Town Revenue Sources

Where does the Town get its Revenues:

Beach - The Town of Kiawah entered into an agreement with Island Beach Services for the right to use the beach to rent beach items, such as umbrellas and chairs. A franchise fee of $330,000 or 30 percent, whichever is greater, is paid by the franchisee annually to the Town. 

Electric - The Town of Kiawah has an agreement with Berkley Electric Cooperative, Inc to provide electricity to the customers within the Town's corporate limits.  The agreement requires Berkley Electric to pay the Town 3% of the total electric revenues from the preceding calendar year from all electrical accounts within the Town's corporate limits.

Other - The Town has entered into agreements with Bell South Telecommunications, Inc. and Comcast Cable for the right to use the public rights of way within its municipal boundaries to construct, maintain, and operate facilities thereon.

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