April 1, 2017
From the Desk of the Mayor
Happy Easter!! Yep, it’s that time of year again, time for Easter Egg hunts in the Folly River Park, Easter Promenade, Sun Rise Service on the Pier, Easter Cantatas at our local Churches, and—— TRAFFIC (ugh). No matter how great the day, or maybe because the days have been great, more of our neighbors come to visit. As we all know that there has been an explosion of housing units on James and John’s Islands, bringing hundreds of more families that live closer to us than ever, and we can all be assured that they will be coming to visit the beach or use the boat landing on the weekends. So, as Mr. Ellis says, “Slow Down, Relax, It’s Folly.” These are words we all need to remember as we move forward into summer.
Festivals, Festivals, Festivals; everyone has an opinion and ideas on how to fix the problems. I encourage everyone to talk to your City Council and discuss your ideas. I also encourage everyone to have these discussions in person and not by email or social media. You lose a lot of important communication when you don’t actively sit down and have a face to face discussion. As I have said before, festivals, farmer’s markets, and Family Fun Nights are good for our city as a whole. They’re not for everyone, but everyone has an opportunity to participate.
Remember: “Slow Down, Relax, It’s Folly!” As always if you have any questions, ideas, or thoughts, please give me a call, (843) 729-0298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.