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Surfside Beach tabs new fire chief, leaders talk pier update

Whitehall, Pennsylvania, fire chief David Nelson was selected to be the new Surfside Beach fire chief.Tuesday night, the Surfside Beach town council told administrator Gerald Vincent to offer Nelson a contract to fill the vacancy left when Rob Clemons resigned last August. Nelson was approved by a 4-3 vote following an executive session.Deputy chief Larry Carter has been serving as the interim chief since Clemons’ resignation.Nelson was one of four finalists picked by the council last month. He was joined on the li...

Whitehall, Pennsylvania, fire chief David Nelson was selected to be the new Surfside Beach fire chief.

Tuesday night, the Surfside Beach town council told administrator Gerald Vincent to offer Nelson a contract to fill the vacancy left when Rob Clemons resigned last August. Nelson was approved by a 4-3 vote following an executive session.

Deputy chief Larry Carter has been serving as the interim chief since Clemons’ resignation.

Nelson was one of four finalists picked by the council last month. He was joined on the list by Carter, Robert Moran, chief of Brewster, Massachusetts and Dr. Frank Hendron, a forensic analyst and a former fire chief. The council chose another candidate from the list last month who turned down the offer from the town.

According to his profile, Nelson has more than 35 years of experience in public safety and holds a BA in Fire Administration from Columbia Southern University.

Nelson comes from the township of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Allentown with a population in 2010 of 26,738.

Pier update

Collins Engineering representatives told the town council Tuesday night that the pier contractor said they should be ready for a “substantial completion” inspection next Friday. Substantial completion does not mean the pier will be ready for the public but will be available for other contractors to begin work on buildings on the pier such as the restaurant and bait shop.

According to Collins, the contractor Consensus said that 50% of the last list of problems had been corrected and should be completed next week. The engineers could not give a projected final completion date for the project.

Town committees

The town council voted 5-2 to reinstate the pier committee that was suspended by the previous town council last August.

Mayor Robert Krouse made the motion to bring the pier back saying there is a lot left to do in making many decisions about pier operations. Krouse was chairman of the committee when the council shut them down after committee members criticized actions by the council.

Krouse said the committee would make suggestions for kiosks, town merchandise and activities on the pier.

“We have to make it entertaining to attract more visitors,” he said.

Councilman Harry Kohlmann concurred saying the council should never suspend or fire a committee just because they disagree with a committee’s suggestions.

“If the council doesn’t like suggestions, they don’t have to take them,” he said. “We need this pier committee. If we don’t have more than fishing, we won’t have anything but fish guts and bird poop.”

The council also increased the number of members of the Keep Surfside Beautiful Committee from nine to 10.

Krouse said two volunteers had applied for one position on the committee last May and have been patiently waiting for the council to act. He said the committee chairman agreed to adding both ladies. A third candidate recently applied and Krouse said she had agreed to offer her assistance to the committee.

Council members William Kinken and Chris Stamey disagreed saying the move to add an extra seat on the committee was to get around going into executive session. Krouse said it had to do with involving more volunteers on the committee and nothing to do with executive sessions.

Council member Laverne Kreklau said there is nothing that requires the council to make committee decisions behind closed doors.

The move to increase the committee to 10 members was approved 4-3 with Kinken, Stamey and Skip Walls opposing the motion.

Swimmingly scenic: Wildlife rescue monitors swan in ocean near Surfside for 4 days

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — Beachgoers in Surfside Beach have caught a rare sight over the last few days, a swan swimming in the ocean.South Carolina beachgoers have had their fair share of seeing creatures and critters out of place and ...

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — Beachgoers in Surfside Beach have caught a rare sight over the last few days, a swan swimming in the ocean.

South Carolina beachgoers have had their fair share of seeing creatures and critters out of place and making a stop at our beaches but now, we're adding a swan to that list.

However, what's different, and possibly a concern in this case, is how long the swan has been there.

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Executive Director of Myrtle Beach Wildlife Rescue Center, Kimberly Cerimele, said this Mute Swan has been in the ocean in Surfside Beach for the past four days.

"Most of our swans here are in retention ponds in neighborhoods. It seems more food is prevalent," Cerimele explained.

Mute Swans are not federally protected, or native to Northern America, but the United States Dept. of Agriculture said the non-migratory waterfowl will make local flights during different seasons.

In winter, they'll fly to areas with open water and often gather in large groups; but not this one, at least for right now.

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"The situation seems a little odd. We have had one in the past that we went out to rescue. He flew out to the ocean, but within 30 minutes, he came right back to the freshwater pond that he came from," Cerimele said.

After checking in on the bird herself, Cerimele said she doesn't believe it has any injuries or health issues, but she's planning rescue efforts based on another concern.

"Mute Swans aren't really used to the high salt content of the ocean, so we worry, especially, I mean, it's wintertime," she said. "A lot of birds that are natural aquatic birds struggle during the winter to find food sources. So, we're starting to worry he's been in there for a long time that he's maybe not able to find an adequate amount of food."

As for her theories as to why the swan may be exploring other bodies of water, she said, "We're at the beginning of swans trying to find mates, and maybe he was bullied or harassed in a pond that he was in, so he flew off; and maybe he lost a mate and just flew out there. We're not really sure- it's just odd."

Cerimele said if they aren't able to capture the swan, they're planning to let nature run, or swim, its course to see if it will leave the Atlantic on its own.

However, Cerimele added they're continuing to monitor the swan and its behavior, but she is asking if people do see it at the beach - in the water or on land – to not approach the bird to avoid scaring it and making a possible capture harder.

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If you do see the swan, she asks that you call Myrtle Beach Wildlife Rescue Center at 843-885-3083.

Why were trees cut down near Surfside Beach, SC? Here’s what we know

Throughout the Myrtle Beach area, national home-building brands are building new communities, and more might be coming to the Grand Strand area.Along US Highway 17, a plot of land next to Glenns Bay Road was cleared of trees recently, heavy equipment piling the dead trunks into tall mounds. The street address is ...

Throughout the Myrtle Beach area, national home-building brands are building new communities, and more might be coming to the Grand Strand area.

Along US Highway 17, a plot of land next to Glenns Bay Road was cleared of trees recently, heavy equipment piling the dead trunks into tall mounds. The street address is 100 Bayou LP, 11.9 acres large and owned by DR Horton INC., according to Horry County Land Records.

D.R. Horton is the largest national home builder in America, has several communities throughout Horry County, and has an office in Myrtle Beach. D.R. Horton has other new communities in the Surfside Beach area, too, but could not be reached for comment before publication.

The company bought the land in September 2023 for $1.86 million, according to Horry County Land Records. The plot’s previous owners, Bates and Evans III LLC, requested permission to rezone the land in April 2022 from highway commercial land to convenience and auto-related services zoning, which the Horry County Planning Commission approved and later the Horry County Commission in May 2022.

The state intent for development was listed as “major master planned developments” for the lot with future use designated as neighborhood development with 3-7 units per acre during the April 2022 meeting. The land is not the only property recently cleared for potential future development.

In September 2023, a property next to the entrance of the Surf Club— the third oldest golf course in the Myrtle Beach area— had its trees cut down. There are no current plans, but “developers are trying to figure out their engineering costs,” Assistant to the City Manager Ryan Fabbri wrote in an email at the time.

The pace of development throughout the Grand Strand has left some residents concerned, as during the 2022-23 fiscal year, Horry County saw a two percent increase in building permits issued—a total of 17,326— and a 10 percent increase in the planned construction value.

Surfside Beach Pier construction company to fix 16 code violations before reopening

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — The Town of Surfside Beach held a dedication ceremony for the new Surfside Beach Fishing Pier Monday.Surfside Mayor Bob Hellyer, members of town council, and community members were all in attendance.The dedication plaque that now sits on a concrete pillar lists current members of town council, as well as the companies involved with the reconstruction of the pier.Mayor Hellyer spoke at the dedication, reflecting on the last few years of challenges surrounding the pier."Town ...

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — The Town of Surfside Beach held a dedication ceremony for the new Surfside Beach Fishing Pier Monday.

Surfside Mayor Bob Hellyer, members of town council, and community members were all in attendance.

The dedication plaque that now sits on a concrete pillar lists current members of town council, as well as the companies involved with the reconstruction of the pier.

Mayor Hellyer spoke at the dedication, reflecting on the last few years of challenges surrounding the pier.

"Town council had a big decision to make," Hellyer said. "Whether we fix it up or whether we make it bigger and better so it doesn't happen again. And it took them almost three years to do everything it took to get it done, but they went and made it bigger and better.

However, despite the dedication and five years of on-going construction, the pier itself is still not open.

Surfside Beach Town Council made the decision years ago to rebuild the pier after it sustained heavy damages from Hurricane Matthew, but now, years later, it's still not complete - and still facing delays.

The most recent is due to a 42 page report of code violations – again delaying the pier from opening to the public.

There are 16 violations, or outstanding code issues that need to be fixed before the new pier can open.

Some of the "must be fixed" violations cited by Collins Engineer walk through of the pier on August 24 include:

More than a month later, Mayor Hellyer said it's all being taken care of.

"When you're getting done with a construction project, there's a punch list; and the punch list can be short or long, and in this case, it was long. But it was nothing that can't be fixed," he said.

Hellyer said as of last Friday, 70% of the violations have been corrected; and they’re making progress on completing the rest.

According to the report, another walk through evaluating the pier's condition will not be done until 100% of the violations are fixed.

As for whose paying for the corrections?

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Hellyer said it's, "The contractor that took the job to get it done. They need to provide us with a product that's finished."

Despite battling the long list of setbacks, the pier dedication ceremony was held Monday afternoon.

During the dedication ceremony, Hellyer announced a soft opening of the pier in Fall 2023, and a grand opening in Spring 2024, but without stating an exact date for either.

"Every time we set an opening, it gets delayed, so we're not setting any more openings," he said. "We did the plaque thing today. I know we're going to have a soft opening, that's just for the residents, so they can go up and see it before we have the grand opening. And then the grand opening will be sometime in the spring, and that's going to be a big event."

Hellyer said he wants people to remember the reconstruction of the pier truly began during the COVID-19 pandemic and caused initial delays in the entire process; but even through all of that, he's proud of the timeline they have had with the pier thus far.

ABC15 also asked Mayor Hellyer if there will be any sort of re-evaluation or back up plan in Spring 2024 if the pier is not ready to open or up to code at that time. He said that will be up to a new town council and mayor, as his term as Surfside Beach mayor expires on December 9, and he's not running for re-election.

ABC15 will provide updates on the exact dates set for the pier’s soft and grand openings.

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Frustrated by delays in pier construction, Surfside leaders want builder to pay

SURFSIDE BEACH — The town’s long-overdue pier could be finished by the year’s end, but some local officials want the builder to pay for construction delays.After Hurricane Matthew destroyed the landmark wooden pier in 2016, replacing it with an upgraded concrete version became a struggle. The project’s completion date has been pushed back multiple times since construction began nearly three years ago.Zane Peterson with Collins Engineering gave Surfside Beach Town Council a new tentative date of Jan. 1 fo...

SURFSIDE BEACH — The town’s long-overdue pier could be finished by the year’s end, but some local officials want the builder to pay for construction delays.

After Hurricane Matthew destroyed the landmark wooden pier in 2016, replacing it with an upgraded concrete version became a struggle. The project’s completion date has been pushed back multiple times since construction began nearly three years ago.

Zane Peterson with Collins Engineering gave Surfside Beach Town Council a new tentative date of Jan. 1 for construction to be complete. Speaking at the council’s Nov. 28 meeting, Peterson said contractors are working on the installation of handrails, some fire devices and finalizing the pier’s ADA compliance — with a final walkthrough slated for the last week of December.

“I’m taking it with a grain of salt because it’s been a long, long project and it’s been delayed, but we are getting close,” Mayor Rob Krouse told The Post and Courier. “I’m not holding anything to the Jan. 1 date because there’s nothing official about that. I just look forward to a quick completion in the very near future.”

Krouse said the new pier will be a destination for both residents and tourists.

“It’s going to be great,” he said. “You’ve got a couple more dining options out there, the ice cream shop and the bait and tackle shop. It will be a fishing pier again, which is a big deal. I’m personally not a fisherman, but they are an interesting crowd and they really love that pier fishing, so I am looking forward to bringing them back.”

Despite a clearer pathway to completion, the council wants the firm building the pier to pay for the delay in finishing the project, which was originally scheduled to be walkable by mid-summer 2022.

During their meeting this week, council members directed town attorney Jarrett Bouchette to draft a letter to pier contractor Consensus Construction notifying the firm of their intentions. Town leaders accused the firm of breaching its construction contract, noting the last completion date the town agreed to was May 2. Councilman Chris Stamey, who made the motion, said the contract stipulates that damages could reach $500 per day.

The Nov. 28 meeting was the first for newly-elected Krouse and council members Shawn Fallon, Harry Kohlmann and Skip Walls.

As of this month, those delays could amount to more than $100,000 in late penalties.

“It could be all the way up to financial losses for not having the first season,” Krouse said. “We did have an expectation of opening and having the summer season of 2023 and we suffered some losses because of that.”

Town leaders stressed the importance of holding Consensus Construction accountable.

“We just let them make up excuses over and over again,” councilman Kohlmann said. “Let’s do it now before we are talking about this next year at this time. Because honestly, I don’t trust them.”

But council members acknowledged they could face a legal fight.

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“This whole thing is going to end up in mediation, and it may end up in court,” councilman William Kinken said.

Consensus Construction officials could not be reached for comment.

The pier project was previously postponed due to issues involving siding panels, handrails and design modifications, as well as challenges with the concrete pilings under the pier, town officials said. Supply chain problems also hampered the project.

When finished, the new Surfside Beach pier will be the only oceanfront concrete pier in South Carolina. The pier will be approximately the same length as the old wooden one, 800 feet, but will be nine feet taller at 25 feet. The Federal Emergency Management Agency provided $9.5 million for the pier project, with the town covering the rest of the roughly $20 million cost.

The first Surfside Beach pier, privately owned by the Holliday family, was destroyed by Hurricane Hazel in 1954, and again by Hurricane Hugo in 1989. It wasn’t rebuilt until 1993. The town has owned and operated the pier since 2008, according to its website.

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