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Horry County Government Weekly Update for March 6-10, 2017

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of March 6-10, 2017.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Litter Events

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee announces a volunteer opportunity for anyone interested in assisting with upcoming litter cleanups in our community.  Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and trash grabbers will be provided.

  1. Saturday, March 4, 2017 – St. Joseph Road & Sandridge Road (Little River area)– 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church.  For more information, contact Lorraine Wilson at 843-997-3372. 
  2. Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Burgess Community Cleanup – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Volunteers will meet at the South Strand Recreation Center on Scipio Lane.  For more information, contact Al Jordan at 843-215-1473.
  3. Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Port Drive – 9 a.m. The Harbour Towne HOA and volunteers will meet at the intersection of Port Drive and Malibu Lane.  For more information, contact Becky Warren at 843-293-6453.

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is March 28, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway.  If you would like to get involved in keeping our community beautiful and litter free, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful at 915-5340 or by email

Outdoor Burning Ban Issued for Horry County

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Government has initiated an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for unincorporated Horry County.  This ban will remain in place until further notice.
The ban has been placed due to low relative humidity and wind speeds.  Outdoor burning is strictly prohibited until during the ban and such burning if it occurs would be in violation of law.
For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-5190.

Employee of the Year Announced

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has announced the winner and two honorable mentions for the Randy Faulk Employee of the Year Award, which is in memory of Mr. Randy Faulk who received the very first Employee of the Year award in 2006. Mr. Faulk was sadly taken from our world less than three years later after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Faulk worked in the Horry County Maintenance Department and was truly a role model for all county employees, demonstrating that every employee can make a difference. 

Horry County awarded Leigh Kane in the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department with the Randy Faulk Employee of the Year Award. In 2015, Leigh assisted with the reassessment of the county’s Community Rating System (CRS) for the National Flood Insurance Program. She helped with the development and analysis of open space preservation and platting requirements, areas of the CRS that the county previously had not considered. Under the terms of CRS, credit is given for areas in a regulated floodplain that are permanently preserved as open space. Additional credit is given for open space that is deed restricted, low density zoning that protects the floodplain, long range strategies intended to decrease development in the floodplain, and platting requirements of the local jurisdiction. Leigh’s efforts produced a report that identified over 45 square miles of protected floodplain in Horry County, resulting in a significant amount of points added to the county CRS rating. Early estimates indicate a 2.5% decrease in flood insurance premiums for all county residents and businesses as a result of Leigh’s contributions to the CRS. As the Employee of the Year, Leigh received a plaque and a check for $1,000.

Two honorable mentions were highlighted for their contributions and were previously Employee of the Quarter winners. They were Jessica Ruggerio, a dispatch supervisor with Horry County E-911 Communications and Jason Aldridge, a heavy equipment mechanic for Horry County Public Works. They each received a check for $500.

The Employee Award Program focuses on an act or performance accomplished by an employee that is significant or of great value to the department or county organization as a whole and is beyond normal expectations of the employee. Considerations are also given to customer service, cost/time savings, recognized increased efficiency, and/or effectiveness, or revenue generated funds.    

Right to left: County Administrator Chris Eldridge, County Planning & Zoning-2016 Employee of the Year award winner Leigh Kane and County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus