KICA Annual Reports 2013 - Page 15

15 Year in Review - Highlights KICA Land and Maintenance 30,000 Square Yards of New Pavement on Ocean Course Dr. The paving of Ocean Course Drive was the Major Repairs and Replacements Department’s largest project of 2012. With the PGA Championship in August 2012, and the heavy traffic that it brought to Ocean Course Drive, KICA made sure paving was complete in March. This project was significantly under budget by $130,000 due in part to the PGA, which made use of the milled out asphalt so that KICA did not have to pay for its removal and disposal. 14,510 Supplemental Plantings Not including the large landscape upgrade projects in West Beach and Governor’s Drive, KICA planted over 14,000 plants along main thoroughfares and around the island. Plantings included native and tropical plants, trees and flowering perennials. 86% of Plants Used in Fall Propagated in the KICA Greenhouse With an enormous amount of help from Kiawah Island Garden Club volunteers, KICA for the first time ever was able to propagate almost all of the plants used throughout the island for the Land Department’s fall color change. The 3,420 plants grown in KICA’s greenhouse saved the association $4,560. 5 Boardwalks Repaired Boardwalks 8B, 22, 27, 30 and 35 received structural repairs and/or complete re-decking.