City Administrator/Office of the Mayor
- The office of the Mayor continue discussions this week with the Army Corps of Engineers about sand quality in the Stono Inlet and Folly River for beach renourishment.
- The office of the Mayor is finalizing the Hazard Mitigation Grant Application. This application is very laborious, and special thanks are dur to Kat, Robin, Lee, Eric, and Aaron for their work!
- The City Administrator met with Folly Beach’s state representative concerning beach funding.
- A traffic count is underway to survey the number of cars going on to the island so that the city may develop more responsive traffic and parking plans.
- The Office of the Mayor is finalizing pre-storm and hurricane plans to ensure that all city government departments are prepared in the event of a disaster
- The Planning department is working with the Planning Commission and City Council to plan a joint work session prior to the next Council meeting to review various zoning related issues.
- Planning staff recently attended MASC regional legislative meeting
- Planning department is working to prioritze walkover projects for next year, and has identified several locations in need of improvements, repairs, and installation.
- Clam Farm is moving on to the next phase–six detached units along Bowens Island Road. They will submit their plan to the Design Review Board.
- Gravel has been places in the alley east of Center Street (between E Erie and E Hudson) to repair the flood-prone area.
- The Utilities department staff will meet with the South Carolina Rural Water Association to prepare for the upcoming DHEC requirements.
- The Utilities department has hired a new Utilities Technician who began work on June 13. The new technician is transitioning smoothly and is already proving to be a valuable member of the team.
- The East Ashley Main abandonment project has been completed under budget. Phase two will begin in new budget year.
- Staff is replacing a batch of faulty antennas on automated water meters.
- The Fire Chief/Assistant director of Public Safety was in Columbia last week to certify fire inspections
- The Public Safety staff attended training recently for cell phone forensics
- The department has been proactively working with local business owners to increase safety and reduce noise in the city’s commercial center.
- The department will be working with outside agencies for added support on the upcoming Labor Day weekend
- The contractor should begin installing Center Street bricks as soon as possible. The city is reaching out to backup contractors as well.
- Auditors have begun meeting with Finance department staff this week. Full audits are scheduled for August.
- Finance Department will begin fixed asset and insurance review with city staff in the coming weeks.
- Finance is working on Bond refinancing. Bids will go out to banks shortly.
- IT and Public Safety are working together to generate quotes for new RMS/CAD software for the Public Safety Department. We are beginning demo with some simulations in the coming week to test one possible solution.
- IT has been working with vendor to launch new payment portal for the city’s water and sewer bills.
- IT is working with engineers to find a data storage solution for upcoming body worn camera project for Public Safety.
- SCE&G is working with their subcontractors to finalize details on bridge lighting.
- Charleston County is is reviewing bid documents in regards to Center Street resurfacing project.
- Public Works is replacing damaged benches around Folly Beach.
- Ditch and pipe cleanup and main storm drain cleanout has been ongoing.
- A drainage project at 3rd block of West Indian has been approved and will begin shortly. This project will help relieve standing water issues and abate mosquito breeding issues in the area.
- A tidal check valve is being installed on Center Street main storm drain.
- Repairs to 10th East beach walkover has been completed
- Code enforcement is working with Public Safety on multiple turtle lighting violations on the island.
- Mulch installation for Pirates Grove playground commencing shortly.
- Public Works is working with utilities to plan and support Christmas lighting installations in River Park prior to this year’s installation.
- Public Works is participating in a skate park monitoring and clean-up program with Public Safety after some concerns arose at the skate park.