Topics

Arts & Entertainment

Bachelor & Bachelorette

Bridal

Fashion

Finance

Food & Drink

Health & Wellness

Home

Pets

Mayoral Thoughts

Travel

Videos

Women in Business

<   Swipe left or right   > 

Aug 30, 2023

A Note from Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka

Lisa Sulka

Photography By

M.Kat
The Calhoun Street Regional Dock has been a part of Bluffton’s history since the 1800s, and throughout the partnerships with State Representative Bill Herbkersman and our state leaders, this dock remains an operational landmark of our town, ready for the next 100 years.

Continue Reading

Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka

Calhoun Street Regional Dock Dedicated to Representative Herbkersman

Tuesday, July 25 was a beautiful morning, and at 8:30 a.m., it looked like a party at the end of Calhoun Street. Family, friends, and colleagues of South Carolina Rep. William G. “Bill” Herbkersman gathered at the Calhoun Street Regional Dock to say thanks for his efforts garnering state funds to help support the $1.2 million dollar project to enhance the public’s access to the May River.

Town leaders installed a sign at the entrance of the dock which reads: Dedicated to S.C. Rep. William G. “Bill” Herbkersman with gratitude for his decades of public service. Herbkersman was instrumental securing funding which helped build this dock, preserve Bluffton’s “State of Mind” and welcome the public to the May River for years to come.

The renovated dock was opened to the public December 2020. Herbkersman was instrumental in securing $800,000 from two state grants that assisted in the construction of the public dock and the new viewing access of the May River. The South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism Parks Revitalization Fund contributed $500,000 in December 2016 for dock expansion. The same fund also contributed an additional $300,000 to the project for a boardwalk, bulkhead, and pathways for the dock in 2018. The $800,000 in state funding was a significant portion of the total funding for this project. The dedication recognizes not only Herbkersman’s assistance on this project, but also his service and dedication to Bluffton.

The dock has been a part of Bluffton’s history since the 1800s, and throughout the partnerships with Herbkersman and our state leaders, this dock remains an operational landmark of our town, ready for the next 100 years.

Herbkersman has represented Beaufort County in the South Carolina House of Representatives since 2003. He currently serves as the vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee, and chair of the Health and Human Services Subcommittee. On behalf of Bluffton Town Council, I am grateful for his service to Bluffton.

For more on any of our capital projects, please visit our townofblufftonsc.gov website and scroll down to map gallery. There you will find many maps including the Capital projects dashboard as well as very interesting map called permit finder. This shows all active building permits that are issued in our town.  

Related Articles

A Note From Bluffton Mayor Larry Toomer

Run, walk, stroll for safer streets in Bluffton Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 30, for the Town of Bluffton’s Independence Day Celebration. This year, the Town will host a 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. at Martin Family Park to kick off the day of events. The Stay Safe,...

read more

A Note From Hilton Head Island Mayor Alan Perry

It’s Hurricane Season: Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Stay Informed The Atlantic hurricane season, a period of heightened risk for our coastal communities, begins June 1 and ends November 30. This six-month window is when we urge the public to be prepared for any potential...

read more

A Note from Bluffton Mayor, Larry Toomer

Don Ryan Center is a small business success story It’s always better if someone else tells your story. When that happens, you know you have made an impact on others. The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce recently selected the Don Ryan Center for Innovation (DRCI)...

read more