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Temporary Suspension of Online and Phone Payments for Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Notices

Update from the Horry County Treasurer's Office: 

Due to the upcoming 2021 tax roll being loaded into our tax software, payment of 2020 (or prior) Real Estate and Personal Property tax notices will be suspended from online/phone payments between 5 p.m. on September 29 and 8 a.m. on September 30, 2021. You will still have access to pay vehicle, dealer affidavits and watercraft notices during this time.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of September 27, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee Training (Virtual)

Click here for the agenda.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 2 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 3 p.m.

Planning Commission Workshop (Virtual)

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).

Horry County Legacy Business Recognition: Horry Electric Cooperative

The Horry County Historic Preservation Commission’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize Horry Electric Cooperative with a ceremony on October 1, 2021 at 10 a.m.

On April 25, 1940, 627 charter members met with the goal of bringing electricity to rural communities. The electrical system was energized on January 7, 1941. Today, Horry Electric Cooperative, a non-profit member-owned organization, has become the second largest electric cooperative in South Carolina in terms of meters. The co-op serves 71,553 members with 86,365 meters in their system and has 5,543 miles of line across Horry County.

A nine-member board of trustees, elected from and by their fellow members, governs the activities of the co-op. The Board of Trustees appoints the CEO. Daniel B. Shelley, III was named Executive Vice President and CEO in 2019. Shelley’s grandfather, W. Hal King, was one of the co-op’s founding 627 charter members. King also served on the first board of trustees.

The Cooperative engages with the members and communities it serves. An example of these efforts is the co-op’s Member Economic Participation principle. Horry Electric members have received more than $71 million in capital credit distributions since the cooperative was organized. Members of Horry Electric have a share in the earnings of the cooperative. The rates paid for electricity are set to bring in enough money to pay operating costs, make payments on loans and provide required equity. Revenues in excess of the cost of doing business are returned to members as patronage capital in the form of an electric bill credit or check.

The Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years. The ceremony will take place at Horry Electric Cooperative located at 2774 Cultra Road in Conway.

For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with 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.

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.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of September 20, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6 p.m.

County Council Meeting

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 3 p.m.

Stormwater Advisory Committee

Click here for the agenda.

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

Forfeited Land Commission

Click here for the agenda.

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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).

Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee Seeking Board Members

Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is seeking two dedicated citizens of Horry County to serve as members of its Board of Directors. KHCB assists community groups with litter cleanup events and provides recommendations for beautification projects throughout the County. Keep Horry County Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep South Carolina Beautiful. The committee was established through a resolution of Horry County Council to become an official committee of the Parks & Open Space Board. Board meetings are typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11:30 AM at the Horry County Government & Justice Building. 

This month, in lieu of their regular monthly meeting, Board members will meet virtually with a member of Keep South Carolina Beautiful to receive training on the duties and responsibilities of a Board member. This virtual workshop is scheduled for 11:30 AM on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of this Board, please register with Nancy Tindall at 843-915-7893 or by emailing tindalln@horrycounty.org no later than 5 PM on Monday, September 27.

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.

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.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of September 13, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, September 13, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 9 a.m.

Public Safety Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 2 p.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

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).

Parks and Recreation Announces Loris Bog-Off 5K

The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the addition of a brand-new event to the Race Series—the Loris Bog-Off 5K, happening on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 8 a.m. This event is presented in partnership with the Loris Chamber of Commerce.

This 5K race course will take place around Loris High School and will be one of the events happening during the Loris Bog-Off Festival. This event is designed for the whole family to participate, even pets!

Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/Loris/LorisBogOff5k.

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.

County Operations Update

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.



American Rescue Plan Act: Update & Next Steps

At last night’s County Council meeting (September 7, 2021), Council voted to approve a partial framework for utilizing funding Horry County received as a part of the American Rescue Plan Act.

What happens next?

Some projects will be implemented immediately— including cyber security upgrades, improvements to our online payment system, and funding direct needs, like PPE.

The COVID-19 extra pay will be paid out to eligible employees on September 10, 2021.

The remainder of the funding and the framework for utilizing those funds will be discussed at the next meeting of the County Council Administration Committee on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2 p.m. (Meeting dates/times are subject to change, so be sure to keep an eye on our website for the latest information). There is an opportunity for public input at that meeting. Sign up to speak in advance by calling 843-915-5020 or emailing info@horrycounty.org.

The County is committed to implementing these funds quickly to meet the critical needs in our community while being responsible stewards of these funds and allowing our community to provide their input throughout the process. Stay tuned here for updates.



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