Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update
October 21, 2020
- South Carolina Cases: 159,433**
- South Carolina Deaths 3,487**
- Horry County Cases: 11,216 ** denotes results ( 10/21/2020 at 1:17 PM)
The hospitality fee lawsuit between Horry County and Myrtle Beach is coming to an end. Pending any appeals or last-minute objections, the lawsuit will end allowing the distribution of the monies that have been held in trust. Judge William H. Seals, Jr. ruled on a settlement agreement that would let Myrtle Beach and other municipalities (including Surfside Beach) within Horry County keep a share of the 1.5 percent fee on hospitality services collected. This decision would allow Surfside Beach to receive $997.200 (5.54%). There are a number of things that need to be cleared up moving forward. One issue is that our town ordinance needs to be changed to reflect the changes. This will be done in the coming month. This is all good news for our town.
Last night at the Special Town Council Meeting, the second reading of Town Ordinance #20-0224 passed with a 4-3 vote. Holder, Dietrich, Pellegrino, and Scoles voting in favor, and Hellyer, Keating and Drake being opposed.
**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 relatively 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** 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
Interviews for the Town Administrator position will be held on October 30, 2020.
Be Safe…. Wear a Mask … Thank You … Mayor Bob Hellyer