May 1, 2020
From the Desk of the Mayor
Is it May, or did time stand still? While the last six weeks has seemed like an eternity for everyone. I can assure you time has not stood still for your City Staff or City Council; we have all been working diligently to navigate this new storm of the 21st century. I know there are many questions out there, and I urge you to get your own answers from the City’s information line (843) 588-7006; not social media.
I have heard many stories of how our citizens have helped each other and the City during this time. It is a time, like many trying times, when we as a community come together. People making masks and offering food to their neighbors, strangers, and the Public Safety department, who are very grateful, but when this trying time is over, I am afraid the City will need to buy larger uniforms. These stories are always heartwarming and exciting to see our community band together to fight the good fight in the face of adversity. While everyone will not agree with the decisions being made, I can assure you that these decisions come with a lot of discussions and study of the medical and scientific information. It is never easy to make these decisions. So, before you condemn your city staff and council members for these decisions, try walking a mile in their shoes.
On a brighter side, I understand from some young citizens that there are some yellow ducks hidden around the city, to be found and rehidden or kept- your option. I personally don’t know who started this, but I think it was a grand idea to give some of our citizens another reason to get out and enjoy the community during their breaks from “school.” I would suggest who ever hid these ducks to create a “golden goose”, by attaching a $100.00 bill to one to get everyone out on the search.
In closing for now, I have another conference call. Stay safe, enjoy the beach for exercising, keep moving, and keep our families healthy and our community strong.
Please, if you have any questions, use the information line (843) 588-7006 or give me a call at (843) 729-0298, and we will get you the correct information.