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Upcoming Meetings for October 5-9, 2020

On October 2, 2020 in Weekly Update

Upcoming Meetings

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


County Council

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6 p.m.

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The October 6th 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 list below.

Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide public comment via telephone on the items having public hearing. You must sign up in advance to speak on public hearing by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 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 October 6th include:

Ordinance 86-2020 to add certain properties to the Horry County Historic Property Register as individual historic properties.

Rezoning Ordinances:

               Ord 88-2020 Wil Witt, agent for Grand Strand Christian Church

               Ord 89-2020 Jones & Jones Properties LLC

               Ord 90-2020 G3 Engineering, agent for DG Golf Limited Partnership



Forfeited Land Commission

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 9 a.m.

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Infrastructure & Regulation Subcommittee on the Rural Civic Center

Friday, October 9, 2020, 10 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).

Board of Assessment Appeals

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

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Carolina Forest Boulevard Traffic Switch

Southern Asphalt intends to implement a permanent traffic switch on the night of October 11, 2020, that will impact the westbound lanes of Carolina Forest Boulevard.

  • The westbound travel lane will be relocated to the outermost lane of the new section of the roadway. This relocation will start at the River Oaks intersection and will continue throughout the entire Carolina Forest Boulevard project.
  • The eastbound travel lane will not be affected by this planned traffic switch.
  • The north side multi-use path will remain CLOSED and should not be utilized.

The planned traffic switch is necessary to allow Southern Asphalt to complete the median work of the Carolina Forest Boulevard Widening Project. Motorists are urged to use extra caution and obey all traffic control devices.


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 will be resumed October 30, 2020.