Mayor's Update 9/8/2020

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

September 3, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 123,552 **
  • South Carolina Deaths 2,767**                              
  • Horry County Cases: 9,479** denotes results (09/07/2020 12:00 PM)
  • Note*** The DHEC website is no longer showing cases by zip code…

During our pier workshop last Thursday, we were given information by the engineer and architect about the current three bidders on the pier restoration project.  The engineer had stated that he needed to obtain more information to make a decision.  Council asked them to provide this information by the close of business on Friday so we would be able to review it and be prepared to vote this evening.  The results from the engineer came in and we will be voting to award the pier project this evening.  With limited space available, please call in to hear the results of the recommendation from the engineer and architect, and the vote to award the bid.  You can dial in using your phone. (Toll Free) 1 866 899 4679 or U.S:  1 (571) 317-3116.  The Access Code is 569-705-805.  This brings us one step closer to having our new pier.


Well today was the first day of school.  Students will be returning using the hybrid model, 2 days in school, 3 days distance learning.  Busses will be running and kids will be out and about more then usual.

Please be mindful of the children.  We all wish them the best in this new adventure in learning

We all should be aware that it is that time of year to look at hurricane safety and planning.  A copy of the South Carolina Hurricane Guide for 2020 can be obtained by using this link:

As many residents have noticed, the sign for Johnny D’s Waffle House is up.  I dropped by and spoke with them today. They have not set an opening date yet. They need to hire help first.  We look forward to having them in our community.

Also, Santorini Gyro House and Homemade Ice Cream is now open.  They are located between Fat Jack’s and Valentino’s on Business 17.  Again, welcome to our town.

Keep Surfside Beach Beautiful is having a “Beach Sweep” on September 19, 2020 from 9-10 AM.  Bags and gloves will be provided.  Enter a chance to win a Pizza Hyena Gift Certificate.

I welcome your input. I can be reached at and I will respond…


Stay Safe ... God Bless … Wear a Mask … Thank You … Mayor Bob Hellyer 

Posted by Sheri 09/08/2020