January 1, 2020
From the Desk of the Mayor
Happy New Year!! As we leave a year of Can’ts and Don’ts let us all hope the year 2021 will bring new happiness, health, and prosperity to the entire world’s population! While we have suffered through an uncertain time with much despair, our Folly Beach Staff have been trying to keep a positive upbeat attitude to serve your community as best as possible.
Let us look back at some positives for 2020, some are hard to find. First, we developed a balanced budget with no tax increases! Next, we began to upgrade City Hall to create a place of better service for you our customers. The fishing/crabbing dock in the Folly River Park rebuild is coming to completion, despite the inability to readily obtain building materials during the pandemic. Once the Pier is completed, we will re-landscape the Park and be open for business as usual. Our Community Coordinator, Colleen Jolly, did a great job of spreading Christmas cheer by accomplishing the Visit Santa Evening through a myriad of appointment times and turning a no-Christmas parade downer, into a fun event with Santa’s miniature parade visiting all the areas of the City all the way to Harris Teeter. Colleen is also working diligently to bring some more social distancing events to her Folly Family in the future let us all stay tuned to see what happens next, no pressure here Colleen!
While we enjoyed the Holiday celebrations, we don’t want to for-get the very busy Public Work’s employees, who help to make the decorations appear around the City and all of the Events seem to flow effortlessly, thanks guys for all of this as well as keeping our City clean.
What can I say about our Public Safety group, except Great Job Ladies and Gentlemen! As always we the Citizens of Folly can feel save in the bosom of our community. Finally, to the Administration department of Folly. Although you send us the bills for taxes, water and sewer; you do work very hard to keeping the water flowing and the city always moving in a forward direction. With out the hard work of the Water Department, Building Department, and all other Administrative functions and employees, the City would not be the wonderful place we all love to call HOME. So, even though 2020 was not a great year, we can all look forward optimistically to 2021 being the year of the vaccine that will bring us some of our “normal lives” back to us as a society, and Family. I look forward to a year of accomplishments and new heights for the City of Folly Beach!!
As always if you have any questions you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843 729 0298.