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Upcoming Meetings for October 26-30, 2020

On October 23, 2020 in Weekly Update

[Revised 10/26/2020-Revised Administration Committee agenda & packet]

Upcoming Meetings

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


Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 9 a.m.

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


Keep Horry County Beautiful

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

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


Administration Committee

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 2 p.m.

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


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).


Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 3 p.m.

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



The following meeting will take place virtually via Webex (instructions below). Please note these links will not work until the meeting date/time.


Local Emergency Planning Committee

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 10 a.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.

Click here to contact Jason Lehman for information on how to join the meeting.


Horry County Voter's Registration & Elections Office To Be Open On Saturday

The Horry County Voter’s Registration & Elections office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway will be open for absentee in person voting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020, and Saturday, October 31, 2020, ahead of the November 3, 2020, General Election. Please note, this is the only location open on these Saturdays for absentee in person voting and absentee ballot drop off.

Voters who prefer to vote absentee in person will enter the facility, complete the provided absentee voting application, and then vote. Voters are urged to visit to ensure that their information is correct prior to arrival. Additionally, absentee in person voters will need to have proper photo identification. Voters are reminded to be patient as safety protocols may cause the process to be slightly slower.

For more information, visit or contact the Horry County Voter’s Registration & Elections office at (843) 915-5440.


Registration and Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

The Horry County Election Commission will be conducting a routine test of the scanner used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, November 3, 2020. The test will be conducted on Friday, October 30, 2020, at 8 a.m. in the Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For further information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.


Community Tree Planting Event at the Michael Morris Graham Park

As part of Community Planning Month, the Horry County Parks & Open Space Board, Horry County Parks & Recreation and Keep Horry County Beautiful will hold a Community Tree Planting at the Michael Morris Graham Park in Aynor on Friday, November 6, 2020, at 9 a.m. The tree planting was made possible through a grant of 70-trees from PalmettoPride (some of which will be planted at Michael Morris Graham Park). Additional landscaping items (plants, mulch, etc) will be placed thanks to an additional grant from PalmettoPride that was awarded to Keep Horry County Beautiful. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.

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.