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Mayor's Update 12/7/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

December 7, 2020

Covid-19

  • South Carolina Cases: 218,820** 
  • South Carolina Deaths 4,249**
  • Horry County Cases: 14,531** denotes results (12/07/2020 at 1:31 PM)                    

 

Today was the “Groundbreaking Ceremony” for the Pier Restoration Project. The turnout was great.

We had Russell Fry (our House Representative) speak as well as Tom Keegan from Congressman Tom Rice’s Office. The news coverage was very positive, and we are now well underway with our pier construction project. Many thanks to the town residents who came out today and to our stakeholders that made this day possible. I hope everyone that attended was able to take home a souvenir “Pier Cookie”.

 

The agenda for tomorrow night's Regular Town Council Meeting at 6:30 PM has been posted.  Please take a look and consider joining us either in person (with limited seating) or by dialing in.  Here is the agenda and information:  https://www.surfsidebeach.org/Data/Sites/1/media/town-council/agendas-and-minutes/2020/1208/12-8-2020-agenda.pdf

Surfside Beach Christmas Parade is this Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Come and see the annual Surfside Beach Christmas Parade.  We have over 100 entries including floats and marching bands.  The route is Ocean Boulevard from Melody Land to Surfside Drive. Call Debbie Ellis at Town Hall for Parade registration information.  The parade will be held rain or shine.

 

Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, December 19, 2020, 9:00 to 10:30 PM at the Golden Egg Restaurant.

  • For more information, contact Debbie Ellis at Town Hall.

 

Grant Applications are now available to the Accommodations Tax Funding.  If your organization receives a grant, it WILL BE REQUIRED TO REPORT TO THE TOWN OF SURFSIDE BEACH how the funds were expended and the number of tourists benefited. To obtain more detail, click on https://www.surfsidebeach.org/Data/Sites/1/media/committees/accommodations-tax/a-tax-grant-application-2017.pdf

 

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

Posted by Sheri 12/07/2020

Mayors's Update 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

December 4, 2020

Covid-19

  • South Carolina Cases: 210,995** 
  • South Carolina Deaths 4,175**
  • Horry County Cases: 14,069** denotes results (12/04/2020 at 2:53 PM)                    

 

The turnout last night for the Surfside Beach Annual Christmas Tree Lighting was amazing.It has been a long time since our residents gathered for an event.Everyone had a great time and social distancing was observed.The Low Country Community Church guided us in Christmas songs, Santa Clause was there to greet the children, there was a drone filming all aspects of the event, and it was even live streamed on the town Facebook page.Thank you for everyone that came out to help celebrate this occasion.

 

Tomorrow will be the 1st Annual Surfside Beach Golf Cart Parade.December 5th at 2;00 PM.

 

  • Anyone can participate.  Decorate your golf cart for Christmas.  Judges will be stationed on the deck of Neal & Pams.  Line up on Melody Lane beginning at 1:00 PM.  The parade will proceed down Ocean Blvd to 16th N.  Prizes will be given for 1st,2nd and 3rd place.  Make sure your number is visible at the judges stand.  We hope to see everyone there.  If you can’t participate in the parade, feel free to join us to watch the parade on Ocean Blvd.

 

Pier Construction Ground Breaking - Monday December 7th at 11:00AM

  • This event will be held in the pier parking lot.  Guest Speakers will include:

Russell Fry, House Representative

Tom Keegan, a representative from the Office of Congressman Rice.

 

Surfside Beach Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Come and see the annual Surfside Beach Christmas Parade.  We have over 100 entries including floats and marching bands.  The route is Ocean Boulevard from Melody Land to Surfside Drive. Call Debbie Ellis at Town Hall for Parade registration information.  The parade will be held rain or shine.

 

Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, December 19, 2020, 9:00 to 10:30 PM at the Golden Egg Restaurant.

  • For more information, contact Debbie Ellis at Town Hall.

 

DEHC reports that there were 100 people tested today at the Wild Water and Wheels in Surfside Beach.

 

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

Posted by Sheri 12/04/2020

Mayor's Update 12/3/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

December 3, 2020

Covid-19

  • South Carolina Cases: 208,435** 
  • South Carolina Deaths 4,145**
  • Horry County Cases: 13,955** denotes results (12/03/2020 at 1:02 PM)                    

 

Tonight, please join us at Town Hall for the Annual Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting. There will be refreshments, music by the Low Country Community Church, and a special guest appearance by a big man in a red suit. This is an annual event to kick off the Christmas Season. There are many events planned this month, so let’s celebrate the start of our Christmas season with a strong showing…. See you there.

 

Other Events scheduled for this month:

 

  • 1st Annual Surfside Beach Christmas Golf Cart Parade – Saturday, December 5th at 2 PM
    • Anyone can participate.  Decorate your golf cart for Christmas.  Judges will be stationed on the deck of Neal & Pams.  Line up on Melody Lane beginning at 1:00 PM.  The parade will proceed down Ocean Blvd to 16th N.  Prizes will be given for 1st,2nd, and 3rd place.  Make sure your number is visible at the judge's stand.
  • Pier Construction Ground Breaking - Monday, December 7th at 11:00 AM
    • This event was canceled on Monday due to inclement weather.  We have sent out invitations to our stakeholders and invite the residents to come to celebrate with us on this monumental occasion.
  • Surfside Beach Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Come and see the annual Surfside Beach Christmas Parade.  We have over 100 entries including floats and marching bands.  The route is Ocean Boulevard from Melody Land to Surfside Drive. Call Debbie Ellis at Town Hall for Parade registration information.  The parade will be held rain or shine.
  • Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, December 19, 2020, 9:00 to 10:30 PM at the Golden Egg Restaurant.
    • For more information, contact Debbie Ellis at Town Hall.

 

**Free** COVID-19 Testing – Friday 10:00PM – 2:00 PM
DHEC - Wild Water and Wheels 910 US-17 BUS, Surfside Beach SC 29575

 

Appointment Needed: No
Referral Needed: No
Pediatric Testing Available: Yes - All Ages

 

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

Posted by Sheri 12/03/2020

Mayor's Update 12/2/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

December 2, 2020

Covid-19

  • South Carolina Cases: 206,653** 
  • South Carolina Deaths 4,126**
  • Horry County Cases: 13,799** denotes results (12/02/2020 at 1:02 PM)                    

 

There are numerous town events in the next couple of weeks:

 

  • Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting – Tomorrow, Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM
    • Drop by Town Hall for the annual lighting of the town Christmas tree.  There will be music by the Low Country Community Church, refreshments, and possibly a visit from a man in a red suit.
  • 1st Annual Surfside Beach Christmas Golf Cart Parade – Saturday, December 5th at 2 PM
    • Anyone can participate.  Decorate your golf cart for Christmas.  Judges will be stationed on the deck of Neal & Pams.  Line up on Melody Lane beginning at 1:00 PM.  The parade will proceed down Ocean Blvd to 16th N.  Prizes will be given for 1st,2nd, and 3rd place.  Make sure your number is visible at the judge's stand.
  • Pier Construction Ground Breaking - Monday, December 7th at 11:00 AM
    • This event was canceled on Monday due to inclement weather.  We have sent out invitations to our stakeholders and invite the residents to come to celebrate with us on this monumental occasion.
  • Surfside Beach Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Come and see the annual Surfside Beach Christmas Parade.  We have over 100 entries including floats and marching bands.  The route is Ocean Boulevard from Melody Land to Surfside Drive. Call Debbie Ellis at Town Hall for Parade registration information.  The parade will be held rain or shine.
  • Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, December 19, 2020, 9:00 to 10:30 PM at the Golden Egg Restaurant.
    • For more information, contact Debbie Ellis at Town Hall.

 

**Free** COVID-19 Testing – Friday 10:00PM – 2:00 PM
DHEC - Wild Water and Wheels

910 US-17 BUS, Surfside Beach SC 29575

 

Appointment Needed: No
Referral Needed: No
Pediatric Testing Available: Yes - All Ages

 

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

Posted by Sheri 12/02/2020

Mayor's Update 12/1/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

December 1, 2020

Covid-19

  • South Carolina Cases: 205,004* 
  • South Carolina Deaths 4,091**
  • Horry County Cases: 13,657** denotes results (12/01/2020 at 1:26 PM)                    

 

There are numerous town events in the next couple of weeks:

 

  • Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting – Thursday December 3rd at 6:00 PM
    • Drop by Town Hall for the annual lighting of the town Christmas tree.  There will be music, and a visit from a man in a red suit.
  • 1st Annual Surfside Beach Christmas Golf Cart Parade – Saturday December 5th at 2 PM
    • Anyone can participate.  Decorate your golf cart for Christmas.  Judges will be stationed on the deck of Neal & Pams.  Line up on 16th S beginning at 1:00 PM.  The parade will proceed down Ocean Blvd to 16th N.  Prizes will be given for 1st,2nd and 3rd place.  Make sure you number is visible at the judges stand.
  • Pier Construction Ground Breaking - Monday December 7th at 11:00AM
    • This event was cancelled on Monday due to inclement weather.  We have sent out invitations to our stakeholders and invite the residents to come celebrate with us on this monumental occasion.
  • Surfside Beach Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Come and see the annual Surfside Beach Christmas Parade.  We have over 100 entries including floats and marching bands.  The route is Ocean Boulevard from Melody Land to Surfside Drive. Call Debbie Ellis at Town Hall for Parade registration information.  Parade will be held rain or shine.
  • Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, December 19, 2020 9:00 to 10:30 PM at the Golden Egg Restaurant.
    • For more information, contact Debbie Ellis at Town Hall.

 

The pier parking lot has been fenced off.  This lot is off limits to the public for insurance reasons.  You may observe the operations from the beach access path just north of the lot.

 

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

Posted by Sheri 12/01/2020

Mayor's Update 11/30/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

November 30, 2020

Covid-19

  • South Carolina Cases: 203,659* 
  • South Carolina Deaths 4,077**
  • Horry County Cases: 13,589** denotes results (11/30/2020 at 1:15 PM)                    

 

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving, with everything going on today, it is a relief to surround yourself with your loved ones and enjoy the company of family and friends.

 

With all of the holiday preparations and Town Hall being closed on Friday, we were unable to have the “Ground Breaking Ceremony” property listed on the town website. It was also short notice for some of the stakeholders that have assisted the town in our grant from FEMA and planning.It would not be right to exclude anyone from the celebrations. So, with the weather being as bad as it was, the suggestion was made by our new Town Administrator, to postpone the “Ground Breaking” until next Monday, December 7, 2020. The Town will send out invitations to all of the legislators that helped make our pier a success.

 

While we did postpone the event today, I would like to thank the fifty or so people that showed up today in the bad weather only to be disappointed.A special thanks to Bill Shanahan for coordinating the event next week to ensure that everyone is invited so we all can celebrate our next step to completing our new fishing pier.

 

Consensus Construction has already fenced off the pier parking lot, moved in their heavy equipment and construction trailer in preparation.

 

Town Events in December

 

  • Holiday Market in Memorial Park this Tuesday, December 1 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM
  • Christmas Tree Lighting this Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM
  • The Christmas Golf Cart Parade is this Saturday, December 5th at 2:00 PM
  • Christmas Parade on December 12th at 2:00 PM
  • Breakfast with Santa on December 19th at 10:30 PM

 

 

 

 

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

Posted by Sheri 11/30/2020

Ground Breaking  

Due to the weather, the groundbreaking has been canceled. A new date will be decided in the next few days. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Posted by Sheri 11/30/2020

Mayor's Update 11/24/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

November 24, 2020

Covid-19

  • South Carolina Cases: 196,330** 
  • South Carolina Deaths 4,010**
  • Horry County Cases: 13,143** denotes results (11/24/2020 at 1:16 PM)                    

 

Tonight, is our Regular Town Council Meeting at 6:30. Our new Town Administrator (Bill Shanahan) will be introduced. Please join us in welcoming Bill to our Surfside Beach family.

 

  •  
  • Financial Report by Diana King
  • Discussion about Breakfast with Santa and Golf Cart Parade – Debbie Ellis
  • Discussions about:
    • Chapter 2 Sec-2-209 Bidding Procedures – Councilmember Holder
    • Chapter 2 Division 5 Employee Nepotism – Councilmember Scoles
    • Ground Breaking   Mayor Hellyer
    • Pier Remains – Mayor Hellyer
  •  
  • First Reading, Ordinance 20-0228 pertaining to hospitality tax
  • First Reading, Ordinance 20-913 pertaining to suggested revisions of Chapter 17 by the Planning Commission.
  • Second Reading, Ordinance 20-227 Pertaining to Disorderly Conduct
  • Resolution 20-204 Ratifying and retroactively consent to certain Horry County Ordnances
  • Resolution 20-205 Arbor Day (with earlier amendment, if passed, to Proclamation)

 

Space in Council Chambers is limited.All residents are welcome to call in to listen to the meeting live.

Dial in using your phone at 1-866-889-4679 or +1 (646) 749-3117. The Access code is 944-096-077

 

I spoke with a representative from South Strand Helping Hand. She stated that they are appreciative for the efforts of Pizza Hyena, Keep Surfside Beach Beautiful, and all of the residents that participated in helping re-stock their pantry for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

Don’t forget that the Surfside Beach Turkey Trot is this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. For more information visit: https://www.active.com/surfside-beach-sc/running/distance-running-races/11th-annual-surfside-turkey-trot-5k-2020

 

 

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

Posted by Sheri 11/24/2020

Mayor's Update 11/19/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

November 19, 2020

Covid-19

  • South Carolina Cases: 189,251** 
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,924**
  • Horry County Cases: 12,809** denotes results (11/19/2020 at 2:10 PM)                    

 

The is not much new to report for today.

We are putting out the RFP (Request for Proposal) in reference to the approved $4,000,000 General Obligation Bond for the pier. We should have the results by December 12, 2020.

Everything is falling in place as we move closer to having a new pier.

The new Town Administrator, Finance Director, Public Works, Police Dept, Fire Department, Planning, Building and Zoning, and Event Coordinator are all working together to make our vision of the pier come to fruition.

Many thanks for all their help.

The agenda for next Tuesdays Town Council Meeting should be on the town website by the close of business tomorrow.

The KSBB Committee Food Drive for South Strand Helping Hands has been extended through Friday, November 20th.See their Facebook page for locations: https://www.facebook.com/KSBBSC/posts/440892033980758

 

Pizza Hyena is helping the South Strand Helping Hand to restock their pantry with a can drive.  Through November 21st, bring your canned goods, nonperishable food items and/or monetary donations to Pizza Hyena.  Each item donated will get you one entry into their drawing party being held on Saturday, November 21st from 4 PM to 6 PM where you can win a weekend at a local beach house, courtesy of Surfside Realty Company.

 

**Free** COVID-19 TESTING
DHEC - Wild Water and Wheels 

Pop-up (special event)

Tomorrow!!!!, November 16, 2020 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Appointment Needed: No
Referral Needed: No
Pediatric Testing Available: Yes - All Ages

 

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

Posted by Sheri 11/19/2020
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