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October 14, 2020 Meeting Details

HOA representatives and Santee Cooper officials met October 14, 2020, to discuss the outdoor lighting program. Click here to view the meeting agenda from Santee Cooper. Click here to view the meeting minutes. Click here to view the meeting handouts from Santee Cooper.

Assessment of October Meeting with Santee Cooper

10/15/2020 Response to inquiry from Charles D. Perry, Carolina Forest Chronicle, regarding the October 14, 2020 meeting between HOA/POA representatives and Santee Cooper: “During a three-hour, constructive session with Santee Cooper officials, we as HOA/POA representatives were encouraged by an atmosphere of candor and mutual respect.  Current positions were expressed by…

Upcoming October Meeting with Santee Cooper

10/13/2020 The press has gotten word of our October 14 meeting with Santee Cooper. (Santee Cooper To Hold ‘Streelight Summit’ With Coastal Homeowners) Representatives for seven Horry and Georgetown County homeowners associations will bring forward the issues with the current Santee Cooper Outdoor Lighting policy: Outdoor lighting pole and fixtures…

Discussion Topics Letter to Santee Cooper

Date:                 October 7, 2020 Subject:             Issues of Concern to HOAs in Outdoor Lighting Agreements with Santee Cooper To:                     Geoffrey Penland, J.D. Director Government Affairs for Santee Cooper As you requested, here are specific concerns voiced by HOA/POA members: Many of the HOAs we have talked to see no viable…

October 2, 2020 Progress Report

The word is out! We have been gaining additional interest and support for addressing streetlight rental issues from a number of HOAs/POAs. Local media is shedding light (pun intended) on Santee Cooper’s outdoor lighting contract terms and our efforts to save our neighborhoods substantial amounts of money. (See our News…

Letter to Editor – P. Eisenberg

To the Coastal Observer Editor, I was very pleased to see the lead article (September 24) about Santee Cooper regarding street lights in Homeowner Associations (HOAs) and that Senator Stephen Goldfinch has been working with HOAs to evaluate some possible concessions.  As the article points out, it has been Santee…

Letter to Editor – B. Sweet

9/27/2020 To the Coastal Observer Editor Dear Editor, Thanks for your recent article, “shedding light” (no pun intended) on a very important yet little-known topic!  Until the issue is corrected, HOA/POA residents will continue paying thousands in unfair charges for their street lights.  Articles such as yours serve as a…