Mayor & Administrator
- James Brown: 5 year anniversary (5/21/12)
- Chuck Chesser: 3 year anniversary (5/11/15)
- Kat Eich: 3 year anniversary (5/18/15)
- 8th E to East End Renourishment still on schedule for early July
- City continues to push for a a larger renourishment in conjunction with this post-storm nourishment. We hope to know more within the next month about whether we the Corps can place sand in other areas outside of 8th E to the East End. If Corps doesn’t do full nourishment, perhaps City can look at adding sand in some areas. After we hear more from the Corps, we can discuss at City Council (June or July).
- Groin work on schedule: rock installation is winding down and the contractor will focus on concrete grout and ramp-building in June
- Working with real estate attorney regarding revetment at Washout (just past 1409 E Ashley) and whether it would affect lot owner or whether prior easement had been given to DOT for rocks
- Also working with real estate attorney on preliminary paperwork for donation of two new lots into the Folly Beach Nature Conservancy – these are both “blue blob” lots that have had substantial erosion and I’m going to recommend to Council that the City accept these lots and cover the cost of the conveyance as a nod towards our policy of protecting against future development on vulnerable beahcfront lots.
- Mutt Mitt Stations: Long-time volunteers Jim Setford, Suzanne Michel, and Andy D’Allesandro have tirelessly filled the mutt mitt boxes at our beach walkovers for several years. They have hung up their mitts and the City is looking for people to adopt a mutt mitt box and committ to filling the box on a regular basis. If you or a dog lover near you can commit, please email Colleen. The City provides the bags.
- Working with Aaron, Eric, and Kat for moaratorium presentation at Tuesday’s Special Meeting
PSO Thomas, PSO Moore, PSO Martin, and PSO Duncan are all in Field Training (FTO), they are all progressing well per their training officers.
PSO Wheat is doing well in the SC LE academy, we cannot wait to have him back.
Karen Mumford starting on May 29th. She was hired in Melissa’s vacant Admin Secretary/Records Manager spot.
PSO Kerlin slated to start on June 4th.
We have another interview Thursday for PSO.
Started our Strategic Planning/Teambuilding training on 5/21, had a lot of good input and collaboration from formal and informal leaders that attended. Next session is 5/29
Scott Bycroft attending Fire Marshal Conference the week of the 4th.
Firearms Range Dates coming up on June 11th and 12th.
SC State Accreditation training in Lexington, SC on June 7th for Gilreath, Burke, Kleinfeld.
Continuing M1101 prep, attached boarding ladder
Arranged/organized the Fire Bay and Shed
Settlement reached on Sgt. Smith’s motor vehicle accident (other party at fault). I was able to negotiate more than we paid for the car/equipment upfit. Additionally, negotiated the ability to recoup any useable equipment/items from the crashed car.
Picking up the replacement vehicle (Ford Interceptor Sedan) on Wed 5/23 in Easley, SC at state contract holder (Benson Ford). I will be out of the office that day travelling.
Replacement vehicle to be upfitted in June as that was as soon as we could get it on the schedule.
2008 Crown Vic #083 is down for the count. Estimate to repair is well more than double the actual worth of the vehicle (will be testing new asset sale policy)
We will be using some useable parts from #083 to fix some deficiencies from 2008 Crown Vic #086.
Speed trailer was moved from 400 block of East Cooper, now is monitoring the 600 block of East Ashley.
Memorial Day -upstaffing schedule has been disseminated. Weather report is looking currently that rain might dampen the fun this weekend.
Immediately following that, the planning for July 4th will resume.
The Quarterly Department Policy Review/Steering Committee meeting is next held on June 6th
Beach and Parking Group Stats 5/7 through 5/21: 23 Dogs Violations, 39 Plastic/Styrofoam, 65 Glass/Alcohol, Filled in 16 large holes, removed 184 – 5 gal buckets of trash/debris, Moved all EMS Beach signs closer and replaced many, 309 parking tickets, no parking paint/stencils on Arctic, removed 4 canopies, removed a large rug, and removed a homeless camp at 3rd east access.
I met with owners of Folly’s Best Rentals, they are looking to donate a couple beach wheelchairs, then raise money for more ADA beach access. Spoke with Mrs. Wetmore about steering them towards a beach mat. I will be following up with them to set things in motion.
- Tyler Incode (Financial), CIS (Utility), and EnerGov (Permits/Code Enforce) implementation calendars finalized. Calendar appointments sent to all involved staff. EnerGov City staff training in Council chambers visit planned for Monday, June 4th through Wednesday, June 6th. Required Staff: Gessner, Eich, Lutz, Pope Optional Staff: Wetmore, Hall
- Reminder to Staff: Continue required online Tyler Community general familiarization training and specific related department trainings.
- Three bi-weekly Tyler progress calls continue this week and every other Thursday morning in my office from 10:30-Noon. This week will include 2PM call to go over chart of accounts with Tyler CPA and 9AM call on Friday to speak with EnerGov implementation consultant who will visit in June.
- Tyler Utility billing data export successful. Thank you Ryan!
- April close complete. Department head budget reports distributed.
- Auditors are scheduled for August 8-10 to conduct interim work. They will return either Aug 27th or Sep 7th to wrap up.
- Annual department head fixed asset and City insurance policy review with Lee & Tac on May 31st and June 1st. Meeting requests sent to applicable staff.
- TVPC tax return completed/received from GFH
- Ryan will be out on Thursday to Attend the SC Cyber- Charleston Cybersecurity Conference
- New Website Forms—there are some pending changes on the website. New conditional forms are created for sign requests, employment applications, and event notifications. The first is live, but the other two are pending staff approval
- New staff starting- everybody should have what they need for me at this time (I think one PSO needs a thermal printer, but the rest should be up to date) If any department heads have new staff that still need any equipment, please let me know.
- Unity firmware/software updates-our storage array has received a big security update. This began Friday and completed over the weekend. All files are ok.
JIPSD cleaned all the sewer lines in the commercial district.
A new 2” water line was installed for 2 new homes on Michigan Avenue.
A new pump was installed at the FB4 pump station. The PSD will have the old pump checked to see why it quit working.
The hand dryers in the River Park restrooms were lowered to become ADA compliant.
Scott’s Steamer will be here in the morning to clean the carpets in Council Chamber, Ryan’s office and Fire Department room.
3 fire hydrants were painted and greased.
Public Works, Building, and Facilities Departments
Streets, sidewalks, beach access, maintenance, and ROW’s
-4ea Do not block driveway signs issued and 4ea parallel parking only signs installed for duplex projects at 108 East Cooper and 105 East Erie.
-golf cart only signs ordered for area next to Rita’s on East Arctic and no parking signs installed at left side of 2nd East parking lot per request from CCPRC
-Joint project with CCPRC to eliminate parking on grass shoulder next to Folly River Bridge-CCPRC providing materials and PW will install pile and rope fence.
-groin project progressing well, big thank you for turtle monitors doing an excellent job clearing the work area each morning by 0730. Emergency access ramps at land side of each groin is commencing-mix designed worked out for best application. (Groin contractor will check rock deliveries for explosive residues from quarry and remove what they find before placing rocks in the groin footprints).
Storm Water and Flood Plain Management
-310 West Hudson drainage outfall and drop inlet-County-Survey done and CCSW will obtain price to add tide valve and inlet grate to prevent interior lots seawater flooding during high tides.
-2nd Street West-County-will check/assess function of tide valves at 2nd west and next one down on west Indian.
-Shadow Race Lane-County-request sent in for Vac out of storm drain inlet vic. 344 Shadow Race Lane-resident requested through dispatch, PW verified necessity.
-2nd East Outfall-County-CCPW to get pricing for stabilizing arm for tide valve, COFB will install (Sullivan and Benton)
-2nd East drainage ditch-SCDOT-crew removed illegal pipe/driveway culvert and cleaned ditch
-5th East at Indian and 5th Street-SCDOT-Engineers to look at a couple of ideas to move the water across the road and into the marsh near fire hydrant to alleviate standing water along south side of East Indian at 4th block East. SCDOT will start by shooting elevations along that whole street.
-1st Block East Cooper-SCDOT-request for crawler camera from Columbia to assess drain pipe blockage on South side of East Cooper where County Vac truck ran in to blockages while cleaning out pipe.
-1st Block East Erie-SCDOT-request conflicting/hazardous vegetation removals along first block from Alley behind Follywood to 2nd street East then will schedule ditch clean up and shaping.
Code Enforcement, Building Safety, and Facilities.
-hand dryers at River Park brought into ADA compliance, big thank you to Kyle for getting this done.
-non compliant private no parking signs removed from 110 East Cooper (2ea)
-21 non-conforming real estate signs addressed due to complaint received-big thank you to ACO Mims for the leg work and follow up.
-fence installation on hold at Shadow Race Park-waiting on arrangement with neighboring property owner and further guidance from Mayor and P&R Board.
-Engineer from Applied Building Science investigating window leakage at City Hall-Window installation is 95% complete and will be wrapping up this week.
-Coastal Roofing to look at warranty issue with roof at Water plant. Two minor leaks discovered by Benton last week.
-Life is good at Folly Beach!