SURFSIDE BEACH — The Surfside Beach Town Council has agreed to repair the town’s existing oceanfront pier rather than expand it.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports the council voted 6-1 on Tuesday to repair the pier. The work will include replacing several pilings, repairing the area where the pier meets the beach and bringing the existing restaurant space up to proper standards.

The council expects to get a cost estimate later.

The vote ended weeks of discussion about expanding the pier.