Four Candidates to Run for KICA Board
KICA is pleased to announce that four community
members will run for two open seats in the board
election this winter: Thomas Baker, Philip Mancusi-
Ungaro, Jerry McGee and Brad McIlvain. Board chair
Ben Cheatham and director Cathy Pumphrey will
finish their terms at the March annual meeting.
Candidate information will be shared with the
community in mid-December, as well as included in
the voting packet. Candidate biographies will also be
included in the January 2020 issue of Digest.
Annual Meeting Key Dates
Dec. 27, 2019 – Voting opens
Jan. 7, 2020 – Meet the Candidates event
Jan. 30, 2020 – Vote closes
Feb. 3, 2020 – Election results announced
March 13, 2020 – Annual Meeting
Dorian Recovery Necessitates Assessment
In early September, Hurricane Dorian brought tropical
storm force winds, knocking out power and littering
Kiawah with heavy debris. Kiawah was spared storm
surge and flood damage, but the large amount of debris
cleanup took over a month to fully clear and remove.
More recently trees have been replaced along the
Kiawah Island Parkway and Governors Drive to restore
This cleanup and restoration effort in total cost the
association $700,000. Insurance reimbursed $89,000,
resulting in $609,000 of associated costs. KICA’s
property and casualty policy includes a small amount
of debris removal coverage, but not enough to cover a
storm of this size.
On Monday, Nov. 4, the KICA board approved a
supplemental assessment for Hurricane Dorian of
$130 per improved property and $65 per unimproved
property. This supplemental assessment will be billed
with the 2020 annual assessment at the end of December.
Security Advisor Gets Citizenship in October
You may have seen KICA Security community service
advisor Sergio Avigliano (center) waving you by at
Kiawah’s main gate. On Oct. 29, Sergio officially
became a US citizen! Sergio immigrated from Argentina
20+ years ago and he said this was one of the best days
of his life. We’re so proud to have Sergio as a member
of our team.
Many members reached out to offer their congratulations,
including Bonnie MacDonald, who said, “I have had
the pleasure of speaking with Sergio on many occasions.
He is a class act and we are so fortunate to have him.”
We couldn’t agree more. Congratulations, Sergio!
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