October Message From the Mayor

Fellow citizens,

Trick or Treat! It’s that time of year again.   Fall seems to be in the air, football is the main topic of conversation, and once again the unofficial start to the Holiday season begins with Folly’s now famous, at least in the local area, Halloween Carnival! That’s right, it is time for all our younger, and young at heart, to create those costumes that will be the winner of the costume contest. If you’re not the contest type, maybe you would like to volunteer to help create this night by working at the carnival.  If so, you can contact Amy Ray, Civic Club President, amyjray11@gmail.com to volunteer. Looking forward to seeing you there!

On the City’s side, we are working on many items, such as parking plans, pedestrian paths, storm drainage and many more items. While the City Council will continue to meet and work, some very important items will not be up for a vote until after the election. Why is this, you ask? All important issues will be in the form of an ordinance. It takes at least two readings and two votes to enact an ordinance. That means the way the election event falls this would have split the vote between the “old” Council and the “newly elected” Council.  So, as we have done in the past, we will hold off on issues that can be voted on after the election.

Before I go, I just want to say, watch out for our young residents as they brave the early mornings waiting on that big yellow vehicle to whisk them away to school.  I know early in the morning it is easy to have our thoughts on the upcoming daily events. But as the year folds into winter and the days become shorter our youth will be waiting in the dark for their ride.  This can present a real problem for their safety. Just try to keep them in mind as you begin your early morning journey to your work or school destinations.

As always if you have any questions feel free to contact me at tgoodwin@cityoffollybeach.gov  or 843 729 0298.