer on Pritchard Street. This is the first of six phases of sewer construction in Bluffton’s Historic District. This first...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Town offices to close at noon due to Isaias

Town of Bluffton offices will be closed at noon today due to Tropical Storm Isaias. Town staff will still be working remotely throughout the business day and storm activity.

Please keep abreast to the updated storm information via the Town’s webs...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 2, 2020

NWS National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Warning issued for our area

The National Weather Service has issued a TROPICAL STORM WARNING for our area. This means tropical-storm force winds are expected sometime within the next 36 hours, as well as significant amounts of rain. 

In preparation, please see the following:...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 1, 2020

NWS National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Watch issued for our area

According to the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), Isaias has weakened to a tropical storm; however, it is expected to re-strengthen to a hurricane overnight as it approaches the southeast coast of Florida.A TROPICAL STORM WATCH is in effect for our ar...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Emergency Management Division creates videos on hurricane preparedness

Hurricane Season is upon us. In order for the community to be prepared, the Town of Bluffton’s Emergency Management Division is providing videos on what families can do now, before a storm strikes. 

In previous years, the Town’...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Town meetings to remain virtual in August

The Town of Bluffton’s public meeting schedule for August is listed below.

The following meetings will be held. All public meetings will be held via Zoom and will broadcast on the Town of Bluffton Government’s Facebook page.

  • Town Council...
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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Bluffton Police Department postpones National Night Out event

In an effort to keep the Bluffton community healthy and prevent spreading the coronavirus, the Bluffton Police Department is postponing its anticipated and popular National Night Out event. It was scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 5 p.m. &nd...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash