SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The first of three workshops to discuss the future of the Surfside Beach Pier ended with a unanimous decision from the 75 in attendance – rebuild it.
That's according to Surfside Beach Mayor Bob Childs, who said the attendees want to see the pier repaired after being damaged during Hurricane Matthew because it is seen as vital to the town.
Now it is a matter of looking at how to pay for the repairs, according to Childs. He added that Town Councilman Randle Stevens suggested selling plaques on the pier as a possible funding source.
Before any formal decisions are made, the town is hosting two additional pier workshops to get more feedback. They are set for Monday, April 3 at 10 a.m., and Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m.
The workshops take place at town council chambers, located at 115 U.S. 17 North in Surfside Beach.