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Mayor's Update 11/10/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

November 10, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 177,515**    
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,795**
  • Horry County Cases: 12,134** denotes results (11/09/2020 at 1:51 PM)      

Our next Town Council Meeting will be held tonight, November 10th at 6:30 PM.

The following items are scheduled:

  • Report by Town Administrator about our open employment positions
  • First Reading of Ordinance 20-227 An ordinance of the Town of Surfside Beach to amend section 8-11 of Article VII of Chapter 8, Disorderly Conduct.
  • Second Reading of Ordinance 20-225 An ordinance to the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Surfside Beach to Amend Chapter 17, Article 1 General Provision, Section 17-007 Definitions and Article in District & Use Regulations to define and add “Garden Center” as a conditional use in Table 17-395
  • Second Reading of Ordinance 20-226 An ordinance to the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Surfside Beach to amend Chapter 17, Arlington II, Administration, Section 17-201 Exceptions and Modifications to add Language regarding the permitting of handicapped-accessible ramps, lifts, landings, and elevators.

 

With limited seating, all are welcome to call in using the number posted on the agenda.

 

**Free** Friday, November 13th - COVID-19 Testing
DHEC - Wild Water and Wheels 

Pop-up (special event)
11/13 Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Appointment Needed: No
Referral Needed: No
Pediatric Testing Available: Yes - All

This is possibly the last day that DHEC will be putting on this pop-up event

 

Please join us tomorrow at 2:00 PM for the Veterans Day Service in Veterans Memorial Park as we honor those that have served our country.

 

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

Posted by Sheri 11/10/2020

Mayor's Update 11/9/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

November 9, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 176,373**    
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,778**
  • Horry County Cases: 12,047** denotes results (11/09/2020 at 1:30 PM)      

Our next Town Council Meeting will be held tomorrow evening< November 10th at 6:30 PM.

The following items are scheduled:

  • Report by Town Administrator about our open employment positions
  • First Reading of Ordinance 20-227 An ordinance of the Town of Surfside Beach to amend section 8-11 of Article VII of Chapter 8, Disorderly Conduct.
  • Second Reading of Ordinance 20-225 An ordinance to the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Surfside Beach to Amend Chapter 17, Article 1 General Provision, Section 17-007 Definitions and Article in District & Use Regulations to define and add “Garden Center” as a conditional use in Table 17-395
  • Second Reading of Ordinance 20-226 An ordinance to the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Surfside Beach to amend Chapter 17, Arlington II, Administration, Section 17-201 Exceptions and Modifications to add Language regarding the permitting of handicapped-accessible ramps, lifts, landings, and elevators.

With limited seating, all are welcome to call in using the number posted in the agenda.

**Free** Friday, November 13th - COVID-19 Testing
DHEC - Wild Water and Wheels 

Pop-up (special event)
10/23 Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Appointment Needed: No
Referral Needed: No
Pediatric Testing Available: Yes - All

This is possibly the last day that DHEC will be putting on this pop-up event

Santee Cooper has been notified that the lighted street signs on 17 Business are not working.  John Adair told me this morning that he has been in touch with them and that the lights will be lit in the near future.

 

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

Posted by Sheri 11/09/2020

Mayor's Update11/6/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

November 6, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 173,186**    
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,748**
  • Horry County Cases: 11,888** denotes results (11/06/2020 at 1:35 PM)      

DHEC informed me that there were 72 people that came to be tested today at Wild Water and Wheels in Surfside.  While these numbers are down from the previous weeks, they stated that they will be here again next Friday.

 

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.

 

KSBB is sponsoring a Food Drive for South Strand Helping Hand next week: Monday 11/9 - Thursday 11/12.  You can drop off (curbside) 8am-6pm Mon-Thurs at any of the addresses listed below. ***In addition to non-perishable food items, we are also accepting LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY***

 

NORTH SIDE:                               SOUTH SIDE:

512 15th Avenue N                       413 S Ocean Blvd

520 13th Avenue N                       413 S Myrtle Drive

112 N Myrtle Drive                       637 Sparrow Drive

 

BUSINESS:

Century 21 - 3405 North Kings HWY MB

 

The Surfside Beach Stormwater Committee wants you to know about the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Coastal Training Program called the Grand Strand Healthy Pond Series. A virtual session on Aquatic Plant Management will be given on December 1, 2020, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. All are welcome to learn more about stormwater pond ecosystems and integrated plant management solutions from a panel of pond professions. Bring your questions. This virtual session is free, but registration is required and  available at: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwKjKppFCNGjfgLgJMVPGrTZLzn . Or you can register by contacting Ms. Maeve Snyder at (843) 904-9034 or email msnyder@baruch.sc.edu

 

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

Posted by Sheri 11/06/2020

Mayor's Update 11/5/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

November 5, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 172,216**    
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,736**
  • Horry County Cases: 11,838** denotes results (11/05/2020 at 1:30 PM)      

I am sure that some of you have noticed that the South Strand helping Hands trailer is parked in the

Resort parking lot down by the pier.  This is because Pizza Hyena is helping 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**Tomorrow, November 6th - COVID-19 Testing
DHEC - Wild Water and Wheels 

Pop-up (special event)
10/23 Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Appointment Needed: No
Referral Needed: No
Pediatric Testing Available: Yes – All Ages

DHEC has extended this pop-up event because of the high turnout.  If you know anyone that needs to be tested, please have them go to this event on Friday.

The Surfside Beach Stormwater Committee wants you to know about the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Coastal Training Program called the Grand Strand Healthy Pond Series. A virtual session on Aquatic Plant Management will be given on December 1, 2020, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. All are welcome to learn more about stormwater pond ecosystems and integrated plant management solutions from a panel of pond professions. Bring your questions. This virtual session is free, but registration is required and available at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwKjKppFCNGjfgLgJMVPGrTZLzn. Or you can register by contacting Ms. Maeve Snyder at (843) 904-9034 or email msnyder@baruch.sc.edu

There will be a Veterans Memorial Service at Memorial Park on Wednesday, November 11th at 2:00 PM

Please come and help us honor those who have served our country.

 

Also, on November 26th, Thanksgiving Day at 8 A.M is the Turkey Trot.  This will begin at the Pier Parking Lot. For more detailed information go to https://www.nspromos.com/new-page-2/

 

 

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

Posted by Sheri 11/05/2020

Mayor's Update 11/4/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

November 3, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 171,642**    
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,728**
  • Horry County Cases: 11,804** denotes results (11/04/2020 at 1:18 PM)      

Yesterday the polls were very well organized.  While the lines were very long at times, everything remained organized and everyone was able to vote for the candidate of their choosing.   The results of the Surfside election were posted on the door at the end of the day.

United Methodist Church                          Civic Center

Donald Trump                 402                      Donald Trump                 766                                

Joseph Biden                  129                      Joseph Biden                  213

Lindsey Graham             398                      Lindsey Graham              747

Jaime Harrison                121                      Jaime Harrison                 218

**Free**Friday, November 6th - COVID-19 Testing
DHEC - Wild Water and Wheels 

Pop-up (special event)
10/23 Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Appointment Needed: No
Referral Needed: No
Pediatric Testing Available: Yes – All Ages

DHEC has extended this pop-up event because of the high turnout.  If you know anyone that needs to be tested, please have them go to this event on Friday.

There will be a Veterans Memorial Service at Memorial Park on Wednesday, November 11th at 2:00 PM

Please come and help us honor those who have served our country.

 

Also, on November 26th, Thanksgiving Day at 8 A.M is the Turkey Trot.  This will begin at the Pier Parking Lot. For more detailed information go to https://www.nspromos.com/new-page-2/

 

 

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

Posted by Sheri 11/04/2020

mayor's Update 11/3/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

November 3, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 170,862**    
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,713**
  • Horry County Cases: 11,766** denotes results (11/03/2020 at 1:32 PM)      

Today’s message will be rather short.  I’m sure everyone noticed that the turnout at the polls was great. While everyone at both polls had to wait outside in the cold weather, the line moved quickly and everyone was in good spirit.  The polls will be open until 7:00 PM, so anyone that has not voted yet

PLEASE GO OUT AND VOTE………

The DHEC website does not show Covid-19 testing this Friday at the Wild Water and Wheels.  I reached out to DHEC and was told that a pop-up event is not scheduled for this weekend.  The only other place that provides Covid-19 testing in Surfside Beach is the CVS Pharmacy.  For detailed information, please go to their website:  https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing

There will be a Veterans Memorial Service at Memorial Park on Wednesday, November 11th at 2:00 PM

Please come and help us honor those who have served our country.

 

Also, on November 26th, Thanksgiving Day at 8 A.M is the Turkey Trot.  This will begin at the Pier Parking Lot.

 

 

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

Posted by Sheri 11/03/2020

Mayor's Update 11/2/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

November 2, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 170,048**    
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,697**
  • Horry County Cases: 11,717 ** denotes results (11/02/2020 at 3:13 PM)      

The Halloween Car Show was a great success.  Many thanks to the Myrtle Beach Car Club, Cecil Chandler, Debbie Ellis, and all of the town employees that helped make this event happen.  This event helped raise money for charities in our area.

Today was the last day for Absentee- In-Person Voting.  The turnout has been huge.  Please remember that tomorrow is election day.  Remember that every vote counts.  The turnout for this presidential election has exceeded that of 2016. 

 

I have not seen any information about DHEC Covid-19 testing this Friday.  I will reach out to see if they will be continuing this program at the Wild Water and Wheels. 

We are continuing to finalize the contract on the pier.  The Surf Diner closed last Tuesday.  We should be starting construction within the next thirty days.  Stay tuned for more information.  We are moving right along.

 

There will be a Veterans Memorial Service at Memorial Park on Wednesday, November 11th at 2:00 PM

Please come and help us honor those who have served our country. 

 

 

AGAIN --- PLEASE VOTE TOMORROW NOVEMBER 3, 2020

 

 

 

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

Posted by Sheri 11/02/2020

Mayor Update 10/30/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

October 30, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 167,057**    
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,653**
  • Horry County Cases: 11,605 ** denotes results (10/30/2020 at 1:29 PM)      

Don’t forget to come by the Surfside Beach Halloween Car Show this Saturday from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  It is being sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Car Club.  Featuring Cecil Chandler’s Original Sock-Hop. This event will be held in the pier parking lot.  Drop by, check out the cars and have a little fun.  This is a charity event for a worthy cause. I hope to see you there….

**Absentee – In-Person Voting – LAST DAY - MONDAY

South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC.

October 5th – November 2nd.

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday

 

Please be advised that the lines are extremely long.  You must bring your SC Driver’s License or ID.  It is a good idea to also bring your voter registration card (just in case).

 

I spoke with the representative from DHEC today at the testing site at Wild Water and Wheels.  She stated that again, we had a great turnout of people coming to be tested.  Today there were over one hundred people tested.  They also stated that because of the high turnout, they will be returning next Friday, November 6th.  A special thanks to DHEC and the National Guard for their contribution to help keep our residents safe.

 

Today the Town Council held a Special Meeting to have an Executive Session to interview a prospective Town Administrator.  A motion was made as a result of the Executive Session to direct the Interim Town Administrator to further vet this candidate.  We look forward to the results.

 

Please make sure that you vote… Remember Tuesday, November 3rd is election day…. 

 

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

Posted by Sheri 10/30/2020

Mayor's Update 10/29/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

October 29, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 166,344**    
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,645**
  • Horry County Cases: 11,575 ** denotes results (10/29/2020 at 1:19 PM)      

Don’t forget to come by the Surfside Beach Halloween Car Show this Saturday from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  It is being sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Car Club.  Featuring Cecil Chandler’s Original Sock-Hop. This event will be held in the pier parking lot.  Drop by, check out the cars and have a little fun.  This is a charity event for a worthy cause.

**Absentee – In-Person Voting

South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC.

October 5th – November 2nd.

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday

 

Please be advised that the lines are extremely long.  You must bring your SC Driver’s License or ID.  It is a good idea to also bring your voter registration card (just in case).

 

**Free**Tomorrow, October 30th - COVID-19 Testing
DHEC - Wild Water and Wheels 

Pop-up (special event)
10/23 Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Appointment Needed: No
Referral Needed: No
Pediatric Testing Available: Yes – All  ****This may be the last day for this event******

 

Tomorrow the Town Council will conduct the interview process to fill the position of Town Administrator.  This has been posted on the Town Website as a Special Meeting.  We will open the meeting and then go into Executive Session to conduct the interviews.

 

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE……………………….

 

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

Posted by Sheri 10/29/2020

Mayor's Update 10/28/2020 

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

October 28, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 165,477**    
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,634**                              
  • Horry County Cases: 11,551 ** denotes results (10/28/2020 at 1:32 PM)

Our Regular Town Council Meeting was held last night. Among the agenda items were:

  • First reading of an ordinance to modify Chapter 17 allowing the designation of “Garden Center” in the C-1 and C-2 Districts.  This ordinance was passed to allow a new business considering a Garden Center on a section of the property belonging to the Hudson Flea Market.  The vote passed 7-0.
  • First reading of an ordinance to modify Chapter 17 to allow limited encroachment on the property setback for landings, ramps, lifts, and elevators in accordance with the American Disabilities Act requirements.  The vote passed 7-0
  • Report from the parking committee.  The results were that we are not going to charge for beach access parking for golf carts at this time and that we will be sending out a letter to business owners in the C-2 district requesting that business owners not park on Surfside Drive.
  • We also passed a resolution to enforce workplace safety. This resolution was put in place to be consistent with best-practices and help keep down our Town’s insurance rates.

 

Don’t forget to come by the Surfside Beach Halloween Car Show.  This event is sponsored by the town and set up by the Myrtle Beach Car Club. Each year money is raised for various charities.  Last year $11,550 was raised and given to seven charities a total of $1,650 each.  Precautions are being taken to ensure social-distancing.  Please wear a mask. We will be using the Pier parking lot for this event.

 

**Free** Friday, October 30th - COVID-19 Testing
DHEC - Wild Water and Wheels 

Pop-up (special event)
10/23 Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Appointment Needed: No
Referral Needed: No
Pediatric Testing Available: Yes – All  ****This may be the last day for this event******

 

Interviews for the Town Administrator position will be held this Friday, October 30, 2020.

 

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE……………………….

 

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

Posted by Sheri 10/28/2020
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