mayor's Update 10/9/2020

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

October 9, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 150,033 **    
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,325**                              
  • Horry County Cases: 10,362 ** denotes results (10/09/2020 2:33 PM)

I spoke with the representative from DHEC today who informed me that there were 88 people tested at the Wild Water and Wheels location today in Surfside.  This number was a huge increase from the week before.  DHEC says that they will consider staying longer if turnout is good.  They will be back next Friday from 10:00AM – 2:00 PM.

John Adair, Director of Public Works, was given a heads-up that the crew installing the lights on Business 17 have just been dispatched to Louisiana to provide aid in electric restoration following Hurricane Delta.  It will be a couple of weeks before they are back to work on the lights between Glenns Bay Road and Melody Lane.

 Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Police Officer Jacob Hancher of the Myrtle Beach Police Department.  Officer Hancher gave his life serving the citizens of Myrtle Beach.  Everyone should be thankful for Police Officers who put the service of others before themselves.  Our flags were at half-mast today in honor of his sacrifice.  Please show your support to all police officers. 

Our next regular Town Council Meeting will be held on October 13, 2020, at 6:30 PM.   The agenda for this meeting has been posted.  The main issues to be discussed will be a public hearing – authorizing the amended lease between Surfside Beach and Atlantic Restaurant Group, a presentation from the independent auditor, a discussion about upcoming events during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the first reading of ORDINANCE #20-0224 – An Ordinance of the Town of Surfside Beach authorizing the amended lease. If you are unable to attend, please send your comments to by 3:30 pm before the meeting. Please indicate “To Be Read Out Loud During Public Comments” in the subject line of your comments. With limited seating, we will also provide call-in service via telephone; US Toll-Free: 1 877 309 2073 or 1 (571)317-3129.  We look forward to your input and comments.



Have a good weekend…..Be Safe…. Wear a Mask … Thank You … Mayor Bob Hellyer 

Posted by Sheri 10/12/2020