January 1, 2022
From the Desk of the Mayor
Welcome to a new year, 2022, it is hard to believe it has already been a year since last new years, 2021! The city will be doing a lot of exciting things in the upcoming year. To begin the year the Staff, Dr Elko, and I will begin the process of lobbying for a renourishment to come sooner than expected. We will be working with the Army Corps of Engineers and our elected state Congress men and women, and our US Senators to get the funding for first the engineering work, and then the sand placement. While actual sand placement will probably be in 2023, we have to work continuously to stay in front of the important need for Folly.
We will also be working on installing a pedestrian path on Ashley Ave from 3rd street West to second street East. We will also be working on 2nd street East from Arctic Ave to Indian Ave. To go along with these the Staff will be getting a whole street study done on Arctic Ave to see what the best use of traffic control and pedestrian use could be implemented.
We will continue to work on obtaining the redundant potable water supply to the island to better serve the citizens with a reliable water supply. This has been an ongoing project that is coming closer to construction.
The Staff will be as always preparing a budget to run the city on. This will be a little more tricky this year as this is an election year, that means it will slow down the approval process as the new elected officials are trained on the budget and they get all the necessary meetings done in a timely manner. Although this is not a new process, as it happens every two years, it is still a lengthier process than off election years.
All of the previously mentioned items will be in the works along with all of the everyday work that has to be completed in a timely manner. Things like Police, Fire, Public works, Sanitation, the maintaining of all of Folly’s Public facilities not forgetting all of the Administrative duties that are performed during the days months and year. So, you can see things are heating up as the Holidays have passed and we all face 2022 together.
From City Hall, Public Safety, Public Works Department and the Sanitation Department we wish every one a Happy, Prosperous, and Healthy New Year.
As always if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or 843 729 0298.