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Horry County to Conduct Aerial Mosquito Spraying July 21, 2020 (Revised)

{Revised 7/21/20} The aerial mosquito spraying for Wednesday, July 22, 2020, has been moved to Tuesday, July 21, 2020, (inclement weather alternate date is still Monday, July 27, 2020), between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and dusk, weather permitting in the following locations:

  • Loris area: Lawson Rd/W Hwy 19/Daisy Rd/Suggs St
  • Aynor area: Roberts Rd/WM Nobles/Newton Rd/Vaught Rd

The Horry County Stormwater Department operates the mosquito control program and offers regular service to residents in the unincorporated area of Horry County. Anyone in the unincorporated areas can request mosquito spraying by calling the Road and Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000 or by using the free HCConnect App on their smartphone. To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies or fill out a no-spray zone form on our website.

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.



Upcoming Meetings for July 20-24, 2020

Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.

 

Administration Committee

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 2 p.m.

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

 

Library Board

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

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

 

The following 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).

 

Board of Assessment Appeals

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 4 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.

 

Horry County Flood Resiliency Virtual Seminar Series Reminder

 

Horry County Government is hosting a seven-week virtual seminar series on flood mitigation and resiliency as a component of the flood resiliency plan. The virtual seminars take place each Wednesday at 4 p.m. from July 1st to August 12th, 2020. A schedule of topics for discussion is available here and below.

The purpose of the seminars is to provide resources and a venue for community members to ask questions about relevant programs and topics. The series will culminate with an update on the Horry County Resiliency Plan. A variety of County department leaders, as well as State and Federal agency representatives, plan to participate in the series.

The seminars are broadcast live on the Horry County Government Facebook Page, Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14), and on the County website at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject. The format for each session includes one or two presentations followed by an opportunity for virtual attendees to submit questions. The question and answer session will be moderated. Each session is planned to last about an hour.

Participants can submit questions during the seminar by texting (843) 502-0033 (message and data rates may apply) or by emailing resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org. Users watching the seminar on the Horry County Government Facebook page can submit their questions in the comments section of the live video feed.

Information and updates will be available at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject.

Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with 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 McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Jurors called by the Horry County Clerk of Court are excused through the end of July.

All local Magistrate Offices are open to the public for filings and court.

Central Traffic Court in Conway is open as well as is the Central Jury Court. Central Jury will only be receiving guilty pleas, so the public will not be required to serve jury duty.

Preliminary hearings have been canceled until further notice.



Upcoming Meetings for July 13-17, 2020-Revised 7/14/20

Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.

 

Zoning Board of Appeals

Monday, July 13, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

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

 

County Council

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 6 p.m.

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

The July 14th Council Meeting will take place in-person in Council Chambers. Social separation protocols will be enforced and seating will be very limited. Overflow space will be available to accommodate public viewing. Attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and in Council Chambers. The meeting will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative channel 14.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING PUBLIC COMMENT

Public Comment will be taken ONLY on items scheduled for a public hearing. See list below.

Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide public comment via telephone on the items having public hearing. You must sign up in advance to speak on public hearing by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. You will receive a call during the meeting and patched into the meeting when the item on which you wish to speak comes up on the agenda. You can sign up by calling Pat Hartley in the Council Office at (843) 915-5120, or by emailing hartleyp@horrycounty.org. You can also provide written comments to be provided to each Council member at the same email, hartleyp@horrycounty.org. The Public Input segment that is held at the beginning of each meeting remains suspended until further notice. 

Public Hearings that are scheduled for July 14th include the following rezoning requests:

Ord 28-2020 G3 Engineering, agent for Aldi NC, LLC

Ord 56-2020 Robert Guyton, agent for International Drive Development Co., LLC

Ord 57-2020 Beach Flowers Inc

Ord 58-2020 Darrell & Sandra Avery

Ord 59-2020 DDC Engineers, agent for D.J. Caravan

Ord 60-2020 Colby Jenerette, agent for Beth Clarke 

 

Stormwater Advisory Board

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 5 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.

 

Museum Board-Canceled as of 7/14/20

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 5 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.

 

The following 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).

Board of Assessment Appeals

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 4 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.

 

Horry County Flood Resiliency Virtual Seminar Series Reminder

Horry County Government is hosting a seven-week virtual seminar series on flood mitigation and resiliency as a component of the flood resiliency plan. The virtual seminars take place each Wednesday at 4 p.m. from July 1st to August 12th, 2020. A schedule of topics for discussion is available here and below.

The purpose of the seminars is to provide resources and a venue for community members to ask questions about relevant programs and topics. The series will culminate with an update on the Horry County Resiliency Plan. A variety of County department leaders, as well as State and Federal agency representatives, plan to participate in the series.

The seminars are broadcast live on the Horry County Government Facebook Page, Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14), and on the County website at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject. The format for each session includes one or two presentations followed by an opportunity for virtual attendees to submit questions. The question and answer session will be moderated. Each session is planned to last about an hour.

Participants can submit questions during the seminar by texting (843) 502-0033 (message and data rates may apply) or by emailing resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org. Users watching the seminar on the Horry County Government Facebook page can submit their questions in the comments section of the live video feed.

Information and updates will be available at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject.

 

 

Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with 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 McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Jurors called by the Horry County Clerk of Court are excused through the end of July.

All local Magistrate Offices are open to the public for filings and court.

Central Traffic Court in Conway is open as well as is the Central Jury Court. Central Jury will only be receiving guilty pleas, so the public will not be required to serve jury duty.

Preliminary hearings have been canceled until further notice.



Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commission

The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards that have 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 by email. The deadline for receiving applications is July 31, 2020.



Conway Library Temporarily Closes: UPDATE 7/14/20 Now Open

The Conway Library is temporarily closed for precautionary safety measures.  Curbside Pickup is still available at the Conway Library, call 843-915-7323 to make an appointment.  
 

Other Horry County Libraries remain open, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  

 

(July 14, 2020)-UPDATE: The Conway Library is now open. Curbside is still available by calling the library first.
 

Face masks are required.



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