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Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of March 21, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Litter Coordinators Workshop

Click here for the agenda.


Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 2 p.m.

Construction Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 9 a.m.

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

Click here for the agenda.


Thursday, March 24, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

Horry County Memorial Library Board of Trustees

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Upcoming Community Meeting: Squires Tract

A community meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway.

The meeting is in regards to a request to rezone 112.24 acres, PIN 187-00-00-0006, from Commercial Forest Agriculture (CFA) and Forest Agriculture (FA) to Multi-Residential District (MRD1).

For questions regarding this rezoning case (2021-11-003 / Ord. 169-2021), contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Receives Funds to Support Litter Solutions

Keep Horry County Beautiful is proud to announce that they have received an award of $9,375 for 2022 through PalmettoPride’s Keep South Carolina Beautiful (KSCB) Annual Support Grant to implement initiatives, programs, and projects designed to prevent litter in Horry County. The KSCB Annual Support Grant provides local Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliates in South Carolina with a competitive financial opportunity to add additional resources that address specific local litter concerns.

In 2021, $6,900 in funds from the Annual Support Grant were awarded to KHCB, for litter programs in the community including the “Secure Your Load” Tarp Giveaway Campaign, the Annual Litter Index, increased litter reduction efforts in rural parts of Horry County, and the support of our many adoption groups, litter clean-up volunteers, and partner organizations. Funds were also used to support the installation of the one-of-a-kind Discovery Trail at the South Strand Recreation Center. 

In 2022, KHCB will utilize funding for a Countywide Tree-Giveaway, build the vitality of rural litter prevention programs, and continue to work cooperatively on litter reduction efforts with County officials, staff, and volunteers. These are just a few examples of how the support grant will address litter issues through positive environmental, social and financial impacts.

“Keep Horry County Beautiful’s successes are a result of the development and investment in solutions our volunteers and citizens can be part of,” said April O’Leary, Vice-Chairperson of Keep Horry County Beautiful. “Thanks to this funding from and our partnership with PalmettoPride, training from Keep South Carolina Beautiful, and the support from our local and state elected officials, we can proudly say we are helping to establish and sustain clean and beautiful communities.”

For more information on Keep Horry County Beautiful please call (843) 915-6510 or email KeepHorryCountyBeautiful@horrycounty.org. For more information on PalmettoPride, email info@palmettopride.org

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

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.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of March 14, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Monday, March 14, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 3 p.m.

Stormwater Advisory Board

Click here for the agenda.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Press Briefing: Garden City Road and Streetscape Improvements Project

Join County Council Vice Chairman Tyler Servant and other County officials on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 1 p.m. for a press briefing on the Garden City Road and Streetscape Improvement project.

´╗┐The briefing will take place on the Garden City Boardwalk off Atlantic Avenue in Garden City at the entrance to the boardwalk near Dogwood Drive and Seawatch Inn. A map is included below.  

Upcoming Community Meeting: Squires Tract

A community meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway.

The meeting is in regards to a request to rezone 112.24 acres, PIN 187-00-00-0006, from Commercial Forest Agriculture (CFA) and Forest Agriculture (FA) to Multi-Residential District (MRD1).

For questions regarding this rezoning case (2021-11-003 / Ord. 169-2021), contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

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.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of March 7, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 9 a.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 2 p.m.

Public Safety Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Just Released: Horry County Popular Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2021

At the Administration Committee meeting on Monday, February 28, 2022, Horry County staff presented the Popular Annual Financial Report, a condensed version of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report that is designed to convey important information about the County's finances in a manner that is easily accessible and readily understandable.

This is the first year the County has created this accompanying report and it was produced based on the guidelines provided by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

Review the Report

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

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.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of February 28, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Monday, February 28, 2022, 2 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 10 a.m.

Forfeited Land Commission

Click here for the agenda.


Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Reminder: Register Your Bee Hives in Horry County

Horry County Stormwater conducts regular mosquito treatment in the unincorporated areas of Horry County. To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies. 

If you have recently become a bee hive owner, or have added additional hives in new locations, please register your bee hive with Horry County Mosquito Control. With mosquito season just around the corner, we want to make sure that we protect our bees. Click here to utilize our easy to use no-spray form.

If you own an existing bee hive and want to verify that you are listed with us, please check out our map listed on our website.

In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in the unincorporated areas of Horry County (outside city limits) can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000 or by the online form found on our website.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

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.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of February 21, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

I&R Subcommittee on the Rural Civic Center, Multi-Use Sports and Recreation Complex

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 3 p.m.

Planning Commission Virtual Workshop

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Upcoming Community Open House with Horry Georgetown Technical College

Horry County is using a portion of the American Rescue Plan funds received to support a program proposal from Horry Georgetown Technical College that will provide on-site job training, health and wellness education, telemedicine access, and computer literacy to residents of Horry County.

HGTC is holding a Community Open House at James Frazier Community Center next week on Tuesday, February 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss this and other opportunities offered by the college.

Stay tuned for updates on other projects and programs supported by the American Rescue Plan funding allocated to Horry County Government. 

Deadline February 25, 2022:

Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions

The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions that has vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:

  • Horry County Board of Social Services 
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission  
  • Horry County Transportation Committee
  • Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Horry County 
  • One Percent Rural Fire Local Board 
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission – Horry County Board 
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15B 
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15C
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board 
  • 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 at Novotny.Danielle@horrycounty.org. The deadline for receiving applications is February 25, 2022.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

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.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



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