March 1, 2020
From the Desk of the Mayor
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! It is difficult to believe that we are already to the month of March.
Seems like just yesterday we were saying, “Happy New Year!” As the seasons progress, we will be seeing much work begin, continue, and be concluded in our fair city. The dock at the Folly River Park will be replaced with a new and better facility to be enjoyed by everyone. We will continue to work on the infrastructure of the island under the guise of: pedestrian walkways, new water mains to keep our water being delivered to every home when someone turns on a tap, drainage projects to help move storm water in the most efficient manner we can in conjunction with Mother Nature and the tides, the community landscaping like the causeway and our parks for the enjoyment of our citizens,and finally the remodeling of City Hall to allow the citizens of Folly a more efficient and user friendly experience when dealing with City Hall. These are just a few of the endeavors your city staff continues to work on along with the everyday jobs and assignments that go with their careers. I encourage everyone to read This Week at City Hall on the website, which is a weekly update of our staff meetings that will give you an insight into the work being done on your behalf.
The city had to say goodbye to one of our hard-working citizens, Susan Breslin. Susan was always thinking of Folly first, and she would remind me of that at every possible opportunity. Susan was not only active in our local, state, and national politics, but she was also very involved with the Civic Club and the Sandspur. As Editor of the Sandspur, Susan always tried to have a fair and unbiased paper for the residents of Folly. Although as described by Mike Henning as “an acquired taste,” she will be sadly missed by all whose lives she had touched.
So, as the weather warms and the traffic on James Island grows, let’s all remember the words of Jimmy Buffett, “We have a license to chill.” We can work to keep our sense of humor up and our blood pressure down as the season is upon us one more time.
As always, if you have a question or need to verify a rumor, please contact me; email@example.com or 843 729 0298.