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Upcoming Meetings for April 26-30, 2021

On April 23, 2021 in Weekly Update

Upcoming Meetings-Revised

[Revised 4/23/21 to correct the time for the Admin. Committee. & Vereen Memorial Gardens]


The following meetings will meet in person with all COVID19 precautions in place. Citizens who wish to attend meetings in person will be encouraged to wear a face mask while inside the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be made available to you.


Keep Horry County Beautiful

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

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Administration Committee

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 2 p.m.

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Vereen Memorial Gardens Committee

Friday, April 30, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

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These 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).


Board of Fee Appeals

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 2 p.m.

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Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, April 29, 2021, 3 p.m.

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Horry County Receives Budget Award  

The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award has been bestowed on Horry County by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its FY2021 (June 30, 2020, through July 1, 2021). The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental budgeting, and the attainment of the award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

Horry County’s budget documents were rated proficient in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories. This is the 32nd consecutive year that Horry County has received this award.

When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual responsible for having achieved the award. This has been presented to Melanie Freeman-Gruber, Budget Manager.

Horry County’s Financial Year 2021 budget can be view here.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 20,500 government financial professionals.


Planning & Zoning to Hold Community Meeting

There will be a Community Meeting for rezoning case 2021-04-011 next Monday, April 26th, 2021 at 6:00 PM at the South Strand Recreation Center at 9650 Scipio Ln, Myrtle Beach 29588. For more information about this case, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at (843)915-5340.


The request is to rezone the approximately 82.6 acres from Mobile Home Park (MHP) and Highway Commercial (HC) to Inpatient Medical Services (ME1) to create a medical use complex to provide health care services to the public.

Horry County to Co-Host Public Information Meeting on the Conway Perimeter Road

There will be a meeting Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Conway Senior Center, 1519 Mill Pond Rd, Conway that will showcase the results from a public survey and other community input gathered in relation to future improvements to the Sandridge Community Park as a result of impacts from the RIDE III - Conway Perimeter Road Phase II (El Bethel Road Extension) project. Interested persons may drop in for this informal public information meeting at any time between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Horry County, Ride III, and SC Department of Transportation representatives will be available to answer questions regarding the proposed improvements.

Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance of state and federal agencies, Horry County continues to 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 SCDHEC safety guidelines.