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First in Service Friday: Anthony Kraemer

SEPTEMBER 22, 2023

FIRST IN SERVICE FRIDAY.  Please help the City of Myrtle Beach congratulate Anthony Kraemer for being this week's First in Service Friday Employee of the Week! The timing is fitting, considering Anthony is the supervisor for our beach and we are under a Tropical Storm Watch! Anthony has been the Beach Coordinator for Myrtle Beach since February. Originally from Hamilton, New Jersey, the Air Force veteran moved with his wife and three kids to Myrtle Beach more than three years ago. He began his career with the City as a beach crew senior equipment operator.

You can imagine it's a busy job being in charge of our beach. Anthony's nomination reflects that! It reads:

"It is my pleasure to nominate Anthony Kraemer, the city’s Beach Coordinator, for the First in Service Friday recognition. Over the past four months, Anthony and his team have overseen the efforts in restoring the city’s beach following Hurricane Ian, specifically the dunes. This restoration process began with Anthony and his team providing representation during FEMA and South Carolina Emergency Management Division site inspections. This was necessary due to the city’s intention in applying for federal disaster reimbursement. Following these site inspections, work began with the removal of previously damaged sand fencing along the entire stretch of the beach. Once this was completed, the US Army Corps of Engineers required that any plans regarding the restoration to the beach’s dunes must adhere to specific regulations. Work began in late April and was completed in August. To give you an idea as to how much work was done during this period of time here is a breakdown:

Sand fencing was installed from Springmaid Pier all the way just past 82nd Avenue North. This comes to a total of 48,125 linear feet with approximately 2,410 panels of fencing. Once the fencing was completed, native dune vegetation was required to be planted along the entire stretch of beach. This consisted of the following:
Sea Oats – 96,248 total
Panicgrass – 72,186 total

Anthony and his team were required to document this entire process on a daily basis. They provided the City of Myrtle Beach’s Emergency Management Division with daily activity logs, photos, and timesheets necessary for FEMA to consider reimbursing the city’s costs. This was a daunting task for Anthony and his team to oversee but when you take a stroll along the City’s beach you can witness the fantastic job they did!"

Not only is Anthony a friendly face among co-workers, but he's keeping our beaches pristine! Thanks for being #FirstinService. You are appreciated!

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