2012 Winter "Inside Surfside"

Volume 13, Issue 1 surfsidebeach.org Town Council Members  Allen Deaton, Mayor  Bob Childs, Mayor Pro Tem  Vicki Blair, Member  Ann Dodge, Member  Mark Johnson, Member  Douglas Samples, Member  Rod Smith, Member Inside SURFSIDE Winter 2012 From the Fire Chief By Robert Packard
Upcoming
Events
It seems like every year the residents of coastal communities wonder when or if we will have to deal February 2012 with some type of winter weather. Most of the time our Friday, 2/17 ‐ Seniors version of winter weather has to deal with a short Dance– 7:00 p.m.—
10:00 p.m. at the Civic period of colder weather, however there are times Center. when conditions are just right and we end up dealing with winter precipitation that some residents are not March 2012 prepared to handle. A small amount of snow or ice Saturday, 3/10 ‐ BBQ sends some into a panic and the inevitable trip to the Festival– 10:00 a.m.—
grocery store for the staples of milk and bread. Thank‐
4:00 p.m. on Surfside Drive. fully we do not have to deal with a significant amount Friday, 3/16 ‐ St. Pat‐
of winter weather which has been the case so far this rick’s Day Dance– year. There are however several tips for surviving the 7:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m. at the Civic Center. winter season that may assist you or at least make win‐
Saturday, 3/24 ‐ Surf‐
ter bearable until the return of warmer weather which side Rotary Race– should be just around the corner. 8:00 a.m at the Pier parking lot. Inside this issue: 1.) Remember to check on the elderly and disabled and make sure that they are prepared for winter conditions. Keep a check on pets and provide a warm safe area for those members of the family. April 2012 Saturday, 4/7 ‐ Easter Egg Hunt– 2:00 p.m. at Huckabee Complex. Saturday, 4/21 ‐ Pet Fair– 9:00 a.m—12:00 p.m. at the Surfside Beach Dog Park. From the Fire Chief 1 & 2 Fiscal Year 2012‐2013 Budget Information 2 From the Athletic Department 3 3.) Maintain good nutrition and get plenty of rest. May 2012 3 4.) Prepare your home by having your furnace or wall heaters checked by a professional. Check all space Friday, 5/4 ‐ Beach Music Party– 5:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. at the Pier. 2011 Christmas Parade 2.) Stock up on essentials such as tea, hot chocolate, coffee and soups, also food items that do not have to be cooked in the event of a power outage Volume 13, Issue 1 surfsidebeach.org
Page 2 From the Fire Station will be able to monitor forecasts and other in‐
heaters and make sure formation related to the you maintain proper event. clearance from combusti‐
bles. Check your smoke 6.) Prior to the winter alarms and carbon mon‐ season have your fire‐
oxide detectors especially place and chimney if you have any gas appli‐ checked by a profes‐
ances or plan to use a sional and make sure generator. Remember that you maintain proper generators should never ventilation. be operated in a closed 7.) Prepare a survival kit space. Carbon monoxide to include food and wa‐
kills an average of 300 ter for several days in people in the U.S. each addition to flashlights, year. batteries and food and 5.) Check the batteries in water for pets. (Continued from page 1) Check the batteries in your
NOAA radio so that if we have
an event you will be able to
monitor forecasts.
“We all hope that
we do not have to
use these tips but it
is a good idea to
have them and to
practice your family
emergency plan just
in case.”
Our annual
budget retreat
March 8th and 9th at Santee
Cooper's Wampee Conference
Center on Lake Moultrie in
Pinopolis, South Carolina.
By Robert Packard numbers with your cell phone so that you can call for assistance should the need arise. We all hope that we do not have to use these tips but it is a good idea to have them and to prac‐
tice your family emer‐
gency plan just in case. If you have these items and maintain them they will also serve you well when hurricane season comes. Until then we will all wait for the warm breezes of spring your NOAA radio so that 8.) Maintain a list of if we have an event you emergency telephone Fiscal Year 2012‐2013 Budget Information It’s budget time again. We are currently working on our budget for Fiscal Year 2012‐2013. Our an‐
nual budget retreat will be held March 8th and 9th at Santee Cooper's Wam‐
pee Conference Center on Lake Moultrie in Pino‐
polis, South Carolina. The budget retreat is open to the public. As required by South Carolina state law a public hearing will also be held prior to the adop‐
tion of the budget. This th
will be held on May 8 2012 in Surfside Beach at Council Chambers. The Town’s budget is adopted by ordinance which re‐
quires two readings. The first reading of the FY 12‐
13 budget will be pre‐
th
sented at the May 8 meeting. The second reading will be presented on May 22 at the regu‐
larly scheduled Town business meeting. If you have any questions re‐
garding the location of these upcoming meet‐
ings please contact the Town Clerk, Debra Hermann at (843) 913‐
6111 or e m a i l clerk@surfsidebeach.or
g. Those with financial questions should con‐
tact Kim Hursey at (843) 913‐6111 or fi‐
nance@surfsidebeach.o
rg. Volume 13, Issue 1 surfsidebeach.org
Page 3 From the Athletic Department Athletics has begun pre‐
paring for the 2012 Dixie League Baseball/Softball program. Sponsorship signs are available for the field fences. High traffic, reasonable pric‐
ing, and are an excellent advertising vehicle for Office located within local business. Huckabee Complex. For more information re‐
Registration for ages 9 – garding sponsorships or 15 will be held the week Athletics, please contact of February 20, 2012, Mary Lynn Stalnaker at from 1:00 pm until 6:00 839‐8332. pm at the Recreation For information regarding sponsorships or Athletics, please contact Mary Lynn Stalnaker at 8398332.
2011 Christmas Parade As usual, the Annual Christmas Parade began on Ocean Boulevard at 10th Avenue South and ended at 16th Avenue weather the 2011 Christ‐
North. With over 100 mas Parade was the entries, hundreds of most successful yet! attendees and perfect “Registration will be
held the week of
February 20, 2012,
from 1:00 pm until
6:00 pm at the
Recreation Office
located within
Huckabee
Complex.”
The 2011 Christmas Parade was
the most successful yet!
Inside SURFSIDE Volume 13, Issue 1 Town of Surfside Beach
115 Highway 17 North Surfside Beach, SC 29575‐6034 Phone: 843‐913‐6111 Fax: 843‐238‐5432 E‐mail: Town@surfsidebeach.org Golf Cart Laws Must be driven by a li‐
censed driver May not travel along, but may cross primary roads Must obey all state traffic laws Seating capacity of cart cannot be exceeded Daylight operation only Operator must have a valid driver’s license in their possession at all times 
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Operator must have proof of insurance in their possession at all times Golf carts must be registered with the Surfside Beach Police Department Golf carts must display SC permit sticker Surfside Beach Town Council Contact Info Council meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend. Ann Dodge, Town Council Term: 05/11/2010 to 05/13/2014 Email: AnnDodge@surfsidebeach.org K. Allen Deaton, Mayor Term: 05/13/2008 to 05/08/2012 Phone: 843‐222‐2652 or 843‐913‐6330 Email: AllenDeaton@surfsidebeach.org Vicki Blair, Town Council Term: 05/13/2008 to 05/08/2012 Email: VickiBlair@surfsidebeach.org Mark L. Johnson, Town Council Term: 05/13/2008 to 05/08/2012 Email: MarkJohnson@surfsidebeach.org Rod Smith, Town Council Term: 05/11/2010 to 05/13/2014 Email: RodSmith@surfsidebeach.org Bob Childs, Mayor Pro Tem Term: 05/13/2008 to 05/08/2012 Email: BobChilds@surfsidebeach.org Douglas F. Samples, Town Council Term: 05/11/2010 to 05/13/2014 Email: DougSamples@surfsidebeach.org