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Upcoming Meetings for March 9-13, 2020-Revision #3

Zoning Board of Appeals

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

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

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

 

Parks & Open Space Board

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

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

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

 

County Council

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 6 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Chambers

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

 

Forfeited Land Commission

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 9 a.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

Click here to view and download the agenda.

 

Stormwater Advisory Board

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 3 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

Click here to view and download the agenda.

 

Planning Commission Special Workshop

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 2 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Room B

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

 

Please note: The Horry County Registration & Elections Office will be closed Wednesday, March 11, 2020, through Friday, March 13, 2020, for staff training.



Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants For Boards And Commissions

The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following board that has vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:

  • Horry County Board of Social Services
  • Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission
  • Horry County Transportation Committee
  • Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Horry County
  • Horry/Georgetown Commission on Technical Education
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission – Horry County Board
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15C
  • Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Advisory Board – Horry County Board
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board
  • Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
  • Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority

Individuals interested in serving should call the Horry County Legislative Delegation office at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email Danielle. The deadline for receiving applications is March 28, 2020.



Bay Road Update

BAY ROAD UPDATE
 
The Bay Road drainage and safety improvements are almost completed. At this point, we anticipate these road improvements will be completed by the end of March, weather permitting.
 
The heavy construction and daily road closures on this project are substantially complete. Pavement repairs (patching) are also complete, and the county’s contractor has now started to widen the paved shoulder before they begin their work to build up the asphalt, which will create a slightly banked roadway along the curve. The road resurfacing and restriping will be the last major work item. 
 
This project is improving safety along the road by widening the grass shoulder and by creating much flatter slopes along the roadside ditch.  
 
As we finish the remainder of the project, we ask drivers in the area to slow down, pay attention to traffic control devices, and look out for crews working along the roadway. Stay tuned to our website at horrycounty.org and our social media feeds for updates!



Horry County Continues to Monitor COVID-19

Horry County Emergency Management and Public Safety partners are monitoring the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as it continues to spread globally.

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Horry County, or in South Carolina.

Following the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), County officials would like to remind residents and visitors to practice good hygienic measures, such as:

  • Washing hands properly and often
  • Using hand sanitizer when washing your hands is not an option
  • Coughing and sneezing into the crux of one’s elbow
  • Staying home when sick

Simple, proactive measures such as these will go a long way in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but also the seasonal flu.

County officials will continue to monitor conditions and follow the guidance of our state partners at DHEC.



Horry’s Heroes for March 2020: Gerard Rice

In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information.

The featured veteran for March 2020 is United States Navy E3, Gerard Rice. A Surfside native, Mr. Rice served four-years in Washington, DC in the US Navy Ceremonial Guard. He was honored to be present at the burials of fallen US Navy personnel and to present the United States flag to their widows at Arlington National Cemetery. He participated in inauguration parades for Presidents Nixon and Ford and was part of the funeral proceedings for President Johnson while he lay in state at the Capitol Rotunda. As such, one of his commendations is the Navy Unit Commendation Ceremonial Guard.

For more information or to feature your Hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480 or submit your hero here.

 

 



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