Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.
On September 16, 2020
in County News
The International Drive Road Race, postponed earlier this year due to COVID-19, has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 15, 2020. The event includes a 5K, 10K, and one-mile fun run for kids. The event will have additional COVID-19 safety protocols including staggered start times throughout the morning and a virtual awards ceremony (additional protocols are outlined below).
This is a closed course race. Participants are able to compete in both the 5K and 10K with the top 1st-3rd overall male and female runners receiving awards. Each participant will receive a finisher medal.
Registration for the rescheduled date is now open and registration fees include a high-quality tech t-shirt, a finishers medal, and refreshments at the finish line packaged for you to take with you. Fun run participants have the option of purchasing a t-shirt.
For more information and to register for the event, visit the website.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
On September 11, 2020
in Weekly Update
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, September 14, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6 p.m.
The September 15th Council Meeting will take place in-person in Council Chambers. Social separation protocols will be enforced and seating will be very limited. Overflow space will be available to accommodate public viewing. Attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and in Council Chambers. The meeting will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative channel 14.
IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING PUBLIC COMMENT
Public Comment will be taken ONLY on items scheduled for a public hearing. See list below.
Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide public comment via telephone on the items having public hearing. You must sign up in advance to speak on public hearing by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. You will receive a call during the meeting and patched into the meeting when the item on which you wish to speak comes up on the agenda. You can sign up by calling Pat Hartley in the Council Office at (843) 915-5120, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also provide written comments to be provided to each Council member at the same email, email@example.com. The Public Input segment that is held at the beginning of each meeting remains suspended until further notice.
Public Hearings that are scheduled for September 15th include:
Ordinance 70-2020 to approve the request of Rowe Professional Services Co., agent for Burroughs Brothers Properties, to amend the official zoning maps.
Ordinance 86-2020 to add certain properties to the Horry County Historic Property Register as individual historic properties.
Voter Registration & Election Commission
Thursday, September 17, 2020
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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).
Board of Assessment Appeals
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 4 p.m.
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Complete the 2020 Census Today
The 2020 Census is more than a count. Census information is used to determine funding for roads and infrastructure, education, housing, health care, public safety, and more. All you have to do is answer a few questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you. This year, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail. If you haven’t already, do your part and complete the census at www.my2020census.gov.
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:
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 have been canceled until further notice.
On September 9, 2020
in County News
[Revision 09/09/20] The unveiling planned for the Eddy Lake Cemetery Sign Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. has been moved to the James R. Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road due to weather conditions.
Eddy Lake Cemetery is on the historic register, and with permission from Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority, the cemetery is in the process of being recovered and restored.
On September 8, 2020
in County News
Conway, South Carolina [September 8, 2020]-To best meet the needs of patrons, the Horry County Memorial Library System has changed operating hours at the following locations starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020:
Although the libraries are open, by appointment curbside service is encouraged whenever possible. Branch locations, hours, and COVID19 limitations can be found on the Horry County Memorial Library System's website.
On September 4, 2020
in County News
Update on the Hospitality Fee Litigation and Settlement Discussions
This update is provided on behalf of Horry County Government and the City of Myrtle Beach
Conway, South Carolina (September 4, 2020)—After many months and considerable effort, it gives us great pleasure to announce that Horry County Government, the City of Myrtle Beach and all municipalities involved have reached a settlement agreement in principle to resolve the Hospitality Fee litigation.
The settlement provides for a path forward for the continued collection of the fee for the mutual benefit of all parties and the county as a whole. It also provides for equitable distribution of past monies collected and unspent.
The next step in the process will be obtaining preliminary court approval of the settlement. This is scheduled to take place on or before September 16, 2020. Final approval will take place thereafter.
In summary, the agreement among all parties, subject to court approval, provides:
For more information, contact:
Mark Kruea, Public Information Officer, City of Myrtle Beach
(843) 918-1014 voice (843) 450-1695 mobile
Kelly Moore, Director of Public Information, Horry County Government
(843) 915-8421 voice (843) 246-8945 mobile
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