Mayor's Update 9/9/2020

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

September 9, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 124,097 **
  • South Carolina Deaths 2,800**                              
  • Horry County Cases: 9,517** denotes results (09/09/2020 2:08 PM)
  • Note*** The DHEC website is no longer showing cases by zip code…

Last night was the regular Town Council Meeting.  The agenda was light.  The only Business item was the vote to award the bid on the pier.  After a motion was made by Mr. Pellegrino, and seconded by Mr. Drake we had a brief discussion.  Mr. Duckett, the Interim Town Administrator, read a letter from Collins Engineering outlining their evaluation of the bidders.  They stated that all of the bidders were qualified.  They also outlined the marine contractor working with Consensus Construction.  Mr. Duckett read the bulleted points from their letter that outlined some of their marine projects.  They finished the letter stating that Consensus Construction is the lowest and most responsive bidder.  A vote was taken to award the bid, and the result was 7-0 with all council member voting in favor.  


We now have a number of tasks ahead to prepare to start construction.  We need to have the contract prepared.  We need to finalize the arrangement to have our tenant vacate the premises, and we need to appoint a Town Representative to oversee the project.  If everything works out, we should have everything wrapped up in the next thirty days.  This means that construction may begin by October 15th.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed.  Again, much appreciation to our Interim Town Administrator and his hard work.


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:


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.


The Surfside Beach Public Works Facility will accept the following items September 18th– September 20th

Paints, solvents, batteries, gas mixtures, pesticides, oil, herbicides, aerosols, cleaners, corrosive materials, fluorescent bulbs, computers, DVD players, fax machines, printers, monitors, televisions, VCRs.   Items must be brought to the Public Works Facility at 740 Sandy Lane, Surfside Beach, SC between the hours of 9 AM and 1 PM.


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

Posted by Sheri 09/09/2020