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Upcoming Meetings for August 17-21, 2020

On August 14, 2020 in Weekly Update

[Revised 08.17.20-County Council agenda revised]

[Revised 08.18.20-Added Forfeited Land Commission meeting & agenda.]

[Revised 08.19.20-Added agenda packet for Welcome Back Committee.]

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


Board of Architectural Review

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

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


County Council

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 6 p.m.

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

The August 18th 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.



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

Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide public comment via telephone on the items having a public hearing. You must sign up in advance to speak on public hearing by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 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 You can also provide written comments to be provided to each Council member at the same email, The Public Input segment that is held at the beginning of each meeting remains suspended until further notice. 

Public Hearings that are scheduled for August 18th include:

The following Ordinances to approve the request to amend the official zoning maps (rezonings):

Ord 70-2020 Rowe Professional Services Co., agent for Burroughs Brothers Properties Inc.

Ord 71-2020 Keane McLaughlin, agent for Shark Investments LLC

Ord 72-2020 DDC Engineers, agent for Wake Stone Corporation

Ord 73-2020 Robert Turner, agent for Hawksbill Lake LLC


Ordinance 61-2020 to establish procedures for the Comprehensive Plan adoption & amendment process within Chapter 15 of the County Code.

Ordinance 62-2020 to amend the County Code pertaining to zoning amendments.

Ordinance 63-2020 to amend the County Code pertaining to campers and recreation vehicles used as temporary living accommodations.

Ordinance 64-2020 to amend the County Code pertaining to High Bulk Retail and Open Yard Storage.

Ordinance 65-2020 to amend the Commercial Forest/Agriculture District of the County Code pertaining to veterinary offices, animal hospitals, and/or boarding facilities.

Ordinance 66-2020 to amend various sections of the County Code pertaining to the Horry County Board of Architectural Review & Historical Preservation.

Ordinance 67-2020 approving the abandonment, conveyance, and removal from the county’s drainage system of a portion of a ditch located adjacent Simpson Creek Drive, and authorizing the administrator to execute a quit-claim deed.

Ordinance 69-2020 approving & authorizing the county administrator to execute Modification Number One to the lease agreement with Allen Aviation, Inc. for use of an aviation fuel storage tank at Conway-Horry County Airport.

Ordinance 74-2020 amending the County Code so as to provide for standards for the infant cabana exception to the prohibition of tents along the beaches in unincorporated Horry County. 


Forfeited Land Commission

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

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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).


Welcome Back Committee

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10:30 a.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda packet.


Keep Horry County Beautiful Supports #Grab a Bucket SC

Contact Keep Horry County Beautiful to grab a bucket and pick up litter in your community. You can participate by picking up one bucket of litter in your neighborhood, park, or other public space. Then put that litter in your trash or recycling bin. Date and sign the bucket with a permanent marker and pass it on to someone else who wants to join the challenge or return it to the County. Feel free to post a photo of you holding the bucket full of litter using #GrabABucketSC and #KeepHorryCountyBeautiful. Don’t forget to report your pickup to or by calling Katie Moore at (843) 915-5340. You can pick up a bucket at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Office located in the Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue, in Conway.

Palmetto Pride (Keep South Carolina Beautiful) launched the #Grab a Bucket SC program as a statewide litter pick-up challenge. The program will continue until October 18, 2020, as it coincides with the national Great American Cleanup activities of Keep America Beautiful.

#Grab A Bucket brochure


Complete the 2020 Census Today

The 2020 Census is more than a count. Census information is used to determine funding for roads and infrastructure, education, housing, health care, public safety, and more. All you have to do is answer a few questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you. This year, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail. If you haven’t already, do your part and complete the census at


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 the 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.

Juror selection has resumed with precautions in place.

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

Central Traffic Court 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.