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Upcoming Community Open House with Horry Georgetown Technical College: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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. 



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

Upcoming Meetings

 

Monday, February 14, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Subcommittee on Rural Civic Center

Multi-Use Sports & Recreation Complex

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

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

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

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

Historic Preservation Commission Workshop

Click here for the agenda.

 

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

Horry County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Please note, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Horry County, attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask and social distancing protocols will be in place.

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).

File Your Business License Renewal Online

Business owners can now file and pay online for business license renewals. Penalties apply for filing after April 30, 2022.

The online system automatically calculates the amount due for each business type eliminating the opportunity for error. Businesses that file online will receive an immediate payment confirmation. Businesses should receive their license by May 1, 2022.

Business owners who have questions about filing for business license renewals and the online filing system can visit horrycounty.org/Online-Services/BusinessLicenseOnlineFiling or call the Business License office at (843) 915-5620.

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.



File Your Business License Renewal Online

Business owners can now file and pay online for business license renewals. Penalties apply for filing after April 30, 2022.

The online system automatically calculates the amount due for each business type eliminating the opportunity for error. Businesses that file online will receive an immediate payment confirmation. Businesses should receive their license by May 1, 2022.

Business owners who have questions about filing for business license renewals and the online filing system can visit https://www.horrycounty.org/Online-Services/BusinessLicenseOnlineFiling or call the Business License office at (843) 915-5620.



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

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 10 a.m.

Forfeited Land Commission

Click here for the agenda.

 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 12 noon

Parks & Open Space Board

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Please note, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Horry County, attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask and social distancing protocols will be in place.

To see all of our upcoming meetings, visit the Horry County Calendar.

COVID-19 Operations Update

Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged to wear a mask 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.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

We strongly urge the public to handle business online where possible. Many transactions and other requests can be handled online. We understand that there are certain transactions that must take place and are not available online. We encourage people to call departments directly for information and coordination prior to visiting a Horry County Government facility.

The M.L. Brown Public Safety Building, Police Precincts, and Fire Stations will be accepting visitors by appointment and on a space available basis. Please call prior to your visit.

As conditions continue to change, additional changes to service may be necessary. For that reason, we encourage everyone to be in touch with the offices they need by phone prior to visiting our facilities for the latest information.

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.



Partnering to Secure Grant Funding for Stormwater Projects in Horry County

After receiving a grant from SCDHEC in 2019, Horry County initiated a Socastee Creek Watershed Flood Risk and Mitigation Strategies Study with the goal of performing an updated assessment of flood hazards and risk and evaluating potential improvements and actions to mitigate flood risks.

One of the projects recommended by that study was flood benching on Socastee Creek. The proposed floodplain benching involves lowering the channel banks and adjacent overbanks to create a “bench” to provide additional area for flood waters to flow. Floodplain benching increases the flood carrying capacity of a channel corridor while still largely retaining the existing channel to carry base and smaller event flows. Based on the data gathered from the mitigation study, we anticipate this project will help mitigate future flooding in the Socastee and Forestbrook areas of Horry County.

Working together with our state partners, like Representative Heather Crawford, the County was able to secure funding from the state to move forward with the Socastee Creek flood benching project. County Councilmember Cam Crawford and Representative Heather Crawford stopped by today to present staff with the check.

Now that the project is fully funded, we anticipate work will begin in the near future. As more details are available, we will share them with you here. 



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