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Horry County Board of Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the 650 Scanner used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, October 24, 2017. The test will be held Friday, October 20, 2017, at 9 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.



Mosquito Spraying Schedule For September 28, 2017

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County will conduct mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following area: 

  • September 28 – Old Altman Road at Highway 90 area 

Aerial spraying will be conducted in the evenings usually between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and dusk, weather permitting (Wednesday, September 27 is the alternate date in the event of inclement weather).  
 
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.  In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in their area can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000.



Horry County Reminds Citizens to Complete Survey

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Government would like to remind residents to participate in The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™). The survey is designed to provide a baseline of how Horry County is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of the county and to make comparisons with peer counties/cities. A random sampling of 3,000 households chosen for the survey should have already received packets and can respond either with the provided pre-paid envelope or by the unique link in the mailing.  The survey process is totally confidential and will assist Horry County in future planning.



Legal Residence Application Now Available Online

Conway, South Carolina - The Horry County Assessor’s office is pleased to announce that filing an application for legal residence no longer requires the taxpayer to visit the office. The Assessor’s website now has a fully electronic application that can be completed from home or on a mobile device.  Taxpayers will need to know their Property Identification Number (PIN), which can be found on their tax notice, and have the ability to either scan and attach the documentation or take a clear photo from a mobile device. These documents will then need to be attached in the program to complete the application. 

To access the application, users can go to the Assessor’s website, choose the blue Legal Residence Application button and follow the prompts. For assistance or additional information, contact the Horry County Assessor’s Office at (843) 915-5040.

Taxpayers unable to submit applications via the internet may still apply in person at the Horry County Assessor’s Office located at the Olin Blanton Building, 1201 21st Avenue in Myrtle Beach or at the Horry County Government & Justice Center, located at 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. 



Horry County Seeks Citizen Opinion

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Government is asking residents to participate in The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™). The survey is designed to provide a baseline of how Horry County is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of the county and to make comparisons with peer counties/cities.

The county contracted with National Research Center, Inc. to participate in The NCS™, an instrument that was developed in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in 2001 to provide counties/cities with a low-cost, high-quality method to conduct market research.

The survey centers on community livability and includes questions about the quality of life in the community, local policies, demographics, rating of local government services and resident use of services. A random and scientific sample of 3,000 households will receive invitations in the mail in early to mid-September 2017 and their confidential responses will be weighted and analyzed.

The results of this survey will be provided to Horry County Council in a future strategic planning session, hosted by The Riley Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston. The center is assisting Horry County with its strategic planning process.



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