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Upcoming Meetings August 30-September 3, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, August 30, 2021, 2 p.m.

Horry County Redistricting Committee

Click here for the agenda.

Thursday, September 2, 2021, 2 p.m.

Planning Commission Rural Working Group

Click here for the agenda.

This meeting is open to the public, but will not be broadcast.

Thursday, September 2, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda.

These meetings will also 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).

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.

Byrd Road Crossline Upgrade 

Beginning Monday, August 30, a section of Byrd Road between Lanes Drive and Highway 65 will be closed to all traffic. During the closure, all Hwy 65 bound traffic along Byrd Road must use the Lanes Drive to Long Ave Ext. detour route. All Hwy 701 bound traffic along Byrd Road must use Hwy 65 to Long Ave Ext detour route.

This section of the roadway is anticipated to reopen on Thursday, September 8, 2021. The schedule may be impacted by inclement weather and will be adjusted accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Horry County Storm Water Department (843) 915-6958.

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.

County Operations Update

County Offices Implement COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government has instituted protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged 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 may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

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.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.



FEEDBACK: PROPOSED ANIMAL ORDINANCE

FEEDBACK: PROPOSED ANIMAL ORDINANCE

The Horry County Animal Care Center and Horry County Police Department are aware of some community concerns regarding a proposed animal ordinance update being considered by Horry County Public Safety Committee and Horry County Council.

In an effort to gauge the needs and desires of the community as Council works to determine the way forward, Horry County has established feedback@horrycounty.org as a dedicated email inbox for the submission of animal ordinance-related feedback.

Feedback will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. After that time, the inbox will be deactivated.

While the HCPD and HCACC take no position on proposed legislative action, we want to make sure our community is engaged and informed regarding matters of public safety.

Community members can review the proposed animal ordinance update in its current form on the Horry County website as part of the most recent Horry County Council agenda packet: https://horrycounty.granicus.com/DocumentViewer.php...



Horry County Government COVID-19 Operations Update Week of August 23, 2021

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government will institute protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged 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 may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

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.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines.



Horry County to Conduct Aerial Mosquito Spraying Week of August 23, 2021

Horry County will conduct mosquito spraying starting the week of August 23, 2021. Specific areas identified for spraying are listed below and will also be available on the website.

August 25th

Hwy 777, S Hwy 905, Sandridge Loop, W. Hwy 9

(Make up day will be Monday, August 30th)

August 26th

Red Bluff Rd, Monaca Dr, Hwy 90, Bell Rd

(Make up day will be Tuesday, August 31st)

Aerial spraying will be conducted 30-minutes prior to sunset and 30-minutes after sunset, 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 Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies. You can submit the location of your hive online here.

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.



Enrollment Deadline Extended for CDBG-MIT Buyout Program in Socastee

The enrollment period for the Horry County CDBG-MIT Buyout Program in the Socastee area that began in July has been extended to Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Enrollment is the first step in the application process for homeowners in the Socastee target area (see the map below) that are interested in the buyout program. So far, approximately 40 homeowners in the target area have started the process.

The application can be downloaded at the link below.

Due to the grant requirements of the federally-funded program, and depending on individual circumstances, eligible homeowners should expect the buyout process to take 6 to 12 months. The County is working closely with the South Carolina Office of Resilience to move applicants through the process as quickly as possible.

More information is available online at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject. If you are interested in enrolling in the CDBG-MIT buyout program in Socastee and have questions, please contact the Horry County Office of Community Development at (843) 915-7033 or email resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org.

Download the CDBG-MIT Buyout Program Enrollment Form

Who can enroll? Anyone in the Socastee target area (see the map above) that has experienced repetitive property loss from flooding.

What do you need to enroll? The first step is to complete an enrollment form*. Upon receiving a completed enrollment form, County staff will contact individuals to set up appointments to begin the intake process. Please, do not send copies of your personal information or documents via email. You will bring those documents with you for the scheduled intake appointment.

*The enrollment form is not the same as the buyout interest form that interested residents previously submitted.

What is the deadline for enrollment? Extended to September 1, 2021

How can I submit my enrollment form? Enrollment forms can be emailed to resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org or mailed to the Horry County Community Development Office located at 100 Elm Street, Conway, South Carolina 29526 attn: Buyout Program. In addition, the Community Development Office will be scheduling appointments at the Socastee Library every Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m. through September 1, 2021. Appointments may also be scheduled at the Community Development office, located at 100 Elm Street, Conway. Appointments are strongly recommended.



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