City of Beaufort | August 2021
Your monthly news & updates
Welcome to the City of Beaufort's monthly newsletter. Any feedback? Please send to Kathleen Williams,
Comp plan draft open for public comment
The public is invited to offer suggestions and comments to the working draft of the City’s 2021 Comprehensive Plan. This is the document that guides all decisions related to planning, zoning, and development in the City of Beaufort. It was last updated in 2009.

Its various components include land use, housing, community facilities, cultural resources, natural resources, transportation, and resiliency.

Come to public sessions at City Hall to ask questions and offer comment on these dates:

  • 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10
  • 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Aug. 12

Electronic public comment closes on Aug. 20.

Some tips from Capital Waste Services
Here are some reminders from our new waste vendor, Capital Waste Services, regarding trash, yard debris, and recycling pickups:

  • Recycling is every other week, on the same day as your trash/yard debris pickup.

  • Cans should be placed within three feet of the curb before 7 a.m. on the day of your pickup. Carts should be at least three feet away from each other.

See the graphic above as to what can be recycled. If any non-recyclable items are put in the recycling bin, it contaminates the bin and the bin will not be picked up.

The Capital Waste website for Beaufort customers is a good resource for information on how best to discard items, and what pickup dates are specific to your address.

For example, if you type in your address at the link here, you will find out your day of service. If you click on the Wizard icon, you will find out how to dispose of various items and how to bundle yard debris.

Fill out the Contact Us form on the bottom of the page for various things including a missed pickup, a bulk pickup, or a billing issue.
Please take survey on
Charles Lind Brown Center

A community-based task force is seeking input from the public on how to revitalize the Charles Lind Brown Center’s relevance as a community asset.

Members have put together a survey asking about the kinds of services, activities, and events residents would like to see at the center.

Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey! Thank you!

We have board openings!

We have openings on several of our boards and commissions. Our boards are essential to the functioning of our City, and we value our board members.

Currently, we have openings on the Cultural District Advisory Board, the Design Review Board, and the Tourism Development Advisory Committee.

Bertholf named
deputy city manager
Reece Bertholf has been named deputy city manager. For the last 18 months, he has held the dual role of assistant city manager and fire chief.

The search for a new fire chief is underway.

Masks required in City Hall

The City of Beaufort is requiring visitors to any of its facilities, including City Hall, to wear masks while inside our buildings.

We also urge our residents to protect themselves and their families from Covid-19 by getting a vaccination.
News from our partners
Tickets on sale soon
for HBF fundraisers
Tickets go on sale Aug. 16 for Historic Beaufort Foundation’s two major fundraising events for 2021 — Libations with Lafayette and the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens.

Please join HBF for Libations with Lafayette—an evening garden party with live music and libations in the gardens of the George Moss Stoney House, ca.1825, scheduled for Oct. 9

HBF’s Fall Tour of Houses and Gardens —scheduled for Oct. 22-24– celebrates Beaufort and the Lowcountry’s architectural and landscaped heritage.

Jenkins honored by state

Congratulations to HBF Executive Director Cynthia Cole Jenkins, who was just honored with the 2021 Governor's Award for Excellence in Preservation. This is the highest award given by South Carolina and it recognizes Cynthia's significant accomplishments in support of historic preservation.

USCB Sand Shark Welcome Week!
University of South Carolina Beaufort welcomes back its students the week of Aug. 19-26.

The university's campuses in Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island educate more than 2,100 students, with 19 undergraduate degrees and two graduate programs, and contribute to the economic diversity of our region.

Welcome back, Sand Sharks!
BMH requires masks
at all its facilities
The folks at Beaufort Memorial Hospital remind the public and patients that they need to wear a mask at all times when entering a BMH facility regardless of vaccination status.

Also, a reminder that the Beaufort Memorial Vaccine Clinic is open on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. by appointmentTo schedule, go here.
What's happening on main replacement project
BJWSA continues its work on the galvanized water main replacement project in the City. This includes new PVC water mains, fire hydrants, water services, and meter boxes. 

In this phase of the work, major work is being done currently on Harrington and South Hermitage. 

Shrimp Festival (YUM!)
It’s only a few months away … the Beaufort Shrimp Festival will be held Oct. 1-2 at Waterfront Park.

The festival will kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. Atlanta vocal group The Tams will perform a free concert at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the festival will open at 11 a.m. with live entertainment, shrimp races, and environmental programs. Plus, the best and freshest shrimp and shrimp dishes from our local chefs!

Please check out the Shrimp Festival website here, which will be updated often in the next two months.
First Friday: Weekend Sidewalk Sale

The Downtown Merchants Association is hosting a fabulous sidewalk sale for First Friday from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 6 along Bay Street -- and the sale continues on Saturday. On Friday night, CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association) will be at a table by the clock tower collecting school supplies for the upcoming school year. Prizes will be given away every 15 minutes from 5-8 p.m. CAPA is asking for Walmart gift card donations to help students purchase school uniforms. Anyone giving a donation will receive 5 extra entries to win prizes.

Come greet our Downtown Operations team with a back to school backdrop, cornhole, bubbles, Connect 4 and music!
Mark your calendar for these events in August
Live After 5!: 5-8 p.m. Aug 19. Enjoy dinner, drinks, live entertainment, and shopping. 

Watermelon Crawl Sip & Stroll: Aug. 28. The Watermelon Crawl Sip & Stroll is a chance to explore the various downtown Beaufort retailers while enjoying complimentary beverages and special retail and restaurant promotions. More information and tickets here.
Wecome, new businesses!
Charter One Realty

203A Carteret St.
Mon-Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Charter One Realty is a team of experienced professionals who have been serving the Lowcountry for more than 30 years. The brokerage specializes in residential and commercial real estate, and closed more than $1.6 billion in sales in 2020. Charter One Realty sales professionals are known as "true locals" with a passion for client service and an unrivaled global network.


Old Bay Marketplace
Salon: Tues-Fri: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Boutique: Mon-Sun: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (during summer)

Coccolami is located in historic downtown Beaufort, inside the Old Bay Marketplace. Coccolami means “pamper me” in Italian, and we are happy to do so!

We have created a unique multi-purpose space – a salon, facial bar, and boutique. For our salon services we use luxurious, socially and eco-conscious brands.

In our boutique, we only offer merchandise from women-owned small businesses, whose handmade goods are produced in small batches and are ever-changing.

Coccolami has also designed its own professional skin care line, which we will feature during our monthly "Sip and Glow" skin care parties.

IA Mobility Outlet

30 Robert Smalls Parkway
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

IA Mobility Outlet had its grand opening on July 10. Our mission is to keep you and your loved ones safe and independent in the comfort of your home.

IA Mobility Outlet is a durable medical equipment company that specializes in the sales and service of mobility scooters, power wheelchairs, and lift chairs.

Come speak with a member of our compassionate team to answer any mobility-related questions. We’ll be joined by the Gullah Express food truck as well as the Rolling Cow Creamery.

Express Oil Change
& Tire Engineers

238 Robert Smalls Parkway
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

At Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, customer service and quality care are our top priorities. We employ experienced, certified technicians trained to provide premium total-car care, and we use state-of-the-art equipment and premium parts to ensure the quality of our work.

Every member of our in-house mechanical department works fast and hard to make Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers your one-stop automotive service provider.

Express Oil website
Ribbon cuttings in August
Congratulations to these companies:

Kazoobie Kazoos: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, 12 John Galt Road. Grand reopening of museum and gift shop. Also Business After Hours with Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Coccolami Salon: 2-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 917 Bay St., Suite D. Ribbon-cutting and open house.

Evolve Furniture Studio: 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 1010 Middleton St. Ribbon-cutting.
Meetings in August
City Council
5 p.m. Aug. 24 Work Session
7 p.m. Aug. 24 Regular Session

Meetings will be held in person at Council Chambers and streamed on the City's Facebook page. You can find agendas closer to the date of the meeting on our website's Agenda Center.

City boards, task forces
Historic Review Board, 1 p.m. Aug 4.
Zoning Board of Appeals, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9
Historic Review Board, 2 p.m. Aug. 11
Design Review Board, 2 p.m. Aug. 12
Cultural District Advisory Board, 2 p.m. Aug. 18

Meetings will be held in person and via Zoom and streamed on the City's Facebook page. You can find agendas closer to the date of the meeting on our website's Agenda Center.