Mayor's Update 10/23/2020

Mayor Hellyer’s Daily Update

October 23, 2020

  • South Carolina Cases: 161,235**    
  • South Carolina Deaths 3,545**                              
  • Horry County Cases: 11,296 ** denotes results (10/23/2020 at 2:06 PM)

As WMBF News reported yesterday afternoon that city of Myrtle Beach is appealing the circuit court’s approved settlement agreement in the on-going dispute over the hospitality fees.  The notice of appeal filed with the South Carolina Court of Appeals is in regard to the circuit court’s interpretation of Rule 23 of the South Caroling Rules of Civil Procedure.  A subsection of Rule 23 deals with the disbursement of residual funds, or all unclaimed funds.  This lawsuit has been going on since March of 2019.  We will again have to wait until this matter is ruled on by the court.

The next Regular Town Council Meeting will be held on October 27, 2020, at 6:30 PM.  The agenda has been posted on the town website:

**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


To date, there have been over 10,000 people that have voted at the South Strand Recreation Center.  They are averaging over 900 people per day.


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).

I spoke with the DHEC representative at the Wild Water and Wheels testing site this afternoon and was informed that 119 people were tested today at this site in Surfside.  They are pleased with the strong participation.  I believe they will be back next week, but it is not posted as of this afternoon.  A special thanks to all of the people that worked to make this event happen.


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


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

Posted by Sheri 10/23/2020