Enough signatures have now been collected to let voters decide on a permanent alcohol ban at Folly Beach.
The Charleston County Board of Elections has now signed off on the signatures collected with regard to a possible permanent alcohol ban on the town’s beaches. The signatures were presented to the Folly Beach Town Council last month.
The original proposal would have put a non-binding referendum on the November ballot. But Mayor Tim Goodwin says the matter will be taken up during the next council meeting on August 14. Folly Beach currently has a temporary ban in place that runs through Labor Day.
The deadline for submitting a referendum for the November ballot is August 15.
Sheree Bernardi of Charleston affiliate WTMA contributed to this report