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Upcoming Meetings for November 9-13, 2020

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.

 

Zoning Board of Appeals

Monday, November 9, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

 

Public Safety Committee

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 9 a.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

 

Parks & Open Space Board

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

 

Transportation & Economic Development Committee

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 2 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

 

Veteran's Day Holiday

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

County offices will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.

 

Board of Assessment Appeals

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 4 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.

 

 Memorial Dedication Planned for Victims of 1972 Military Aircraft Crash

The Horry County Council, along with the Horry County Historic Preservation Commission, will hold a memorial dedication on December 5, 2020, to honor the victims of the 1972 military aircraft crash that occurred over the Bayboro area of Horry County.

A ceremony will be held at Berea Baptist Church located at 4287 Joyner Swamp Road in Aynor, South Carolina beginning at 2 p.m. and will conclude with the unveiling of a memorial headstone and a historical roadside marker near the crash site. More details on the ceremony will be made available in the near future.

Coordinators of the event would like to get in contact with anyone who has a personal connection to the incident. Please contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner by email or (843) 915-7892.

 

Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with the best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits are set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines are in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations are stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Juror selection has resumed with precautions in place.

All local Magistrate Offices are open to the public for filings and court.

Central Traffic Court is open as well as is the Central Jury Court. Central Jury will only be receiving guilty pleas, so the public will not be required to serve jury duty.

Preliminary hearings resumed October 30, 2020.



Horry County Registration & Elections Rescan Absentee Ballots

Conway, South Carolina-Due to a data transfer issue related to the scanning of a portion of absentee ballots, the South Carolina Election Commission (SEC) is requiring Horry County Registration & Elections to rescan the ballots. ES&S, the scanning equipment manufacturer, is on-hand to assist with the procedure which began this morning around 10 a.m. Registration & Elections wants all voters to know that this will not impact their absentee ballots in any way.

The Horry County Board of Voter’s Registration and Elections will meet Friday, November 6, 2020, at 10 a.m. to certify election results.

For questions or concerns, please contact Horry County Registration & Elections at (843) 915-5440.

 



Upcoming Meetings for November 2-6, 2020

[Revised 11.3.20-Revised Planning Commission agenda]

[Revised 11.4.20-Revised Planning Commission agenda]

Upcoming Meetings-Revised

Please note: The Planning Commission agenda was revised.

 

Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.

 

Stormwater Advisory Board

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 3 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.

 

Planning Commission

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

 

Community Tree Planting Event at the Michael Morris Graham Park

As part of Community Planning Month, the Horry County Parks & Open Space Board, Horry County Parks & Recreation and Keep Horry County Beautiful will hold a Community Tree Planting at the Michael Morris Graham Park in Aynor on Friday, November 6, 2020, at 9 a.m. The tree planting was made possible through a grant of 70-trees from PalmettoPride (some of which will be planted at Michael Morris Graham Park). Additional landscaping items (plants, mulch, etc) will be placed thanks to an additional grant from PalmettoPride that was awarded to Keep Horry County Beautiful. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.

 

Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with the best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits are set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines are in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations are stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Juror selection has resumed with precautions in place.

All local Magistrate Offices are open to the public for filings and court.

Central Traffic Court is open as well as is the Central Jury Court. Central Jury will only be receiving guilty pleas, so the public will not be required to serve jury duty.

Preliminary hearings resumed October 30, 2020.



Upcoming Deadline: Two New South Carolina CARES Act Grant Programs

Horry County officials remind eligible minority and small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations that the deadline to apply for the two new South Carolina CARES Act grant programs is this Sunday, November 1.

These programs, the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program and the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program can help provide financial reimbursement to South Carolina's small businesses and nonprofits for COVID-19 related financial or operational impacts.

The Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program will reimburse qualified recipients from $2,500 to $25,000. To qualify, minority and small businesses must employ 25 or fewer employees and be physically located in South Carolina. A full list of grant eligibility requirements can be found on the accelerateSC website.

The Nonprofit Relief Grant Program will reimburse qualified recipients from $2,500 to $50,000. To qualify, nonprofits must be designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service, be registered as a public charity with the South Carolina Secretary of State, and be physically located in South Carolina. A full list of grant eligibility requirements can be found on accelerateSC's website. 

The online application process for both grants will open Monday, Oct. 19, and run through Sunday, Nov. 1. The application can be accessed on the accelerateSC website. 

Click here to review the recent press release from the Office of Governor Henry McMaster.

For help with the application process contact the SC Cares Call Center at 803-670-5170 or by email at SCCares@admin.sc.gov

 



Upcoming Meetings for October 26-30, 2020

[Revised 10/26/2020-Revised Administration Committee agenda & packet]

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.

 

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 9 a.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

 

Keep Horry County Beautiful

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

 

Administration Committee

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 2 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

 

The following meeting will take place virtually and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

 

Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 3 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

 

 

The following meeting will take place virtually via Webex (instructions below). Please note these links will not work until the meeting date/time.

 

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 10 a.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.

Click here to contact Jason Lehman for information on how to join the meeting.

 

Horry County Voter's Registration & Elections Office To Be Open On Saturday

The Horry County Voter’s Registration & Elections office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway will be open for absentee in person voting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020, and Saturday, October 31, 2020, ahead of the November 3, 2020, General Election. Please note, this is the only location open on these Saturdays for absentee in person voting and absentee ballot drop off.

Voters who prefer to vote absentee in person will enter the facility, complete the provided absentee voting application, and then vote. Voters are urged to visit www.scvotes.gov to ensure that their information is correct prior to arrival. Additionally, absentee in person voters will need to have proper photo identification. Voters are reminded to be patient as safety protocols may cause the process to be slightly slower.

For more information, visit www.scvotes.gov or contact the Horry County Voter’s Registration & Elections office at (843) 915-5440.

 

Registration and Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

The Horry County Election Commission will be conducting a routine test of the scanner used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, November 3, 2020. The test will be conducted on Friday, October 30, 2020, at 8 a.m. in the Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

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

 

Community Tree Planting Event at the Michael Morris Graham Park

As part of Community Planning Month, the Horry County Parks & Open Space Board, Horry County Parks & Recreation and Keep Horry County Beautiful will hold a Community Tree Planting at the Michael Morris Graham Park in Aynor on Friday, November 6, 2020, at 9 a.m. The tree planting was made possible through a grant of 70-trees from PalmettoPride (some of which will be planted at Michael Morris Graham Park). Additional landscaping items (plants, mulch, etc) will be placed thanks to an additional grant from PalmettoPride that was awarded to Keep Horry County Beautiful. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.

Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with the best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits are set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines are in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations are stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Juror selection has resumed with precautions in place.

All local Magistrate Offices are open to the public for filings and court.

Central Traffic Court is open as well as is the Central Jury Court. Central Jury will only be receiving guilty pleas, so the public will not be required to serve jury duty.

Preliminary hearings will be resumed October 30, 2020.



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