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On July 31, 2014
in County News
The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, the Horry County Historical Society, and the Ivy Garden Club will host a dedication for the Horry County Patriot Tree Project on Friday, August 8, at 11 a.m. at the Sasser Home located on the corner of Elm Street and 7th Avenue in downtown Conway. Attendees are asked to park at the First Baptist Church of Conway located at 600 Elm Street.
The Horry County Patriot Tree Project pairs live oak trees with soldiers from Horry County who served during the Civil War. Each one of the trees will have a QR code marker which will direct smart phone users to a website listing the soldier’s name, birth date, birth place, death date, burial place, and other available details of the soldier’s service.
During the dedication, seven trees will be paired with Civil War veterans of Horry County. Honored at the ceremony will be:
The ceremony is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Adam Emrick, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning and 843-915-5340.
On July 30, 2014
in County News, General
Horry County is in the process of preparing various property tax mailings, as detailed below.
A state-mandated, countywide reassessment of all real properties in Horry County has occurred for tax year 2014, based on values as of December 31, 2013. Horry County’s last reassessment determined the fair market value of real properties as of December 31, 2008, and the amounts of real estate (property) tax paid on those values through tax year 2013.
In August, a notice of reassessment will be mailed to all property owners in Horry County whose property’s market value increases $1,000 or more as a result of reassessment. Only real property is appraised during a reassessment, which includes land and any improvements on it such as a house, outbuilding, swimming pool, or dock. During a reassessment, the Assessor’s Office will review the market values of all properties in the county. Based on changes in the real estate market, the Assessor’s Office will determine which property values need to be increased or decreased.
Each property owner has 90 days after the date of the assessment notice to notify the Assessor’s Office if they would like to appeal the value as shown on the reassessment notice. The appeal form is available at http://www.horrycounty.org/portals/0/Docs/assessor/appeal-2014.pdf. Filing an appeal does not waive the tax liability, so while the appeals process is underway, it is recommended that you pay the tax liability prior to the penalty period to avoid further penalties. For more information on property reassessment notices, please contact the Horry County Assessor’s Department at (843) 915-5040.
In October, the Horry County Auditor’s office will mail personal property tax bills. Personal property tax must be paid on all personal property, including business personal property used to generate business income within Horry County. This includes business personal property, such as furniture, which is located within a condominium or house that is rented to third parties to generate revenue for the owner. The tax is assessed on the values that the business owners report to the County when they file the Form PR 26 by April 30th each year. More information regarding this filing requirement, including the form and the instructions, are available at http://www.horrycounty.org/portals/0/Docs/auditor/PersonalPropertyReturn2014.pdf. If you have questions regarding the personal property tax bill that you receive, or if you filed a Form PR 26 but do not receive a personal property tax bill, please call the Auditor’s Office at (843) 915-5054.
Also in October, the county will mail real property tax bills. Approximately 250,000 bills will be mailed. However, if you have been making installment payments during the year as payments to be applied against your 2014 real property tax bill, your tax bill will not be mailed to you until November 15th. The reason for this delay is that the installment payment that you make during the month of October needs to be processed in order to determine the remaining balance due on your 2014 taxes. Tax bills relating to 2014 can be paid without penalty up to January 15, 2015. Payments postmarked after January 15, 2015, and payments paid at the County’s Treasurer’s Office locations after January 15, 2015 will be subject to a 3% penalty, and additional penalty of 7% if not paid on or before February 1, 2015, and a third penalty of 5% if not paid on or before March 16, 2015. Additional information relating to paying real property taxes on-line, or signing up for the installment payment plan, is available at http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/Treasurer.aspx. New applications for the 2015 tax year Installment Payment Program deadline is January 15, 2015. For more information concerning tax payments please contact the Horry County Treasurer’s Office at (843) 915-5470.
On July 25, 2014
in Events, General
Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will assist with community clean up events in the following areas, volunteers to assisting with upcoming litter cleanups in our community are always welcome:
Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 9 a.m. – Reaves Ferry Landing - Weather permitting, the Waccamaw Riverkeepers will clean up litter. Volunteers will meet at the landing located at 5880 Old Reaves Ferry Road in Conway. Cleanup supplies will be provided, however volunteers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing, close-toe shoes and bring sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, kayaks, fishing rods, etc.
Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. - Loris Nature Park- Join the Chicora Indian Tribe of South Carolina in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful for the cleanup of Loris Nature Park, located on Lions Road in Loris. Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and pickup sticks will be provided. Contact Chief Clyde Strickland for more information by email or 843-597-5504.
Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. - Socastee Park and Yacht Basin-Join the Chicora Indian Tribe of South Carolina in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful for the cleanup of Socastee Park and Yacht Basin, located under the 544 Bridge off Peachtree Road. Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and pickup sticks will be provided. Contact Chief Clyde Strickland for more information by email or 843-597-5504.
For more information, to organize a clean up event for your neighborhood or if you want to get involved in keeping our boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter free throughout the year, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful by email or 915-5340.
On July 25, 2014
in Weekly Update
Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings and events for the week of July 28-August 1, 2014.
On July 25, 2014
in Road Construction & Closures
Conway, South Carolina – Contractors will perform asphalt buildup, which will cover the entire intersection at US 17 Bypass/SC707, requiring the temporary closure of the intersection on Sunday, July 27, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting. This date is the new makeup date from overnight work that was canceled last night due to inclement weather.
During this time period, motorists will be able to travel north and south bound on US 17 Bypass, however no left turns will be allowed from US 17 Bypass at the intersection of SC 707 and Farrow Parkway. Motorists traveling on SC 707 and Farrow Parkway when approaching the intersection will not be allowed to travel through the intersection or make left turns. Only right turns will be allowed off of SC 707 and Farrow Parkway onto US 17 Bypass.
The recommended access for south bound US 17 Bypass and SC 707 wanting to go east on Farrow Parkway would be to use the US 17/SC 544 Interchange. The recommended access for north bound US 17 and Farrow Parkway wanting to go west on SC 707 would be to use the Fantasy Harbour/US 17 Interchange. The alternative detours/routes are placed on signage throughout the vicinity of the project.
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