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Upcoming Meetings for April 26-30, 2021

Upcoming Meetings-Revised

[Revised 4/23/21 to correct the time for the Admin. Committee. & Vereen Memorial Gardens]

 

The following meetings will meet in person with all COVID19 precautions in place. Citizens who wish to attend meetings in person will be encouraged to wear a face mask while inside the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be made available to you.

 

Keep Horry County Beautiful

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

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Administration Committee

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 2 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

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Vereen Memorial Gardens Committee

Friday, April 30, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda.

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These meetings will take place virtually and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

 

Board of Fee Appeals

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 2 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda.

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Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, April 29, 2021, 3 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

 

Horry County Receives Budget Award  

The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award has been bestowed on Horry County by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its FY2021 (June 30, 2020, through July 1, 2021). The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental budgeting, and the attainment of the award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

Horry County’s budget documents were rated proficient in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories. This is the 32nd consecutive year that Horry County has received this award.

When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual responsible for having achieved the award. This has been presented to Melanie Freeman-Gruber, Budget Manager.

Horry County’s Financial Year 2021 budget can be view here.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 20,500 government financial professionals.

 

Planning & Zoning to Hold Community Meeting

There will be a Community Meeting for rezoning case 2021-04-011 next Monday, April 26th, 2021 at 6:00 PM at the South Strand Recreation Center at 9650 Scipio Ln, Myrtle Beach 29588. For more information about this case, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at (843)915-5340.

**TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, SEATING MAY BE LIMITED**

The request is to rezone the approximately 82.6 acres from Mobile Home Park (MHP) and Highway Commercial (HC) to Inpatient Medical Services (ME1) to create a medical use complex to provide health care services to the public.

Horry County to Co-Host Public Information Meeting on the Conway Perimeter Road

There will be a meeting Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Conway Senior Center, 1519 Mill Pond Rd, Conway that will showcase the results from a public survey and other community input gathered in relation to future improvements to the Sandridge Community Park as a result of impacts from the RIDE III - Conway Perimeter Road Phase II (El Bethel Road Extension) project. Interested persons may drop in for this informal public information meeting at any time between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Horry County, Ride III, and SC Department of Transportation representatives will be available to answer questions regarding the proposed improvements.

Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance of state and federal agencies, Horry County continues to allow public access to its buildings with the best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits are set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines are in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations are stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and SCDHEC safety guidelines.

 

 



Horry County Institutes Outdoor Burn Ban

Conway, South Carolina (April 21, 2021)—Due to current weather conditions, Horry County Government has initiated an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. This ban will remain in place until further notice. The ban has been placed due to the extreme fire danger as a result of the low relative humidity and windy conditions. Any and all outdoor burning, included permitted burns, are strictly prohibited during the ban, and those involved in any open burning would be in violation of the law.
 


Upcoming Meetings for April 19-23, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

[Revised 04.19.21 to add the I&R Subcommittee on Flooding.]

[Revised 4.20.21 to add I&R Subcommittee on Flooding agenda & packet as well as the rezoning request community meeting and the Sandridge Park Public Information meeting].

 

The following meetings will meet in person with all COVID19 precautions in place. Citizens who wish to attend meetings in person will be encouraged to wear a face mask while inside the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be made available to you.

 

Historic Preservation Committee

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

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County Council

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

 

The April 20th Council Meeting will take place in-person and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative channel 14).

IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING PUBLIC COMMENT:

Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments via telephone on items that are scheduled for a public hearing. Speakers must sign up before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 20th, by contacting Pat Hartley at (843) 915-5120, or by email hartleyp@horrycounty.org. Written comments submitted to the same email address will be accepted and provided to council members.

Public Hearings that are scheduled for April 20th include the following:

Ordinance 31-2021 to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Imagine 2040 Comprehensive Plan from Scenic and Conservation to Rural Communities for a portion of PIN 18600000038.

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Library Board of Trustees

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

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Infrastructure & Regulation Subcommittee on Flooding

Friday, April 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

 

Planning & Zoning to Hold Community Meeting

There will be a Community Meeting for rezoning case 2021-04-011 next Monday April 26th, 2021 at 6:00 PM at the South Strand Recreation Center at 9650 Scipio Ln, Myrtle Beach 29588. For more information about this case, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at (843)915-5340.

**TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, SEATING MAY BE LIMITED**

The request is to rezone the approximately 82.6 acres from Mobile Home Park (MHP) and Highway Commercial (HC) to Inpatient Medical Services (ME1) to create a medical use complex to provide health care services to the public.

Horry County to Co-Host Public Information Meeting on the Conway Perimeter Road

There will be a meeting Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Conway Senior Center, 1519 Mill Pond Rd, Conway that will showcase the results from a public survey and other community input gathered in relation to future improvements to the Sandridge Community Park as a result of impacts from the RIDE III - Conway Perimeter Road Phase II (El Bethel Road Extension) project. Interested persons may drop in for this informal public information meeting at any time between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Horry County, Ride III, and SC Department of Transportation representatives will be available to answer questions regarding the proposed improvements.

 

 

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.

 

Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance of state and federal agencies, Horry County continues to allow public access to its buildings with the best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits are set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines are in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations are stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

 

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and SCDHEC safety guidelines.

 

 



Upcoming Meetings for April 12-16, 2021

Upcoming Meetings
[Revised 04.13.21 to add Budget Retreat agenda.]
[Revised 04.13.21 to add Budget Retreat packet.]
[Revised 04.15.21 to cancel Friday's Budget Retreat.]
 
The following meetings will meet in person with all COVID-19 precautions in place. Citizens who wish to attend meetings in person will be encouraged to wear a face mask while inside the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be made available to you.
 
Zoning Board of Appeals
Monday, April 12, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.
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Public Safety Committee
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 9 a.m.
Click here to download and view the agenda and the packet.
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Infrastructure & Regulation Committee
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 2 p.m.
Click here to download and view the agenda and the packet.
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County Council Spring Budget Retreat
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 8 a.m.
Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.
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Museum Board of Directors
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 5 p.m.
Click here to download and view the agenda.
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All items on the agenda for the Budget Retreat were covered on Thursday, April 15, 2021, so there was no need for this meeting.
County Council Spring Budget Retreat
Friday, April 16, 2021, 8 a.m.
Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.
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This meeting will take place virtually and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).
 
Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 9 a.m.
Click here to download and view the agenda.

 

 

International Drive to Close for Race

The International Drive Road Race will take place Sunday, April 18, 2021. On the day of the event, International Drive will be closed between the International Drive Ballfields and Highway 90 beginning at 5 a.m. through the duration of the event (approximately 12 p.m.).

Traffic will NOT be able to travel between Highway 90 and Carolina Forest on International Drive. Access will be provided to Lewis Ocean Bays Heritage Preserve and Horry County Solid Waste Authority from Highway 90 ONLY. Motorists should use caution and utilize alternate routes.  

The Wheatfield Drive entrance to The Farm subdivision located at International Drive will also be closed beginning at 5 a.m. for the duration of the event.

 

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.

 

Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance of state and federal agencies, Horry County continues to allow public access to its buildings with the best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits are set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines are in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations are stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and SCDHEC safety guidelines.

 



Upcoming Meetings for April 5-9, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

[Revised 04.05.21-Added agenda and packet for I&R Committee on the Rural Civic Center and public comment wording for the Council meeting.]

[Revised 04.08.21-Canceled I&R Subcommittee meeting.]

 

The following meetings will meet in person with all COVID19 precautions in place. Citizens who wish to attend meetings in person will be encouraged to wear a face mask while inside the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be made available to you.

 

Parks & Open Space Board

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 12 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

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County Council

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 6 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

The April 6th Council Meeting will take place in-person and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative channel 14).

  

IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING PUBLIC COMMENT:

 Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments via telephone on items that are scheduled for a public hearing. Speakers must sign up before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6th, by contacting Pat Hartley at (843) 915-5120, or by email hartleyp@horrycounty.org. Written comments submitted to the same email address will be accepted and provided to council members.

Public Hearings that are scheduled for April 6th include the following:

Rezonings:

Ord 25-2021 G3 Engineering, agent for Bear Paw LLC

Ord 26-2021 Daniel Stacey, agent for SC Conference of International Pentecostal Holiness Church

Ord 27-2021 G3 Engineering, agent for Roy Todd

Ord 28-2021 Juli Cochran, agent for Anthony Cochran

Ord 29-2021 Lennar Carolinas LLC, agent for Dr. Hal Holmes, Jr.

Ord 30-2021 Chris Barnhill, agent for Lloyd Blease Jordan

 

Resolution R-31-2021 to approve the permit to locate a telecommunications tower on a parcel off Rhoda Loop.

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Infrastructure & Regulation Committee on the Rural Civic Center-MEETING CANCELED

Friday, April 9, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

 

 

 

Horry County Seeking Public Input on Sandridge Community Park

Horry County, in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), is seeking public input to help reduce impacts to the Sandridge Community Park from the RIDE III -- Conway Perimeter Road Phase II (El Bethel Road Extension) project and inform future potential amenities.

The Conway Perimeter Road Phase II project, part of the Ride III Program, will impact the Sandridge Community Park by traversing the southern-most portion of the park. Impacts from the proposed road extension include the basketball courts, playground, and one picnic shelter. Community input is needed to help mitigate these impacts and plan for their replacement with desired amenities. Horry County invites you to participate in the following survey, which will take less than 10-minutes to complete. The survey will be available through April 16, 2021. Paper copies of the survey are available for pick up at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department in the Horry County Government & Justice Center at 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway.

Horry County is continuing to plan for our future. Your participation in this survey is a great way to provide your input and ensure that the Sandridge Community Park improvements reflect the desires of the community.

Any questions about the survey or future potential park improvements can be directed to Horry County Planning & Zoning Senior Planner, Ashley Cowen, at (843) 915-7894 or by email.

If you wish to receive updates on the progress of park improvements, please complete the survey and include your email address at the end.

Questions regarding the Ride III program can be directed to the Horry County Ride Program Manager Jason Thompson, PE, at (843) 915-5160 or by email.

 

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.

 

Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance of state and federal agencies, Horry County continues to allow public access to its buildings with the best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits are set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines are in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations are stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor Henry McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Circuit, Family, Probate, and Master-in-Equity Court will begin holding in-person proceedings, other than jury trials, Monday, March 15, 2021, (including in-person Grand Jury proceedings). Circuit Court will resume holding jury trials on Monday, April 5, 2021.

All Summary Courts (Central Traffic, Central Jury, Magistrates', Domestic Violence Court, and Preliminary Hearings) may begin holding in-person proceedings starting March 15, 2021. Central Traffic Court will begin holding in-person hearings on April 5, 2021.

 

 



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