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Horry County Government Weekly Update for October 27 - October 31, 2014

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Horry County Board of Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the 650 Scanner used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, November 4, 2014.  The test will be held Friday, October 31, 2014, at 9 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.

Traffic Shift on the New US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Interchange Bridges to Begin One Day Later Than Previously Scheduled

Conway, South Carolina – Contractors will begin shifting traffic on the southbound bridge of the new US17 Bypass/SC707 Interchange on Monday, October 20 at 8 p.m. The complete traffic shift for the southbound bridge will take approximately three days to complete and will be finalized on Wednesday, October 22, at 6 a.m. Motorists can expect limited nighttime (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures southbound on US17 Bypass this week.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is still scheduled for Thursday, October 23, at 10 a.m. on the northbound bridge.

The traffic shift for the northbound bridge will begin on Sunday, October 26, at 8 p.m. and will have a similar schedule as the southbound bridge. The complete traffic shift for the northbound bridge will take approximately three day to complete and is expected to be finalized on Tuesday, October 28, at 6 a.m., weather permitting. Motorist can expect limited nighttime (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures northbound on US17 Bypass on October 26 & 27.

The entire project will be substantially completed in November 2014 and landscaping will continue into 2015. 

Horry County Government Weekly Update for October 20-24, 2014

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Quarterly Employee Awards Announced

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County announced the three winners of the Horry County Employee Quarterly Awards, and a winner from each of the three divisions was chosen.

Devan Shelley, Appraiser Analyst for the Horry County Assessor’s Office, won the Administration Division Quarterly Award for invaluable assistance in getting the tax roll built and finalized to allow the assessment notices to be sent out on time.  This is the first reassessment that was finalized under the new system and Ms. Shelley oversaw the scheduling of every aspect of the reassessment.  She coordinated with the various sections of the Assessor’s Office to ensure that everyone was aware of deadlines.  Devan also performed nightly updates, often from home, to ensure that everything remained on schedule.  Ms. Shelley also worked closely with the Horry County Information Technologies & GIS Office to ensure all information technology functions were performed.  Devan’s amazing work ethic and attention to detail guaranteed a successful reassessment.

Cory Bellamy, Environmental Technician for Horry County Beach & Street/Roadside Litter, won the Public Safety Division Quarterly Award for his consistent willingness to assist however and wherever needed.  Cory started as a custodian for the Horry County Animal Care Center where he cared for the animals and promoted adoptions.  He filled a vacant position at the front desk where his knowledge of the animals and adoption process were invaluable.  When the Roadside Litter program was being developed, Cory rose to the challenge.  Since he had previous experience as a temporary employee, he was an excellent fit for the program.  He transports a team and equipment to the assigned area and cleans the roadway in a safe and efficient manor.  Mr. Bellamy has exceeded all expectations with his flexibility and positive attitude.  He is a model employee and an asset to Horry County.

Tammy Stevens, Business Analyst for Horry County Public Works, won the Infrastructure & Regulation Division Quarterly Award for her effort to collect, interpret and process Horry County Public Works’ disaster response documentation after the 2014 ice storms.  Through her diligence, Tammy has submitted requests for assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for over $697,000 just for Public Works’ response.  Each Public Works employee’s time and equipment use had to be documented in 15 minute increments.  Each piece of equipment utilized had to have its serial number documented along with the hours of use.  Ms. Stevens spent many nights, weekends, and holidays working on this exhaustive document with no complaints.  Tammy exemplifies the ideal employee.

These three winners of the Horry County Employee Quarterly Awards received $250, a designated parking space, a certificate of achievement, and are eligible for the Employee of the Year Award of $1,000.

Other outstanding nominees were:

  • Tabitha Barfield-Veteran’s Affairs
  • Vicki Bell-Business License
  • Tyrone Graham-Maintenance
  • Maurice Livingston-Detention
  • Hannah Nethken-911
  • Matthew Petty-Airport
  • Kym Wilkerson-Planning
  • Tammy Wilson-Fleet

The Employee Quarterly Award Program focuses on an act or performance accomplished by an employee that is significant or of great value to the department or county organization as a whole and is beyond normal expectations of the employee. Considerations are also given to customer service, cost/time savings, recognized increased efficiency, and/or effectiveness, or revenue generated funds.