Surfside Beach Chair Ordinance
I understand that you are considering amending the Beach Chair Ordinance to better serve the Town. As a resident in Surfside, I can say from experience that the current Beach Chair Ordinance has proved to be difficult to operate under.
The extremely limited Pre-Set requirement is particularly burdensome. It should be eliminated. It allows for a very limited number of chairs to be set up in advance which results in numerous back and forth transport of beach chairs by employees in the extreme heat, unnecessary traffic along the Hardpack, and damage to the beach from taking the carts back and forth vs once in the morning and once in the evening. The reality is that no building is going to pre-set more than they anticipate for daily usage.
In addition, the limitation on total beach chairs is unreasonable for peak days such as Holidays. This also should be eliminated. The ordinance designates an area in front of our building where beach chairs can be placed.
Thank you for considering our perspective as you consider amending the Beach Chair Ordinance.