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Design Overlay Improvement Grant

The Design Overlay Improvement Grant was created to encourage private investment in improving older properties within the Design Overlay District (hereinafter referred to as “the district,” which included the C1 and C2 commercial areas located mostly along Highway 17 Business). The grant assists with the cost associated with exterior improvements of buildings and landscaping, and can significantly reduce costs by as much as fifty (50%) percent up for awards up to five thousand ($5,000) dollars for building improvements. Landscaping improvement grants may be up to two thousand ($2,000) dollars. Grant applications are accepted at any time.

Any property owner, tenant, or business within the district may apply for a Design Overlay Improvement Grant subject to the requirements set out on the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Click here to view and/or print the grant application.

Printed copies are also available at town hall and may be picked up during regular business hours. Questions, contact the town clerk at 843.913.6333 or send an email message to



Duties:  To improve communication with and to make recommendations to Town Council to implement necessary regulations consistent with the business community’s interests, and also cultivate a business friendly environment to help new and existing businesses succeed and prosper within the Town of Surfside Beach.

Qualifications: The committee shall consist of nine (9) members comprised of a majority of current or former resident business owners and a minority of non-resident business owners, who shall be in good standing with all town ordinances representing retail, service, hospitality, and/or trades; and one non-voting councilmember whom shall serve in an advisory capacity.

Applications to serve on this committee are accepted at any time. Click here to view/print the application form.

Meeting Schedule: The Business Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am at the Civic Center, Surfside Beach. 


Sammy Truett, Chairman   

Term 01/12/2021 to 01/12/2025

Zac Baker


Term 01/11/2022 to 01/11/2026

Phil Vasser


Term 01/11/2022 to 01/11/2026

John Gilchrist


Term 01/21/2021 to 01/21/2025

Lee Zulanch


Term 01/11/2022 to 01/11/2026

Kevin Fitz Maurice


Term 01/28/2020 to 01/28/2024

John R Hutton


Term 01/28/2020 to 01/28/2024

Rodney Schilling  

Term 01/11/2022 to 01/11/2026

Robin Partin  

Term 01/11/2022 to 01/11/2026


  • For more information about the business committee, please contact the town clerk at 843.913.6333 or email Town Council Liaison



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