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Upcoming Meetings for January 4-8, 2021

On December 31, 2020 in Weekly Update

Upcoming Meetings-Revised

01.05.21-Please note the Planning Commission agenda has been revised.

01.06.21-Please note the Planning Commission packet has been revised. Additionally, a new meeting has been added.

01.06.21-Please note that the Zoning Ordinance Subcommittee agenda has been revised.

01.06.21-The incorrect agenda was uploaded for both the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board. The correct agendas are attached.


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, January 5, 2021, 6 p.m.

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



The January 5th 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, January 5, 2021. 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 January 5th include:


Ordinance 122-2020 to adopt the Horry County Preservation Plan as an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan, Imagine 2040.


Zoning Ordinance Subcommittee-Revised

Thursday, January 7, 2021, 2 p.m.

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


Planning Commission-Revised

Thursday, January 7, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

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



Myrtle Beach International Airport To Host Online Public Meeting

The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) has been working on a Master Plan Update that will guide development over the next 20 years. Please access the Online Public Meeting via the Airport’s website and provide your input or questions by January 15, 2021.


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.

Circuit Court jury trials have been suspended after December 4, 2020. Jurors summonsed by the Horry County Clerk of Court for jury trials do not need to report for the remainder of December 2020 and for January 2021. Contact the Horry County Clerk of Court at (843) 915-5080 for questions or concerns.

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. For the purposes of social distancing, those that must attend court are encouraged to do so individually.

Preliminary hearings have resumed.