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Old 03-28-2020, 05:11 AM
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Default SC BEach towns shut down, mixed messages.

Late yesterday folly beach rescinded all their cancellations and restrictions. Short term rentals back open, no check points, no restrictions. Based it on McMaster and the attorney general saying they didn't have the power to close.

Edisto island quickly followed suit.

Iop and sullivans island are sticking to their short term rental ban (iop) and continuing to limit island to residents and workers.

What is folly thinking? It was a nightmares out there lsat weekend, and now it's gonna be even hotter, the city is on stay at home orders, and the other town beaches are closed.

Can somebody explain the logic to me? Im confused.
Old 03-28-2020, 05:23 AM
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Smart governors are issuing stay at home orders. Time will tell who was right, I would not want to be a governor that has to live with a wrong decision.
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I was thinking the same thing. How convenient they are back opened up for the nice weekend. Maybe they’re logic is to allow the risk to give the businesses and their employees a weekend boost?
Old 03-28-2020, 05:47 AM
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Smart governors are issuing stay at home orders. Time will tell who was right, I would not want to be a governor that has to live with a wrong decision.
McMaster is kind of a trump cronie. Trump wants shut down to end. McMaster steps in and says "no you can't close" to towns. Politically that "makes sense". Logically, not so much, but that's another story.

What doesn't make sense is selective enforcement.

For what its worth i dont think the stay at home order makes sense for SC, but there are fifty threads to discuss that.
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So iop and sullivans followed suit. Open for business. Waited til mid am To announce (wisely).

Got email from my mom late this afternoon, folly beach has gone back to full closures, 24/7 road blocks no short term rentals.

To be clear, they had banned all short term rental service through April two days ago and set a road block early this week. Then pulled it effective this morning. Then shut it all back down.

You cant make this shit up...
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Surfside tried to block my sister from entering earlier today. Going to our family house. Nobody else can use it and she is working from home for the next 3 weeks at least. May as well sit on the porch at the beach house. House is held in a LLC, and they have her crap about it. Oh well, in now.
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It was reported that Folly held an emergency meeting and closed again- those beaches belong to everyone, not just residents. The people that won't practice proper spacing should get a large fine to change their mind- closing the beach won't change that part of the problem, just relocate it.
The Governor should have the state police roll up, force them to remove the road blocks, and serve arrest warrents on the town council, with court held after things return to normal.
SCDNR was flying over the beaches monitoring the crouds.

I lived at Folly for years- it was awesome, until the mayor was elected and turned the town upside down- it was no longer the people's laid back beach town everyone loved.
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Originally Posted by Great Outdoors View Post
It was reported that Folly held an emergency meeting and closed again- those beaches belong to everyone, not just residents. The people that won't practice proper spacing should get a large fine to change their mind- closing the beach won't change that part of the problem, just relocate it.
The Governor should have the state police roll up, force them to remove the road blocks, and serve arrest warrents on the town council, with court held after things return to normal.
SCDNR was flying over the beaches monitoring the crouds.

I lived at Folly for years- it was awesome, until the mayor was elected and turned the town upside down- it was no longer the people's laid back beach town everyone loved.
the argument could also be made that extreme population growth and poor behavior/drunken foolishness has forced the hand of the town council and mayor.

Folly has a very small yet extremely vocal year round population, and they (painting with a broad brush here) tend to think it's their private beach. Which is insane. But I also feel for them, in that their town is overrun constantly from april To October with tourists, many of who made aren't terribly well behaved.

As iop and sullivans island continuously pass legislation To limit day trippers, it drives more and more people to folly.

Deifnitely a complex situation out there. To be clear, if I didn't have a self serving interest In the road blocks out there I'd be strongly against it.

i wasn't there yesterday but heard for the most part everybody behaved and followed protocols.
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I believe prior to the Governor call, Folly was not aware of its "home rule" authority and thus removed the closures/bans. I could be wrong but I did not think IOP nor Sullivan's ever removed their closures/bans as they were already aware of their "home rule" authority. Once Folly learned of the provisions, the called for the Emergency meeting and re-instated the closures/bans.

We live on Folly and I went to the Teeter 9 a.m. ish Saturday morning and people (assuming all Folly residents) were protesting by walking the folly river bridge with "go home, safety first, safety over money, etc, etc" signs!

Craziness!!!

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the argument could also be made that extreme population growth and poor behavior/drunken foolishness has forced the hand of the town council and mayor.


Folly has a very small yet extremely vocal year round population, and they (painting with a broad brush here) tend to think it's their private beach. Which is insane. But I also feel for them, in that their town is overrun constantly from april To October with tourists, many of who made aren't terribly well behaved.

As iop and sullivans island continuously pass legislation To limit day trippers, it drives more and more people to folly.

Deifnitely a complex situation out there. To be clear, if I didn't have a self serving interest In the road blocks out there I'd be strongly against it.

i wasn't there yesterday but heard for the most part everybody behaved and followed protocols.
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Any clarity on access to the beaches via private community owned access points? We have a place in surfside beach with deeded access to a private access/dune crossing. Is that still allowed. Details at this point are fuzzy at best.
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Now it’s all closed now...All public beach and boat ramps shut down!
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Any clarity on access to the beaches via private community owned access points? We have a place in surfside beach with deeded access to a private access/dune crossing. Is that still allowed. Details at this point are fuzzy at best.
if the access is deeded then it's not public access. You're good. Unless your town alters the wording. Word is some beaches may close altogether (which is absurd and hugely misguided).

We have beach access too, but then there's a public access next lot over. The public access will be closed. But They aren't gonna come yellow tape my beach walkover.

Ive been out at beach last two days. It's a "closed" beach. People are out, but they are aware of their surroundings and of giving others their space. It's really nice actually.
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At folly...just saw flashing lights. Of course my busybody wife goes out to see whats happening. Of course she calls me out too. I'm all excited thinking something cool, but nope. Firetruck and a couple cruisers, no sirens, lots of lights.

Theyre shutting off all the public beach accesses.
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
At folly...just saw flashing lights. Of course my busybody wife goes out to see whats happening. Of course she calls me out too. I'm all excited thinking something cool, but nope. Firetruck and a couple cruisers, no sirens, lots of lights.

Theyre shutting off all the public beach accesses.
I take back my earlier recommendation. May want to wait a day or two....
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Where was / is the barricade set up at?
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Originally Posted by CUTiger2011 View Post
Where was / is the barricade set up at?
right before the entrance to mariners cay.

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