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Upcoming Meetings for February 15-19, 2021

On February 12, 2021 in Weekly Update

Upcoming Meetings

[Revised 2.17.21 to add the I&R Subcommittee packet.]

´╗┐All of the following meetings 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).

 

Historic Preservation Committee

Monday, February 16, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

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

The February 16, 2021, Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) 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).

IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING PUBLIC COMMENT FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS

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 hearings by 5 pm on Monday, February 15, 2021. You can sign up by calling Nancy Tindall at (843) 915-7893 or by email at tindalln@horrycounty.org. You can also submit written comments to be provided with each HPC member at the same email, tindalln@horrycounty.org.

Public Hearings that are scheduled for the February 16th Virtual Meeting include the following requests for inclusion to the Horry County Historic Property Register:

PIN# 312-11-02-0064, St. Paul AME Church

PIN# 275-09-03-0019, Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church

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County Council

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 6 p.m.

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

The February 16th Council 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). 

IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING PUBLIC COMMENT FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide public comment via telephone on items that are scheduled for a public hearing. Speakers must sign up prior to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2021, by contacting Pat Hartley at (843) 915-5120, or by email hartleyp@horrycounty.org. Written comments submitted to the same email address will be accepted and provided to council members.

Public Hearings that are scheduled for February 16th Virtual Meeting include the following:

Ordinance 01-2021 to amend the FY 2021 Budget Ordinance 33-2020 so as to recognize various additional revenue and expenditures.

Ordinance 19-2021 to approve the request of DDC Engineers, agent for International Drive Land Holding Co. LLC, to amend the official zoning maps.

Ordinance 20-2021 amending the Zoning Ordinance pertaining to the Garden City Overlay.

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Infrastructure & Regulation Subcommittee on Flooding

Friday, February 19, 2021, 10 a.m.

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

The February 19, 2021, meeting of the Infrastructure & Regulation Subcommittee on Flooding 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).

 

 

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

 

Deadline to Apply for Upcoming Community Development Block Grant Application Cycle on February 24, 2021

 Community Development Office to Host Training Workshops for Applicants ahead of the Deadline

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to improve local communities by providing decent housing, improved infrastructure, public facilities and services, and improved economic opportunities. Federal law requires that community development grant funds primarily benefit low and moderate-income persons. Funds may also be used for activities that help prevent or eliminate slum or blight, or for projects that meet urgent community needs. 

 The 2021–2022 funding round will focus on Public Services and Public Facilities. Provision of public services (including labor, supplies, and materials) including but not limited to those concerned with employment, crime prevention, child care, health, drug abuse, education, fair housing counseling, energy conservation, homebuyer down payment assistance, or recreational needs will be considered for funding. Public facilities include all facilities that are publicly-owned, or that are owned by a non-profit organization and are open to the public. Eligible projects may include but are not limited to, the rehabilitation of public facilities. 

You are invited to submit an application to Horry County Community Development, located at 128-B Professional Park Drive, Conway, SC 29526. Applications are due no later than February 24, 2021, at 5 PM to be eligible for funding consideration.   

An additional virtual workshop will be held on February 18, 2021, at 1 p.m. for applicants considering an application specifically related to COVID-19 relief. A link to the virtual session will be posted on the Community Development website, prior to the workshop. It will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government Facebook Page and Government Access television channel.

 

Lane Closures on the US 17 Intracoastal Waterway Bridge

Motorists may expect lane closures (north and southbound) on the US 17 bridge that crosses the Intracoastal Waterway. Crews will be working on both sides of the waterway. Depending on the weather, lane closures will continue Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.

Circuit Court and Family Court cases will not be heard in person until further notice, with the exception of emergency situations. 

All Summary Court (Central Traffic, Central Jury, Magistrate's, Domestic Violence Court, and Preliminary Hearings) proceedings have been suspended until further notice.




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