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Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of October 18, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6 p.m.

County Council Meeting

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 3 p.m.

Board of Fee Appeals

Click here for the agenda.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Horry County Planning & Zoning Announcements

Applications are Open for the Third Annual Citizens Planning Academy

Registration is now open for the popular Citizen Planning Academy Program.

The Academy covers topics like development trends, capital improvements planning, and how to be an engaged and informed participant in the County’s planning processes. 

This year, the Academy will be a virtual program with a series of interactive virtual sessions beginning in November 2021 and concluding in February 2022. Everyone that completes the program receives a certificate.

Use the link below to learn more and apply online today. Applications are open through October 24, 2021.

Apply for Planning Academy

Community Drop In: Proposed Rezoning Request at Wizard Golf Course

A community drop in is scheduled on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 regarding a proposed rezoning request to redevelop The Wizard Golf Course. The drop in style meeting will be held at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center from 4-6 p.m. Interested members of the public will be able to discuss the redevelopment plan with the project agent, Felix Pitts of G3 Engineering.

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Carolina Forest Recreation Center

Project Agent: Felix Pitts of G3 Engineering

Community Drop In: Proposed Little River Historic District

A community drop in is scheduled on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 regarding the proposed creation of a historic district in Little River. Community members are encouraged to stop by to learn more about the district as well as the benefits of preserving properties that are 50 years old or older.

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: C.B. Berry Community Center

Registration Open for Ghost of the Coast 5K and Trunk or Treat

Join us Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Carolina Forest Recreation Center for the Ghost of the Coast 5K and Trunk or Treat. Costumes are encouraged and you can bring the whole family, including your pets! 

Trunk or Treat will be held at the soccer fields behind the recreation center from 2-4 p.m. and the Ghost of the Coast race will begin at 4 p.m. To register for the race, visit Ghost of the Coast Fun Run (runsignup.com). (You do not need to be signed up for the race in order to attend the Trunk or Treat).

Feedback: Horry County Flood Resilience Plan

In an effort to gauge the needs and desires of the community as the Flooding Subcommittee and County Council prepare to review the Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan, Horry County is accepting comments on the plan via email at resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org

Feedback will be accepted through October 22, 2021. After that time, the feedback will be collected and presented for review by the Flooding Subcommittee. 

Public feedback has been a critical component of the development of this plan and we want to make sure our community continues to be engaged and informed throughout the remainder of the process.

Community members can review the proposed Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan in its current form on the Horry County website.

Review the Draft Plan

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

County Operations Update

County Offices Implement COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government has instituted protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged 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 may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.



Horry County to Conduct Aerial Mosquito Spraying Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15, 2021

Update: The mosquito spraying in this area will continue today, weather permitting. Half of the area was sprayed yesterday on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The remainder is planned to be sprayed today, Friday, October 15.

Horry County will conduct aerial mosquito spraying on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in the Nichols area of Horry County with a make up day scheduled for Monday, October 18, 2021 if needed.

The area includes MW Stroud Road, Creek Landing Road, Jarrott Drive, and Worley Lane.

Aerial spraying will be conducted 30-minutes prior to sunset and 30-minutes after sunset, weather permitting. 

The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals. Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying. In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.

To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies. You can submit the location of your hive online here.

In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in the unincorporated areas of Horry County (outside city limits) can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000 or by the online form found on our website.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of October 11, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, October 11, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

 Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 9 a.m.

Public Safety Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 2 p.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Friday, October 15, 2021, 10 a.m.

Hwy 90/905/Conway Perimeter Task Force Meeting

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Horry County Planning & Zoning Announcements

Applications are Open for the Third Annual Citizens Planning Academy

Registration is now open for the popular Citizen Planning Academy Program.

The Academy covers topics like development trends, capital improvements planning, and how to be an engaged and informed participant in the County’s planning processes. 

This year, the Academy will be a virtual program with a series of interactive virtual sessions beginning in November 2021 and concluding in February 2022. Everyone that completes the program receives a certificate.

Use the link below to learn more and apply online today. Applications are open through October 24, 2021.

Apply for Planning Academy

 

Community Drop In: Proposed Rezoning Request at Wizard Golf Course

A community drop in is scheduled on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 regarding a proposed rezoning request to redevelop The Wizard Golf Course. The drop in style meeting will be held at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center from 4-6 p.m. Interested members of the public will be able to discuss the redevelopment plan with the project agent, Felix Pitts of G3 Engineering.

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Carolina Forest Recreation Center

Project Agent: Felix Pitts of G3 Engineering

Horry County Planning & Zoning Releases Annual Report

Horry County Planning and Zoning officials are pleased to release the FY21 Annual Report for the department.

The report includes information about growth and development trends, significant department achievements, and the activities of the Boards and Commissions associated with the department.

Download the Annual Report

Registration Open for Ghost of the Coast 5K and Trunk or Treat

Join us Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Carolina Forest Recreation Center for the Ghost of the Coast 5K and Trunk or Treat. Costumes are encouraged and you can bring the whole family, including your pets! Trunk or Treat will be held at the soccer fields behind the recreation center from 2-4 p.m. and the Ghost of the Coast race will begin at 4 p.m. To register for the race, visit Ghost of the Coast Fun Run (runsignup.com). (You do not need to be signed up for the race in order to attend the Trunk or Treat).

Horry County Auditor's Office Moves Camper Returns Online

The Horry County Auditor’s Office announced a new process that will allow property owners to complete their camper and travel trailer tax returns online. Returns for campers and travel trailers are typically mailed out in January each year. Horry County has more campers than any other county in the state of South Carolina.  

County Auditor Beth Calhoun said, “We are always looking for ways to improve efficiency and customer service and I’m excited to roll out this new online process. We appreciate the support of our Horry County IT/GIS team and their help making this project a reality.”

The new form can be accessed online by visiting horrycounty.org/Departments/Auditor. Property owners do not need to take any action until they receive their property notice, or after the first of the year.

Anyone with questions can be in touch with the Auditor’s office directly at (843) 915-5050.

Feedback: Horry County Flood Resilience Plan

In an effort to gauge the needs and desires of the community as the Flooding Subcommittee and County Council prepare to review the Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan, Horry County is accepting comments on the plan via email at resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org

Feedback will be accepted through October 22, 2021. After that time, the feedback will be collected and presented for review by the Flooding Subcommittee. 

Public feedback has been a critical component of the development of this plan and we want to make sure our community continues to be engaged and informed throughout the remainder of the process.

Community members can review the proposed Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan in its current form on the Horry County website.

Review the Draft Plan

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

County Operations Update

County Offices Implement COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government has instituted protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged 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 may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of October 4, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 3 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 6 p.m.

County Council Meeting

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 4 p.m.

Horry County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee

Click here for the agenda.

Members of the public who are unable to attend the Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee meeting may submit comments in writing to countycouncil@horrycounty.org. Further information can be obtained from the Clerk to Council at (843) 915-5120.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Friday, October 8, 2021, 10 a.m.

I&R Subcommittee on Flooding

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Officer Jacob Hancher Memorial Highway Dedication

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 11 a.m.

This Sunday, October 3, 2021 beginning at 11 a.m., Horry County officials will hold a ceremony to dedicate a portion of River Oaks Drive in honor of Officer Jacob Hancher, an officer with Myrtle Beach Police Department that was killed in the line of duty on October 3, 2020. Hancher also served as a volunteer member of Horry County Fire Rescue.

At their meeting on September 21, 2021, County Council passed Resolution R-113-2021 recognizing Officer Hancher for his dedication and commitment to public service within the community and for making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty protecting the citizens of Horry County. Further, the Resolution designated that a portion of River Oaks Drive be renamed as the Officer Jacob Hancher Memorial Highway in memory of his commitment, dedication, service, and devotion to others. 

Sunday's Ceremony will be held at the entrance to Waterway Palms Plantation, located at the intersection of River Oaks Drive and Waterway Palms Boulevard.

Feedback: Horry County Flood Resilience Plan

In an effort to gauge the needs and desires of the community as the Flooding Subcommittee and County Council prepare to review the Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan, Horry County is accepting comments on the plan via email at resiliencyplan@horrycounty.org

Feedback will be accepted through October 22, 2021. After that time, the feedback will be collected and presented for review by the Flooding Subcommittee. 

Public feedback has been a critical component of the development of this plan and we want to make sure our community continues to be engaged and informed throughout the remainder of the process.

Community members can review the proposed Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan in its current form on the Horry County website.

Review the Draft Plan

 

Reminder: Impact Fees in Effect beginning Monday, October 11, 2021

Horry County Council enacted Ordinance 35-2020 regarding the implementation of an Impact Fee in Horry County. Horry County will begin collecting these fees effective Monday, October 11, 2021.

Anyone with an approved building permit must pick it up the week of October 4, 2021 in order to avoid the impact fee. Beginning October 11, anyone that picks up a building permit will be assessed the appropriate impact fee. These impact fees apply to building permits in the unincorporated areas of the County.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

County Operations Update

County Offices Implement COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government has instituted protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged 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 may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.



Temporary Suspension of Online and Phone Payments for Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Notices

Update from the Horry County Treasurer's Office: 

Due to the upcoming 2021 tax roll being loaded into our tax software, payment of 2020 (or prior) Real Estate and Personal Property tax notices will be suspended from online/phone payments between 5 p.m. on September 29 and 8 a.m. on September 30, 2021. You will still have access to pay vehicle, dealer affidavits and watercraft notices during this time.



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