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Upcoming Meetings for November 16-20, 2020

On November 18, 2020 in Weekly Update

Upcoming Meetings REVISED

[Revised to add agenda and 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.


Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Monday, November 16, 2020, 9 a.m.

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


Historic Preservation Commission

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

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


County Council

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6 p.m.

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


Board of Fee Appeals

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 3 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.


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, November 19, 2020, 10:30 a.m.

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


Emergency Operations & Communications Center Groundbreaking Next Week

Horry County Government will host a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Emergency Operations and Communications Center on Thursday, November 19 at 2 p.m.

Join Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner and members of County Council to recognize the beginning of construction on this important facility.

Parking will be available at 1951 Industrial Park Rd, Conway, SC 29526. The site map is included below, including an alternate location in the event of inclement weather.


Memorial Dedication Planned for Victims of 1972 Military Aircraft Crash

The Horry County Council, along with the Horry County Historic Preservation Commission, will hold a memorial dedication on December 5, 2020, to honor the victims of the 1972 military aircraft crash that occurred over the Bayboro area of Horry County.

A ceremony will be held at Berea Baptist Church located at 4287 Joyner Swamp Road in Aynor, South Carolina beginning at 2 p.m. and will conclude with the unveiling of a memorial headstone and a historical roadside marker near the crash site. More details on the ceremony will be made available in the near future.

Coordinators of the event would like to get in contact with anyone who has a personal connection to the incident. Please contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner by email or (843) 915-7892.


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 resumed October 30, 2020.