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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.

 

 



County Officials Release Buyout Program Interest Form

Horry County Officials released a buyout program interest form today for residents in areas impacted by flooding.

Horry County is currently seeking State and/or Federal grant funds to help residents become more resilient to flood events. Many applications require the County to identify and coordinate participation with residents living in unincorporated areas of Horry County before being able to apply for funding.

This interest form will help the County identify interested property owners and put together competitive applications for state and federal funding to support such a program, should those funding sources become available. At this time, the County has not instituted a buyout program or secured any funding for any similar program. The form currently being circulated only allows impacted residents to indicate their interest in these or similar programs.

Impacted residents are encouraged to complete and submit the form below so the County can follow up with them in a timely manner if they and their property is eligible for State or Federal programs. If the County receives funds, residents will be asked to provide additional documentation and complete program specific applications and forms.

The County anticipates applying for grant funding this spring, with funds, if we are awarded any funds, becoming available as early as fall 2020. At the point the County is awarded funds for a buyout program, eligible residents can expect to begin an application process for the specific buyout programs that will come with eligibility criteria that could include household income, duplication of benefits, extent of damage, and location. If a property owner is accepted into a program, the average length of time to complete the program from the date of acceptance is six months to a year.  

Forms will be accepted through Friday, April 3, 2020. The form can be submitted electronically to resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org and forms are available in person at the Community Development Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Forms can also be mailed to that address to the attention of Horry County Community Development.

The form is available for download at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject.

For questions about how to complete the form, call 843-915-7033.

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