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Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of March 14, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Monday, March 14, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 3 p.m.

Stormwater Advisory Board

Click here for the agenda.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Press Briefing: Garden City Road and Streetscape Improvements Project

Join County Council Vice Chairman Tyler Servant and other County officials on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 1 p.m. for a press briefing on the Garden City Road and Streetscape Improvement project.

´╗┐The briefing will take place on the Garden City Boardwalk off Atlantic Avenue in Garden City at the entrance to the boardwalk near Dogwood Drive and Seawatch Inn. A map is included below.  

Upcoming Community Meeting: Squires Tract

A community meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway.

The meeting is in regards to a request to rezone 112.24 acres, PIN 187-00-00-0006, from Commercial Forest Agriculture (CFA) and Forest Agriculture (FA) to Multi-Residential District (MRD1).

For questions regarding this rezoning case (2021-11-003 / Ord. 169-2021), contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.

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.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

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.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of March 7, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 9 a.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 2 p.m.

Public Safety Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Just Released: Horry County Popular Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2021

At the Administration Committee meeting on Monday, February 28, 2022, Horry County staff presented the Popular Annual Financial Report, a condensed version of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report that is designed to convey important information about the County's finances in a manner that is easily accessible and readily understandable.

This is the first year the County has created this accompanying report and it was produced based on the guidelines provided by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

Review the Report

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.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

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.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of February 28, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Monday, February 28, 2022, 2 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 10 a.m.

Forfeited Land Commission

Click here for the agenda.


Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Reminder: Register Your Bee Hives in Horry County

Horry County Stormwater conducts regular mosquito treatment in the unincorporated areas of Horry County. To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies. 

If you have recently become a bee hive owner, or have added additional hives in new locations, please register your bee hive with Horry County Mosquito Control. With mosquito season just around the corner, we want to make sure that we protect our bees. Click here to utilize our easy to use no-spray form.

If you own an existing bee hive and want to verify that you are listed with us, please check out our map listed on our website.

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 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.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

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.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of February 14, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

 

Monday, February 14, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Subcommittee on Rural Civic Center

Multi-Use Sports & Recreation Complex

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Monday, February 14, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Commission Workshop

Click here for the agenda.

 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6 p.m.

Horry County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Please note, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Horry County, attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask and social distancing protocols will be in place.

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).

File Your Business License Renewal Online

Business owners can now file and pay online for business license renewals. Penalties apply for filing after April 30, 2022.

The online system automatically calculates the amount due for each business type eliminating the opportunity for error. Businesses that file online will receive an immediate payment confirmation. Businesses should receive their license by May 1, 2022.

Business owners who have questions about filing for business license renewals and the online filing system can visit horrycounty.org/Online-Services/BusinessLicenseOnlineFiling or call the Business License office at (843) 915-5620.

Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions

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

  • Horry County Board of Social Services 
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission  
  • Horry County Transportation Committee
  • Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Horry County 
  • One Percent Rural Fire Local Board 
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission – Horry County Board 
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15B 
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15C
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board 
  • 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 at Novotny.Danielle@horrycounty.org. The deadline for receiving applications is February 25, 2022.

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.



Partnering to Secure Grant Funding for Stormwater Projects in Horry County

After receiving a grant from SCDHEC in 2019, Horry County initiated a Socastee Creek Watershed Flood Risk and Mitigation Strategies Study with the goal of performing an updated assessment of flood hazards and risk and evaluating potential improvements and actions to mitigate flood risks.

One of the projects recommended by that study was flood benching on Socastee Creek. The proposed floodplain benching involves lowering the channel banks and adjacent overbanks to create a “bench” to provide additional area for flood waters to flow. Floodplain benching increases the flood carrying capacity of a channel corridor while still largely retaining the existing channel to carry base and smaller event flows. Based on the data gathered from the mitigation study, we anticipate this project will help mitigate future flooding in the Socastee and Forestbrook areas of Horry County.

Working together with our state partners, like Representative Heather Crawford, the County was able to secure funding from the state to move forward with the Socastee Creek flood benching project. County Councilmember Cam Crawford and Representative Heather Crawford stopped by today to present staff with the check.

Now that the project is fully funded, we anticipate work will begin in the near future. As more details are available, we will share them with you here. 



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