November 1, 2018
From the Desk of the Mayor
Hard to believe November is here! Halloween and all its spooks and goblins have left except the ones hanging around for the mid-term election on November 6th. Remember to get out to vote and elect your favorite candidates. As always, the voting booths will be set up in the Fellowship Hall at the Baptist Church; a good place to meet and have some good old fashion Folly fellowship as we wait our turn to vote.
The upcoming month will see a lot of events happening in your City. Besides the election, on November 4th we will return to Daylight Savings Time. November 12th is Veterans Day, a time to remember all those men and women who have helped keep our Country free. November 18, at 6pm, will be our ecumenical Thanksgiving Church service, to be held this year at Our Lady of Good Counsel, where all three churches can come together and be thankful for our great country and our ability to worship as we see fit.
Next is the day we all look forward to, November 22nd, Thanksgiving Day! A lot of good food and football. The climax for November will be the Christmas Tree Lighting in the Folly River Park on November 25th at 7pm. Bring everyone young and old it is always a good time and to watch the faces of the little ones will always warm your heart no matter what the temperature is.
Beyond having a festive month, the City Administration will continue to be hard at work. The Planning Commission and City Council will be diligently working on the proposed Beach and Marsh Set Backs. I would urge everyone to pay close attention to these meeting and Public Hearing, your input is very important to keep decisions from being made in a “vacuum.” While this process will begin in November it will probably be ongoing through the first of the year.
The moratorium on development near the ocean and marsh has been extended to February, to give the Planning Commission and Council time to have final reviews and a public hearing. The changes being discussed are a big deal. We will be the first city in SC to have a Marsh Management Plan. Pay attention to your opportunities to listen and speak. The Planning Commission will meet on November 5th and December 3rd, and a special meeting will be scheduled. Council meets the second Tuesday of every month.
Our Public Safety Department and our Community Coordinator, Colleen Jolly, are working hard to get the Christmas Parade ready for Saturday December 8th. This wonderful event is preceded on Friday December 7th with Santa Claus visiting our children in the Folly River Park. Put these days on your calendars and watch for the times to be posted as we get closer to the dates.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contract me Tgoodwin@cityoffollybeach.com or 843 729 0298, we will get an answer for your questions.