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Horry County Planning & Zoning to Present Draft Plan for the Burgess Community

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Planning & Zoning Department will attend the Greater Burgess Community Association Meeting on Thursday, September 24, at 7 p.m. at the South Strand Recreation Center, located at 9650 Scipio Lane in Myrtle Beach.  Horry County Planning & Zoning staff will present the draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for the Burgess Community. The draft will be available for community input and comments during this time and maps/project descriptions will also be available. The deadline for public comments is Friday, October 9, 2015.

The process for developing this draft began in March where county staff gathered public input as well as input from community surveys regarding cycling and pedestrian needs throughout this community.

Once the public input comment period has closed, this draft plan will be submitted to the Horry County Planning Commission for review and additional public comment. Once completed by the commission, it will then be forwarded to Horry County Council as an amendment to the Horry County Comprehensive Plan.

For further information, contact John Danford with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.



2nd Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day

 

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Council, in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful and numerous partners, will host a countywide, volunteer litter cleanup event Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The event will feature 11-locations around the county where volunteers can choose to participate. Sign-in at each location will begin at 8:30 a.m. with roadside pickup to begin at 9 am to noon.  

Volunteers are invited to a post celebration party on the back lawn of the Historic Horry County Courthouse in Conway (1201 3rd Avenue) from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported to and displayed at the courthouse.  There will be food, prizes, entertainment, and much more!

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and available on the Horry County website.  Volunteers may follow the link to pre-register online or may download the preregistration form and mail it to Nancy Tindall, Horry County Planning & Zoning, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526.  The public is invited to participate as well as church groups, civic organizations, community associations, local businesses, etc. Come out and show your support for a cleaner Horry County!

Volunteers should also download a waiver form to bring to the registration table on the day of the event. One form will be required per individual. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEANUP EVENT WITHOUT A SIGNED WAIVER FORM!   Please note that participants who are at least 16 years of age, but under 18 years of age, must have a parent or other legal custodian sign the waiver form.  NO PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PRESENCE OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes to participate and are encouraged to wear long sleeves, long pants, leather shoes or boots, and eye protection.  Trash bags, gloves, a wristband, and a brightly colored t-shirt will be provided the day of the event.

For more information on the 2nd Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340 or email her HERE



Mosquito Spraying Schedule for September 14-September 17, 2015

Horry County will begin mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following areas:

  • ‚ÄčAynor area 

Aerial spraying will be conducted in the evenings usually between 7 p.m. - dusk and ground operations from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monday - Thursday 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 Mosquito & Spraying to identify the location of their colonies.  In addition, citizens with concerns, complaints, or those requesting spraying in their area can also contact Horry County Mosquito & Spraying at 843-381-8000.

 



Horry County Seeks Citizen Opinions

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 2015 and their confidential responses will be weighted and analyzed.

The results of this survey will be provided to Horry County Council in November 2015 at a strategic planning retreat, hosted by The Riley Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston. The center is assisting Horry County with its strategic planning process.



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, September 15, 2015 (Special House District 106).  The test will be held Friday, September 11, 2015, 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.



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