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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Mayor Hellyer’s Weekly Update March 17, 2023

Mayor Bob Hellyer

Mayor Hellyer’s Weekly Update

March 17, 2023

Happy St Patrick’s Day to everyone. If you are celebrating this evening, please be sure to have a designated driver and alternative transportation planned and stay safe.  


I would like to address the recent pier construction delays that were discussed at the town council meeting on Tuesday. To set the record straight, we did not learn that there would be another delay with completing the pier construction until earlier in the week, and when we did, we immediately notified the public of our concerns. In the spirit of transparency, these delays are not the fault of any of our local stakeholders. 


There are two critical issues. The first is with the “fire suppression system” which requires a schedule for inspections to be conducted to ensure public safety. The second issue is the security system. The town originally decided that the security system would be installed after construction was completed. However, the cost to do so has become astronomical. After a very careful evaluation, we decided to have the security system installed during construction to save on cost and in the interest of public safety, which will result in a delay. It is unfortunate, but delays like these are problems that every construction project must deal with. I will continue to keep you posted.


 Friendly Travel Destination anywhere? The Champion Autism Network invites you to join them in celebrating the work of CAN and our community to provide people and families with autism the same access to fun and life-enriching experiences everyone gets to enjoy. Please visit:  for more information.


The Surfside Beach Business Committee invites business owners, managers & commercial property owners for refreshments and conversation on Thursday, March 23 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 p.m. at the Surfside Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 15 South Ocean Boulevard. RSVP required by March 20th. Text 203-314-7718 or email

For the kids! The Surfside Beach Easter Egg Hunt and Children’s Fair is Saturday, April 8 at 1 pm. This event will be held at Huckabee Field Complex.

KSBB’s “Yard of the Month” begins in April.  Time to get the flowers planted, bushes trimmed, leaves raked, etc. Surfside Beach is beautiful during the peak of spring, summer and fall and this year is promising to be a great one! Be the change…make a difference….


Also starting in April, the Farmer’s Market will be at Surfside Drive and Willow Avenue every Tuesday from 10am-3pm and an Arts and Crafts Market starting April 6th every Thursday from 10 am-3 pm supporting Veterans Victor Walk.


Stay safe and God Bless …Bob Hellyer - Mayor

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